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Covid Test Assistants (School-Based)


  • £60 - £65 per day
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Posted: 18/12/2020
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: 229144740

Job Details

Covid Test Assistants - North East Schools

As a result of the roll out of mass Covid testing in schools, schools throughout the North East are now seeking reliable and flexible Covid Test Assistants to promote the smooth running of the programme. The role will involve supervising students as they self-administer Covid tests and providing support and guidance where needed.

You will complete a wide range of general daily tasks such as cleaning, handing out and collecting self testing kits, and ensuring that the site is set up efficiently for all students for the day. You will also be responsible for the disposal of medical and biohazard waste. Training and PPE will be provided.

Successful applicants for the role of Covid Test Assistant will have:
- A conscientious and professional approach to work
- Excellent communication skills, with both adults and children
- A strong understanding of Covid safety measures
- A current DBS certificate, or the willingness to apply for one with The Education Network
- Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous

The Education Network has become first choice for secondary schools across the region for both daily and long term supply cover. We also work with our client schools on exclusive temp to permanent recruitment opportunities not advertised anywhere else.
We have developed a unique CPD programme for our teachers and support staff and you could also benefit from the ongoing training we provided to all our staff free of charge as and when the courses are released throughout the course of the academic year.
The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance + standards. Any appointment will be subject to stringent checks including referencing and an enhanced DBS check. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.
The Education Network is taking the current Coronavirus pandemic very seriously and works to ensure that its staff, candidates and clients remain safe at work. As part of this, all interviewing is being conducted via video calling software, Hinterview. Access to a PC/laptop with audio and video capabilities or a smart phone will be required.

If you are interested in the role of Covid Test Assistant, please email michaella.cowell@ednetwork.co.uk with an up to date copy of your CV or give us a call on 0191 2323 780 for an informal discussion about opportunities.