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Laundry Assistant

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Fonthill House – Fonthill Care (Harry Park) Limited – St Albans

We are now looking for an outstanding person to join our team.

Job Duties:


  • Operating commercial laundry equipment including pressing equipment.
  • Sorting washing into relevant groups, where applicable, and processing it through the washer, drier and iron.
  • Keeping clean and dirty linen separate within the laundry area.
  • Cleaning bedding.
  • Cleaning towels.
  • Cleaning clients’ personal laundry.
  • Cleaning serviettes.
  • Cleaning tea towels.
  • Loading and unloading washing machines and tumble dryers.
  • Sorting dirty and clean linen and handling items with due care.
  • Returning the home’s washing to the linen cupboard.
  • Performing minor repairs to clients’ clothing.
  • Any clothes that are not marked should be named and placed in the appropriate boxes after they have been laundered.
  • Ensuring that work meets the highest quality standard in terms of stain removal, cleanliness and dryness.
  • Efficient and economical use of supplies provided.



  • Participating in staff and client meetings as required.
  • Informing the housekeeper of any special cleaning requests e.g. soiled bedspreads.


Training & Development:

  • Attending mandatory training days / courses, on or off site, as and when required.
  • Maintaining professional knowledge and competence.


Health & Safety:

  • Adhere to the home’s disposal of waste policy.
  • Making certain that chemicals/equipment are used and stored correctly and safety procedures adhered to at all times.
  • Reporting any illness or injury immediately to the home manager, or person in charge.
  • Understanding and ensuring the implementation of the home’s health and safety, infection control and hygiene policies, and emergency and fire procedures.
  • Reporting to the home manager, or the maintenance person, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
  • Promoting safe working practice in the home.



  • Contributing to the safeguarding of adults by ensuring you are aware of your role in relation to the home’s safeguarding adults policy.
  • Taking steps to protect residents from any form of abuse or neglect and use the appropriate reporting mechanisms to inform the home’s management of any concerns.
  • Adhering to all new changes in local and central government initiatives as and when they are implemented.
  • Promoting and ensuring the good reputation of the home.
  • Ensuring that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties.
  • Notifying the home manager, or the person in charge, as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty, and also on your return to work from all periods of absence.
  • Ensuring the security of the home is maintained at all times.
  • Adhering to all company policies and procedures within the defined timescales.
  • Ensuring all equipment is clean and well maintained.
  • Carrying out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.


This is not intended as an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities and may be amended following consultation with the post holder.


  • Relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Display a positive and flexible aptitude to team working.
  • Demonstrate initiative and self-motivation.
  • Demonstrate understanding of cleaning methods and materials used.
  • Exhibit a caring and understanding attitude towards the residents.
  • Have good IT skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Working Hours:

Flexible working hours

Additional Information:

All staff are required to be double vaccinated, as per the government guidelines.

Job Type:

Full-time, Part-time, Permanent


Salary: £8.50-£8.91 per hour

Job Location:

St Albans, Hertfordshire

Fonthill House - St Albans

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