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St Benedict's Catholic School

St Benedict's
Catholic School

COVID On-Site Testing Staff

In order to support the testing facility on site from January, we would like to recruit additional staff with the aim of appointments to be made in January. These are temporary zero hours contracts based on the outline roles provided by the government in their guidance for schools. Further details of these roles will be established in the coming weeks. We will review applications as we receive them and would encourage any interested parties to complete the application as soon as possible.

We are looking to hire:

Part time office administrator
This role will be based in the school office and will free up existing staff to coordinate the testing centre.  We anticipate this role being required from 9am-2pm Monday- Thursday with potential additional hours on Friday. Ideally we would like to recruit someone with office-based experience. The role will involve basic administration, dealing with enquiries and supporting the existing admin team. This is not a directly student-facing role.

Processors
This role will involve processing test samples for analysis, interpreting results and recording results. This is not a directly student-facing role and ideally we would like to recruit people who have experience in handling information. We anticipate this role will be around 5.5 hours per day four days a week working from 9am-3pm with potential additional hours on Fridays.

Test assistants
This role will involve supporting staff and students in collecting swabs. This will be a student-facing role and ideally we would like to recruit people who have experience either in healthcare or in working with young people. We anticipate this role will be around 5.5 hours per day four days a week working from 9am-3pm with potential additional hours on Fridays.

Registration Assistant / Results recorder
This role is an administrative, student facing role in the test centre. This will involve logging the students who come in, distributing tests and directing students/staff to bays. Ideally we would like to recruit someone who has experience working with young people.


All posts will have an hourly pay rate of £9.25.  We have been told in the guidance that training will be available for these roles and that PPE where appropriate will be supplied. As we are working with only basic details at the moment we do not have full job descriptions and we assume at present that we will need to offer these roles initially on a zero hours basis until we can confirm the expectation from government.

All roles will require a full DBS check. Any interested individual should contact the school and complete a support staff application form  and email these directly to head@st-benedicts.suffolk.sch.uk. Safer recruitment policies will be followed despite the tight deadline.