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.

FREE Introduction to Teaching Assistant Course


Are you 25+, unemployed and considering a career as a Teaching Assistant? This fully funded course will cover the following topics:

  • L2 Safeguarding & Prevent Qualification (Accredited)
  • An overview of working with children in a School environment
  • Return to work skills

The course will be delivered remotely via telephone/video call, digital resources and online training.

The start date and duration of the course is flexible to your requirements.

Please get in touch on 01482 211714 or email or you can find out more on the HBTC website.

HBTC free teaching assistant training course

Hull University Research Study – Pregnant Women or New Mums Needed


Have you noticed changes in your thinking and memory since becoming pregnant or giving birth? Research participants needed for this important topic.

To participate please contact Louise Anders ( You can also contact Louise to request further information or discuss the study in more detail. Please cite ‘A touch of Brain Fog’ as the research study of interest.

Feel free to pass this information on to anybody who you think might be interested in taking part in this research.

hull universit research study into brain fog after pregnancy

Hull University Research Study – Female Participants Needed

Female participants needed.

Research on thinking and memory, mood, and sleep during pregnancy and following childbirth. Note you do not have to be pregnant to take part in this research.

I am looking for participants to contribute to this important topic. Women who have never been pregnant and women who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last year are eligible.

Please click on the link here for further details to participate.

You can also contact Louise Anders on to request further information or to discuss the study in more detail. Please cite ‘Perinatal Research’ as the research study of interest.

Please also feel free to pass on this link to anybody who you think might be interested in taking part in this research.

Survey – Help Shape the Future of School Nursing in Hull

Hull city council logoEvery few years Hull City Council have a chance to change how they run the school nursing services.

We would like to ask some questions about your experiences of those services to help us reshape them.
Your answers to this questionnaire will be used to inform Hull’s approach to the school nursing services within the city.

This survey is for Hull families with primary school aged children. This is your opportunity to improve the services available to you in the community.

All of the information you provide will be stored securely and the answers you give will remain confidential and will not be shared with anyone else. Your answers will not be tied back to you.

Please complete the survey here.

Survey – Help Shape the Future of Health Visiting Services in Hull

Hull city council logoEvery few years Hull City Council have a chance to change how they run the health visiting service.

They would like to ask some questions about your experiences of those services to help us reshape them. This is your opportunity to improve the services available to you in the community.

This questionnaire is aimed at those Hull families with children who have experience of the health visiting service within the city and wish to express an opinion about the service. Your answers to this questionnaire will be used to inform Hull’s approach to the health visiting services within the city.

All of the information you provide will be stored securely and the answers you give will remain confidential and will not be shared with anyone else. Your answers will not be tied back to you.

Please complete the survey here.

Choose Care – Adult Social Care Vacancies

  • 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

choose care east riding adult social work recruitmentMake 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 If you wish to speak to a member of the team, please telephone (01482) 391200 or email

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.

Nursery Practitioners, Wild at Heart Day Nursery, Driffield

wild at heart day nursery in driffield, east riding of yorkshire. LogoWe are seeking outstanding practitioners to join our Wild at Heart family. You must:

  • Be caring, proactive and a passionate individual who is willing to maintain the high standards that are expected within our brand-new setting.
  • Have at least a relevant Level 3 qualification in Early Years.
  • Have up to date knowledge and experience of delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum; understanding the planning, observation, and assessment cycle is essential.
  • Appreciate and believe in the vision and ethos of Wild at Heart Day Nursery.
  • Enjoy the outdoor learning environment and be able to bring new and inspiring ideas to our nursery.

This can be either a full time or part time position, with a minimum of 24 hours or up to 40 hours per week. Bonuses include excellent rate of pay, pension contributions, all meals included and your birthday off work. Expected start date would be as soon as possible for the right candidate.

Wild at Heart is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children within our care and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be thoroughly assessed within the recruitment process and this position is subject to a full enhanced DBS check, completed application form and 2 written references.

Wild at Heart, Four Winds Court, Driffield, YO25 9LH. Please call 01377 258698 or email for applications and more details.

Find them on facebook here..

CIPD Parent Returner Programme

CIPD parent returner july 20Are you a parent based in Yorkshire & Humber who is thinking about or currently trying to return to work in this current climate? OR have you already returned to work in a lower skilled/paid job, but aren’t satisfied? If yes, then this could be the programme for you!

The CIPD Parent Returner programme* is helping parents in the Yorkshire and Humber area to get back into work. The future of work may seem uncertain right now, but at the same time there are lots of benefits to returning at this time. Employers who previously weren’t always open to flexible working opportunities, have now had to work in ‘different and more flexible ways which may lead to you finding a role that suits your individual circumstances. Relaunch yourself and your career in this changing world by getting the best support to get you going.

It’s completely free and designed to support your return to work after taking time out to care for your child(ren). You will receive mentoring by a qualified CIPD member who has the right skills and experience to help you rebuild your confidence and self-esteem. They will also provide practical support on job searches, CV writing and interview techniques. All of this can be done in virtually from the comfort of your own home – at a time that suits you best.

The programme is open to both men and women returning parents. Register your interest here and the team will call you with more information to make sure it’s the right decision for you. More info on their website here.

*Funded by the Government Equalities Office

Sirius Homecare – Carers Required

sirius homecare We’re looking for caring and compassionate people to join our team of carers, providing care for vulnerable people in Hull and the surrounding East Riding villages.

We offer the highest hourly pay rate for care work in Hull and East Riding, as well as flexible shift patterns to suit you and your lifestyle – whether you’re a working mum, semi-retired or someone who just wanted to make a difference. No previous care experience is required as we provide a comprehensive induction and training scheme (classroom-based training, e-learning & on-the-job shadowing).


  • No previous care experience is required as comprehensive training is provided
  • You must be an honest, reliable, empathetic, hardworking and trustworthy individual
  • You must be willing to provide personal care services to our clients e.g. washing, dressing, toileting etc.
  • You must have a good level of English – both spoken and written
  • You must have a full driving license and access to a vehicle
  • You must have the right to work within the UK

Market-leading benefits:

  • We offer the highest hourly pay rate for care work in Hull and East Riding
  • All mileage between your client appointments is paid at 20p per mile
  • We pay for your Enhanced DBS check is paid for
  • Free uniform
  • £5 per month contribution to your personal phone contract
  • Pension scheme & 28 days’ paid holiday
  • Access to the Blue Light Card scheme (meaning big discounts at 100s of retailers)
  • Opportunity to earn Love2Shop vouchers through our Refer a Friend and Carer of the Month schemes
  • We value our carers

You’ll be recognised as a professional and treated with the respect this job deserves. Appropriate time is allocated between visits – you won’t be asked to shorten a client’s visit to get to your next client on time. We provide ongoing support to gain industry-recognised qualifications such as the Care Certificate and NVQs, allowing you to develop new skills and progress your career.


  • Flexible working hours
  • On-site parking
  • Company pension
  • Employee discounts

For more information please visit their website here. Please apply directly for a role on their website 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

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!

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.

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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