Jobs 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.

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.

Research Participants Needed – Maternal postpartum self-care with the Alexander Technique

nicola hanefeldIf you have a baby between 4 and 13 months old, you might be interested in participating in this research….

This research aims to explore women’s perceptions of an online self-care package based on videos about the Alexander Technique. Additionally, this study aims to understand how using the self-care package and daily practice relates to some aspects of maternal well-being. There are several parts to this study: an initial telephone call with the researcher, watching five videos as input, practicing daily 10 – 15 minutes and then filling out a survey on your experiences. The research has been set up so that everything can be done online.

Who is doing the research? Nicola Hanefeld, Teacher of the Alexander Technique, member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, STAT, as part of her PhD in Health and Social Care Studies at the University of Hull.

Who can participate? To participate in this study, you must

  • be over 18 years old and a UK resident
  • have no prior experience of the Alexander Technique
  • have English as a first language (or equivalent language skills)
  • be between 4 and 13 months into the postnatal period
  • have regular internet access

Please contact the researcher via email: and include your telephone number. Full details about the study can be found here.

Hull University Research Study into the HeadStart Services in Hull

hull university research headstart hullCan you tell us what you think to any of the HeadStart Hull services?

We are looking for parents and carers, children and young people (aged 10-16 years old) and professionals to answer a few anonymous questions about the HeadStart Hull services running across the city over the last few years.

The survey website is and the password for everyone is head. 

The services which we are interested in are:

  • Parenting Peer Mentors run by Child Dynamix
  • Parenting courses run by Hull City Council and Child Dynamix
  • KIDS Yorkshire and Humber courses for Parents with a child with a disability.
  • Turn 2 Us
  • Play Rangers
  • Young People’s Peer Mentoring
  • SMILE – Community Based Group Work
  • SMASH – School Based Group Work
  • WRAP – School Based Group Work
  • Emotional Resilience Coaches
  • Counselling Service run by HEY MIND

This is part of an independent evaluation being run by the University of Hull. If you have any queries or need any support with completing the survey, please email Sarah Colley at

Could you be a Teacher?

Are you looking for a change in career and already have a degree?  There is no better time to think about a career in teaching.

Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training is based at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form, part of The Education Alliance, offering school-led teacher training and the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for trainee teachers.

The course is completed over an academic year and depending upon subject, there are tax free bursaries of up to £28,000 available during your training year.

For further details please see

yorkshire wolds teacher training

Choose Care – Adult Social Care Vacancies

choose care east riding

  • Employer: East Riding of Yorkshire Council and privately run social care providers
  • Contract: Fixed Term and Casual
  • Hours: Various
  • Base: Various across East Riding of Yorkshire

Make a difference to someone’s life in these most critical of times.

 Choose Care has been set up by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to urgently recruit into both private and council run adult social care providers. This has become especially important with the COVID – 19 outbreak. Work can take place in a variety of settings including residential care facilities, respite care and care in the home, across East Riding of Yorkshire.

We are looking to recruit people quickly into fixed term and casual paid opportunities.

You will:

  • help adults with care and support to maximise their independence and wellbeing
  • provide appropriate personal care, promoting dignity and independence, assisting people to maintain their personal hygiene and appearance; and
  • support and enable people to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.

Find information about the roles at


Please only apply for vacancies if you are fit and healthy – see for more details. If you wish to speak to a member of the team, please telephone (01482) 391200 or email

Advert No: ADLT000610. Closing Date: 31 August 2020

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.

Neuroscience Research

This survey takes 10 minutes and anyone can complete it, those with SEN children/experience and those without, you could win an Amazon voucher. Follow the link here.

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Water Babies Teacher – Market Weighton & Hull

water babiesWater Babies is the leading swim school for babies and toddlers, we are excited to be able to offer a new position to join our teaching team in the area.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and committed individual to join our team. No previous experience is required, just a passion for Water Babies, the majority of our fabulous team are Water Babies parents who fell in love with what we do and went on to join us.
You can find more information about Water Babies at or on their facebook page here.
If you are excited by this opportunity and want to know more please get in touch ASAP: email

Build Your Business Training Offers

Want to start your own business but: Not sure where to start? Lacking business confidence? Looking for advice and support? We can help you!

Build Your Business Training run workshops to help you start, grow or improve your business in Hull. They have special offers for Mumbler, details of the next one coming soon.

For more info email or visit their website here.


HBTC Free Online Learning Courses

hbtc free online learningAre you considering a career working with young people? Or just want develop your knowledge?

HBTC offer a range of free online courses that can help you develop your knowledge of supporting and understanding some of the issues faced by young people, including:

  • L2 Certificate Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • L2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
  • L2 Certificate Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • L2 Certificate Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • L2 Certificate Counselling Skills
  • L2 Certificate Information Advice or Guidance

A selection of other free online courses are available including Business, IT, Health & Wellbeing, Social Care and Working With Young People. Full details on the HBTC website here.

Apply now!

University of York Research Participants Required

Please email for more info and to take part in this new study –

york university research

FREE Teaching Assistant Course

HBTC are delighted to offer this FREE Teaching Assistant course for unemployed, 25+ year olds (subject to eligibility).  This course is ideal for parents considering returning to work in a career that fits around family life.  The introductory course will offer a fabulous insight into being a Teaching Assistant, covering topics such as safeguarding, SEN, teaching techniques etc.

The course will run for 10 weeks, with further support beyond this.  The sessions are in Hull city centre on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10-2pm.  Travel and childcare subsidies may be available (subject to funding). For more info and to book a place please contact Chris on 01482 211714 or

More info on their website here.

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Volunteer Retail Assistants required – Dove House

Dove House Hospice has 36 stores across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, including Anlaby, Beverley, Cottingham, Driffield, Goole, Hessle, Hornsea, Howden, Hull, Market Weighton, Withernsea and our on site shop on Chamberlain Road, Hull.

We need YOU to come along and join our friendly volunteer team!

You will be providing invaluable help with the running of the shop, keeping it stocked and attractively displayed. You can get involved with as much or as little as you like by:

  • sorting out stock and donations
  • pricing stock
  • putting your own stamp on shop displays
  • serving customers at the till
  • customer service
  • keeping the store clean and organised

We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, polite, committed and able to work as part of a team. We can offer flexibility to suit your needs, full induction training and a reference upon request. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinators to apply or to find out more: call 01482 785747, email Or for more info visit our website here.

dove house hospice volunteers

Footy Tots Coaches Wanted

Footytots is a local company dedicated to delivering fun activities and sports sessions to children aged from walking to 12 years old. The programme hones a child’s motor skills through activities using a ball, while enhancing their self-esteem and confidence. Footytots creates an optimum environment for children to develop their physical fitness and mental agility. Footytots also helps children learn numbers, the alphabet, colours and body parts, and reinforces positive aspects of their personality. The result is a healthier child whose motor skills and fitness are boosted. Perseverance, concentration, memory and general cognitive abilities are also enhanced.

We are also multi-sport and activity provider; focusing on fun energetic games, whilst introducing aspects of many sports, encouraging team work and support for each other in a non-competitive environment. I believe we have a unique fusion of different disciplines and our sessions are well received by kids and parents alike.

I provide all the sports equipment and all necessary training in the Footytots methodology. We are ideally looking for individuals with their own transport, level 2 in sport and experience with working with young children. Skills match:


  • Experience of working with 5-12s in a sports coaching, education or community setting
  • An NGB sports coaching qualification or equivalent in at least 1 sport
  • A valid First Aid qualification
  • Driving license
  • A passion for sports and developing children
  • Excellent leadership and organisational skills
  • Vibrant, fun, confident personality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to high quality customer service to parents and children
  • Team player with a willingness to adapt
  • Experience in collecting and storing sensitive participant data


  • Studying towards or already completed a degree in childcare, primary/secondary teaching, sports coaching or PE qualification

Job Type: Part-time (mainly weekends). Salary: Competitive

To apply please contact Sarah by emailing

Foster carers – Full time and respite

fostering east ridingEast Riding of Yorkshire Council is recruiting foster carers to care for children aged 0-16 years old.

Foster carers will need to be assessed and once approved you will receive a generous allowance for each child in your care. You will be provided with comprehensive support and training and your own dedicated social worker to offer you practical and emotional support when you need it.

We welcome enquiries from people of all religions, races, genders and sexuality. Our foster carers reflect a wide range of circumstances and life experience – for example, you may be married, single, in a relationship, divorced, widowed, employed or unemployed – we assess every application on an individual basis. You must have at least one spare bedroom at the time of your application and have the time and energy to meet the emotional needs of a child or young person.

For more information please visit our fostering website here or you can email for an information pack.

Coming Soon…

We’re looking for local businesses who would like to advertise jobs for mums here. Please contact us if we can help you with your recruitment