COVID Test Centre Operatives

Location: Camden Town
Job Type: Contract
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: PE11279293
Salary: £15 per hour
Job Published: 11 days ago
Start Date: January 4th 2021
End Date: April 2021 (Possible extension to July 2021)
Salary: £15 per hour
Hours: Full time and part-time available ( 7 hour shift days)
Location: Camden (will be required at other sites including Haringey and Islington)
Position: Testing Operative
Experience: None required

We have several vacancies at a number of colleges based in Camden for COVID Test Centre Team Operatives. They are looking for several candidates to work as Testing Operatives.

They are looking for staff who can commit to regular 7 hour shift patterns from Monday to Friday between 8am 8pm. For example, you can select your hours as 8:00am 3:30pm, however, you will be expected to commit to this as your regular shift.

Job Overview:

The Testing Operative supports the preparation and analysis of test samples, and recording of results. The safety of the workforce and customers is the foremost priority for all testing operation: full PPE and strict infection control measures will be employed in order to ensure a safe working environment at all times.

The main position will be based at their Camden colleges, however, you may be required work at their other sites on some occasions (Haringey, Kings Cross and Islington).

Please see some additional information below on the position.

Testing Operative

Responsibilities and Duties:

-Receives sample and prepares for analysis, including application of reagent
-Times sample and indicate when ready for sample analysis
-Reads the result on test device and marks results on device
-Enters result onto a digital or manual solution
-Ensure safe clinical measures, including practicing of social distancing and donning and doffing of PPE of all times

Preferred Experience:

-Experience in clinical settings preferred but not essential
-Experience in understanding and following Standard Operation Procedures (SOP)
-Experience with data recording/entry comfortable using digital technology to record results

Desired Skills and Traits

-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
-High attention to detail and strong time keeping skills
-Ability to follow strict guidelines and procedures required
-Must be able to thrive in a fast paced environment, including physically standing for protracted periods


Successful candidates must:

-have proof of right to work in the UK, proof of address, details of references covering last 3 years in employment (Jan 2018 Jan 2021)
-be willing to have an enhanced DBS conducted and a barred list check
-be willing to work cross sites/at different locations dependent on need.

*Full training and PPE will be provided. Please note this role is not available for remote working. Successful applicants must work on site.*