Jobs in York suitable for parents and carers.

Returning to work after having children can be a daunting prospect however there are jobs that can fit around the needs of your family.

โ€œJobs for Parentsโ€ are family-friendly positions that may be part-time, flexi-time, term-time, temporary contracts or even working from home.

If you have a vacancy to fill and would like to advertise the role on York Mumbler then please contact us here.

Woolly Mahoosive Ltd – Warehouse Assistant, Yarn company

Woolly Mahoosive are a rapidly expanding online retailer of super mahoosive craft supplies.

We are looking for a member of staff to join our friendly team based in our warehouse in Elvington, this is not a work from home position.

An extra member of staff to join our team on a permanent basis. This role will be working closely alongside our Supervisor ready for a start in January – we will require you to attend a couple of training days before the start date.

Contract โ€“ Permanent Role (3 monthsโ€™ probation period)
Hourly Rate โ€“ ยฃ11.42 at age 25.

The Right Candidate

  • We are looking for someone with an all-round can-do attitude.
  • Driving Licence is essential due to the location of our warehouse, free parking is available.
  • Basic computer skills are essential and training on our systems will be given.
  • Can work closely within a small friendly team.
  • Organisation is key with an eye for detail.
  • Packing, Picking and Booking in Orders.
  • Some lifting will be required as our biggest bale of wool is 13kg – this role does include physical work.
  • Opportunity to be creative with our products and could involve product development.

This role would suit someone looking to work around School Hours 2/3 days per week 9.30am โ€“ 2.30pm (some flexibility), ideally the days would be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Although this role can work around school hours, working school holidays are essential as this is not a term time only role.
During busy periods more hours may be available

How to Apply
For further information on this role or to apply please send your CV and a covering letter to

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Pink Spaghetti PA Services York – Administration Assistant

I am looking for an Administrative Assistant to join the Pink Spaghetti York team.

We are a growing PA company based in York, looking for a home-based Admin Assistant, located in the York region who has Admin/PA experience, is highly organised and has exceptional attention to detail.

The role is part-time, working initially 12-15 hours per week during the working day over a minimum of 3 days Monday to Friday.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please visit to register your interest and receive the full job description including salary details and application form.

Closing Date: All applications need to be submitted by 5pm Thursday 14th December 2023 (date extended from closing date on the online form above).

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Muddy Boots Nurseries – Nursery Cooks (20 hours – 5 mornings)

We are on the hunt for experienced cooks for our friendly nurseries which are open all year round in Upper Poppleton, Stamford Bridge and Wilberfoss.

This role offers flexibility to anyone who is available to work 5 mornings each week (Mon-Fri) and we are happy to discuss start times to fit in with the school run or other commitments.
Hourly pay is ยฃ11.05 โ€“ ยฃ11.30 depending upon experience
28 Days holiday + additional days for long service
We also offer 40 โ€“ 60% discount on our Nursery and Out of School & Holiday Clubs all year round.
ยฃ200 Joining Bonus will be paid to successful applicants

You will be in charge of your own kitchen, producing healthy & wholesome lunches and light teas for the young children and staff team. If you love to cook, this is the role for you!

Preparing and serving childrenโ€™s meals which are interesting, healthy and seasonal, taken from menus set by you, as well as catering for all dietary requirements and needs.
Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in the kitchen and associated stores.
Ordering all food and kitchen equipment, as well as maintaining monthly records for stock-taking purposes.
Ensuring all meal planning and food, cleaning supplies and other ordering is in line with the agreed budgets.

Essential โ€“ Catering experience, Basic Food Hygiene Certificate, Knowledge and experience of food preparation for special dietary needs and allergies
Desirable โ€“ A recognised Catering Qualification, Experience of working in a childcare environment

If you would like to find out more about these roles we would be more than happy to chat with you and invite you to meet our Nursery Manager on site.ย  Please email โ€“

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Dogobees Eco Hairdressers – Stylist vacancies

Stylised bee logo in gold - Dogobees hair (no text)We are looking for self employed stylists that care about the mark we are leaving on the world and are committed to creating a space where everyone is welcome.

This is a completely flexible working hour role, the stylist will choose when they work and how many hours. We require minimum 2 years experience.

Please contact Laura on 07919 404023 or email for further information.

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York Campus Nursery – Early Years Practitioner and Early Years Assistant Practitioner

Do you want to join a friendly and welcoming environment with great benefits?

Weโ€™re looking for enthusiastic, passionate and caring individuals to fill a variety of roles in our expanding York Campus Nursery. We are in the process of building a state-of-the-art new Nursery which will be based between Heslington and Osbaldwick on Kimberlow Lane, just off Hull Road.

The new building will include extended availability for babies with up to 30 baby places across three baby units, a dedicated toddler room and separate preschool room. The building will be a contemporary provision and a green, sustainable development in a multicultural setting catering for children aged 3 months to school age across two separate units.

York Campus Nursery is part of York Commercial Ltd (YCL) which is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University of York. As of 2021, YCL is a Real Living Wage Employer that currently has over 300 employees across a range of commercially focused sections.

The variety of roles currently available to apply for include:
โ— Early Years Practitioner
โ— Early Years Assistant Practitioner

To see our fantastic benefits, the full range of our vacancies and to apply, visit York Campus Nursery Vacancies.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, therefore suitable candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview whilst this vacancy is live. Candidates will be asked to inform us of their availability for an interview and this can be held by Zoom (video conferencing) or face to face, depending on preference.

If a suitable candidate is found, this position may close at any time.

Do you have a vacancy to advertise?

Here at York Mumbler we always have a lot of parents and carers looking for a wide range of roles, including full-time, part-time, temporary and even research opportunities for them to get involved with.

If you have a vacancy and youโ€™d like to find out more about how we can help you promote it, fill out this form

Volunteer Opportunities at Murton Park

Do you have a few spare hours where you would like to help out at our Museum?

Can you smile all day on Front of House and inform our visitors of the attractions around the site!

Have you an interest in pond management, could you develop our Nature Trail and look after it?

Could you add to our Childrenโ€™s Trail to create interest for our younger visitors?

Are you Handy with a Hammer, Careful with a Chainsaw, Brisk with a Brush,

Steady with a Strimmer or Linier with a Lawnmower, if so Murton Park is the Place for You!!

Do you have a specific interest in history and would like to find out more about our Living History Programme?

Would you like to help with the Care and Conservation of the Museum Collection?

We would be more than happy to show you around the museum and grounds and see if you would be willing to help us create a First Class Visitor Attraction!! Please email or Tel: 01904 489966

Take a look at our website

Be a Mumbler Guest Reviewer

There is so much going on in York for families – I can’t review it all alone! Plus I believe that it’s important to get a wide range of views over what is good to do in York for families – we all have different opinions after all and we’re looking for different things.

I am often asked to review classes, days out and theatre productions among other things so I’d love to get together a team of volunteer guest reviewers who can go along and try out things, then let the Mumblers know what they thought.

This normally means attending the event, show, class or attraction, taking photos, enjoying whatever it is and then writing a short review afterwards for the website which is then shared on social media. Reviews must be completed within 24 hours of enjoying the activity.

If you think this is something that you may like to get involved in, please do contact me HERE telling me how old your children are, where you live, any specific interests and what like about Mumbler. I’d also like you to write a short review (approx 500 words) for something you’ve done with the kids recently so I can see the style of your writing and what you cover. Do send any questions you may have at any point.

It is quite a good way to get back into work, keep your hand in during maternity leave or just experience some really cool things that you may not normally do with your kids.

York Neighbours – Volunteer Positions

Could you help an older person living near you? Volunteer with York Neighbours to help people over 65 in York to remain independent and to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

We need volunteers to help in the following ways:

  • Help with practical one off tasks in the home such as changing a light bulb, shopping or hanging curtains.
  • Making phone calls to people.
  • Helping with our outings.

All volunteers need to complete a DBS check and attend a safeguarding training session. After this we ask for no minimum time commitment.

Visit our website, email: or call us on 01904 891627

Join the York Mumbler Team!

York Mumbler is the go-to place for families in York.ย The website is visited over 25,000 times per month and our facebook group has almost 19,000 members.

We get a huge number of enquiries every week from local people and businesses who want to work with York Mumbler and we want to make sure we are giving everyone a high quality level of service.

I’m looking for people who are passionate about Mumbler and want to join the team!

We are recruiting for various volunteers to help admin the facebook group and also various volunteer roles to keep everything up to date on the website.


90% of what we do on Mumbler is free of charge and I want to keep it that way. It’s free for people to use both the website and the Facebook group and most businesses can have a free listing somewhere on the website as long as there is a relevant area. This takes a lot of time and upkeep so I’m looking for volunteers to help with the running of the facebook group and the website.

The details of the volunteer roles can be altered based on the applicants own personal passion areas and experience. Anything can be taught but I want to hear from people who love mumbler and want to make life easier for parents in York.

Working and volunteering for Mumbler would suit someone wanting to combine work with bringing up children in York and with a passion for making family life easier.

To apply to be part of the York Mumbler Family just e-mailย with your CV attached and answer the following questions:

  1. Describe York Mumbler – what it means to you and the parents of York.
  2. Why do you want to work or volunteer for York Mumbler?
  3. How would your boss (past or present) describe you in no more than 10 words?
  4. How would your friends or family describe you in no more than 10 words?

Thanks and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!


Martin House Children’s Hospice- Volunteers

Every year, Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People cares for over 400 families โ€“ but we also need your support!

Martin House, which supports children and young people with life-limiting conditions, is looking for volunteers to help our fundraising across York.

The money you help to raise will make a real difference to the lives of the families we support. For example, raising ยฃ500 could pay for a parentsโ€™ support group, which gives mums and dads a place to relax, try new activities and share experiences with others in a similar situation.

Martin House provides respite stays at our hospice in Boston Spa, as well as providing care in hospital and in their own homes. Our care also includes emergency stays and end of life care, as well as bereavement support for the whole family.

It costs ยฃ22,000 a day to run Martin House, and most of that has to be raised by voluntary donations and fundraising, so the support of our communities is vital.

You may be able to host a collection tin at your place of work or have a silly dressing up day. There are also lots of other events in York including coffee mornings and bake sales and you are more than welcome to be involved if you can spare the time.

We also have a shop in Acomb where you can donate your unwanted items, or volunteer your time. If you have the time, we have an opportunity for you!

To find out more, emailย or phone 07827 959684.

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

nct logoNCT is the national charity for pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Our mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. You might have heard of the NCT antenatal courses we offer in York.

We are a small team of friendly and supportive volunteers (and babies!) who would love to see some new faces. We welcome anyone interested in attending, supporting or running NCT events in York.

Currently, the York branch runs a cloth nappy library which hosts an Open House every third Monday of the month, 12:30-2:00pm at 60 South Bank Ave.

We are always on the look out for new volunteers, both for existing projects and new ones. If you would like to run events such as Baby First Aid classes or Bumps and Babies meet ups we’d love to hear from you. Additionally, get in touch if you would like to contribute in a smaller way as there are also roles such as supporting our social media presence, helping at events or hosting cloth nappy bundles.

If you have any questions or want to express an interest in getting involved either in the cloth nappy library or new activities, please get in touch via or join us during a Nappy Library Open House session.

York NCT Nappy Library