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Laundry Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

We are looking for a Laundry Assistant to be part of the team providing a full laundry service for the College.

The Laundry Department consists of 23 members of staff. There are industrial sized washing machines and dryers, a steam powered shirt unit and ironer which processes bed and table linens. There is also a Butterfly machine that folds and stacks garments and a tunnel finisher for the drying of delicate items. The Laundry processes items for the boys, boarding house staff, catering departments, summer schools’ students, the Bursary and many other departments in the College.  The Laundry Department can process up to 50,000 items per week.

Working Pattern

  • 31 Weeks per annum at 40 hours during term time (Monday-Friday from 8am to 4.30pm)
  • 7 Weeks per annum at 39 hours (Monday-Thursday 8am – 4.30pm and Friday 8am-3.30pm)
  • 6 weeks per annum at 27.5 hours during summer holidays (Monday – Friday 8am – 2pm)

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Main Duties

  • Sorting dirty linen and personal clothing on arrival at Laundry;
  • Check items prior to washing for stains and any damage;
  • Use chemicals to spot treat stains, sort items into wash loads, load & unload washers & dryers using correct programmes. Full training will be given;
  • Use machinery to press shirts, linen and starched collars;
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including but not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Reasonable physical fitness with the ability to undertake heavy lifting;
  • A flexible approach to work and a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Great attention to detail and pride in your work
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and happy to get stuck in and support your colleagues;
  • Be able to work unsupervised and use your own initiative;
  • Good verbal & written communication skills
  • Good organisational skills

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Previous experience working in Laundry or a similar role
  • A Full, UK Driving Licence to drive manual vehicles


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free or heavily discounted access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on so we can make adjustments accordingly. 



Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including, but not limited to, reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred List information), an online search and, where applicable, Prohibition checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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