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Laundry Assistant

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

Role Introduction

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

The Laundry Department consists of 24 members of staff operating state of the art equipment, the exception being a rare Collar machine dating back to the 1900’s. 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

The position is for –

  • 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)
  • Working days include a 30 minute meal break.

The remainder of the time when the Laundry is closed will be unpaid. Salaries are however paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.

Main Duties

Principal Accountabilities Laundry Assistant:

  • Sort dirty clothing on arrival at the Laundry
  • Launder items ensuring they are cleaned to the highest standard
  • To be able to operate all items of equipment once training has been given
  • Sort and list items of clothing and linens for return to the boarding houses
  • To ensure equipment is kept clean and report any equipment failure
  • To be able to work quickly & accurately to ensure each day’s work load is completed

Principal Accountabilities Store Cover:

  • Take delivery & check in cleaning product orders from our suppliers
  • Pick orders for boarding houses and departments
  • Stock checks as and when required
  • Ensure the stores are kept clean & tidy

No previous experience is required as full training will be given.

The Ideal Candidate

Skills and Competencies Required

  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Efficiency & accuracy when completing tasks
  • Flexibility
  • Self-motivating
  • Good initiative
  • The ability to work in a busy atmosphere


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), a cycle to work scheme and free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities.

About the College

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 checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Eton College is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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