Laundry Assistant – Palmerston Care Home

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent part-time

Salary See description

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1405522

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Laundry Assistant – Palmerston Care Home , Belfast

Laundry Assistant – Palmerston Care Home , Belfast

£8.21 per hour

16 hours per week

Responsible to: Home Manager /  Deputy Home Manager   


Abbeyfield & Wesley are pleased to advertise for a Laundry Assistant to join our enthusiastic and innovative team based in Palmerston Care Home, Belfast. The successful Candidate will join us at an exciting time in the Association’s development and be a key player in the successful delivery of an excellent laundry service to our Residents. 

This is a truly fulfilling role within an Association dedicated to encouraging enhanced quality of living and dignity and respect for elderly people within our communities. If you would like to become part of this incredible Team and you feel this is the role for you, we look forward to welcoming you.

Key objectives:

  • To ensure that Residents’ laundry needs are managed and maintained to the Association’s high standard.
  • To ensure laundered items are appropriately cared for, ironed and/or folder.
  • To effectively manage clothing and linen to ensure Residents’ items are returned to them in a timely manner.
  • To distribute clothes and linen to the resident’s rooms as directed.
  • Actively manage and monitor the the usage of all laundry products and highlight any areas of improvement to line management.
  • To be responsible for the daily use of equipment and report any repairs to Manager and Maintenance.
  • To be conscious and diligent in regards to control of infectious substances.
  • To ensure the laundry skip bags are washed regularly and in line with requirements to enforce and maintain the Association’s strict hygiene regulations. 
  • To keep the laundry room and store area in a clean and hygienic condition. requirements to enforce and maintain the Association’s strict hygiene regulations. 
  • To keep the laundry room and store area in a clean and hygienic condition

Essential Criteria :           

  • Experience in a Laundry or Domestic role.
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • A willingness to undertake further training.
  • Ability to carry out all aspects of the role to a high standard at all times.
  • Good organisational skills.

Desirable Criteria:           

  • Experience in a similar role within a health or social care setting.
  • Working in services for older people.
  • Evidence of continuing training and development.
  • Previous experience and understanding in working with vulnerable adults.  

General Requirements:

  • Act in accordance with Abbeyfield & Wesley values, policies and procedures at all times.
  • Attend meetings and training and development as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times and act in accordance with Data Protection requirements.
  • Be aware of and comply with safe working practices.
  • Be aware of, act within and actively seek to promote Abbeyfield & Wesley policies in respect of equality and diversity.
  • Carry out any additional and reasonable duties as required.

Abbeyfield & Wesley welcomes applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability. Information requested is to enable us to obtain a rounded picture of you. Personal information will not of itself be used to disqualify your application.

This post involves substantial access to vulnerable adults, therefore, as part of the selection process, Abbeyfield & Wesley requires an Enhanced Disclosure Check to be carried out through Access NI. Following interview, the preferred candidate will be offered the post subject to satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Check. This will include verification of identity and a report on the preferred candidate’s full criminal history (including spent and unspent convictions), cautions, disqualifications from regulated or care positions, and any other material considered by the police to be relevant to the position applied for.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position (if you require further information please request a copy of the Abbeyfield & Wesley Policy on Recruitment of those with a Criminal Record. You can access further information and the Access NI Code of Practice on //                        

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Closing date 7th May 2019