County Covid-19 Testers Recruitment Campaign Begins

Would you enjoy shoving swab sticks up peoples’ noses or down their throats and being paid for doing it?

Lancashire County Council is recruiting people to help with its Covid-19 test and trace programme. It is looking for Community Swabbers to carry out the tests and for Community Testing Support officers to log the results and to carry out admin functions.

These will be paid positions and the work will take place at test sites across the county. The successful applicants will get full training. Because they will come into contact with people displaying Covid-19 symptoms, full personal protective equipment will be provided.
County Councillor Shaun Turner, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said “We need to recruit around 150 people as quickly as possible so that we can continue to offer testing around the county. If we don’t have enough people to do this, some sites may have to close so it’s vital that as many people as possible come forward.

“These are temporary, but paid positions. You’ll be given all the training you need as well as PPE to ensure you are safe while carrying out this vital frontline work. We’re looking for people who have the skills to do this work in a community test site. If you’re interested, visit our website to find out more”.

The Community Swabbers will need to correctly and safely administer nasal or throat swab tests. Testing Support Officers will need to be able to use Microsoft Excel. Applicants will need to be able to get to the test sites and be aware of the current Covid-19 government guidelines.

These roles will need a Disclosure and Barring Service check which the County will arrange for you. For more information, visit: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/jobs/testers/

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