Laundry Assistant

  • The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Warminster, UK
  • 04 Oct, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Laundry Assistant - 25 hours per week
Ashwood Care Centre,
Warminster £9.13 per hour
Various, 8am-2pm, 07:30-2pm, to include alternate weekends

Ashwood Care Centre is a 82 bed Care Home situated in Warminster.The home offers specialist care for people requiring dementia care and short-term respite in a comfortable, homely setting. We’re rated 9.2 by and Good by the Care Quality Commission.


As a Laundry Assistant you’ll be responsible for providing a laundry service for our residents; this includes the operation of commercial washing, drying and finishing machinery. You’ll ensure the laundry area is safe, clean and tidy at all times and that all laundry is processed in an efficient and timely manner.   Some of our residents love to join in with simple laundry tasks, so you may sometimes find that you have extra help as you carry out your daily routines.  

You don’t need to have previous formal laundry or housekeeping experience, as we’ll give you the training and support you need. What we’re looking for is someone who is able to use their own initiative and takes pride in their work. You’ll have a positive can-do approach, with good communication skills, confident in engaging with our residents to understand their individual needs ensuring they receive the best service possible.   In joining us, you’ll become part of our extended family. You’ll work alongside other team members who are passionate about providing care, warmth and kindness to all those who live and work in our homes.


The Trust is a great place to work; we’ve been providing care for almost 1,000 years and we’re currently the second largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. Not-for-profit means that we reinvest every penny we make into our residents, colleagues and the care homes we live and work in.
Therefore, we offer a great range of benefits, including a competitive salary, training and development. Alongside keeping our colleagues safe with PPE, daily testing and as key workers access to being vaccinated.   Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team:

* 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* A workplace pension
* Free uniform
* Free DBS
* Higher rates of pay at weekends
* Access to our Employee Assistance Programme * “My Rewards” programme, offering you discounts on shopping, days out, restaurants and much more

If you think you have the right skills and attitude we’re looking for as a Laundry Assistant within our care homes, then you could be the next to join us. So, apply and get your career started with us today. OSJCT provide full PPE for all our services, along with clear protocols for its use, alongside weekly PCR tests and daily Lateral Flow tests. We are also following the government’s guidelines around our colleagues working in only one care home to limit the spread of infection from one healthcare workplace to another as well as ensuring all our employees have both doses of the COVID vaccine.