Test Site Planner






  • Experience designing field hospitals/test sites
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organised
  • Able to quickly evaluate diverse and conflicting needs, identify appropriate resolution(s)


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 Test Site Planner works with the Logistician and Clinical Support to define and create test sites with the required capacity to manage outbreaks.

Key responsibilities

  • Input and receive forecasting and ensuring site designs address required capacity requirements
  • Support the design and set-up of physical test site(s)
  • Support liaison with local authorities to define site requirements and inputting/approving proposed sites
  • Support surveying and creation of site-specific SOPs, policies, and additional requirements