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.

Gear4music – Part Time Packer

Part Time Packer – 3rd Jan 2020 finish

We currently have a requirement for Part Time Packers to help us fulfil the seasonal orders. This is a great opportunity to earn some extra pennies to put in your Christmas fund!

As a Packer, you will be responsible for packaging and labelling our musical products ready to send out to our customers located across the globe.

Due to our continued expansion, there may be a chance of permanent employment after the seasonal period if you would like it.

What’s on offer:
• A variety of 5 hour shifts to choose from that can fit around childcare;
• Competitive rates of pay;
• Full training and equipment provided;
• Chance of permanent employment at the end of the seasonal period;
• Access to our generous staff discount scheme.
We are looking for:
• Team players;
• Good level of communication;
• Good numeracy and literacy skills;
• Computer literate.
You need to be:
• Punctual;
• Reliable;
• Self-motivated;
• Methodical;
• Good attention to detail;
• Good level of fitness’
• You will enjoy maintaining high standards in your work to ensure customers receive their deliveries on time, every time.
Useful information:
Part time shifts to choose from are:
• 06:00 – 11:00
• 09:00 – 14:00
• 14:00 – 19:00
• 18:00 – 23:00
Why work for Gear4music?
Gear4music is the UK’s largest retailer of musical instruments and music equipment with an impressive UK distribution centre based at Clifton Moor, York. We offer a very generous staff discount scheme, free tea and coffee, Employee Assistance Programme and other great benefits.
This a great opportunity to work for one of York’s leading companies.
To apply, follow this link: https://gear4music.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/190


York Theatre Royal – Box Office Assistant

Box Office Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with great customer service skills and a passion for the Arts.

This is a casual post which means that hours will vary depending on the needs of the department, but we anticipate offering at least one shift a week, including some Saturday work.

For more information about the post please see our website https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/the-theatre/working-here/jobs/

To be considered for this post, please complete the application form that can be downloaded from the Working Here section on our website, plus the accompanying Equal Opportunities monitoring form, and return by the closing date, either by post or by email to jobs@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Closing Date: Monday 26 August 2019


Research for 1 – 5 month old babies and their parents

‘I HEAR YOUR EMOTIONS’ project is looking for participants

Researchers at the York Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab (University of York) are inviting 1- to 5-months-old babies and their parents to participate in the project ‘I hear your emotions’.

Detecting and telling apart the emotions shown by the people around us is a crucial skill for our social lives. Changes in facial or vocal expressivity tell us how people feel and guide how we interact with them. Scientists have also shown that already at birth babies can tell apart different emotional modulations present in the voice. However, we know far less about how these abilities change during the first years of life. Our project focuses on understanding how the baby brain develops to detect and differentiate between different emotions expressed in the voice throughout the first year of life.

Participating in this project involves one visit, lasting approximately one hour, to the University of York. During the research session, your baby will hear voices of other babies or of adults with different emotional intonations (e.g., happy, sad, angry). In order to record how the brain responds to these sounds, your baby will wear a special hat with sensors embedded in it (like the one shown in the picture). The hat is specifically designed for babies and it is comfortable to wear. The sensors are not harmful. They only capture the weak signal coming from the brain, in a similar way to the sensors present in smart watches for recording the heart activity. You will be with your baby at all times.

Parents receive £10 to support the trip to the University of York and babies receive a small gift as a token of our appreciation for their help. We also provide free parking in case you decide to travel by car.

If you have a baby 1- to 5-months-old and are interested to take part in the project, please sign-up by filling in the form HERE.

The information you provide will be stored securely and will not be shared with anyone outside our team.

Filling in the form does not mean you consent to participate. We will soon get in touch with more details about the project, and then you can decide whether you would like to schedule a research session at a date and time that suits you.

In case you would like to find out more before signing up, please contact us at: psychology-dsn-lab@york.ac.uk

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
York Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab


Research for 8 month old babies and their parents

8-months-old babies and their parents are invited to participate in the ‘Empathy Development’ project

At York Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab (University of York), we research how babies’ responses to people’s emotions lay the foundations for empathy development. Empathy and altruistic behaviours are important for harmonious interactions with others and building friendships. In this project, we are interested in finding out how, over the course of 10-months, babies’ abilities to detect and respond to others’ emotions change from simple to more complex forms of social interaction. Learning about how empathy develops in the first years of life, will help us foster the emotional wellbeing of children.

We will collect information about baby’s responses to people’s emotions through research visits at the Lab (University of York) and through questionnaires, at three time points (8-, 12-, and 18-months). The activities in the lab are designed to be safe and engaging for babies.

Parents receive £10 at each time point and babies receive a small gift as a token of our appreciation for their help. We also provide free parking during the research sessions at the lab.

If you have a baby 8-months-old or nearing this age and are interested to take part in the project, please sign-up by filling in the form HERE

The information you provide will be stored securely and will not be shared with anyone outside our team.

Filling in the form does not mean you consent to participate. We will soon get in touch with more details about the project, and then you can decide whether you would like to schedule a research session at a date and time that suits you.

In case you would like to find out more before signing up, please contact us at: psychology-dsn-lab@york.ac.uk

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Phoenix Under 5’s: Early Years Practitioner for 1 year

pheonix pre schoolPhoenix Under 5s Pre-school are recruiting a temporary qualified early years practitioner to join their small, friendly, dedicated team for a period of one year.
Phoenix is a small pre-school with a maximum of 24 children between the ages of 3 and school age. We feel strongly about giving children committed and consistent childcare. We are looking for someone who is motivated and enthusiastic, who loves working with children and strives to provide the best quality childcare. You should be reliable, dedicated and passionate about encouraging children to bring the best out of themselves to prepare them for school.
We need someone for a full day Tuesday OR Thursday (8.45am to 3.15pm), AND a half day pm Monday OR Friday (11.45am to 3.15pm) and for lunch times everyday (11.45am to 12.45pm).
This post is offered on a temporary basis between September 2019 and July 2020, although there may be potential to extend this. There may also be more hours available from January. Hourly rate: £8.48. Immediate start.
Please email phoenixunderfivescommittee@hotmail.com with your CV and covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the position by 12 midday 24th August.

Gear4music – Warehouse Packer

Warehouse Packer – 3rd Jan 2020 finish

Gear4music is the UK’s largest retailer of musical instruments and music equipment.

We are currently looking to recruit a fantastic team of Packers ready for our busy Christmas period.

As a Packer, you will be responsible for packaging and labelling our musical products ready to send out to our customers located across the globe.

Due to our continued expansion, there may be a chance of permanent employment after the seasonal period.

What’s on offer:

• Fixed shift patterns or varying shift patterns available;

• Competitive rates of pay;

• Full training and equipment provided;

• Chance of permanent employment at the end of the seasonal period.

We are looking for:

• Team players;

• Good level of communication;

• Good numeracy and literacy skills;

• Computer literate.

You need to be:

• Punctual;

• Reliable;

• Self-motivated;

• Methodical;

• Good attention to detail;

• Good level of fitness’

• You will enjoy maintaining high standards in your work to ensure customers receive their deliveries on time, every time.

Useful information:

This role requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends, working a 5-day, 40-hour week over 7 days. Start and finish times can range from 6am-11pm.

Why work for Gear4music?

Gear4music is the UK’s largest retailer of musical instruments and music equipment with an impressive UK distribution centre based at Clifton Moor, York.

This a great opportunity to work for one of York’s leading companies.

To apply, follow this link: https://gear4music.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/183


Pro Safety Management – Personal Assistant

We are a start-up business with an exciting future.

Since launching Pro Safety Management in January 2019 we’ve been selected to work with some major high street brands.

Our vision is to build a fun and vibrant business which offers you the opportunity to grow and become a key person with an expanding business.

Currently, we are looking for an energetic Personal Assistant on a 3-month contract with a possible extension.

The work is varied from speaking with customers, supporting training delivery, to diary management. You’ll sometimes need to attend client offices with some overnight stays.

But it won’t be all about you. We’ll look after you by giving the flexibility to maximise your well-being at home and work.

Ideally you would be based in the York area.

Your skills and experience

You will have excellent office 365 skills, be an active listener and enjoy detail and report writing.

Maybe you have limited experience as a PA but just want this new opportunity or challenge.

You’ll also be great at coordinating events and keeping track of deadlines.

Above all, you’ll want to enjoy work, have fun and develop.

If this is you please get in touch at hello@prosafetymanagement.co.uk

Minimum requirements

A levels or equivalent.

Valid UK driving license

Graduate degree (desirable)

Job Type: Contract


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 www.yorkneighbours.org.uk, email: info@yorkneighbous.org.uk 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 20,000 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 1 person to work with Emily on the advertising side of the business which will be a paid role.

Sales / Advertising role: 

The ideal candidate will be someone with high levels of confidence and great communications skills, as well as being really organised. You need to be good with detail and take pride in doing a job well.  You’ll be required to give really high quality responses to advertising enquiries & have the ability to think about other people’s needs for their organisation. Sales experience would be great but it’s not essential… it’s not about cold calling (we never do this) but it’s about responding to organisations well and ensuring the promotion on Mumbler is right for them.

The details of the role (hours, pay, location etc) are to be confirmed as it will be dependant on the skills and lifestyle requirements of the successful applicant (The hours can work around your own childcare needs… school hours, flexible etc) but it will be broadly 12 hours per week and likely to be around the living wage pay on a sub-contract basis.

Volunteers:

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 emily@mumbler.co.uk 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!

Emily


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, contact Becky Nicholson, Regional Fundraiser, at bnicholson@martinghouse.org.uk or phone 07827 959684.


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 gill@kyra.org.uk or phone 01904 63 23 32


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 Jennifer.carmichael@mariecurie.org.uk


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 coordinator.york@nct.org.uk 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.