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.

Mothers with Infants wanted for ‘Baby + World’ Research

Hi, I am Yujin Lee, a PhD student at the Department of Psychology, at the University of York.

My research is about cultural differences in the relationship between mothers and infants in the UK and Korea. I am currently recruiting participants and am looking for UK mothers with infants aged 4 to 8 months. If you take part, you will be asked to visit our baby suite at the University of York for a 30-minute assessment with your baby. You will be paid £10 to thank you for your time.

If you are interested in taking part in the experiment or have any questions, please contact me with contact information below. Thank you.

T: 01904 322867

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.

Family Fund Business Services – Customer Services Administrator

Salary – £16,500
Full time – 35 hours per week
Permanent contract
Closing date for applications is 15 March 2018.
To apply for this fantastic role please send an up to date CV to

Are you looking for a role where your customer service skills can benefit tens of thousands of families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people?
Family Fund Business Services (FFBS) is the trading subsidiary of Family Fund, the UK’s largest charity providing grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children. FFBS builds on the grant administration expertise of the charity to provide fulfilment services to organisations across the UK. All the profits from FFBS are gifted to Family Fund.
As Customer Services Administrator your key responsibility will be to provide the FFBS Customer and Supplier Helpdesk Service, together with supporting FFBS Partners and Clients. Your role will provide analysis including the development and production of operational and financial management information (MI).
Educated to A level standard or equivalent with proven customer service experience, you will have excellent communication and analytical skills and the ability to handle pressure and work to deadlines.
This post is based in York.

Full job description:

Fitness Space York – Part-Time Permanent Cleaner

FS York are looking for someone who can commit to working 9am-11am from Mon-Fri and become part of our valued team. We are a new boutique gym opening in the city centre, on Layerthorpe in York.

We are looking for someone with attention to detail, who is punctual and friendly. Responsibilities will include general cleaning of communal areas and replenishing stock levels. Discounted gym membership included, as well as usual company benefits. The rate of pay £7.83 p/h.

Please enquire in the first instance by providing a brief description of yourself and your experience to

Rooms4Groups – Group Booking Agent

rooms4groups is a specialist supplier of hotels for group travel. Set up by myself when my 2nd baby was 9 weeks old we have grown quickly and are looking to recruit a new Group Booking Agent to join our team. The position would suit an experienced person looking for an interesting and flexible job… as we grow there is potential for the role to grow alongside the company. We are office based near York Racecourse/Bishopthorpe Road however some home working can be offered to suit.

15 flexible hours per week / £ 10 per hour

The role will involve (but not limited to) the following…
Dealing with customer enquiries
Contacting hotels by phone & email to book rooms for groups
Negotiating rates & terms with hotels
Administration of group bookings / sending hotel confirmations / checking contracts etc
Coordinating hotel allocations
Researching new suppliers
Liaising with suppliers

The following skills are essential…
Working independently
Desirably from a travel/hospitality background & languages would be an advantage

Please send your application & CV in writing to

Visitor Assistant – Castle Howard

Fixed term contracts until September or December

Salary up to £7.83 per hour,

Variety of shifts available

Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within breath taking landscape in the heart of North Yorkshire, close to the busy city of York and the market town of Malton.

We are recruiting for our new season and are seeking front of house staff to work within our retail and catering outlets. This will be a varied customer facing role involving waiting tables, assisting in our kitchen or serving in our gift shops, therefore excellent customer service, flexibility and good communication skills are essential. All training and uniform will be provided. A variety of shifts are available from 24th March until December.

For further details and the job specification please visit our website or to apply please send a cover letter (include your work availability) and CV outlining your relevant experience to our recruitment team at or alternatively by post to HR Department, Estate Office, Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA.

Closing date for applications is 30 March 2018.

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.