Job description

COVID-19 Testers to work at schools
Location: Tonbridge
Salary: £60-£70 per day
Start Date: 4th January 2021
Contract: Full-time

Recruiting for COVID-19 Testers to work at schools in and around Tonbridge, Kent.
When schools reopen in February/ March 2021, the guidance is that staff and pupils will be tested weekly – hence we are preparing to fill numerous new positions to support testing sites in schools that are both safe and robust. These roles will start the week before schools reopen in February or March 2021.

This is an opportunity to work full-time between Monday and Friday (approx. 0800 - 1530) at schools in and around TONBRIDGE on an ongoing basis. PPE and training will be provided by the school. Online training is provided before starting this role.

We will be looking for candidates to perform the following roles:

  • Team Leader - Responsible for the overall on-site operations at the test site, including day-to-day workforce management
  • Test Assistant - Provides guidance and supervision on self-testing protocols - collects samples and passes them to processing operatives
  • Processing Operative - Prepares test samples for analysis, conducts processing and interprets results
  • Registration Assistant – greeting subjects, ensuring orderly entry of subjects onto the testing site. Responsible for ensuring subjects have registered and distributing test kits on arrival.
  • Results Recorder - Collates results from processing operatives and sharing with the national programme


Ideally you will:
  • Have a full clean driving licence, have access to a vehicle and be prepared to travel between locations (not essential)
  • Have strong customer service skills and be able to communicate effectively with both children and adults
  • Have strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Be immediately available to start work
  • Have a clean Enhanced DBS on the Update Service or be willing to apply for one.


GSL offers equal opportunities to applicants from all members of the community. If you would like to seize this opportunity to do your part in the fight against COVID please send your CV to us ASAP!