Logistics Operative – Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2021
Southampton has been running a Covid-19 saliva testing programme in partnership between the University of Southampton, Southampton City Council and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). As part of the preparation for the expansion of the asymptomatic testing programme, we are recruiting staff to support this within the laboratory which will be based in the Southampton area.
We are currently recruiting for Logistics Operatives to help us achieve our target of running tens of thousands of tests every day. This post will work as part of the logistics operations team as part of the COVID-19 Saliva Testing Laboratory, and will be dealing with the delivery of incoming samples and consumables and associated outgoing waste.
Ideally you will have worked in a similar environment such as stores or distribution previously but this is not essential. You will need to have good literacy and communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team. The role will involve marshalling delivery vehicles, receiving deliveries (both consumables and samples) and the transportation and delivery of these within the laboratory, so will need to be able to undertake manual handling tasks. You will need to follow standard operating procedures and be able to adhere to health and safety requirements at all times.
This is an excellent opportunity to help support in the fight against COVID-19 and be proud to support the NHS at this time.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.
Please find attached the Job Description and Person Specification for this role.
Advertised date: 18/03/2021
Closing date: 15/04/2021
Should we see a large volume of applications we will close the advert early