Live Out Head Laundress / Seamstress / Wardrobe manager job

Location South East England, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Laundress
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary See below
Job Number  50890
Created 23 November 2018

( 50890 ) Live out Head Laundress / Seamstress / Wardrobe manager required in Egham Start ASAP Salary £38-42k Gross Per annum ( Approx £560-610 npw)

( TW20 ) An exciting opportunity for a superb laundress! A formally run estate in Egham needs the help of a highly experienced ‘top’ laundress to join their team. You will have full charge of the professional standard household laundry, washing and ironing of clothes and linens, arranging the dry-cleaning as well as doing repairs and alterations as required/requested. You will also be responsible of the wardrobe management for the family- You need to be confident looking after a high value / couture wardrobe, responsible for its care, maintenance and cataloguing as well as general household linens.

Working in conjunction with a junior laundress. Someone who has experience in wardrobe management in a private house is essential, perhaps with a background in costume departments of theatre companies / film. We need someone who is flexible travel during the summer months on a rotational base to provide the family support when abroad.

 

Duties to include

  • High level understanding of how best to care for fine linens and clothing, using professional equipment.

  • Working understanding of how to maintain the Laundry / laundry equipment in order to keep it in peak condition, to be able to request and keep logs of care and maintenance.

  • Maintaining an up-to-date garment and linen inventory , including off-site (eg. Dry-cleaning / specialist repair )

  • Wardrobe management and seasonal changeovers

  • Washing (hand-washing – when needed), drying, steaming, ironing all clothing and linens for the houses and family

  • Alterations and repairs as needed- you must be an excellent seamstress

  • Packing and unpacking to include packing lists

  • Provide a valet service if required

 

Driving is not essential for the role but you must be able to get to the property and be within a 40 minute commute of the property.

 

Hours Mon- Friday 9-5 with flexibility

Salary  £ 38-42k Gross Per annum ( Approx £560-610 npw)

Starts ASAP

Consultant to contact ;- Rebecca Liljeros

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