Jobs For Parents Harrogate

Are you looking for a part time or flexible job in the Harrogate area?  Are you looking for a job that fits in around school hours? Returning to work after having children can be a daunting prospect however there are flexible jobs in Harrogate & Knaresborough 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 Harrogate Mumbler then please tell us about it here. Your first 3 job listings are free, after those it’s £30+VAT per role per month.


Finance Administrator at The Avalon Group

Finance Administrator—Harrogate (Ref H214)

37 hours per week (Part time considered, minimum 30 hours per week) 

Salary between £18,000-£20,000 per annum, depending on experience (pro rata for part time)

The Avalon Group is an award–winning Social Care Charity providing the highest quality care and support for over 20 years to a wide range of individuals, including people with learning and/or physical disabilities, dementia or mental health needs.

We are looking for a Finance Administrator with excellent organisational skills to work in our busy finance department at our Head Office in Harrogate. You will need to be able to communicate confidently with customers and staff, and be able to manage conflicting demands effectively.

Keys tasks would include assisting with annual leave processing and dealing with sick notes, processing direct debit mandates, taking invoice payments over the phone, and also assisting with some general payroll and invoice administration. You will also assist with general administration tasks within other departments, as and when required.

The ideal candidate must have demonstrable all round IT skills with an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office. In particular you will need to be at ease working with Microsoft Excel. You will also need a “can do” attitude and be a great team player. Previous experience of using Sage Line 50 accounting software and payroll is also desirable but not essential.

In return you will receive a generous benefits package including flexible working hours, contributory pension scheme, discounts at high street retailers and gym memberships, a Health Cash Plan, an Employee Assistance Scheme and up to 30 day leave entitlement. Appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate.

For more information please call Lisette Robinson or Emma Williams on 01423 530053.

Closing Date: Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 12 noon

Interview Date: Wednesday 28 August 2019 at the Harrogate office.

We strive to ensure equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality or religion

Part-time and Full-time Support Workers at Henshaws

Henshaws are looking to appoint enthusiastic and caring full and part time Support Workers for our Home Support Service. Full training is provided and DBS paid for. Generous annual leave entitlement and opportunities for progression.

Salary £8.60/£8.80 per hour dependent on qualifications
Hours Full and Part-time (Days, evenings and weekends)
Weeks per Year 52
Annual Leave 5 Weeks annual leave plus 10 days Bank Holiday
Contract Permanent

Benefits include:


Working with our service users
Competitive Salary
Paid travel in between visits
Overtime paid at enhanced rate (Care)
Sleepovers paid at £82 per night (10 hours at £8.21 per hour/shift hours may vary)
5 Weeks Annual leave + 10 paid bank holidays.
Option to buy one week extra holiday per year (52 week contracts)
DBS Paid by Henshaws
In House Training Full/comprehensive
Recognised Qualifications (Diploma 2/3/5 Teaching Level 5)
Progression Opportunities
Access to all Henshaws Benefits
Company Pension Scheme
Comprehensive induction programme
Employee Helpline
Death in Service Insurance
Long service awards every 5 years
Refer a Friend
Supportive working environment

For further information and to apply please visit

If you would like to build on previous care experience, or wish to return to work, or start a new career, we look forward to hearing from you!

Workshop Assistant at Henshaws

Location: Chain Lane Community Centre, Knaresborough 
Salary: £8.80 per hour/£3477.76 per year 
Band: C
Hours per Week: 7.6 hrs per week (1 day per week)
Annual Leave: 25 days plus 10 Statutory holidays (pro-rata for part time)
Contract: Fixed term for one year

At Henshaws Arts & Crafts we make more than art. We bring people together in an atmosphere that never fails to inspire.

Through our workshops, people living with a range of disabilities discover their talents, put them into practice and realise their full potential. Over 150 Art Makers access the Centre each week to take part in around 18 different workshops.

This role will support and assist the Workshop Leader to facilitate a workshop programme at Chain Lane Community Centre.  The Workshop Assistant will assist in encouraging and instructing Art Makers to reach their full potential in a safe and creative setting.

Key responsibilities will include:

– Provide care and assistance as and when necessary to art makers in the workshop.
– To assist in the instruction and supervision of Art Makers with disabilities within workshop sessions.
– Liaise with the workshop leader about the aims, objectives of the workshop and its individual Art maker needs.

An ability and willingness to assist Art Makers with their personal care requirements as needed, whilst maintaining their dignity, is an essential requirement of the role. Effective communication skills – verbal & written, and commitment to inclusive/individualised learning, is also essential. Experience of working in an Arts/Education environment, as well as experience of working with people with visual impairment and/other disability is desirable but full training will be given.

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 16th August 2019.

For further information and to apply please visit

Senior Administrator at Henshaws

Location: Arts & Crafts Centre, Knaresborough
Salary: £9.87 per hour/£19,503.12 per year 
Grade: D
Hours per Week: 38 hours per week (may include occasional evening and weekend working)
Annual Leave: 25 days plus 10 statutory holidays 

At Henshaws Arts & Crafts we make more than art. We bring people together in an atmosphere that never fails to inspire.

Through our workshops, people living with a range of disabilities discover their talents, put them into practice and realise their full potential. Over 150 Art Makers access the Centre each week to take part in around 18 different workshops.

This role will be responsible for all administrative functions within the Arts and Craft Centre’s office and will provide an efficient reception service, acting as first point of contact for visitors to the Centre.

Key responsibilities will include:

-Provide confidential administrative support to the ACC Manager, including the production of management information to support reporting processes.
-Develop systems, processes and procedures, including the use of excel spreadsheets, to ensure efficient management of confidential data and the production of management information for the Centre Manager as required.
-Support the Centre Manager with financial record keeping, including purchase orders, invoices, and cash handling functions.

Proven experience of working in an administration role in a busy environment, as well as experience of working in a customer focused role, is essential. The successful candidate will need to be IT literate with a working knowledge of MS office including word, Outlook and powerpoint and excellent time management skills, with previous experience of prioritising tasks and managing a busy workload.

Experience of working with people with visual impairment and/other disability is desirable but full training will be given.

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification.

Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 22nd August 2019.
Interview date: Thursday 29th August 2019

For more information and to apply please visit

Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.

Registered Charity No: 221888

Part Time Production Kitchen Assistant at Saffron Tree

Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (16 hours total)
Salary: £10 an hour
Location: Harrogate

Saffron Tree is a newly established food manufacturing business based in Follifoot Ridge Business Park. We offer a range of chilled, authentic, Indian meals to local farm shops and delicatessens. Due to an increase in demand, we are looking for an additional member to join our team.

In this role you will work alongside the business owner and other team members.

Responsibilities will include:
• Food preparation
• Basic cooking
• Sealing and packing orders
• Recording temperatures
• Accepting deliveries
• Cleaning

The successful candidate will be required to take an online food hygiene course which we will fund.

Previous experience of food manufacturing would be an advantage, but is not essential. All required training will be given.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter saying why you are interested in this position to

Publishing Sales & Marketing Assistant (FR) at Mare Nostrum

Fixed Term Employment

Location: Mare Nostrum, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2PW

Terms: £18-22k full time 9am to 5pm (35 hour week) depending upon experience plus possible bonus and pension. Permanent contract incorporates a 6 month probationary period.

A flexible working week may be considered for the right candidate, and a pro rata salary for reduced hours.

Start Date & Duration: ASAP


Mare Nostrum is an experienced, full-service publishing company providing dynamic distribution, sales, marketing, data management, and consultancy services. With over 20 years of experience, our creative, multi-lingual team uses its local expertise and extensive network of trade partners & academic contacts to help clients achieve their goals. We’ve helped over 25 presses generate in excess of three million (GBP) turnover in EMEA in the past year. More recently we have expanded our reach into the markets of Asia Pacific.

We are a small company providing an inclusive and nurturing work environment in which we encourage all our employees to learn and focus on their own personal development. As we are fast growing there are also opportunities for growth and career development within the company.

Mare Nostrum is part of the same group as our sister company Combined Academic Publishers:


Mare Nostrum are looking for an ambitious employee with language skills in English & French to assist with managing sales in Continental Europe and organising marketing campaigns to European territories. The role is based primarily in-house & will involve 2-3 short trips to France per year.

You will need to liaise (written & verbal) with our customers (university professors, librarians and trade accounts). In the longer term you will also be required to liaise directly with our clients (publishers).

Specifically the successful candidate will be responsible for:

· Marketing & selling digital platforms to librarians

· Assisting with managing trade accounts in Continental Europe

· Building relationships with academics in the territory

· Report writing

· CRM management

· Building marketing emails

· Social media posting

· Administration

Skill & Abilities Required:

Although full training will be given the successful candidate will have:

· Confidence and the ability to communicate effectively, both written & verbal

· Working proficiency in English and French

· A proactive & enthusiastic approach

· The ability to quickly understand processes and systems

· The willingness and flexibility to think creatively and learn how to execute digital Marketing and social media campaigns

· A good work ethic

For consideration please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the position to by latest 31st August 2019

Host a Foreign Student in your home with Centre for English Studies

“Centre of English Studies”, Harrogate


And earn around £140 per week per student.

We are looking for friendly local families to host our adult and junior students on a short or long term basis. Twin rooms are also required for Junior students.

This can prove a most rewarding experience. Full back up and support is provided. We have a dedicated Accommodation Officer and we are British Council accredited.

If you think you could provide a comfortable, friendly home for our students and would like more information, please contact Vicky, Centre of English Studies, 8a Royal Parade, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ.

Tel: 01423 531969″

Looking for a new direction? How about fostering?

Fostering North YorkshireLooking for a new direction?

Could you help a child or young person with complex problems turn their life around?

Fostering North Yorkshire wants to recruit foster carers with previous experience of working with children or young people with a range of complex issues.

Could you help a young person reach their full potential in both home and school life?

In return we offer a great package of training and support, plus development opportunities and tax free payments.

For example, our advanced level foster carers can receive over £25k per annum, based on a 52 week placement, for a child aged 11-15.

Want to know more?


Part-time Nursery Kitchen Assistant at Tiny Teapots Day Nursery

Tiny Teapots Day Nursery are looking for a Nursery Kitchen Assistant on a permanent, part time basis to start early to mid September

You will work as part of a dedicated team along side our cook to assist her with washing up after a busy lunch time service. All meals are prepped and cooked by our Cook so the role doesn’t involve cooking the meals.

Location – Tiny Teapots, Harrogate, HG3 2XA

Hours – 10 per week (we will consider term time only)

Hourly Rate – Depending on experience

The successful candidate will:
•Ideally hold a Level 1 Food Hygiene and Food Safety (training can be provided)
•Ideally have previous experience within a kitchen environment i.e. dealing with food and cleaning

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting a quality provision and expects all staff to share this commitment. All nursery staff will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and two satisfactory references. We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please email your CV to


Part time Accountant at Smith McBride

Are you looking for a flexible part time role? We are looking for an accountant who has previously worked in practice. You will either be qualified by exam (ACA, ACCA, AAT, CIMA etc.) or someone who is qualified by experience.

This is a very interesting role preparing year end accounts for a broad range of Yorkshire based OMB’s. Ideally you will have worked with Sage software previously and be comfortable talking and meeting with clients.

This is a part time (2 or 3 days per week). We are very flexible on how this is worked as we understand the challenges of balancing working and family life. For more information please e-mail or send your CV and we will get in touch.

Funclub Management Team

Playworker positions at Funclubs

Harrogate Mumbler Volunteers – various roles

Harrogate Mumbler is growing at such a rate that I need your help!

We have big plans for 2019 and it’s essential that we keep everything on the website bang up to date, as well as creating new areas and reporting on the best of Harrogate & Knaresborough’s events and activities for families – so we can help as many parents in our area as possible.

We are therefore looking for a number of volunteers who love Harrogate Mumbler and want to be a part of helping it fulfil it’s potential.

We have opportunities for a range of skills and a variety of time commitments from one-off jobs to a more regular (5-10 hours per week) commitments.

Currently we have the following volunteer roles (these could be individual roles or a combination of a few)

  • Researcher – we are creating new areas of the website and need to ensure that we have captured all the information available – this will be mainly computer based research but will also involve calling relevant people / organisations and making lists of the information ready to be included in the website. (expenses will be covered)
  • Facebook Admins – directing people to the relevant areas of the website for their question / enquiry and helping keep our lovely chat page on track.
  • Guest Blog Writers – this includes reviewing local attractions, restaurants or shops etc for Mumbler as well as other useful and interesting blogs for the parents of Harrogate & Knaresborough.

All roles will be entirely flexible – working from home around the needs of your family.

To apply to be part of the Harrogate Mumbler Family just e-mail and answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to volunteer for Harrogate Mumbler?
  2. Which of the role(s) are you interested in?
  3. How would your boss (past or present) describe you in no more than 10 words?
  4. How many hours per week would you ideally like to volunteer for?

Thanks and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!