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.

Father Christmas at Sea Life Scarborough

WANTED: Father Christmas!

Are you ho-ho-hoping for a part time role this winter? Then look no further as we are recruiting for the jolliest role there is! Christmas is a magical time of year and with Santa at the heart of the experience, the SEA LIFE Centre is on the hunt for our very own representative! From the moment you step into the red suit you’ll be totally immersed in the experience, asking children about their wish list and telling stories about the North Pole. You’ll certainly be asked lots of questions and we look forward to seeing you keeping the magic of Christmas real!

Father Christmas is a busy man! We require him to be available when the contract starts from 6th December to 22nd December. Based upon 15 hours a week, working 5 days out of 7 and due to the 7 day nature of the business this will include weekends and bank holidays as and when required.

Training is provided in our Grotto with our elves and a full costume will be provided.

About the benefits

Alongside an hourly rate of £10.50 and joining an awesome team at this festive time, you will also get to enjoy some of our great benefits including 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off LEGO, and much more!

Please upload a head shot as well as your CV when completing your application. Short listed candidates will be invited to an audition as part of the selection process.


About us

SEA LIFE Scarborough takes each and every one of its visitors on a fascinating tour of freshwater and marine life. Our amazing Ocean Tunnel holds 156,000 litres of natural seawater and is home to an array of different colourful species of fish as well as our majestic Loggerhead sea turtle, Antiopi. Seeing the magic of the deep up close with breath-taking displays among the fish, sharks, seals and penguins, there’s so much more to SEA LIFE!  We want you to love the oceans and the creatures that live in them as much as we do. By sharing their beauty and educating everyone that visits, we want to inspire you to help us protect them for generations to come.

SEA LIFE Scarborough, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP


University of York Research – PJ Heroes

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:

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.