Jobs & Opportunities For Parents

“Jobs for Parents” are family-friendly positions that may be part-time, flexi-time, term-time, temporary contracts or even working from home. You can also find volunteering opportunities on here.

If you have a vacancy to fill that would suit a local parent and would like to advertise the role on Hull and East Riding Mumbler then please contact me here.

Long term impacts that feelings about the body have on mother and baby – University of York

university of york mental health research projectWe are inviting mothers during pregnancy to complete a survey with the option of also completing two follow-up surveys in the postnatal period (3 and 6 months after your due date). The aim of the research study, which is to explore the long term impact of how mother’s feel about their bodies during pregnancy on postnatal outcomes, including levels of attachment (body with baby), mood and breast-feeding choices and behaviours.

To take part in the study and read more information please follow this link.

If you have any questions please contact Dr Catherine Preston email: catherine.preston@york.ac.uk or Lydia Munns email (PhD student): lm2016@york.ac.uk

Taking part in these surveys gives you an opportunity to enter into a prize draw to win internet vouchers.


Calling all first-time Mums – Hull University Research Project

hull university research first time mumsIf you have become a mother for the first time in the past year, you may be eligible to get involved in this important research study into new mothers’ experiences of compassion.

What is involved? If you are unable to attend an online interview, the a face-to-face interview can be arranged. The interview will be recorded (audio only), transcribed and analysed. Audio recordings of the interview will only made with your consent. The research involves a short interview online via video call (30-60 minutes) where we want to hear about your experiences of compassion as a new mum. You welcome to have baby with you throughout the interview baby

Why should I take part? By participating in this study you will contribute to the research knowledge in maternal mental health and wellbeing and influence how mental health services support new mothers.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Are a first-time mother
  • Are aged 18 years or older
  • Have been a mother for at least 1 month, but for no longer than 1 year.
  • Are proficient in speaking English
  • Are one of the primary caregivers of your infant
  • Have not had thoughts about self-harm or suicide in the past month.

How do I get involved? If you would like to get involved in this important research or would like more information about this study, please contact the researcher using the following contact details: h.cackett-2019@hull.ac.uk


The Opportunity Centre – It’s all about you!

the oportunity centre, training and emplyment centre in hull for unemployed residentsAre you unemployed & not in education or training? Do you want support to help you gain some further training or progress into employment? Then look no further!

We are based in Hull City Centre and one of our friendly advisors will spend around an hour each week for up to 26 weeks, with each participant. Each journey is tailored to suit you, so there’s no pressure on you!

We offer a range of courses, including; teaching assistant, safeguarding children & young people, CSCS, food hygiene, some beauty courses and many more! We offer wrap around support, such as; confidence building, housing, benefits, employment, interview preparation, interview clothing, sourcing childcare and much more, again all dependent on your individual needs.

If you are looking for employment we can create you a quality CV, Cover letter and help you prepare for interviews, we will also support you with online applications such as council and NHS vacancies.

We can provide you with IT support to help you with everyday tasks online, such as banking, job search and online safety.

This programme is completely FREE, VOLUNTARY & WILL NOT EFFECT ANY BENEFITS. Bus fares are refunded for your appointments. Eligibility –

  • Live within HU1-HU9 postcode (not all postcodes are eligible)
  • Be 16+ years old
  • Be unemployed & not in full time education
  • Have proof of benefits (If claiming)
  • Birth certificate / Passport

Call 01482 211116 to see if you are eligible, and to make your first appointment. Or find out more on their website here.


Introduction to Teaching Assisting Course (FREE)

free online teaching assistant courseHBTC are delighted to offer this FREE Introduction to Teaching Assistant Course for unemployed, 25+ year olds (subject to eligibility). This course is ideal for parents considering to work in a career that fits around family life. The introductory course will offer a great insight into the role of the Teaching Assistant, covering topics such as safeguarding, SEN, teaching techniques etc, and includes L2 accredited qualifications.

The course is delivered fully remotely via digital resources and online training with support from HBTC via video/telephone call. There is no requirement to attend the training centre. It can be completed in your own time, so can fit around existing commitments. Many have utilised the course to build their knowledge and some have used it as a stepping stone to working in schools.

For more information, please get in touch with Chris on 01482 211714 or chris@hbtc.o.uk


The Yorkshire Wolds Get Into Teaching Programme

yorkshire wolds teacher training webinarsAre you or someone that you know considering a career in Teaching? YWTT have developed 4 experiences to allow you to create a professional portfolio for a future application.

Experience 1: The Get Into Teaching Webinar Programme. First is 17th November 2021, and there are future dates too. Find out about the routes into the profession and the financial support available. Please register here.

Experience 2: The Get Into Teaching Virtual Skills Development Programme. Build a stand-out application for teacher training through a series of on-line masterclasses with expert teachers and short assignments. Delegates will also be given the opportunity to create resources for our charity schools in Kenya and Laos. Please register here.

Experience 3: The Get Into Teaching School-Insights Programme. Visit our partnership schools to observe face-to-face lessons, tour the school site and meet with our expert teachers. Please register here.

Experience 4: The Get Into Teaching Virtual Work Experience Course. Complete this on-line work experience programme at your own pace to build a professional evidence portfolio for a future CV/application. Please register here.

Find out more about getting into teaching with Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training on their website here.


Together – A Study to Promote Family Wellbeing

Are you a parent with children aged 3-18? Do you want to help shape services for the future? Come and be part of a study to promote family wellbeing!

We are asking parents to complete four questionnaires over the course of a year and you will get £40 of vouchers if you complete them all. You will take part in a free 13 week programme for parents, which is designed to help parents build positive relationships with their children. 2 venues:

  • Acorns Children’s Centre, Nestor Grove, Hull, HU9 4DB. Monday 1st November 2021 (for 13 weeks), 10am-2pm. Contact Rosie Smith to book on 07925 361221, or Donna Clutterbuck on 07761 801069.
  • Priory Children’s Centre, Priory Road, Hull, HU5 5RU. Wednesday 3rd November 2021 (for 13 weeks), 10am-2pm. Contact Emma Gamble to book on 07925 361245, or Donna Clutterbuck on 07761 801069.

More information about the programme:

together, study into family wellbeing in hull


VictimFocus – Humberside Survey for Girls 16+ & Women

Survey participants needed: VictimFocus are currently working alongside Humberside’s Police and Crime Commissioner to conduct research to explore the different experiences of violence, harassment and abuse of women and girls in Humberside.

This study seeks the largest possible sample of girls aged 16 and 17 years old, and adult women in Humberside, to present the real experiences and prevalence of abuse and violence against women and girls from birth. The findings from this study will provide the vital information needed for VictimFocus to report back to Humberside PCC about the prevalence of violence and abuse through a wide range of experiences of women and girls. This study seeks to explore several key issues:

  • How prevalent is violence against and abuse of women and girls in the Humberside area?
  • Do women and girls in Humberside feel able to report their experiences to the police, or tell someone about what happened to them?
  • Are we collecting enough information on broad types of violence, abuse and oppression of women and girls in Humberside?

There is the opportunity to take part in one or more of the below:

1. Online anonymous questionnaire (will take about 10 minutes to complete)
2. Face to face/online meetings for surveying and interviews
3. Focus groups (online and face to face)

Please follow the link the survey here, or scan a QR code by clicking on the posters below


Choose Care – Adult Social Care Vacancies

choose care east riding of yorkshire council career in caring Working in adult social care offers so many opportunities to make a difference.

An initiative run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the mission of ‘Choose Care, Change Lives’ is to inform, educate and inspire people to consider careers in care across East Riding of Yorkshire. By providing honest information and testimonials from those already in the industry, we hope to help people make an informed decision as to whether a career in care is right for them.

We are seeking some great new care workers and those essential workers who keep the care sector going (including cooks, cleaners, gardeners and drivers). We are looking for people with the right values and attitude to work for the East Riding care sector – could this be you?

Our main priority for any job role is to find people with the right attitude and behaviours to match our own. You don’t need to have experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications to get started – here at East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the many independent care settings we’re happy to work with you to help you to become an excellent care worker.

Do you think that you have what it takes to work in care?

Every role is different in adult social care and no two days will be the same. People come from all walks of life to join the East Riding workforce. Listen to their stories and discover the wide range of roles available, career paths and training and apply for jobs directly at at www.choosecareeastriding.co.uk


Puddle Ducks – Part time Baby and Pre School Teacher

puddle ducks logoAre you looking for a new exciting opportunity? Could you be our new Baby and Preschool swimming teacher – teaching 0-4 year old children? As our business continues to grown and thrive, we are looking for a committed individual to join our Baby & Pre-school team in Hull.

Becoming a baby swimming teacher is an amazing and rewarding job where you can make a real difference! When you work for Puddle Ducks you’re part of such an enthusiastic bunch of talented teachers, both locally here in Yorkshire and nationally, who give you so much ongoing encouragement and support.

We offer highly competitive rates of pay and excellent career progression. No previous teaching or professional swimming experience is required as full training is available (although of course, swimming teaching qualifications already achieved would be a bonus!). We are here to support you with your training at every step along the way. You need to enjoy being in the water and able to swim, have a confident and friendly personality, be flexible and a team player.

Becoming a Baby & Pre-school Swimming Teacher for Puddle Ducks takes hard work and commitment but brings huge job satisfaction and fits brilliantly around family life.

You will be required to work one weekend session, have a car and a clean driving licence.

So if you think you have what it takes to do the best job in the world, as part of the Puddle Ducks family, then we would love to hear from you! For more information, please e-mail hull@puddleducks.com


Springfield Healthcare – Care Assistants Needed

springfield healthcare care assistants wanted, jobs for parents on mumblerWe’re recruiting Care Assistants! We have full and part-time vacancies, flexible shifts available including days, nights and weekends.

Springfield Healthcare has 50 years of experience in the care sector and operates community-based care services from local offices across Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East. We believe that great care begins with great carers – we work hard to recruit only the best! We have a great induction and onboarding process to provide all the training, support and mentorship that you need for a great career!

Springfield is forward-thinking, kind and fun to work with! We also have a proven track record for
providing not only quality services but satisfying jobs and exciting opportunities for career progression. We offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 28 days paid holiday per year (pro rata)
  • Fully paid training, uniform and all personal care supplies provided
  • Support to complete qualifications in Health and Social Care
  • Recognition Schemes & bonuses
  • Amazing career progression opportunities & Health Cash Plan

You will need:

  • To be a caring, friendly person with great people skills and a passion to improve peoples lives
  • To be able to work on your own or as part of a team
  • Good availability for early mornings, evenings and/or weekends

Speak to our lovely Hull team and get in touch today by calling 01482 348286
or visiting www.springfieldhealthcare.com


Ladies in Pigs Volunteers

ladies in pigs volunteer and help spread the word about british farming and british porkLadies in Pigs needs you! If you have a few days here and there to spare, we would love to hear from you.

We are a non-profit membership organisation who promote and educate about the brilliant food created in Britain. We are looking to increase our team of members so that we can meet the demand of visits we are requested to do.

Members pay £25 a year and in return they get uniform, training and public liability cover when doing events, they also get voting rights ta the yearly AGM. For anyone returning to work or for young ladies who are just starting out with a CV, you can state that you are a volunteer, which is really well regarded by employers. For each full day you are with us, you can claim £80 expenses plus travel costs if applicable. There is also a need to stay overnight sometimes, and these expenses are covered.

We would love to welcome you to the team. Get in touch if this is of interest to you by emailing Debbie, Chairwoman of Ladies in Pigs, on ladiesinpigs@gmail.com.

Find out more about the organisation on their website here.

Or there is more info on Mumbler here about a home-school cook along they did to help educate children at home in the last lockdown.


Hull Fostering – Foster Carers Needed

foster care fortnight 2021, foster carers wanted in Hull, Hull FosteringFOSTER CARERS NEEDED – Could you make a difference?

If you are over 21, have a spare bedroom and live within 30 miles of Hull then you could Foster for Hull City Council Fostering.

There are many different types of fostering to suit you and your family and commitments; this could be full-time (where a child lives with you) or offering regular respite or support to other carers for weekends / a few days at a time.

It doesn’t matter if you are single or in a relationship, you can work, be unemployed or retired, own or rent your home as long as you have the love a time to care for a local child or young person.

You will receive any training needed, a dedication social worker throughout your fostering journey and a fostering allowance of £150-£270+ per child / per week depending on their age and your skill level.

As a Hull City Council foster carer you will receive great support and be joining over 230 other households who foster over 900 local children and young people. You don’t need any special qualifications to foster with Hull, just a loving heart, a safe home and a need to help make a difference to a local child while they are in care.

For an information pack about all the types of fostering available please contact Hull Fostering today:

Visit the website here, contact via facebook here, call 01482 612800 or email fostering@hullcc.gov.uk.


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