We are a small charitable unincorporated association established to provide high quality socially inclusive Christmas parties.
We run three parties each year – two at Brayton Community Centre and one at Carcroft and cater for 420 children plus adults. A third of children attending parties at Brayton will get free entry to our parties. Remaining children get a discounted entry price.
We look forward to the day that we can run our parties for free!
We have a very small team who work on a voluntary basis all year planning and fundraising for parties and on the weekends we run our parties, we have a group of volunteers who come along, help us set up and run our parties and help with cleaning up.
This is our 10th year of running parties and by end of all events, around 4100 children will have attended, plus adults!
Our volunteers say we run “batteries included events” as once admission is gained everything if free which includes:
1. 2 hours of party music and games
2. Visit to Grotto with a good quality present from Santa
3. Photo of child / families visit to grotto and Santa
4. Snack box for each child attending
5. Batteries for any presents that require them
6. Free book stall provided by ReRead Doncaster
7. Complimentary refreshments for adults
8. Free cake with refreshments (whilst stock lasts). We ask adults attending if they could bring and donate cakes to our parties!
We are always on the lookout for help and would appreciate:-
1. One or two people coming forward to join our committee. Commitment is 3 to 4 meetings per year
2. Donations of toys – new or good quality pre-loved that we can give away as presents
3. We also encourage people to take unwanted books to Selby Community Furniture Store for passing onto RE-Read Doncaster, who sell books but come to our parties and give away books to children for free
4. Someone who is good at designing marketing materials
5. Bakers – who could bake and donate cakes for our coffee mornings and to give away for free to adults who attend our parties with their complimentary refreshments
6. People who can help promote what we do – particularly free party tickets and mini bus transport from selected locations for low income families to and from parties.
7. Substitute books! We have produced a seasonal book as a fundraiser for charity which people can purchase for £5. We are also hopeful that some people / businesses would consider paying for a book but gifting it to us. We in turn will give a copy of the book to children at our parties
8. People to like and share what we do on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/spiritofchristmasuk/
If you would like to find out more or would like to get involved then please email
Alongside the top leisure and fitness facilities at Selby Summit is “The Diner”. The Diner is a busy establishment offering an extensive high-quality menu and environment to customers along with a busy party schedule established and is increasing in popularity.
We are looking for staff who have all the requisite hospitality knowledge and experience. However, more so, we want staff who are passionate about food and drink and who can enthuse customers about our menus.
Our staff will be hard working, flexible and have a clear commitment to delivering high standards of customer service. You will also have the skills, personality and that willingness to please attitude that is critical to delivering high standards. We want staff who themselves want to develop within the business.
Salary: Please see job advert
We are looking for various Casual Customer Service Assistants to work within Summit Indoor Adventure. If you have a passion, an interest or experience in bowling, skating, climbing, skiing, children’s adventure play, or reception, then we would love to hear from you.
Customer service is essential in ensuring that every customer has an incredible and memorable visit at our site, and we are looking for individuals who are passionate about delivering this high- quality service.
We need engaging individuals who can interact with adults and children, and create a fun and energetic atmosphere. You will need to be able to work as a team and communicate effectively.
You will strive to achieve a “nothing is too much trouble” attitude, be alert to all sales opportunities and pro-actively actively seek to offer products and services available to meet customer needs.
If you believe you have the skills and passion to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you.
Salary: Please see job advert
Inspiring healthy lifestyles are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Casual Sports Coaches to join its highly successful Wellbeing department in Selby.
You will be required to design and deliver safe and appropriate sport specific sessions to various user groups and communities as part of Inspiring healthy lifestyles Wellbeing delivery plan. The role will encompass the coaching and facilitation of sport sessions and competitions for participants including: children and young people; adults; older people; people with disabilities; vulnerable children or adults and/or gender specific groups.
Salary: Please see job advert
We require staff for a range of casual roles across our sites in Selby. You must possess exceptional customer service skills and have a flexible approach to work.
– Customer Service Assistant – Reception
– Customer Service Assistant – Lifeguard
– Swimming Teacher
Salary: Please see job advert
We are looking for a number of Climbing Instructors to be part of the Summit Indoor Adventure. You will assist in delivering the full programme for the climbing walls and the aerial trekking course.
If you enjoy climbing and want to inspire and help customers realise their potential, together with enjoying instructing all types of customers, then we would like to hear from you.
Candidates should have a passion for sport as well as customer service, and be able to teach in a fun and inspiring way.
If you think you have the skills, experience and personality to really make a difference then we want to hear from you.
Salary: £15,482 – £16,228 per annum (pro rata for part-time) Hours: Please see job advert.
Closing Date: 23rd November 2018
Salary: £20,617 – £24,912 per annum Hours: 37 hours per week
We are now looking for a customer focused Assistant Manager to join the management team at the Summit Indoor Adventure.
As an Assistant Manager, you will play a key role in ensuring the best possible customer experience whilst maximising profit and ensuring compliance in all legislative areas.
Working alongside the General Manager, you will be a great team worker, be able to adapt to new innovations and ways of working and take pride in being the ambassador of Inspiring healthy lifestyles, and in particular Summit Indoor Adventure.
Closing Date: 14th November 2018
Here at STAG Mumbler, we are always keen to promote part-time and flexible roles to our mumblers. If you have a job to list, simply drop us an email telling us about here
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is looking to recruit new foster carers, for children from babies upwards, including disabled children.
Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a foster family is invited to go along to an information event later this month.
Experts from East Riding’s fostering service, including social workers, foster carers and children who are looked after will be at the Find Out About Fostering event at Tickton Grange Hotel, near Beverley, on Thursday 15 November 2018.
Potential foster carers don’t need to sign up on the spot, but the event is a chance to find out everything they need to know, including an opportunity to chat to those who are already fostering and gain first-hand insights into the role. There will also be information about the extensive support package available to East Riding foster carers.
Some of the council’s foster carers look after babies, children and young people on a long-term basis, while others provide short-term, emergency and respite care. They understand that every child is different and are committed to supporting the children and young people they care for to achieve their potential.
Foster carers don’t need formal qualifications, they don’t need to live in the East Riding, to own their home or have children of their own. They do need a spare room and the commitment to meet the needs of a child who needs help, care and support at a difficult time in their life.
For more details, please go along to the information event at Tickton Grange Hotel, near Beverley, HU17 9SH on Thursday 15 November, from 6 to 8pm.
More information is also available from the Family Information Service Hub (FISH) by contacting email@example.com or ring (01482) 396469. For updates and news, follow East Riding Fostering on Facebook.
New volunteer under 5s facilitators are being sought to support ‘Sewerby Squirrels’ – weekly sessions for the under 5s at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
These sessions run on Monday mornings during East Riding term-time. They feature themed activities, which link with the Edwardian setup of the Hall itself including the gardens, the beach, and Amy Johnson. They are well-established, having been running since September 2017, and take place in the Orangery from 10-11.30am.
Applications are welcome from anyone aged 18 or over, who enjoys working with children of this age, and has an interest in history. No qualifications or prior experience is necessary – but enthusiasm is a must! The new volunteer under 5s facilitators will assist in setting up the sessions, tidying away afterwards, and – most importantly of all – joining in the fun, supporting the youngest visitors to engage with the activities.
Individuals who are interested should visit www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/sewerby-hall-museum/volunteering for more information.
Lucy Cooke, under 5s learning co-ordinator, said “I’m really excited to get some volunteer under 5s facilitators on board. It’s a great age to work with and a beautiful place to spend a Monday morning. We already have a great team of volunteers here at Sewerby Hall, and their support is absolutely invaluable in everything we offer.”
Take your career in a new direction by learning the essential skills for working with children & young people!
If you’ve taken a break from work to bring up your kids, or if you’ve been out of work for other reasons, it’s easy to lose confidence in yourself and forget all the skills you have to offer potential employers. To help people who are interested in starting a career working with children or young people, BrightSparks is running a four-day training course in Selby in November.
The course will provide an introduction to working with children and young people and will cover:
Understanding the children’s workforce
Managing challenging behaviour
Dealing with trauma and attachment issues
Developing emotional resilience in children & young people
Employment and career development coaching
BrightSparks will help you to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to work or volunteer in this sector. Best of all, it’s FREE to people not in employment. You don’t need to be receiving any benefits to join the course, you just need to not be in employment at the moment.
You will receive a certificate on completion, plus one-to-one careers coaching to support you to take your next steps. The course starts on the 21st of November and is from 9.30am – 2.45pm, so you can still make the school run!
For full details and to book, please visit: https://www.brightsparkscic.org.uk/brightsparks-blog/esf-dates-2018
Are you looking for a fun, rewarding role that works around your family?
Millfield Fitness Studio are looking for a Part Time Childcare Assistant to support our popular Mum & Bring Baby/Toddler Fitness Classes.
We require a minimum of Level 2 Certificate in Childcare and previous experience working with babies and toddlers would be an advantage.
The role will involve setting up for the weekly Mum & Baby classes, supervision of Babies and Toddlers in our sectioned off baby area, while Mum’s in the same room exercise. You will also be responsible for ensuring all equipment is clean & stored away appropriately after each session.
This role is for 9 Hours per week on Monday, Wednesday & Friday’s 9.15/9.30am-12.15/12.30.
Pro Rata holidays included and free Studio Membership included for various Fitness, Yoga & Pilates Classes.
This is a great opportunity if you are looking to work around existing commitments, such as family, college or university.
Applicants will need to show they have the right to work in the United Kingdom and the successful candidate will be subject to a DBS and reference check.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: £3,884.40 /year
For more information and to apply please contact Debbie Jenkins:
Partners Wanted – I’m looking for people who would like to earn some extra money, whether as an additional income or as a more full time option. I am a partner in Flamingo Paperie, a new direct selling organisation which sells cards and stationery goods. The business is totally flexible, and offers options from an entirely passive income (no stock or other sales aids needed) right up to a full time business. If you hate the idea of contacting your friends and family to market to them, then the passive income is for you, as all contact will be done by the company itself, you don’t need to do anything. You can start from as little as £45. You can use the opportunity to fundraise for a charity or organisation, or to earn extra cash for yourself. We are growing quickly and I would love you to join me.
Smiles&Miles is a new but rapidly growing tutoring business operating in the Selby, York and Tadcaster areas. We already have a reputation for motivating students to make accelerated progress by building their confidence and helping them to develop a positive image of themselves as learners. We are looking for teaching professionals who are dedicated to making a difference to students’ progress and learning experiences.
Ideal candidates will have:
Successful applicants will:
Smiles&Miles can offer you:
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: £20.00/£25.00 / hour
The ‘Baby Friendship’ project is looking for participants
York Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab (University of York) is inviting 6- to 18-months-old infants and their parents to participate in the ‘Baby Friendship’ project.
Research suggests that children’s abilities to make friends begin to develop in first year of life. For example, you may have noticed that, when they meet to play, babies observe each other or share toys. However it is not very clear how these interactions occur and how they develop over the first months of life. Our project focusses on understanding the dynamic of infants’ interactions while they play. We anticipate a variety of styles, so there is no right or wrong. By discovering how friendships develop beginning with the first years of life, we hope to learn how to foster children’s social and emotional wellbeing, and to facilitate how well children adapt to interactions within the school environment.
Participating in this project involves one visit (approximately 1.5h) to the University of York. The research session is organized like a play date during which your baby has the chance to play with another same–age infant. We have a play room which is suitable for this and plenty of toys. So, it is pretty fun for the babies. You will be with your baby at all times throughout the session. While the babies play, we will record their behaviour and how they respond emotionally to each other.
Parents receive £10 to support the trip to the University of York and babies receive a small gift as a token of our appreciation for their help. We also provide free parking in case you decide to travel by car.
If you have a baby 6- to 18-months-old (or approaching this age) and are interested to take part in the ‘Baby Friendship’ project please sign-up by filling in the form at the following link. The information you provide will be stored securely and will not be shared with anyone outside our team. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZel_ucWj6Ux61G7fbpRJuZflHoSt1kIWBrAFQ2hfx9ZgyBw/viewform
Filling in the form does not mean you consent to participate. We will soon get in touch with more details about the project, and then you can decide whether you would like to schedule a research session at a date and time that suits you.
In case you would like to find out more before signing up, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Are you a high performing individual looking for the next step in your career?
Do you have a passion for delivering exemplary customer service?
Do you want to be part of a team that works together to deliver a deliciously magical customer experience?
Then Bettys has the perfect opportunity for you.
We have various front of house, housekeeping and back of house opportunities at one of our largest branches in York.
We are looking for customer focused individuals who enjoy working in a busy environment with high quality products and have a passion for both personal and professional excellence.
All of our roles will include working at least one day at the weekend. In return for your commitment we offer extremely competitive rates of pay, a profit-share bonus scheme which pays quarterly, staff discounts, free staff meals whilst at work and excellent training and development.
To find out more & apply, please visit: https://www.bettysandtaylors.co.uk/jobs/
*** RECRUITING TODAY! ***
Do you love books? Do you want free books for your children? Do you want an additional income? Do you want to work around your existing commitments and school runs?
If so contact me to find out more! I’ll also be attending the next Mumbler meet up on the 9th November 10-12 at Summit in Selby, feel free to pop in and have a chat.
Short Market Research Survey for York based parents developing exciting new baby product. Complete for chance to win £50 Amazon voucher!
We are York based parents who are currently in the early stages of developing an exciting new baby product. The product is designed to help new parents and carers save money and frustration when feeding their babies. We are undertaking some market research to ascertain some key information from our market (other parents and carers!). Your help in providing this information will really help us in developing the product.
We are most interested in data from parents or carers with at least one child under 18 months old who have used a bottle to feed their baby – this can be exclusively for bottle feeding or in combination with breast feeding. It doesn’t matter if the bottle was used with formula or expressed breast milk.
Add your email at the end for the chance to win a £50 Amazon Voucher (e-mail addresses only to be used for purposes of contacting the winner).
Please click the following link to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BYWYV3Z
Thank you & good luck!
Are you looking for an opportunity to earn money whilst working the hours which suit you?
Start your own business as an Independent Consultant and work around your other commitments. You will be provided with all the support, training and tools you need to make your business succeed.
Call me for more details about how Jamberry could benefit you.
Salary: Great rates and lots of incentives
Experience/Skills Required: Determination to succeed
Hours: Work around you
Further information: Telephone Rachel – 07944 722930
How To Apply: https://rachelalmaliki.jamberry.com/uk/en/join
Closing Date: Ongoing