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Lateral Flow Testing Support Officer

Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
Salary: £22,183 per annum
Location: Shute End, Civic Offices, Wokingham
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Full Time/Weekends
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 18/01/2021 at 17:55 PM
Reference: 711863

Start Date: Immediately

12 month fixed term contract

Wokingham Borough Council have several opportunities available for individuals looking to make a difference as part of the borough’s Covid-19 response.

We are looking to expand our Lateral Flow Testing Team and grow the capacity of our facilities here in Wokingham. 

Main priorities of the role may include any or all of the following responsibilities to support the Lateral Flow Testing process:

  • To provide administration support and reception support
  • To provide customer service to those individuals seeking to use the testing service
  • To provide instruction to individuals on the Lateral Flow Testing Service
  • Process the Lateral Flow Test swabs to result
  • Data entry and validation of results
  • To clean the Lateral Flow Testing area to the required standard
  • To report to Site Lead/Team Manager any issues in and around the testing site or process
  • General support for the Lateral Flow Testing process, site and team

We are looking to recruit staff on fixed term contracts, who will be available to start work immediately.  Full training will be provided prior to starting the role.  We are looking for individuals who will also have flexibility to do regular Saturday working to enable the service to run efficiently, 6 days per week.  The service operates from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday

The Lateral Flow Testing Service has been set up in response to the evolving situation with Coronavirus in the UK. The primary function of the service is to work collaboratively with customers, partners and other stakeholders to reduce the likelihood of outbreaks of COVID-19 through rapid testing (LFT).  You may be required to work within our council head office, out in the community or within our schools.

We will be looking for individuals to have an awareness of the whole process of the testing facility, with a particular focus on one aspect, but with the ability to work across the facility, covering colleagues where necessary.  

Our fixed term opportunities will initially be for a 12 month period, mostly on a full-time basis (37 hours per week), however as the facility is open on Saturdays we are seeking applications from individuals who would be willing to consider working 6 days a week or working Saturdays on a rota basis. By joining us you will play a valuable role within the council wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply, and attach your CV. 

Closing Date: This is an open ended advert.  Applications will be considered as they are received.


For further information about this role, please contact recruit@wokingham.gov.uk

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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