• Experience of working in logistics, supply chain or transportation function with a comprehensive knowledge of logistics processes and procedures
  • Very high analytical capabilities
  • High communication skills


Following feedback from previous outbreak response the Systematic Testing and Outbreak use case is proposing the creation of central resources to be deployed to assist DPH in the initial response to outbreaks. These would form a national strategic reserve that could be drawn upon by local authorities to enable activities at the local level. This will consist of specialist expertise through ‘surge’ teams and the provision of training, guidance and workforce best practice, where necessary.

A pool of various specialists will be formed to enable rapid deployment of multi-disciplinary surge teams to prevent and respond to outbreaks in urban areas. These surge teams will be led by ‘Crisis Programme Leaders’, who will serve as conduits between the national testing programme and local areas. Surge teams will undertake discovery and reconnaissance on behalf to the programme, to assess requirements and deploy testing to areas.

The Logistician interfaces with the DPH, local trusts and authorities and evaluates logistical requirements for outbreak remediation, including capacity.

Key responsibilities

  • Evaluate emergency logistical requirements
  • Short to long-term planning of supply chain requirements
  • Translation of logistical requirements into appropriate sites
  • Liaise with diverse stakeholders to facilitate surge remediation activities
  • Receive of epidemiological predictions and requirements and translating into remediation activities