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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Several vacancies within WeST Covid-19 Testing Team available....

Are you interested in helping us to develop and establish a dedicated and flexible multi-skilled testing team to support the work of over 2000 staff committed to delivering exceptional education to over 12,000 local children in our family of 22 local secondary and primary schools?

If you are looking to join one of the largest local employers in the region, with children and students at its heart, and helping us in our efforts to support the national priority to reopen schools safely, by implementing a system of rapid coronavirus testing, we would welcome your application.

In response to the timing of this important national initiative we will be accepting immediate applications with the aim of contacting suitable candidates upon receipt as well as over the coming weeks as we scale-up our testing operations.

Engagement will initially be offered on an hourly basis with longer term fixed term contracts being established once we are fully operational.

The ideal candidate will have some experience of working as part of a team in a service delivery role, good interpersonal skills and a caring nature, the ability to move between WeST sites as required to meet testing demand, will be comfortable & committed to working in a COVID testing site and to providing a high-quality service within strict guidelines.  A daily rapid lateral flow test will be provided, and candidates must consent to this.

All relevant training and PPE will be provided.

The accompanying job descriptions provide details of the range of positions available and candidates are asked to submit one application indicating the role, or multiple roles, for which they would like to be considered. All applications must be submitted to by 29th January.  For an informal discussion regarding the roles please also email and a member of the HR team will arrange a telephone call.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.