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.

Little Bugs Nursery – Nursery Practitioner Level 3

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 is a finalist in the UK BALLPA Healthy Future Nursery Award, and we will know if we win in November!

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.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £15,800.00 to £16,700.00 /year


Monkbar Pharmacy – Dispensers

We have positions available for full and part time dispensers. As we are an independent pharmacy we are a small and friendly team with great opportunities for training and development. Paul and Neil are the pharmacy directors and, along with Emily, are the resident pharmacists. Paul and Neil both have a passion for excellent customer service and this will be an essential quality for the successful applicants to possess.

Although experience is desirable, it is not essential so, if you’re enthusiastic, are passionate about giving and receiving great customer service and would like a pharmacy role working for a successful small local business, then please email your CV to: or drop your CV into the pharmacy on Goodramgate for the attention of Vic.

There are a range of hours available. We are open from 7.30am-10.30pm Monday to Saturday and 8.30am-6.30pm on Sundays. We are recruiting to full time weekday positions and evening and/or weekend part time positions.

If you have any questions please do call the pharmacy on 01904 626181 and leave your name, number and a good time to call you and Vic will call you back.

UKHammocks – Machinist Required

UKHammocks is looking for a new machinist.
Extremely flexible hours to work around school/childcare commitments, although you will be fully trained in house on our sewing machines some previous sewing skill would be very handy to help you progress quickly with the products.
Small and friendly workshop environment based between Haxby and Strensall.

We make a vast number of products so no 2 days will be the same, ideally looking for 15 hours a week this can be worked into 2-5 days a week from 0900-1520 Monday- Friday although if you wish you can make up over the evenings/weekends.

We have found that over school holidays that your able to work evenings if needed if childcare is an issue.

Basically we are a family business and also have children in school so flexibility is the key!

Email or call/text Mat on – / 07495010271 for details

Closing date 31st January 2019
Role starting 18th January

Haxby Playgroups – Deputy manager

Haxby Playgroups are seeking a deputy manager or aspiring deputy manager for an early years’ setting for 1 year.

Do you have any experience managing within an early years’ setting? If not have you got lots of common sense and would you like to try?

Haxby Playgroups @ Headlands is a happy, thriving pre-school playgroup with our own purpose built area on the school site. We are a happy supportive staff and we need a deputy for a year.
We are always seeking to be better and, as such, you could have a real impact on our setting if you wished. You will be supported to carry out management duties and these can be allocated according to your strengths.

The job will involve working as a practitioner within the setting and having a group of key children, being in charge of the day to day running of the setting and management of the staff during the absence of the manager (usually 1 day a week), other management duties to be allocated according to your strengths and areas you wish to develop.

Essential criteria are a relevant L3 qualification in childcare, 2 years experience in a setting, plenty of common sense, a sense of humour and a passion for child centred learning. In return you will be welcomed as part of our lovely staff team and have a happy year with our fabulous children.

Please contact the manager for more details, an application pack, an informal chat or to arrange a look round.
Phone: 01904 768966

Hours are negotiable but currently 25 hours per week over 4 days, term time only.
Pay scale: £9.10 per hour

The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check and to supply two referees.

The closing date for applications is Friday 25th January.

Naburn CE Primary School – After School Club Coordinator

Grade Level 4 (£17,693 to £19,095 reduced pro-rata)
Permanent Term Time contract
Naburn CE Primary School – 13 hours per week
Closing date: Sunday 27th January 2019 Midnight
Interview date: Friday 1st February 2019

Naburn CE Primary School are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated After School Club Coordinator.
Naburn After School Club offers indoor and outdoor activities; sports and arts & crafts based activities to children between the ages of 4 and 11.
The After School Club Leader Coordinator will be the heart and soul of this newly established exciting venture. We are therefore looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic and experienced individual with a passion for working with children to join the team.
This role offers a great deal of variety. The successful candidate will lead and contribute to lots of different activities, with no two days alike. The postholder will inspire their team to create a fantastic atmosphere that helps make the after school time relaxing and enjoyable for all the children involved.
The After School Club Coordinator is responsible for supervising the children, ensuring their safety at all times, engaging with them in aspects of play and conversation, setting up activities for children to optionally take part in, meeting and greeting parents and providing them with feedback on their child’s time at the club. The postholder will ensure that all staff in the team strictly adhere to the safeguarding requirements of the School.
In addition to the above duties, the post holder will oversee the entire operation with further responsibility for planning the structure, managing staff, handling bookings, organising sessions and liaising with parents.
The successful candidate should ideally possess the following qualifications, skills and attributes:
• NVQ level 3 childcare qualification;*
• Paediatric First Aid qualification (desirable);
• Previous experience working with children;
• Enthusiastic and organised with excellent communication skills and good sense of initiative;
• Fun loving, caring, responsible, compassionate, committed, creative, responsible;
• Flexible team player willing to take on various tasks as required.
• Respect the school’s ethos and values as a small Church of England Primary School
* Support may be given to assist good candidates to achieve the above qualifications under the Apprenticeship Levy initiative.

Hours are 2.55 pm- 6.10 pm over a 4 day week, term time only, with further opportunities for holiday work. We offer a competitive salary depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Please submit completed application form (available on the school website) by post or electronically to:
Naburn CE Primary School
YO19 4PP
01904 551075
Email address:

Where possible please include all information on the application form and avoid sending additional documents.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post is subject to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and as such shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a Disqualification Declaration. Any information supplied will be discussed at interview

York Archaeological Trust- Various Positions Available

York Archaeological Trust own and manage the award winning JORVIK Viking Centre, Barley Hall, ‘DIG’ an Archaeological Adventure, and our Henry VII and Richard III experiences.

We are seeking enthusiastic and engaging staff to join our experienced team. We have a number of fixed term contracts which will end on the 3rd November 2019, with the potential for extension.

There are 6 roles:

1. Visitor Operations Host Admissions & Reservations at JORVIK: This role will ensure the smooth running of the admissions area, as well as the processing of sales and bookings and dealing with enquiries.

2. Ambassador at JORVIK: This role will be responsible for providing information about our attractions to our customers waiting in the queue, and will also encourage merchandise sales.

3. Visitor Operations Hosts Interactives at JORVIK: This role will engage the public, including school visitors, in History and Archaeology whilst in Viking costume. (Training will be provided).

4. Visitor Operations Host Retail at JORVIK: This role will ensure sales targets of merchandise are met or exceeded and the shop and displays are presented to the highest standards.

5. Visitor Operations Host at DIG: This role will engage the public, including school visitors, in History and Archaeology. (Training will be provided). The role will also include admissions and retail duties and encourage merchandise sales.

6. Visitor Operations Host at Barley Hall, our Henry Vll and Richard lll experiences: The role will ensure the smooth running of the admissions area and the processing of sales. The role will also ensure displays are presented to the highest standard and sales targets are met.

Personal Skills required: All roles require exceptional customer care and communication skills, along with a positive attitude and a friendly manner. You will also need to be extremely reliable.

Experience: A background in similar customer facing roles is desirable.

To apply please send a CV with a covering letter specifying which role or roles you would like to apply for, and email it directly to Natalie Turner:
Closing date 6th January 2019. Interviews to be held week on the 16th and 17th January 2019
Hours: Variable hours, with minimum 2 day a week commitment and some weekend work required.
The rate of pay for all roles is £8.50 per hour.

The York Archaeological Trust is committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment.

Data we gather during your application will be retained and processed in accordance with data protection rules. More details can be found in our Applicants Privacy statement available on the York Archaeological Trust website.
York Archaeological Trust is a registered charity in England & Wales (no. 509060) and Scotland (sco42846)

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 when you’re ready.

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 are always updating the old ones. We need to ensure that we have captured all the information available – this will be mainly computer based research but could 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 and make Mumbler more visible in York.
  • 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?

There is no closing date for this – we are always looking for people to help out!

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


Little Green Rascals – Various Opportunities

Little Green Rascals are recruiting!
We are currently looking for a full time Experienced Managers, Early Years Teachers, Room Leaders, Deputy Room Leader and Nursery Practitioner to join our Outstanding team!
The roles are based on 38 hours over 4 days, with a set day off during the week. The successful candidates will have a minimum level 3 qualification and must have experience within an early year’s environment. We would also welcome unqualified staff and graduates and offer extensive training on the job!

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 each year
* Fantastic ongoing opportunities for further training, professional development including Early Years Teacher Training along with great career opportunities within the company.

You can find out more information about all of our vacancies on our website:

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

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

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.

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

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.