4097 Community Testing Officers

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/01/2021 12:05
£20,092 - £20,903 pa pro rata
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
Closing date:
19 Jan
Further Information

North Tyneside Council is one of the local authorities in England selected to undertake rapid testing (Lateral Flow Testing) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rapid testing and tracing of residents is key to stopping the spread of Covid-19 to protect our most vulnerable residents, support safe working arrangements for our key workers, support economic recovery, save lives, and to return to normal life.

We want to make a difference and reduce the Covid-19 transmissions in your community and as a local authority we demonstrate our commitment to the Our North Tyneside Plan through our core values: we listen; we care; we are ambitious and we are good value for money. Therefore, a community rapid testing Covid-19 programme will launch in North Tyneside in January 2021 for an initial period of six weeks. This is community asymptomatic testing to help identify and isolate individuals who have Covid-19, but do not have symptoms and may inadvertently spread the virus.

We are looking for dedicated individuals with great customer service skills and a commitment to helping fight Covid-19.

• Community Testing Officer - The site support element of the role is customer-facing responsible for supporting the customer through the end-to-end testing experience and supporting wider site operations. Working across several positions, key activities include managing social distancing through orderly queuing, supporting customers through registration, providing verbal guidance on the testing process and regular cleaning of the site. The testing element of the role supports the preparation and analysis of test samples, and the recording of results. Tests are self-administered and results will be passed on to Local Contact Tracers or co-ordinated with the national programme.

The safety of the workforce and residents is the upmost priority for all testing operations; full PPE and strict infection control measures will be in place to ensure a safe working environment at all times.

Applications are open on an ongoing basis as the Local Authority looks to create a pool of people able to support community rapid testing. This remains an evolving situation, however we anticipate the first site will open in the borough in early January.

We are looking for a mixture of full and part time roles, with some evenings and weekends. We are looking for you to start in January. You must be available for training week commencing 4 January 2021 should you be successful.

If you would like further information please contact Tom Wilson on 07967 463016 or email thomas.wilson@northtyneside.gov.uk.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.