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 job listings is free, after that one it’s just £30+VAT per role per month.

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?


Calling Panto People!

Pannal Players is looking for new talent to take part in our ‘Sleeping Beauty’ panto being held in February half-term.

To make all our wishes come true, we’d be delighted if you could join our merry band.

So, whether you’re a budding actor, a dab hand with a needle or handy with a paintbrush, we have a role for you.

Everyone of all ages and abilities is welcome!

Please get in touch via our Facebook page if you’d like to find out more.

Play Session Worker (on a self- employed basis)

Purpose of Post

  1. To manage the running of the Toy Library play sessions, co-ordinating the provision of a welcoming, safe and secure environment and meeting the varied needs of the families attending.
  2. To plan for and provide varied and appropriate activities and toys during a play session.
  3. Working with the other Play Sessions Workers to ensure policies and procedures are implemented always.
  4. Promote the Toy Loan Service and maintain appropriate paper-work during the sessions.


Key Attributes

  1. Have a friendly and positive disposition to lead happy and fun play and craft sessions.
  2. Foster a creative, enriching and inclusive environment that families and care providers would feel welcome to attend.
  3. Able to work independently in an orderly manner, be punctual, organised and comfortable working autonomously.


Session Times

Tuesday 10am – 11.30 am (approx. working hours 9.15 am – 12.15 pm)

Wednesday 10am – 11.30 am (approx. working hours 9.15 am – 12.15 pm)



£9.50 per hour

You will be required to invoice for the hours you complete


Responsible to

Management Committee


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To deliver play sessions ensuring accessibility and inclusion.
  2. Support families, childminders, carers and grandparents in attendance.
  3. Welcome families to the play session and take payment for attendance using the card payment system
  4. Work with an awareness to Health & Safety.
  5. Promote the Toy Library memberships
  6. Ensure play equipment is clean and safe to use.
  7. Maintain accurate records of attendees at play sessions for monitoring and fire safety.
  8. Tidy away toys and return to the library in an orderly and organised manner and tidy and clean the hall at the end of the play session.


Please see Person Specification below.

Play Session Worker – Person Specification:

Skills, aptitude, knowledge and experience

  • Ability to work independently using own initiative. 
  • Ability to plan engaging and accessible activities. 
  • Ability to interact positively with children
  • Ability to support children’s involvement in both indoor and outdoor play.
  • Proven experience of working with families.
  • Ability to relate well with professionals/carers etc
  • Ability to ensure the learning and care environment is accessible for all children and parents
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, whilst ensuring children, colleagues, parents and carers are respected and listened to.
  • Ability to set, demonstrate and promote good practice in line with the ethos of the Toy library both indoors and outdoors. 
  • Understanding and recognition of the principles of equality and diversity. 
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Consistent approach with children and parents.

Personal qualities 

  • Enthusiasm for working with children.
  • Caring, friendly, approachable, welcoming, and personable.
  • Effectively communicate with adults and children.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality always.
  • Fluent English speaker.


  • GCSEs attained

Willingness to participate in development and training opportunities

Skills, aptitude, knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of child development and learning processes with reference to barriers to learning.
  • Proven and successful experience of working with children of relevant age in an early learning environment.
  • An enthusiastic and creative approach to outdoor play
  • Knowledge and understanding of the type of external support that is available to support children’s development and how to access these services.
  • Ability to set ethos and vision for the setting and ensure all personnel adhere to it
  • Experience of working with other agencies and professionals
  • Ability to effectively use ICT and social media to promote service
  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and barriers to learning
  • Knowledge and/or experience of other forms of communicating with children, e.g. Makaton
  • An understanding of how a Charity works.


  • Completion of Safeguarding training.
  • Completion of Emergency and Child First aid course
  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation. 
  • Completion of Food Hygiene Course. 

Market Research

£40 paid to each participant

Group taking place Monday 27th September 7-9pm just outside of Harrogate (HG3 2SG)

Email: if you’re interested. You’ll be asked 5 quick questions about your shopping habits to see if you qualify.

Copywriter – Harrogate Grammar School

Rate of pay circa £15 – £25 per hour.

Casual contract.

This role presents an interesting and varied opportunity for an experienced copywriter to come and work for our outstanding school.

Harrogate Grammar School is a renowned state 11-18 mixed comprehensive school rich in history, dating back to 1903. With over 2000 students and 260 staff at our school, our reputation for excellence is widely recognised and we have an absolute commitment to ensuring that all our young people benefit from what the school has to offer. Every child really does matter and we work hard to encourage students to be the best that they can be. We want all our students to become kind, healthy, knowledgeable and productive individuals who go on and make a profound contribution to society.

We are looking for an experienced Copywriter to join our busy school team. Supporting the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team and working alongside the Media and Publicity Lead and Office Manager, the role involves creating engaging content for a range of communication mediums; including website content, media articles and press releases.

What can Harrogate Grammar School offer you?

  • A clear set of school values and a strong culture of respect which underpins everything we do, making our school a fantastic place to work.
  • The opportunity to work with a committed, supportive and forward-thinking senior leadership team.
  • A supportive culture offering a wide range of wellbeing initiatives for our staff team.
  • Challenging and varied work at a competitive rate of pay.
  •  An opportunity to help us to go beyond ‘outstanding’ and help us to live up to our motto of ‘excellence for all’.

Please contact our recruitment team if you have any queries regarding this position;

For more details and access to our on-line application form, please click here

The closing date is 28 September at 09:00 although the campaign may close sooner, so we encourage early applications.

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Events Admin Officer – Harrogate Grammar School

Part Time, Temporary – Maternity Cover for 28 hours per week. Term time only contract included training day + 2 weeks

Salary Band 6; range £19, 312 – £20,493 FTE Actual salary £13,033 – £13,830

Local government pension and access to a wider reward package of staff benefits.


Harrogate Grammar School is an ambitious, high-achieving, 11-18 mixed comprehensive academy with the full ability range of students. We have a large Sixth Form with over 600 students and have an impressive track record in providing all students with the highest quality of experience and in teaching for success in numerous subjects.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, well organised and conscientious colleague to join our Student Services team, someone who will play a key role in providing high quality administrative services across the school and ensuring the efficient and effective running of school events including Alumni activities, our annual celebration of achievement evening and Year 6 transition programme alongside providing administrative support within the Student Services team and taking the lead with First Aid administration. Based in our main school reception, we are the first point of contact for telephone calls and visitors into school. This is a key role working with supportive and friendly colleagues in a small team where your duties will be varied.

What can HGS offer you?

  • A clear set of school values and a strong culture of respect which underpins everything we do, making our school a fantastic place to work
  • Great facilities, resources and a positive working environment
  • Free onsite parking
  • A supportive culture offering a wide range of wellbeing initiatives
  •  Harrogate Grammar School, as part of the Red Kite Learning Trust offers fantastic professional development opportunities for staff


For more details and access to our on-line application please go to: or please contact our HR Team by telephone on: 01423 531127 or emailing:


The closing date for submitting applications is noon on the 20 September 2021. Successful candidates will be invited to take part in our recruitment process shortly after the closing date.

We look forward to hearing from you and good luck with your application.

Admin Officer – Events Supporting Pack_September

Reception Manager

Closing Date: 24/09/2021

Salary: £18,032.00 per annum, pro rata (actual £12,880.00)
Hours of work: 25 hours per week, 8am – 5pm, with some flexibility to cover occasional events and sessions at weekends and in the evening
Contract type: PermanentMartin House has been caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions from West, North and East Yorkshire for more than 30 years. Every year we care for more than 420 families at our hospice in Boston Spa, in hospitals and in their own homes. We also support more than 150 bereaved families each year.

We are seeking an experienced Reception Manager to join our facilities team at the hospice.

You will be the first point of contact for families, visitors and staff, and provide a welcoming and professional reception and telephone service.

The role will also include coordinating our team of volunteer receptionists and assisting with general administrative requirements of the organisation.

Our ideal candidate will

  • Be dedicated, compassionate, open, honest, flexible, caring and deliver high standards in everything you do.
  • Want to work in a well-established, award winning hospice, working as part of the multidisciplinary team to support the children, young people and their families from the time of their referral through to end of life care.
  • Be able to work collaboratively and have a flexible approach as part of a small team, and have a helpful and pleasant manner with good organisational and communication skills.

Our Benefits include

  • 32 days annual leave plus statutory holidays,
  • Recognition of NHS pension scheme for candidates who are currently in the scheme (alternative stakeholder pension also offered).
  • Free parking
  • Occupational sick pay, matching NHS Terms and conditions
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If you want to be part of an exciting new journey within the Charity and are seeking a new challenge we would love to hear from you.

Please complete an application form, referring to the Job Description and Person Specification or for further information contact Matthew Ward by email or by telephone on 07795 534446.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 24 September 2021. Applications should be emailed to Interviews will take place on Wednesday 6 October 2021. If you have not heard from us by Friday 1 September 2021 please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Registered Charity No. 517919
Company Registration No. 2016332, England

Business Liaison Officer

Harrogate BID is a non-for-profit organisation funded for by businesses to improve the area in which those businesses trade within. The BID is dedicated to maximising Harrogate as a destination and to empower businesses to tackle local issue.

Harrogate BID has 5 key aims:
1. Promotion, Marketing and Events
2. Access and Car Parking
3. Safe, Clean and Welcoming
4. Business Plus
5. Evening & Night-Time Economy

Business Liaison Officer Job Summary:
This customer and public facing role is critical in the delivery of the Harrogate BID Business Plan. Working closely with BID Levy Payers, Local Authorities, North Yorkshire Police and other influential organisations within the Town to keep the area safe, attractive and a great place to be. This role will be a key element in creating an area welcoming and safe to all.
A positive, can do attitude is vital.

Job objectives:

Promotion – being a positive and knowledgeable advocate of all things Harrogate. Whether this be directions, sharing & partaking in upcoming events, local history, delivering an ambassadorial presence on the street or information sharing, you will promote Harrogate in the most upbeat style. Working closely with other promotional organisations you will strive to make your presence reflect positively on the Town.

Safe & Attractive – you will have a keen eye for detail. You will not be afraid to get your hands dirty getting involved in a range of projects whether this be identifying Anti-Social Behaviour, reporting/reacting to a street cleansing issue or using initiative to propose future improvements to Harrogate. You must be adaptable, working together with other key organisations for the good of the town. Experience in using online portals to log issues would be an advantage.

Business liaison – what can you offer the 500+ levy paying businesses in Harrogate? Good communication skills, retail experience, people management skills, hospitality experience, event management experience? The BID wants to offer a fantastic team, returning investment and adding value to Harrogate.

Other example essential responsibilities:

• Performing regular, allocated business visits, dealing with enquiries as they arise or referring these onto the relevant person/organisation.

• Administrating pre purchased Harrogate Gift Card’s through an online portal. • Collating deals and interactive trails for Harrogate’s LoyalFree app.

• Assisting in the identification and reduction of business crime and anti-social behaviour improving the perception of the town centre as a safe place in which to be.

• A daily, uniformed presence in and on the outskirts of the town which fall into the Business Improvement District.

• Acting in a supervisory role to ambassadorial volunteers committing time to the BID for the good of the town

• Distribution of literature on behalf of the BID as required. • Appropriate use of tools and equipment, including communication radios.

• Strict attention to personal responsibilities in the areas of risk management and health, safety and welfare, both in terms of self and others

About you:
Ideally you will be a good communicator with a positive can do attitude with experience of working within a customer facing role. You will take great pride in your professional and personal appearance with great people and problem solving skills. You will be the type of person with a can do attitude willing to ‘don many caps’. Within this role we are excited to meet the right type of people so do not require any official qualifications although please do share any you feel appropriate.

Terms and conditions:
Location – Harrogate BID area, a small amount a travel maybe required for training.
Salary – £20,000-£23,000 including pension scheme
Working hours – various hours are available, working part or full time, 5 days over 7 likely to be Monday to Saturday. This will be on an equal, agreed shift pattern likely to start and finish within the times of 8:30am – 5pm. The role could involve some evening work agreed in advance to support project & event delivery.
Reporting to – BID Manager

Contact and how to apply:
Please send Cover Letter and CV to with the job title as the email subject.

If you would like more information please do ring the BID office 01423 582030

Full time and part time housekeeping positions

Full time and part time housekeeping positions available.

Experience not essential as training will be given. Competitive pay, plus tips.

Applications by email to

Harrogate Mumbler Volunteers – various roles

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

We have big plans for 2021 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!