Volunteers - Covid-19 Testing Centre

Please note that all roles are now filled and we have closed the application process. All future job opportunities for the testing centre will be advertised to staff and students.

Testing Supervisor (Grade 6 role)

As Testing Supervisor, you will be responsible for ensuring that the testing on site is conducted in a manner compliant with the relevant NHS Standard Operating Procedures. The role will involve:

  • Supervising the end-to-end testing process, ensuring compliance with the SOP and with appropriate regulations.
  • Reviewing test workforce planning, including rota, cross coverage and leave plans.
  • Reviewing service delivery plans relating to sample analysis, results recording and reporting.
  • Establishing and maintaining a quality management system for the testing site.
  • Taking responsibility for site quality governance including incident reporting, assessments, and risk mitigation.
  • Supporting the Site Manager in ensuring health and safety guidance is appropriately followed.
  • Reviewing compliance with all infection control and clinical waste disposal procedures.
  • Working with the Site Manager to ensure test and PPE stock levels are adequately maintained.
  • Applicants should have previous experience in a clinical or medical environment, or previous laboratory management experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. It would be advantageous for applicants to have experience in virology, infectious diseases, clinical audits, quality management systems, training, and the development of SOPs
  • Applicants must be committed to the work and able to follow the strict guidelines and procedures required.

Full Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied in line with NHS standards. Full training will be provided. Depending on the role, training will take place online or in person on either Thursday 26 November or Friday 27 November. This training is mandatory and will take place on one of these two days. We will be in touch with further information.

In line with Government guidance, individuals in any of the current COVID high risk groups should carefully consider whether they wish to apply, given they are considered to be at a higher risk from coronavirus. This includes individuals who:

  • have a long-term health condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system through medical conditions or therapy
  • are over the age of 70

Refreshments will be provided.

Sample Processer (Grade 5 role)

You will work as part of a large team, administering tests for University students. As a Sample Processor, you will prepare the test kit and process the test sample to obtain a result. The role will involve:

  • Liaising with Test Assistants to obtain the collected samples for processing.
  • Processing the sample using a lateral flow testing device
  • Liaising with the Results Recorders to record accurate test results.

We are looking for individuals who can follow the strict guidelines and procedures required when processing tests. Previous experience working in a test processing or laboratory environment would be beneficial. Previous experience of working with members of the public and/or patients is also desirable.

Full Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied in line with NHS standards. Full training will be provided. Depending on the role, training will take place online or in person on either Thursday 26 November or Friday 27 November. This training is mandatory and will take place on one of these two days. We will be in touch with further information.

In line with Government guidance, individuals in any of the current COVID high risk groups should carefully consider whether they wish to apply, given they are considered to be at a higher risk from coronavirus. This includes individuals who:

  • have a long-term health condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system through medical conditions or therapy
  • are over the age of 70

As this is a physical role, applicants need to be able to physically stand for several hours.

Refreshments will be provided.

Results Recorder (Grade 4 role)

You will be responsible for recording test results using an online system from within the testing centre which is located on the main University campus. The role will involve:

  • Assessing and recording test results.
  • Uploading results onto an online system to enable communication of results to students
  • Disposing of unnecessary data securely.
  • We are looking for individuals with great communication skills, who are friendly and approachable. Applicants should have previous experience of data recording/data entry, and the ability to assess and understand test results. Attention to detail is vital in this role. Applicants must be committed to the work and able to follow the strict guidelines and procedures required.

Full training will be provided. Depending on the role, training will take place online or in person on either Thursday 26 November or Friday 27 November. This training is mandatory and will take place on one of these two days. We will be in touch with further information.

In line with Government guidance, individuals in any of the current COVID high risk groups should carefully consider whether they wish to apply, given they are considered to be at a higher risk from coronavirus. This includes individuals who:

  • have a long-term health condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system through medical conditions or therapy
  • are over the age of 70

Refreshments will be provided.

Test Assistant (Grade 3 role)

You will work as part of a large team, administering tests for University students. As Test Assistant, you will be responsible for directing students to testing stations and providing them with guidance on how to self administer the tests to support the sample taking process.

We are looking for individuals with great communication skills, who are friendly and approachable. Previous experience of working with members of the public and/or patients is essential. Applicants must be committed to the work and able to follow the strict guidelines and procedures required.

Full Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied in line with NHS standards. Full training will be provided. Depending on the role, training will take place online or in person on either Thursday 26 November or Friday 27 November. This training is mandatory and will take place on one of these two days.

In line with Government guidance, individuals in any of the current COVID high risk groups should carefully consider whether they wish to apply, given they are considered to be at a higher risk from coronavirus. This includes individuals who:

  • have a long-term health condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system through medical conditions or therapy
  • are over the age of 70

Refreshments will be provided.

Registration Assistant (Grade 2 role)

You will be responsible for meeting, greeting and coordinating students arriving on site. The role will also involve online registration of students who arrive for their test, and passing on registration details to appropriate colleagues.

We are looking for individuals with great communication skills, who are friendly and approachable. Previous experience of working with members of the public is essential. Applicants should also have previous experience of data recording/data entry. Applicants must be committed to the work and able to follow the strict guidelines and procedures required.

Full training will be provided. Depending on the role, training will take place online or in person on either Thursday 26 November or Friday 27 November. This training is mandatory and will take place on one of these two days. We will be in touch with further information.

In line with Government guidance, individuals in any of the current COVID high risk groups should carefully consider whether they wish to apply, given they are considered to be at a higher risk from coronavirus. This includes individuals who:

  • have a long-term health condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system through medical conditions or therapy
  • are over the age of 70

Refreshments will be provided.

Supplies Coordinator (Grade 2 role)

You will work as part of a large team, administering tests for University students. As Supplies Coordinator, you will be responsible for ensuring there is a continuous supply of test kits and equipment both into and out of the testing site, which is based on the main University campus. The role will involve:

Supporting the collation and movement of test kits across the testing site.
Ensuring there is a continuous supply of PPE to those involved in testing.
Managing the inventory and requests for supply

We are looking for individuals with previous experience of working with medical supplies, ideally collating and distributing such resources in a busy environment. Applicants must be committed to the work and able to follow the strict guidelines and procedures required.

Full training will be provided. Depending on the role, training will take place online or in person on either Thursday 26 November or Friday 27 November. This training is mandatory and will take place on one of these two days.

In line with Government guidance, individuals in any of the current COVID high risk groups should carefully consider whether they wish to apply, given they are considered to be at a higher risk from coronavirus. This includes individuals who:

  • have a long-term health condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system through medical conditions or therapy
  • are over the age of 70

Refreshments will be provided.

Queue Coordinator (Grade 1 role)

You will work as part of a large team administering tests for University students. As Queue Coordinator, you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient flow of students into and out of the test centre, which is based on the main University campus. You will also be responsible for setting up appropriate signage, and ensuring this is clear for students entering and leaving the test centre.

We are seeking applicants with great communication skills, who are friendly and approachable. The ability to give clear and concise instructions is essential. Previous experience of working with members of the public is essential. Applicants must be committed to the work and be able to follow the strict guidelines and procedures required.

Full training will be provided. Depending on the role, training will take place online or in person on either Thursday 26 November or Friday 27 November. This training is mandatory and will take place on one of these two days. We will be in touch with further information.

In line with Government guidance, individuals in any of the current COVID high risk groups should carefully consider whether they wish to apply, given they are considered to be at a higher risk from coronavirus. This includes individuals who:

  • have a long-term health condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system through medical conditions or therapy
  • are over the age of 70

As this is a physical role, applicants need to be able to physically stand for several hours.

Refreshments will be provided.

Cleaner (Grade 1 role)

You will work alongside colleagues to ensure the testing site and equipment is kept in a clean and orderly condition. The role will involve:

Cleaning designated facility areas (sweeping, mopping, and spray cleaning).
Notifying management of any occurring deficiencies or needs for hygiene attention.
Clinical waste management.

We are looking for individuals with previous experience as a cleaner, with knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies. Previous experience of working with members of the public is desirable. Applicants must be committed to the work and be able to follow the strict guidelines and procedures required.

Full Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied in line with NHS standards. Full training will be provided. Depending on the role, training will take place online or in person on either Thursday 26 November or Friday 27 November. This training is mandatory and will take place on one of these two days. We will be in touch with further information.

In line with Government guidance, individuals in any of the current COVID high risk groups should carefully consider whether they wish to apply, given they are considered to be at a higher risk from coronavirus. This includes individuals who:

  • have a long-term health condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system through medical conditions or therapy
  • are over the age of 70

As this is a physical role, applicants need to be able to physically stand for several hours.

Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to know any more information about the roles or the testing centre please email: testingcentrerecruitment@sheffield.ac.uk