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Lateral Flow Test Unit - Weekends only

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


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About the team we are recruiting to

Coventry has for the past 7 months and continues to, successfully deliver the offer of Lateral Flow Rapid Testing as part of the Government response to COVID-19. 

We have seen our testing programme positively evolve significantly in these weeks, increasing accessibility to our citizens who are disproportionately impacted by COVID.   

To enable us to continue to reach out to areas in the community, we are adding a further mobile community testing unit to our existing model.

We are therefore looking to recruit a further co hort of staff who will cover a variety of roles to support the Testing Operations (responsible for supporting and recording tests within testing sites).

What is the job role?


This role is weekend working only.  We re looking for people who can commit to working both Saturday and Sunday.

Working on our mobile community testing unit, you will be expected to undertake and carry out any of the roles and duties to ensure the efficient and effective running of a test site, ranging from meet and greet, registration, test assistant, sample processor and / or results recorder.

The mobile community testing unit will be sited at different places of the city each, you will need to be able to travel across the city to the designated site.


The contract we are offering is on a Fixed Term Contract until 30th September.

You will be required to have a flexible and adaptable approach as you may be asked to work at any of our community testing sites across the city.    


We are looking for people who can start immediately, subject to satisfactory pre- employment checks (Right to Work in the UK, medical clearance and a current reference).


The hours of work will be 13 hours per week, working both Saturday and Sunday. 

A typical working day will be 9:45am to 4:15pm Saturday and Sunday. 

Who are we looking for?


To maximise the test centres resources and at the same time ensure we use a minimum number of staff, to allow us to continue to adhere to social distancing measures, we are looking for people who can commit to work Saturday and Sunday for 13hrs per week. 


We need people who are flexible, reliable and committed as consistency is key to ensure we are working within the parameters of COVID guidance. 

We are looking for people who are organised, can follow instruction, ability to communicate clearly and succinctly and follow process with accuracy and efficiency. 

Good interpersonal skills and the ability to problem solve and think on your feet will be required and the ability to work in fast paced, demanding and changing environments. 

As you will be required to work outdoors in temporary units, the ability to work in all temperatures / weathers will be a must.

You will be an advocate to promote the Public Health response to combatting the COVID pandemic, therefore teamwork and positivity is key.


All post holders will be provided with full training to be able to successfully fulfil the role requirements; suitable levels of PPE will be available for each role in-line with current NHS and government guidance.

We will be working to and adhering to Health & Social Care guidance to ensure the upmost protection to both colleagues and clients during this process.


If you are interested in these roles, please apply by completing the online application form. 

Please complete the personal statement section of the application form and provide details of why you are interested in supporting this programme and your suitability.

If you are successful, you will be invited to undertake a virtual screening by appointment week beginning 2nd August, to discuss the roles and your suitability in more detail.


For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'



Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

Coventry City Council

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