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Covid Test Centre Operatives - Darlington

Job Title: Covid Test Centre Operatives - Darlington
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Darlington, County Durham
Salary: £11.10 - £12.00 per hour
Start Date: 11/01/2021
Duration: 2 months min
REF: CTCOD_1609756099
Contact Name: Katherine Jacobs
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

I am looking for several Covid Test Centre Operatives to start work in the Darlington area week commencing January 11th for the local authority. Work is across six different static sites on mass testing centres.

My client is hosting a mass testing programme to support the testing of asymptomatic members of our community. This means testing people who do not have any Coronavirus symptoms to determine if they are carrying the Coronavirus infection and unknowingly passing it on. Having recently started our programme, we are increasing our capacity of tests to cover as much of our local community as possible, with six different test centres spread across the area.

Please state within your application which shifts are of interest in relation to assisting with the programme. Shifts are 7.30am to 4.30pm (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) or 11.30am to 8.30pm (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Shifts at the outreach centres may be slightly different times.

Full training will be given for each role which includes, online training to be completed prior to starting a shift, (and you will be paid to undertake the online training) and on site training will also be given on the day of your shift.

On site personal protected clothing (PPE) will be available for the duration of a shift. Should an employee wish to be tested prior to starting a shift, they will be welcome to do so, but this is not a requirement.

There are a range of different roles available and my client is looking to hire:

  • Processing Operatives (Prepping samples, reading and logging results)
  • Test Assistants (directing people round to the next station)
  • Registration Assistants (singing people in, carrying out paperwork etc)

Roles range from £11.10 - £12 per hour depending on what role you are carrying out. Work provisionally until the end of February, possibly longer.

Please call me on 07740822232. Please be prepared to send over the following documents or your application will not be processed any further:

  • CV
  • NI Number
  • A name and a number of a next of kin
  • Two names and numbers for references
  • Passport
  • A photograph of yourself