Jobs For Parents York

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

“Jobs for Parents” 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.

Executive Interviewer – Part-time – Home-based

The role is a home based, self-employed position which involves chief executive level telephone interviewing on behalf of our clients. There is no selling involved. The role is part time up to 20 hours per week over 3/4 consecutive regular days. This is not a Market Research role nor a Staff Recruitment position.

All our work does however involve conversations with chief executives, so a level of maturity, and the ability to communicate at that level is a key requirement.
If you are looking for Home working, live within1.5 hours commute of Harrogate in order to attend occasional training / update meetings, have a professional background which has involved you previously in talking with senior executives, then this role may be for you.

The vacancy is aimed at those of you that may tick one or a number of these boxes.
• “Professional” background
• Want time to do other things (professional or personal)
• Easing your way back to the workplace
• Taken early retirement, but still looking for a challenge
• Breaking away from corporate life

If any of these are relevant to you, then please read on.

Our company Sintra Limited is an established small business to business company working for clients in a number of markets. Our growth continues, and we are again looking to expand our team, so need new Sintra Associates to help us.

If you would like to apply you must have,
• Reasonable IT skills.
• A landline and a quiet private working environment.
• Applicants must be highly articulate and also have a highly professional, clear telephone manner.
• Some previous senior executive communications skills.

A full induction and training programme is provided. If this is of interest and you have the experience required, please submit your CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to Please include a landline number.
Rate: £12 per hour with reviews to follow.


Nestle – Sensory Panelists

Calling all Chocolate & Sweet lovers, this could be your dream job!

Wouldn’t it be great getting ready for work knowing you were going to be paid £10 per hour to just to eat sweets and chocolate! Not only that, but, you get a pretty sweet job title too! So, apply now and start your journey to become part of our latest Sensory Panel!

As a sensory panelists you’ll be part of a team who really make a difference and you’ll be based on site at Nestlé in the Product Technology Centre (PTC) in York. You will taste, discuss and influence business decisions by analysing the current chocolate and sweet confectionary brands twice a week as part of a team of 14.

Location: NESTLÉ York
Pay: £10.00 per hour (4 hours per week) in 2 x 2 hour sessions, fixed hours, part-time.
Located from their Haxby Road flagship confectionary product technology centre, we are asking for a long term commitment and this role would ideally suit those who can articulate their findings and record them on Microsoft Word.

Unfortunately we cannot employ anyone with the following food allergies; peanuts or tree nuts, gluten, soya, milk, wheat, eggs. Additionally if you don’t eat gelatine products this role is not suitable for you.
Experience is not necessary, although a love of confectionary and the motivation to provide a positive contribution to product development is essential.

You must be able to work one or more of the following shift patterns, and commit on a long term basis to this role.
Mon & Tues: 9:30 – 11:30
Weds & Thurs: 9:30 – 11:30
Weds 13:00 – 15:00 & Fri: 9:30 – 11:30

For more information or to apply, please call our National Resource Centre on 0161 211 13 13.

Hartbeeps – looking for an Imaginator

**Hartbeeps are recruiting!**

Can you play, sing and be silly? We’re looking for an Imaginator to join our team. You must be-
* Great with young children
* Quick and enthusiastic learner
* Looking for an exciting career
* Have a your own car and driving licence
Are you perfect for Hartbeeps or do you now someone who is? You’ll join a supportive team and work with the best little humans we know – our Hartbeeps family!
Full training, three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.)

Contact Jodi at

Domestic Divas – Cleaning Team Members

Domestic Divas York are recruiting for several different positions. We have from 16 hours per week worked 11am-3pm over 4 days, up to 30 hours per week worked 8.30am-3.30pm over 5 days with various patterns available.

The work involves cleaning domestic and holiday let properties to the highest standards, working in a friendly, caring team.

Hourly rates start at £7.90 with mileage and full holiday entitlement paid. Uniform is provided and we have opportunities to progress and develop within our company.

Car owners are preferred for these positions, however, we will consider all applicants. The positions are perfect for people who love cleaning, are well presented and enjoy the satisfaction that comes from making a difference!

Please call our office on 01904 690707 for more information about these positions or email if you’d like to apply.

BASPCAN – Part time Administrator

Location: York
Employment hours: 22.5 hours per week (60%)
Salary: £11,400 for 22.5 hours per week (equivalent to £19,000 full-time)
Contract type: Fixed term, 2 years
Closing date: 12pm, Friday 11th May 2018

Do you have top-notch administration and IT skills, a friendly and professional manner, and a calm and logical approach? If you want to use your ideas, skills and enthusiasm to make a real difference to a small charity with a big reach then this is the role for you.
BASPCAN is a national charity and membership association whose purpose is to prevent child abuse by supporting child protection professionals. We are going through a period of significant change and now need to appoint an additional Administrator at our head office in York. A proactive problem-solver, you will be comfortable with contributing ideas and learning new systems. You will report to the Director, and work alongside the existing office administrator, developing, streamlining and improving our systems and processes. You will also be one of the main external faces of BASPCAN which will require excellent communication skills in positively representing the association. The role will be office-based at our office in central York and there will be some flexibility possible in how the hours are structured; however part of the responsibilities of the role will include management of events, and as such some travel and occasional overnight stays will be required.

For further details please read the full job description and person specification at:

Muddy Boots Nursery – Cook

Do you enjoy cooking for your own children, and feel you have the skills and passion to cater for larger numbers?

Muddy Boots Nursery are looking for a confident cook to cover for our Chef, on a casual basis. Our kitchen is spacious, brand new and well equipped and our menus are healthy, nutritious and simple. The role would be to cover for sickness and holidays, with immediate work available due to current long-term sickness. Please note, the shifts are 9am – 2pm (timings slightly flexible) and so fit conveniently within a school day. We are open Monday – Friday all year round.
There is also scope to cover for our cleaner, who works 5am-8am or 5:30-8:30pm on a casual basis also, for the right candidate.

If you would be interested in cooking and baking on a casual basis, please do get in touch! You can apply by emailing your CV and a cover letter to If you have any questions about the role please do give us a call on 01904 289291. We look forward to hearing from you!

Prestige Commercial Cleaning – Part Time Cleaners

Part-time Cleaners required to work in York and the surrounding areas.

Hours will be 3 – 4 days out of 7 (can be flexible on whether these are made up of weekdays/ weekends to suit you) but will be between the hours of 7am and 12pm. The rate of pay will be £9 per hour.

Experience is preferred but not essential as training will be available. Must have driving licence and own transport. Uniform will be provided.

To apply for this position please call Sam on 07929 357533 or alternatively email with your name, contact telephone number and any previous cleaning experience.

The Balloon Tree – Development Chef

You will need to maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality and personal appearance. The role will require you to work certain weekends. The contracted hours will be on average 18-25 hours/week, this may vary depending on the seasonality of the business. An hourly rate of pay will depend on experience and will be discussed after initial interviews.

Working independently to develop and create products for sale in The Balloon Tree Farmshop. Liaising with the kitchen team when needed to make sure the counters and displays are stocked. Responsible for keeping the shop display counter and relevant dry/freezer and chilled rooms clean and tidy. Costing out items before production and making sure all allergen advice is up to date along with HACCP where needed. Basic computer skills will be needed, although training will be given in house on our own bespoke systems we use. Making sure all customers leave happy and want to return.
Please send your CV to

The Balloon Tree – Fresh Produce Manager

A unique opportunity has become vacant at The Balloon Tree to manage our Fresh Produce Department. This role would see the applicant overseeing the fresh fruit and vegetables department in its entirety.
If you enjoy working independently outside, coordinating procedures and working towards targets and goals, you may find yourself suited to this role.
The hours of work will be on average 30 hours per week – however this may fluctuate to the needs and seasonality of the business.
Suitable candidates would need to be physically fit and be able to lift a minimum weight of 25KG comfortably.
Structure for job share
The nature of the role is such that the responsibilities can be split equally and would suit two people looking for part time work.
Please email a CV or any enquiries to

Busy Bees – Nursery Practitioners & Relief Staff

T: 01543 711153


Didirugby – Lead & Assistant Coaches

We are looking for Lead and Assistant Coaches to work within the much loved didi rugby brand during our launch phase in North Yorkshire and East Riding. We are making a name for ourselves for improving activity levels and skills of young people, whilst also developing self-confidence and self-esteem through the tool of rugby!

The coaching opportunity itself which will be challenging, enjoyable, meaningful and suit your own healthy lifestyle and schedule. In the delivery of our sessions, you will ensure that didi rugby kids get involved, and will play a key role in coaching and promoting respect, teamwork, discipline and most importantly enjoyment. You will also be helping to develop technical skills such as core skills, balance, coordination & agility.

Opportunities exist for Lead and Assistant Level Coaches, part time hours TBA e.g school hours, after school and weekends to suit. Full training, all equipment and support provided. This will look great on your CV as didi Rugby is endorsed by a number of top level athletes.

You will have a recognised coaching or leadership certificate or qualification related to sport or child development. However, we do hire people based on attitude and crucially you will show self-motivation, enthusiasm and a passion for developing children. Basic numeracy, literacy, IT and administration skills are also required for minimal but necessary paperwork.

Please contact Emma Cutress with you CV at or call 07730 596663 for more information or to apply.

Kyra Women’s Project Volunteer – Supporting women to make change

Do you have a few hours spare on a regular basis and are you passionate about helping women to improve their lives?
Volunteers at Kyra all have one thing in common – they care deeply about supporting women to grow and make positive change in their lives.
We have various volunteer roles available, including drop-in support, craft activities support, course facilitators, admin’, social media, events organisers and more. We offer a thorough induction for new volunteers, a buddy system and ongoing training opportunities, all helping to ensure our volunteers feel supported and valued. We also invite our whole volunteer team to our monthly shared supper and meeting.
Kyra supports women who may be emotionally vulnerable or who are looking for help to improve their well-being. Our members might be struggling with confidence or self-esteem following a period of difficulty, may be in recovery from addiction or from domestic abuse, managing mental health difficulties, including anxiety and depression, rebuilding their lives following loss or bereavement, or may simply want to feel less socially isolated… in fact, there is no typical woman who accesses Kyra’s services – every woman is unique.
Kyra offers a variety of courses, drop-ins, creative classes, counselling, alternative therapies, access to financial and legal advice – our range of services continues to grow year on year.
Due to the nature of the support Kyra gives, all volunteers need DBS clearance.
Volunteer applications are restricted to women due to the nature of the volunteer roles. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

If you are interested in joining our very friendly team and would like more information or an application form, please contact Gill at or phone 01904 63 23 32


We are currently seeking host families in the Harrogate/ York area to look after children attending boarding school in the UK whose parents are based overseas, either as expatriates or as foreign nationals.
Children whose parents live overseas are often unable to go home for leave-out weekends and half term holidays and when this is the case, College Guardians finds host families to look after them.

It is noticeable that as half term holidays are getting longer, more children are going home for this period, so often we only need host families for leave-out weekends.

Dates and lengths of stay depend very much on the school that the child attends and the distance that their home is from the UK.

Families chose to host students for a number of different reasons, e.g. it introduces another culture into the home, the parents themselves have been at boarding school and so understand the importance of having a “home from home”, or their own children are studying a foreign language and this is a good opportunity to practice!

Our hosts are paid a daily rate that covers full board, in addition other expenses such as travel and sundries may be claimed.

If you are interested and would like further information, please contact Jane Eldridge, Director of Guardianship Services, or Caroline Lloyd Guardianship Manager, or call us for an informal discussion on 01684 581600.

Little Green Rascals – Various Roles

Do you have a vacancy to advertise?

www.nikphoto.comHere 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 you’d like to find out more about how we can help you promote it, fill out this form

York Mumbler Volunteers – various roles

York Mumbler is growing at such a rate that I now need your help!

We have big plans for 2018 including bringing a lot of the healthcare & youth services information to York Mumbler but this is a huge piece of work. It’s essential that we keep everything on the website bang up to date, as well as creating new areas and reporting on the best of York events and activities for families – so we can help as many parents in York as possible.

We are therefore looking for a number of volunteers who love York Mumbler and want to be a part of helping it fulfil it’s potential.

We have opportunities for a range of skills and a variety of time commitments from one-off jobs to a more regular (5-10 hours per week) commitments. These will all start from January 2018.

Currently we have the following volunteer roles (these could be individual roles or a combination of a few)

  • Researcher – we are creating new areas of the website and need to ensure that we have captured all the information available – this will be mainly computer based research but will also involve calling relevant people / organisations and making lists of the information ready to be included in the website. (expenses will be covered)
  • Facebook Admins – directing people to the relevant areas of the website for their question / enquiry
  • Competition Co-ordinator – to organise, plan out and execute the York Mumbler competitions for 2018.
  • Guest Blog Writers – this includes reviewing local attractions, restaurants or shops etc for Mumbler as well as other useful and interesting blogs for the parents of York.
  • Marketing – to plan and execute a plan which will publicise the York Mumbler website to all parents in York in 2018.
  • Customer Service / Sales – to respond to promotion related enquiries and give a tailored response to maximise return on investment for our advertisers.
  • Jobs for Parents – to publicise the incoming Jobs on the website & FB page as well as seek new opportunities to get part time / flexible / parent friendly roles on York Mumbler Jobs page.

All roles will be entirely flexible – working from home around the needs of your family.

To apply to be part of the York Mumbler Family just e-mail and answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to volunteer for York Mumbler?
  2. Which of the role(s) are you interested in?
  3. How would your boss (past or present) describe you in no more than 10 words?
  4. How many hours per week would you ideally like to volunteer for?

Closing date for applications is 24th December, I’ll be contacting all applicants in the new year.

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


Pregnant women needed for University of York research survey

Are you pregnant? Do you have 30 minutes to spare?

We are looking for pregnant women to volunteer to complete an online survey looking at how women feel about their changing bodies during pregnancy. The survey is anonymous and should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

The research is being conducted by Drs Kirk and Preston from the Psychology Department at the University of York.

To complete the survey please click the following link:

Any questions please contact:

Dr Catherine Preston,
Dr Elizabeth Kirk,

Marie Curie Volunteers

Marie Curie are looking for some new volunteers in the area to join the York West Fundraising Group! You may be good on a computer and well-organised, you might like counting and banking money, or you might just be really great at chatting to people. Whatever your skills, as long as you can work as part of a team and are passionate about raising money we’d love to hear from you! Volunteers are a fantastic asset to Marie Curie and without them we wouldn’t be able to continue providing care and support to people with a terminal illness, and their loved ones, in the local community.

For more info please contact Jennifer, the local Community Fundraiser on 01904 755260 or

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

This is what volunteering for York NCT looks like. The York branch has a number of bumps and babies and coffee groups running regularly as well as a cloth nappy library. We also have a newsletter, a website (which really needs updating), regular Baby First Aid classes which are run in collaboration with the British Red Cross and we attend local events when we can to share information about support available through NCT.

Our volunteers meet when and where we can – often with toddlers and babies in tow to talk about what’s happening in branch and make decisions and plans for the coming months. Our very informal monthly meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month and we vary the times so that it happens on days and evenings to make it more accessible for different schedules. We have a number of volunteering opportunities available short term or long term from supporting the branch by lending your voice in meetings, taking on small administrative opportunities to picking up specific roles where you can spend a few hours a month helping the branch at times that suit you. We are a small team of friendly and supportive volunteers and would love to see some new faces so please get in touch via if you have any questions or want to express an interest in getting involved. We welcome people to attend meet ups or informal meetings with no obligation to take on specific responsibilities.

St Leonard’s Hospice

Volunteer Opportunity

We need volunteers at our Fulford Shop.

Can you spare a few hours a week to help us?

If you can help, please contact our Broadway Shop Manager on 01904 625 914 for more details.

Volunteer Youth Support Worker – Door 84 Youth Club

We are looking for a Volunteer Youth Support Worker to Volunteer in our OpenAccess Youth Sessions (8-17yrs). The main purpose of the role is to assist the Youth Workers in the development of a programme of activities and service for the Young People attending sessions. The role involves working directly with the Young People to encourage personal and social development and takes into account the needs and aspirations of the Young People.

What we are looking for:

Commitment (minimum of 60 hours / 1 session a week for 20 weeks)

Ability to work in a team and on own initiativeAbility to work in a fast paced environment

Willingness to learn and develop skills

Open Access Youth Session Hours: Monday- 5-8

Due to the nature of the role we ask that you are able to commit to a minimum of 60 hours volunteering, this is broken down into one session a week for 20weeks.

Positions will only be offered on completion and receipt of an Enhanced DBS that covers Child and Adult workforce.

For an application form please contact Ashley on:

Tel: 01904 623177

Alternatively you can download an application form via our website:

Nursery Nurse Practitioner – Full Time

Little Bugs Childcare within the Web Adventure Park is looking to recruit full time Nursery Nurse Practitioners.
We are looking for a fully qualified nursery nurse who has achieved Level 3 in childcare to work in our Reggio nursery on a full time basis. Little Bugs is a 90 place nursery which is based within The Web Adventure Park.
The main role of the position is to provide a high standard of care for the children in our setting. To implement daily routine for the children, plan activities to aid the children’s development and their individual needs. You will be required to assess the children’s development and build a positive partnership with the parents.
You will need to be flexible regarding working hours. The nursery is open Monday to Friday 52 weeks of the year, closing Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day only.
DBS checks will be taken up and references.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £7.20 /hour

Required education:

Required experience:
Nursery Nurse Practitioner: 2 years

Contact our nursery manager Jane on 01904 692221 or email to apply.