Covid-19 Testing Site Deputy Reading




Reading Football Club, Reading


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Are you keen to join the fight against COVID-19? Do you enjoy working in a team where good customer service is key? Are you able to ensure a team of people work safely within a clinical environment? Do you want to help fund a humanitarian charity that does amazing work in the disaster response field? If so, this opportunity may be just right for you.

RE:SILIENT is looking for Deputy Site Leads to assist with the management of its testing operations at Reading Football Club. The Express Testing Site supports Local Authorities in England with COVID-19 testing which is crucial to monitoring COVID-19 infection rates.

You will be working closely with the Site Leads to manage a team of workers and ensure the highest level of customer experience, clinical governance and adherence to site-specific Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Standards.

You will be responsible for managing the team scheduling via Planday, our staffing system. The operation runs 13 hours a day, 7 days a week and so an interest in accurate scheduling and attention to detail is essential. As the site operates seven days a week it is essential that you are able to work at the weekends.

You will step into the role of Site Lead when required, and will assist with daily administrative tasks such as stock control, distribution of PPE and testing equipment, report end-of-day statistics, dealing with staff issues and concerns, and liaising with the RE:SILIENT Operations and Recruitment teams to provide coaching and induction of new COVID -19 Testers.

RE:SILIENT is the commercial subsidiary of RE:ACT Disaster Response, a humanitarian charity operating in the UK and overseas. All of RE:SILIENT’s profits go to RE:ACT to support its humanitarian work.

If you have experience of managing people, can foster a good team atmosphere and prioritise conflicting needs with tight deadlines, you might be the person we are looking for.

You will need to pass a Tester Training one day course (provided by Cignpost, the organisation with overall responsibility for the Express Testing Site) in order to be successful in your application. You will also need to be flexible with regards to working hours (including weekends) and be a great team player with a can do approach.

In return we can offer you flexible working on a casual worker agreement, a competitive pay of £13.83 per hour with a £5.00 per shift food allowance, plus an hourly holiday pay rate of £1.67. Shifts are typically 7:30 – 14:00 or 14:00 – 20:30 including paid breaks. Double shifts can also be worked.

RE:ACT is an equal opportunities employer actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We positively encourage applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

  Essential Desirable
Education, qualifications and training
Cignpost Tester Training X
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Ability to manage a workforce of 10 staff on site at any one time X
Experience of managing staff rotation on daily activities and schedules X
Experience of working to demanding and conflicting timelines X
Experience of managing the conduct and performance of staff X
Excellent customer service skills X
Experience of planning and coordinating the activities of several different functions on one site X
Good IT skills X
Experience of scheduling staff and ensuring the fair allocation of shifts X
Excellent organisation and attention to detail skills X
Able to quickly evaluate diverse and conflicting needs, prioritise requirements and identify appropriate resolutions X
Experience of escalating relevant and appropriate issues to the designated  manager(s) a timely manner X
Personal attributes    
Flexible with working hours and able to accommodate the shift requirements between the Site Lead and Site Deputy X
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills X
Ability to manage deadlines, prioritise activities and adapt to changing requirements X
Can do approach and excellent use of initiative X
Commitment to own and colleague wellbeing and resilience X
Excellent team player and generates a good team atmosphere during shifts X
Leads by example and maintain standards X
Excellent ambassadorial skills X
Excellent completer-finisher X
Special requirements    
An up-to-date DBS Certificate X
Comfortable with the close personal contact required to undertake Covid-19 Swab testing X
Not in a vulnerable Covid19 category. X
Ability to work weekends as directed by the operational needs of the site X
Long Periods of standing on site X