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Retail | Management
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£30,600.00 - £35,700.00 per annum
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                                                                           St Judes Laundry | Forth Sector

St Jude’s Laundry, (part of the Forth Sector Group, which is part of the Shaw Trust Group) is a commercial laundry in Edinburgh, founded by Capability Scotland in 1963.  A Royal Warrant Holder since 1985, the business provides a high-quality hand-finished laundry service to the hospitality sector and its customers. 

Our laundry operates as a supported business and is staffed by individuals with mental health, physical or learning difficulties.  We are a company who pride ourselves on our standards and professionalism within the hospitality industry.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Laundry Manager to lead and manage our commercial Laundry. It is an exciting time to join us at St Jude's, as you will be responsible for continuing the success of our daily business practices and ushering in a new era of growth.

You will manage the day-to-day running of the Laundry and customer operations, including delivery against the business plan and compliance with the regulatory compliance along with health and safety. You will lead and motivate the team, creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion, trust, and productivity. You will be committed to the promotion of a supportive working environment for colleagues.


  • Extensive experience of day-to-day laundry management (commercial, industrial or hospitality experience essential)
  • Experience of production planning and management
  • Experience of staff management with the ability to motivate and engage
  • Knowledge of the hospitality sector
  • IOSH “Managing Safely” or equivalent, or be prepared to work toward achieving this accreditation
  • Good working knowledge of the requirements of The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Proficient IT skills, particularly the use of Microsoft Office packages to produce reports, process documentation and correspondence

Location: St Jude’s Laundry, Edinburgh

Download the full job description for more detail.

Please note that successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to the lives of people, as an employee of the Shaw Trust group you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career:

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
  • Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

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