Test Operative Trainer - COVID19 Rapid Test Centre

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
North West
£17.50 to £17.50 per hour
Salary Description:
£17.50 per hour
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To increase testing for COVID-19, the Government has significantly increased the number of centres where key workers can be tested. As the programme ramps up further, additional testing support is needed at centres across the UK.  

We are seeking to recruit individuals responsible for training a team of Test Operatives undertaking COVID 19 Swab testing at Preston College.

We recommend that you work at 3 or more shifts per week so you can get the most out of your experience. You will need to be available to work between the hours of 8am - 8pm, shift patterns will be discussed with you.

You must be available to work on the 4th and 5th May.

Sodexo reserves the right to alter the site location and close this advert early if we are in receipt of a high number of applications.
Job Description
Hourly rate £17.50
This position is offered on a casual basis.

Main ResponsibilitiesThe role of the Test Operative Trainer is to train groups of Test Operatives in how to safely and correctly administer a throat and nasal swab test to key frontline workers who visit the test site, and supporting the overall testing process. Test Operative Trainers may also be required to support with testing individuals. 

Test swabs will be administered up the nose or down the back of the throat; therefore, applicants need to be comfortable administering tests in this manner.  

Before you apply for this vacancy, it is important you take time to watch the below video to understand what the role of a Test Operative entails. 

The Ideal CandidateWe seek applicants with the following: 

Experience working with members of the public/patients 

Strong communication and presentation skills  

Excellent interpersonal skills and a supportive nature  

Ability to physically stand for several hours with good mobility (for reaching into vehicles) 

Willingness to work outside  

Commitment to the work and adhere to the strict guidelines and procedures required 

Native or bilingual proficiency level English

Experience delivering procedural, clinical training or any face to face training is desirable.

You must be over 18 and in general good health with no symptoms of COVID-19, nor must anyone in your household.

You must not be classified, or live with anyone classified, as belonging to any of the COVID-19 high risk groups (more detail can be found on the government website): 

Must not have a long-term condition 

Must not be pregnant 

Must not have immune deficiencies through medical conditions or therapy 

Must not be aged over 70

Training and full personal protective equipment will be provided.  

Please note you will not be permitted to have your mobile phone on your person whilst working on site.
About The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.


Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Kathryn Pendlebury

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