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.

Social Workers – City of York Council / Work With York

Qualified social workers are urgently needed to join York’s existing and wonderful adults teams to help the city through Coronavirus!

If you are a current, retired or former registered social worker, please contact WorkwithYork who are working closely with City of York Council on this important recruitment.

If you have experience in any of the following, we’d really like to hear from you :-
Hospital discharge
Mental Health Assessment and Deprivation of Liberty
Community Support including LD & MH
Appropriate Adult Duties

Please email with subject line Social Worker – Covid-19 so that your application can be dealt with quickly.

Alternatively please call 01904 566066 and ask for Ben or Amy.

Your extra expertise is much-needed. Thank you.

WorkwithYork are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expect all WorkwithYork staff to share this commitment. Ideally, you should therefore have a current valid DBS registered with the update service; otherwise, we will require the successful applicants to undertake an online Enhanced Criminal Records check via DBS.

Deadline for applications: Friday April 3rd, 2020

Supply teaching opportunities for York Mums and Dads – SupportED Recruitment LTD

At SupportED Recruitment we are reaching out to York Mums and Dads to join our team of primary school teachers. We understand the pressures of trying to teach and look after a young family. We can offer the flexibility and support needed to help keep the work and family life balance. You can work as much or little as suits your family commitments.

SupportED recruitment is a family run teacher recruitment agency based in York. Rich and Gemma Robinson created SupportED after teaching in York for over 15 years. Their aim was to create an agency that understands the demands of working in schools; they offer support to help their teachers teach to their potential. Many of our teachers have young families and want the rewards that teaching can offer without being contracted directly with a school

We have regular day to day supply opportunities in primary schools in York and the surrounding areas. We also have longer term opportunities.

Why choose Supported Recruitment?

● The flexibility to work when you want to

● We are a Supply agency run by teachers for teachers.

● We offer access to in-house coaching and support

● We offer access to shared resources

● We offer the opportunity to be part of a network of like minded professionals

● We offer competitive weekly pay

● We organise your pay (No umbrella companies)

Our Requirements of you:

● You will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable).

● You will need to provide a CV with previous work history

● You must have legal rights to work in the UK

● You must be willing to attend a registration interview

● You will need to provide appropriate safeguarding checks and certificates

For more information contact Richard at or call for a chat on 01904 792153

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 Children’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

Maternity Project – York Castle Museum

Maternity Alternative Cataloguing Project

We’re looking for parents of young children to help shed new light on old objects at York Castle Museum. The objects all relate to maternity and parenthood. Some of them will be familiar, but some might seem bizarre.

You don’t need to know anything about history – we’re interested in your opinions as parents of very young children. Because museum text is written by curators, we can miss things that you might notice. We need your lived experience to help us learn more about our objects.

What do we want?

· We would like you to create a personal response for one or more of these objects, adding real stories and points of view from people today.

· We want you to tell us what you think and feel about these objects, how you think people might have used them, and how they relate (or don’t relate!) to your experiences as parents today.

How will these be used?

· These will be used in our museum catalogue, which is available to the public.

· They might also be used in future exhibitions. You can choose whether you would like your name attached to your contribution or if you would like to be anonymous.

What will happen?

· There will be three workshops from 10am until 12noon at York Castle Museum on April 9th, 16th and 23rd (all Thursdays). We would like you to be able to come to all three workshops, but we understand this might not be possible.

· Babies and children are very welcome at these workshops, and there will be plenty of staff and volunteers on hand to help keep them entertained.

· Staff and volunteers will listen to what you have to say and might take notes.

· We will introduce you to some historic maternity objects, and you’ll have time to get to know the objects. Each workshop will focus on a different set of objects. Some of the objects will be things you can touch and hold, while some will be too delicate for handling.

· After we’ve seen the objects, we will have time for tea and coffee in small groups while we use Ketso to generate ideas and organise thoughts.

· We will be on hand to answer any questions, and help you to create your personal response. It is very important to us that these are in your words, not ours!

· In the final part of the session, you will have the chance to share the descriptions and your thoughts with everyone if you would like to.


How to get involved:

To sign up, email or call:

M Faye Prior

Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles

York Castle Museum

07876 880534

Let us know:

Your name

Your email address

Do you or the children coming with you have any food allergies or intolerances?


Facilities and other information

We will provide tea and coffee (including decaff!), cold soft drinks, and snacks, comfy cushions and padded chairs. York Castle Museum is a breastfeeding-friendly space. You’re very welcome to bring older children too – we will have toys for them to play with.

The workshops are wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

We recognise that these discussions could bring up emotional, difficult, contentious or challenging subjects. You can leave at any point during the session, either to have a few moments alone or to stop being a part of it. After the end of the session there is the opportunity to stay in the room for a social chat, and to talk about anything that you would like to discuss.

Your entry to the museum on the days of the workshops will be free of charge. You’re welcome to explore the museum before and after the workshops.

More information here: Maternity Project York Castle Museum

Level 3 Nursery Practitioner – Little Bugs Childcare

Little Bugs Nursery is expanding very quickly and we require some outstanding nursery team members to join our amazing company. If you are genuinely passionate about child care, would love to work somewhere with a difference and be a valuable asset to us, we would love to hear about you. Little Bugs is rated No.1 nursery in York by parents on and won the UK BALLPA Healthy Future Nursery Award!

We have a Nursery which is unique in many ways, we follow the Reggio ethos, include Forest School elements and we are situated in the biggest and best play facility in York. The children have a fantastic time, playing in our huge indoor and outdoor play park, feeding the animals, and exploring our Forest School area complete with pond!

The post will suit someone who wants to progress and develop their knowledge, who wants to discover the value of the Reggio Nursery and Forest School, and who has ideas and skills to bring to the talented group we already have.

The main thing we are told by our team, is how happy they are, many have worked in settings that they feel are not centred around the children, we are, and the ethos is very much on a Little Bugs Family, where everyone cares.

We pay well, and allow for personal development, the Nursery is growing and we are looking for site number two, we refuse to be stagnant.

If you have what we need, level 3, experience and all of the above, please do get in contact. The post is 40 hours/ 4 days per week. Any applicants above Level 3 will receive a higher rate of pay, subject to experience. More hours, or less hours, are available should the applicant wish. We actively encourage training and CPD, with open access to NOODLE on line training.

Added bonuses such as free entry to the park and discounted food from the café.

Please apply to Jane –

Host Families Wanted – Melton College

Would you like to become a host for visiting students?

Hosting a student is fun and really rewarding.  It is also a great way of generating a little extra income.

Melton College advert

Level 3 Early Years Practitioners

little green rascals logoWe are currently looking for full time Level 3 Early Years Practitioners at a number of our nurseries.

The roles are for 38 hours over 4 days, with a set day off during the week. The successful candidate will have a level 3 qualification and must have experience of working within an early year’s environment.

The position includes the following responsibilities:

• Upholding high standards of care for all children
• Key person duties which includes: observing, supporting and extending children’s learning, planning appropriately using the EYFS and building
positive relationships with children and families.
• Ensuring that children are safe, upholding our safeguarding procedures
• Complying with our Health and Safety Policy
We offer a range of employee benefits which include:

• 50% off childcare costs
• Additional annual leave for length of service
• Annual leave purchase scheme
• Birthdays off
• Organic vegetable boxes
• Holistic treatments
• Fantastic ongoing opportunities for further training, professional development
and great career opportunities within the company.

If you are looking to join a unique, forward thinking company with plenty of scope for personal development and progression, then please apply to our recruitment team for an application form and full job description at

Little Green Rascals is committed to safeguarding and promoting the
welfare of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Reference checks and an enhanced DBS will be required before the successful candidate is confirmed into post.

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. 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-mail 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 – 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 £500 could pay for a parents’ 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 £22,000 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, email or phone 07827 959684.

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

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.