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Covid-19 Testing Operative

  • Location:

    County Durham

  • Sector:

    Unqualified Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £11 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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The Council 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. The main test centre is based at the Dolphin Centre but we also have a number of outreach centres across the borough that will also need to be staffed. Outreach sites include Heighington Village Hall, Middleton St George Community Centre, Red Hall Community Centre, Head of Steam Museum and Firthmoor Community Centre. 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 onsite training will also be given on the day of your shift. Onsite 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.


  • Experience in Covid Testing would be advantageous but not essential
  • Experience in a customer facing, customer service role is essential