Laundry Attendant

£25000 to £30000

 

Role and Responsibilities:

A Laundry Attendant is required for a prestigious private household, situated in Highgate, London (Highgate Village - Click Here). The Laundry Attendant will work with a small team of Laundry Professionals,  and will support the Head Housekeeper and the Housekeeping Team with a wide range of operationally essential tasks.

Service Standards at this property are extremely high, and therefore candidates must be familiar with laundering and pressing  the finest: table, bed and bath linens, delicate fabrics and items of couture clothing including gentleman's tailored suits. Candidates must also be familiar with working with professional laundry equipment, including large format washing and tumble dryers, roller-sheet-press and high output steamers.

The Laundry Attendant is expected to work as part of a team, helping out wherever necessary. This will be a busy position, so candidates must have the ability to prioritise and think on their feet.

JOB REFERENCE

#2544

SALARY

£25000 to £30000

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

North London

POSITION

Laundry Attendant

START DATE

15-Jan-2018

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Family, Mansion, Formal Household, City Based

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

No

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

You will be expected to have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • To be responsible for day-today running of linen and laundry rooms as delegated by the Head Housekeeper.
  • To maintain estate linen, guest laundry and staff uniforms according to estate and family standards by monitoring condition of linens and repairing and/or replacing linens as necessary.
  • To ensure correct linen is issued for guests, functions and staff.
  • To co-ordinate linen inventories and have effective stock control.
  • Maintain accurate records of chemical consumption and other operating supplies as required.
  • To work in a safe manner regarding lifting, utilising equipment, chemicals and protective devises.
  • To be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change. Must be flexible to work weekends and Bank Holidays sometimes at short notice.  Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked.
  • To be able to work with the latest in laundry equipment in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines and arranging repair when necessary.
  • Have a good knowledge of preventative maintenance for laundry equipment.
  • Willing to learn new skills and interested in their own personal and professional development.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Be physically fit and move laundry items as required.
  • Previous work experience of at least 2 years in hotel or private laundry.
  • A basic level of sewing skills is required.
  • Must be able to work in all areas of the laundry including washing, sorting, pressing, spot cleaning, and dry cleaning awareness.
  • Maintenance of general cleanliness within the laundry room.

Entry Requirements

The Laundry Attendant is expected to have worked at the highest level in hotel service and/or had experience of working within a private house for UHNWI.

Laundry Attendant is expected to work in partnership with the other members of the team to deliver the highest level of operational performance.

Candidates should be educated to an acceptable level and be able to demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge within your respective discipline.

 

PREFERRED SKILL

  • Flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks and to work extra hours to meet deadlines
  • Discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues.
  • Conversant in English.

  

ADDITIONAL NOTES

This is a demanding and high pressure role that requires a  7* standard of service.

This role would best suit someone who desires to be at the very top of their discipline and wants to take themselves and their team to the highest level.

The investment in employees is a reflection of the value placed on the staff by the principles. With this role comes a salary and benefits you would expect for such a prestigious post.

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