Laundress | Virginia Waters

Salary £40,000 to £45,000

 

We are looking for an excellent Laundress!

A large Surrey estate, employing 2 chefs, a full security team, 4 chauffeurs, team of nannies and tutors along with a large housekeeping team, is looking to supplement their existing housekeeping staff with an excellent laundress.

A lovely family, with a large estate in surrey and a second home in Cyprus where their business is based, are made up of the parents and 2 children, a toddler and an 11-year-old son (who attends school locally).

The mother is predominantly based in the UK, while the husband will fly back and forth between the UK and Cyprus almost weekly.

Laundress Schedule

  • 8 hr days
  • 5 day week
  • 9am to 5pm 
  • Candidates must be flexible to work weekends on rota, days off may not always be together

 

Note: Contracted with a 3 month trial, paid at £15 per hour net

JOB REFERENCE

#7816

SALARY

Salary £40,000 to £45,000

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Virginia Waters

POSITION

Laundress

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, Rural Location

PERKS

  • Cooked meals provided while on duty (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Off-street parking available

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

We are seeking an experienced and accomplished LAUNDRESS  to work on a privately-owned estate, in Virginia Water. The Estate is used by the owners and their family, and while they do travel, it is busy throughout the year.

The Laundry worker will care for and maintain all the household linens, including: fine bed linen, table linens and bathroom and spa towels, but also the personal clothing of the family. 

Laundress's Range of Responsibilities:

  • STORAGE: Maintaining linens in immaculate condition, with emphasis on overseeing perfect orderly storage while maintaining up-to-date inventories of stock
  • LAUNDRY: Managing small repairs, washing (hand and machine), Drying & Ironing  
  • VALETING: including steaming and pressing
  • HOUSEKEEPING: When the laundry is quiet, the laundry worker will be required to help the housekeepers on the wider estate

 

Candidates will be an expert in their field and offer not less than 5 years’ experience, gathered in deluxe Hotels or luxury households.

Candidates must be able to show that they can identify fabrics and understand specific care procedures, including: washing, pressing, spot stain removal and valeting.

The role may also require:

  • Care for luxury haute couture and gentlemen’s tailored clothing
  • Special care for silk and cashmere items
  • Cleaning/polishing shoes and leather accessories
  • Care for hats, gloves and accessories (leather, suede, wool etc)

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