Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) for essential workers (and volunteers!) has been operating in Fleet since late February and will now be extended until the end of April. We are working with Hart District Council to recruit add to our existing pool of volunteers who are helping to man the centre. Training and training certificates will be provided.
Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) is an important part in keeping coronavirus infection rates low and reducing the amount of transmission of the coronavirus within the community. Hart District Council is hosting a temporary Community Testing site for essential workers and volunteers (any industry/business where employees have to go into the workplace to carry out their jobs). This is part of a Hampshire-wide initiative set up by Hampshire County Council.
The site accommodates 3 Testing Stations and a maximum of 30 people coming for their tests per hour. The site is fully risk assessed, and PPE will be provided for all staff and volunteers in accordance with Public Health England Test and Trace guidance.
There are a variety of roles and volunteers will be able to rotate through these whilst on shift:
Volunteer Marshal: First point of contact for people arriving at the Community Testing site. Responsible for ensuring that people maintain social distancing, and are only admitted inside the Apex Centre once space is available.
Volunteer Registration Assistant : Greets visitors and asks them to sanitise their hands. Checks visitors have registered and are eligible for testing using a smartphone app (smartphone provided). Provides assistance for people who might not have the relevant digital information such as phone number and email address.
Volunteer Test Assistant : Directs visitors to a testing booth and ensures they understand how to undertake their swab test, and verifies that visitors have cleaned down the booth after use.
Volunteer Test Processor: Prepares test samples for analysis and interprets result. Sets up samples for analysis. Ensures the sample analysis is timed correctly. Awaits and reads result displayed, and marks it on Lateral Flow Device. Provides test result information to Team Lead (Hart District Council staff) to upload. Likely to be overseeing between 4 – 6 Lateral Flow Devices at any one time.
Excellent communication skills. Ideal for those with a background in customer service / relations.
Comfortable using a smart phone and 'app savvy'.
All roles require standing for periods of time therefore those with limited mobility may find this challenging.
We would be delighted to receive enquiries from students and graduates who are studying science at college or have a scientific background as this role may compliment your studies / be of particular interest. You will however need to be able to commit to volunteer for one morning or afternoon per week.
All roles require standing for periods of time.
- Age restrictions
It is recommended that no-one over the age of 60 volunteers for these roles, and the minimum age to volunteer is 16.
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Out of pocket expenses such as mileage/public transport costs will be reimbursed. Parking will be free of charge. Refreshments and toilets are available on site.
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Training provided
Full comprehensive training and team leads on site.
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
The site will be open Monday – Friday between 9.00 and 17.00. Volunteers will ideally commit to one shift per week (am or pm) and can vary the day that they choose to volunteer. They will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to their shift commencing.
C/O Apex Centre