Jobs For Parents Scarborough & Whitby

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 Scarborough & Whitby Mumbler then please contact us here.

The Utility Warehouse

Have you ever felt that you would like to make a difference by earning more but struggle to fit it into your hectic family life and commitments?  

A British Company established for over 22 years is now looking for people in all areas of the UK.

You will have the freedom to choose your own hours and work hours that suit you around other work and family commitments. You set your own goals and achieve what you want to achieve. They already have Partners nationwide but are looking for more who can get started as soon as they like.

To help you get started, there’s a unique support and training programme. This includes a comprehensive package of materials and training that provides you with everything you need to build your own successful business. The initial and subsequent training is provided FREE of CHARGE at training centres throughout the country.

With flexible working hours that suit you, you could achieve your own financial freedom and build yourself a better future.

– Work in the mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends, whatever suits you best.

– Fits around your life so you can still do the school run and be with your children at their activities or other family commitments.

– It can also be worked alongside your current job

There’s never been a better time to join this award-winning PLC.

Should you would like to request further information please click the ‘Apply’ button and complete the form to find out more. Website HERE

Shop & Tearoom Assistants wanted. Weekend work & School Holidays

Several positions are available for the upcoming season.

We are looking for friendly, reliable and hard-working applicants, who enjoy working as part of a team and with the general public.
Experience is not necessary as training will be given.

Applicants must be 16 and over
Seasonal positions, running from the middle of March until the end of September.
School Holiday and weekend work.
Core hours of 9-4/5.

To request an application form for the shop & café assistant position (Weekend work & School Holidays), email Danny at Or Call 01944 758641

Shop & Tearoom Assistants Wanted. Seasonal Full time/part time work

Several positions are available for the upcoming season.

We are looking for friendly, reliable and hard-working applicants, who enjoy working as part of a team and with the general public.

Experience in catering/retail is preferred, however training will be given.


Seasonal positions, running from the middle of March until the end of September.

3 – 5 days a week available. (Flexible)

Core hours of 9-4/5. (This can be flexible)


To request an application form for the shop & café assistant position (Seasonal Full time/part time work), email Danny at or Call 01944 758641

Cafe Assistant – Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Cafe

Approx.30 hours, will include weekend work

We are looking for a passionate and friendly individual to join the team in our Award Winning Cafe.
Cheerful and friendly attitude essential.
Experience in Cafe environment preferred.
Barista training an advantage but not essential.
The successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for customer care, and an ability to work within a team in a fast paced environment, with a smile at all times.

Interested please email your C.V. to Alison Riley a.s.a.p. on or
telephone 01751 475614 Ext.5 (Mon-Fri)

University of York Research – PJ Heroes

Have you ever been concerned about your child’s language development? Did they seem late to learn to talk or understand speech?

If your child has suspected or confirmed speech,language and communication needs then researchers at the University of York would love to hear from you!

Children aged 4-6 with English as their only language are invited to take part.

Families who volunteer can be seen in their own homes.


For more details including how to take part contact:


Returning to Work

Are you thinking of returning to work after maternity? Here are some top tips from Kelly at KD Recruitment Limited.

  • Have confidence in your skills and abilities.
  • Think clearly about what you want to do moving forward in terms of the type of job you want.
  • Do you want part time or full time work?
  • Do you want to restart your career or work in a lesser level role to have a work/life balance to be there for the kids.
  • None of these are excuses for companies not to hire you but a list of things you want.
  • You don’t change who you are when you have kids but you need to get your mojo back afterwards.
  • Whatever it is you want to do, have conviction in your answers in the interview.
  • The right job is out there for everyone, lots of businesses are very supportive of women returning from having a baby so don’t think you are on your own.

Here are some tips for writing that all important CV…

When applying for a new job, having a good CV is pivotal as it could be the difference between you getting an interview and not getting one. You should never just have one CV and fire it out to as many jobs as possible as this will result in hardly any interview requests, or you will fall into the trap of asking the person calling you to remind you which job it was that you applied for…..

Any business that is recruiting wants to think that their job is your perfect career and your application should be tailored specifically to them.  One of the easiest ways of doing this is having a strong CV and covering letter. I have a few key tips below that could help you with your CV:

Have your Name & Address on the front page at the top along with 3 ways to contact you. (mobile, home number & email) N.B. If you do not have a professional email address, set one up specifically for your job search, DO NOT USE YOUR CHILDHOOD EMAIL IF IT IS NOT PROFESSIONAL.

Profile – Write a profile / introductory paragraph including the reason for your search, what type of role you are looking for & a little bit about your work ethic or approach to work. Try not to use empty words in this section like “forward thinking etc” make this as relevant as possible to the job you are applying for.

Education / Qualifications – These should always be on your CV, however it depends how relevant they are to the job you are applying for as to where you place them. If they are not integral to the job then perhaps have them after your career history near the end; however, if they are important & relevant to the role you are looking for then have them after your profile on the first page.

Skills & achievements – In this section you can mention all of the skills you have in which you do not necessarily use on a daily basis within the work place. i.e mail merge, audio typing etc (again tailor for the job you want to apply for). Also list all of the computer skills you have. i.e “MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, SAP, Sage line 50 etc”.

With achievements, you want to mention at least two work-based achievements in which you can demonstrate your attitude & approach to your work. i.e setting up of a new system or process. Solving a difficult problem, winning an award etc. These should be no longer than 4/5 lines for each one.

Career History – Start with your most recent position first & go back in date order, please use full dates where you can, the company you worked for & your job title. Your duties need to be bullet pointed & you will need be specific about each one. i.e do not just write “minuting meetings”. Try & quantify where you can, think about this in terms of frequency, volume & level. i.e “minuting weekly board level meetings with twelve directors in attendance”.  Make sure that for your most recent position you have given around half a page of duties, especially if this is the direction your career is going in.

Interests – It is always a good idea to include a paragraph about your interests, as it is a little bit about your personality at the end of your CV.

Please keep your CV as one font style, but use italic or bold to differentiate between the sections. If you have a long career history, you do not need to keep your CV to one or two pages. If it happens to roll onto a third, then this is not the end of the world. However, if you are just starting out in your career, you do not want a CV that is over 2 pages. Use your common sense. A CV needs to be personal to you, with your words. Always get a friend or family member to read it for you & see if it makes sense. Check the spelling & grammar & do not use terminology. Word your CV in generic terms & make sure that you proofread it before you send it out.

Your cover letter should back up your CV and outline why you want to apply and why you think you are suitable for the role.

For a helpful template to use for your CV please click on this link:  Write an effective CV

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Cafe Assistant – The Orchard – Scarborough

We are seeking a permanent part time cafe assistant for our cafe in Scarborough

Approx 16-20 hours per week

You will be trained in all areas of our cafe including food preparation and presentation and all areas of customer service

Ideally you will be flexible to work between the hours of 7.30am – 5.00pm, to discuss at interview

Must be flexible, reliable and honest and have a pleasant manner

£8.40 per hour from age 21 + 30% staff discount

Job Type: Part-time

71 Newborough Scarborough

Apply via the website HERE

Sales Assistant – Scarborough

We are the largest family owned bakery chain in the UK and though the size of the business has grown in recent years, Cooplands still maintain a family spirit and atmosphere. We have ambitious plans for expansion in the coming years, aiming to grow together to provide fresh, good value and quality food as well as excellent service to our customers.

People are the heart of everything we do here at Cooplands. We aim to provide a friendly and positive place to work where there are always possibilities for progression. We are committed to training and helping our staff develop the skills they need to fulfil their potential.

Pay Rate

£8.40 per hour from age 21+, weekly paid

Enhanced rates paid on progression into a supervisory role


30% staff discount

28 days holiday (including bank holidays) to start, rising up to 33 days with long service (pro rata)

You will automatically join our pension scheme which is a great way to save for retirement and benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages

Shift Pattern

Hours: 16 – 20 hrs per week

Shift: 4 shifts Monday to Saturday between 7.00am – 5.30pm.

Contract: Permanent

About the role

Become part of a team that works together to achieve targets and provide a fantastic shopping experience to our valued customers.

The ideal candidate must have a passion for making customers happy, take pride in preparing and packing our much loved products and keeping the shop clean and tidy.

You will be working in a varied and high energy role which will involve preparing food, serving on the till, keeping displays vibrant and the shop clean and tidy.


  • Legal entitlement to work in the UK (e.g. Valid VISA or Work Permit for non EEC residents)
  • Some flexibility in your availability for working hours would be an advantage (you may be required to work different shifts each week, or asked to work overtime).

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £8.40 /hour

Apply via the Website HERE

Sales Assistant – Whitby

We are seeking a part time sales assistant for our busy/bakery shop in Whitby, this position is a permanent all year round job.

Approx 16 – 20 hours per week

Salary: £8.40 per hour from age 21, weekly paid + 30% staff discount

4 shifts Monday to Sunday between 7.30am and 5.30pm

Must be flexible, reliable and honest and have a pleasant manner

60 Baxtergate, Whitby

Apply via website HERE

Shop Manager – Job Share

To be responsible for the day to day operation, management and control of a designated Hospice Shop under the direction of the Area Retail Manager.

For more information, please visit:

For an informal discussion or further information please contact:
Area Retail Manager Matthew Wood Tel 01723 351421

For an Application Pack please email:

Baby Sensory Franchise

A rare opportunity to buy an established Baby Sensory business within North Yorkshire has arisen. Due to a significant change in circumstances, Leila has decided to put Baby Sensory Scarborough up for sale!

In her own words:

“If you want to work with some amazingly talented people, train with the best and run award winning classes at a time that is flexible for you and your family’s needs do get in touch. The brand awareness is already here and I would love to see someone continue to make it flourish and give Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, Whitby and Pickering a service that it really needs.”

If you are interested or would simply like some more information please contact:
Elizabeth Davies (Regional Franchisee) on 07590 425310

Looking for a new direction? How about fostering?

Fostering North Yorkshire is recruiting Specialist Foster Carers to work with our local children and young people

If you have experience of caring for or working with young people, consider using your skills to provide intensive, care plan-led support as a Specialist Foster Carer with us…

Some children need individual care – specialist fostering offers supportive placements to children and young people who display challenging and complex behaviours and may otherwise be placed in a residential setting.

Often these children are teenagers – they will usually be 10+ – however due to their complex needs a Specialist Foster Carer will be required to be available on a full time basis.  If a couple, then at least one of the couple will need to be available on a full time basis or this can be shared between the couple to effectively create full time cover.

Our Specialist Foster Carers will have:

  • relevant experienceor a professional background dealing with challenging or difficult behaviours. This may include health and social care, youth work or teaching
  • a good understanding of the experiences which the children and young people who require specialist foster placements have experienced, in particular an understanding of the impact of early childhood trauma and the reasons why children and young people are not able to remain living with their birth families
  • a sense of humour and the ability to see the positives wherever possible

Join our team and you will:

  • Receive a tailored training and  support package
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with extensive support from our OfstedOutstanding Provider’ rated locally based social work teams
  • Benefit from an excellent package of allowances, fees and paid breaks – for example you could expect to receive around £34.5k per annum, based on a child aged 11-15 years in placement for 52 weeks

This is your chance to use your skills and make a real difference to a North Yorkshire young person who needs extra support and help to turn their life around…want to know more?


Mumbler Reviews

From time to time, I am asked to review classes, days out and other wierd and wonderful things!

This comprises of attending, taking photos, enjoying whatever it is and then writing a short review afterwards for the website which is then shared on social media.

I am hoping to get a few volunteers together that may like to do a few reviews for me? Your review will be published on the website. There will be no payment for your time but you will get whatever you are reviewing for free.

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 you use on Mumbler. Do send any questions you may have.

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.