Test Supervisor - COVID 19 Mass Testing - Mobile Testing Unit

  • Job Reference: SDX/TP/484015/62213
  • Date Posted: 3 February 2021
  • Employer: Sodexo
  • Website: https://www.sodexo.com/
  • Location: Greenwich
  • Salary: £15.00 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: £15.00 per hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a Site Supervisor to support the Site Manager with the management of the COVID 19 Swab testing centre in Greenwich. You will be accountable for supporting day-to-day operations, service delivery and all activities and outputs for the site. You will ensure continuous supply of test kits and PPE for site and operate the site strictly in line with all health directives and policy and procedures issued by Government.

You must be flexible to work on a shift pattern and available to start immediately.

Due to the nature of the role, you will need to have a valid driving license with a minimum of 2 years driving experience and no more than 6 points on your licence. You will also need access to your own vehicle as in the absence of the Site Manager, you will be required to drive the Mobile Test Unit to and from site each day.

Sodexo reserves the right to alter the site location and close this advert early if we are in receipt of a high number of applications.

Job Description
  • Hourly rate of £15.00
  • This position is offered on a casual basis
  • Successful candidates will need to be available for an immediate start
  • Please only apply for this role via www.sodexojobs.co.uk
Main Responsibilities
  • Oversee the management of the testing operation, supporting the day-to-day operations and ad-hoc requests to support the Site Manager
  • Supervise all activities and outputs of the Testing Centre, ensuring the safety of all staff
  • Coordinate daily team huddles, communicating and organising support materials as required
  • Problem-solve and create solutions to complex problems, summarizing issues and capturing key learnings
  • Act as a liaison between staff and Site Manager where necessary
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the Site Manager
  • Maintaining risk and issues, actions and logs
  • Record keeping and ensuring safety regulations and procedures are adhered to
  • Supervisory practices, training and motivating members of the team ensuring to provide support
  • Undertake training on hand washing and ensure personal hygiene is maintained to a high level and correct PPE is always worn
The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria


  • Due to the nature of the role, you must be 25 or over and must be in general good health with no symptoms of COVID-19.  You must also have valid UK driving licence with a minimum of 2 years driving experience and no more than 6 points on your licence.
  • You must have access to a vehicle
  • You must have native or bilingual proficiency level English
  • Experience of following strict guidelines and procedures
  • Experience in project  management,  scheduling, risk  management and  communication
  • A self starter, ability to  manage risks and  conflicting priorities
  • Previous experience as a supervisor
  • Experience working with members of the public/patients
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a supportive nature
  • Flexibility to change tasks as and when required
  • Must be able to physically stand for several hours with good mobility
  • Willingness to work in an outdoor environment


You must not be classified, or live with anyone classified, as belonging to any of the COVID-19 high risk groups (more detail can be found on the government website):

  • Must not have a long-term condition
  • Must not have immune deficiencies through medical conditions or therapy

Training and full personal protective equipment will be provided.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Understanding of PPE practices is desirable, however training is provided
  • Experience working in a medical, clinical or health environment

Please note you will not be permitted to have your mobile phone on your person whilst working on site.

About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We're a Disability Confident Leader employer. We're committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.