Jobs For Parents Ryedale

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 mums” 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 Ryedale Mumbler then please contact us here.

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

Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough. YO11 2PW

Visitor Services Assistant

We are currently looking for a Visitor Services Assistant to join our team for the 2020 season. You will join a small and friendly staff and volunteer team to help visitors enjoy their Museum visit. You will provide a friendly welcome to visitors, sell and admissions and support the running of the Museum’s gift shop.

For all the details, including how to apply, download the job description here.

Application deadline – 9am on Monday 20 January

Interviews – likely to be held on Friday 24 January (please indicate in your application if you are unavailable that day).

Applicants invited to interview will be informed on Monday 20 January.

If you would like an informal chat about this role, contact Craig Irving on 01751 417367.

Level 3 Early Years Practitioners

little green rascals logoWe are currently looking for full time Level 3 Early Years Practitioners at a number of our nurseries.

The roles are for 38 hours over 4 days, with a set day off during the week. The successful candidate will have a level 3 qualification and must have experience of working within an early year’s environment.

The position includes the following responsibilities:

• Upholding high standards of care for all children
• Key person duties which includes: observing, supporting and extending children’s learning, planning appropriately using the EYFS and building
positive relationships with children and families.
• Ensuring that children are safe, upholding our safeguarding procedures
• Complying with our Health and Safety Policy
We offer a range of employee benefits which include:

• 50% off childcare costs
• Additional annual leave for length of service
• Annual leave purchase scheme
• Birthdays off
• Organic vegetable boxes
• Holistic treatments
• Fantastic ongoing opportunities for further training, professional development
and great career opportunities within the company.

If you are looking to join a unique, forward thinking company with plenty of scope for personal development and progression, then please apply to our recruitment team for an application form and full job description at

Little Green Rascals is committed to safeguarding and promoting the
welfare of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Reference checks and an enhanced DBS will be required before the successful candidate is confirmed into post.


Cafe Assistant – Pickering

Café Assistant

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

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

Apply HERE on the website

Ryedale Community Transport

Volunteer drivers are needed in the Ryedale area

You are paid 45p per mile at the end of the journey by the passenger which is a tax free expense set by HMRC. min payment is £4.50.

We happily take drivers who can do 1 journey a month to 3 days per week, every journey is a great help to our members. We have drivers who bring their dog along and some who bring their partner along for a drive out.

Mums who have kids at school who have the middle of the day free would be perfect to help! Drop their little ones at school then pick up one of our clients, take them to hospital or the GPs or shopping then drop them home. This leaves ample time afterwards to get home for a bit before doing the school run.

We have over 700 clients and less than 70 drivers, and due to the change in eligibility with patient transport legislation our service requirements have hit an all time high.

We do local journeys and also long distance journeys to hospitals in places such as Newcastle, Leeds, Hull and on occasion we have transported clients to Birmingham

Email Sharon on

01653 699 059

Could fostering with us be your next move?

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?

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.