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The role of a Test Centre Operative

If you’re good with people, join our temporary team and let’s fight the spread of Coronavirus together. We have a variety of contracts available.

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“You’re treated as an individual, not just a number"

We’ve countless ways you can play your part and protect the nation from Covid.

As a Test Centre Operative, you’ll be a friendly welcoming face at either a regional, local or mobile testing site, helping to put the public at their ease when they arrive for their PCR test.

What you'll be doing

In both roles, every day will be different. And each day you’ll gain a sense of pride and satisfaction from knowing that you’re part of a vitally important national effort to fight the pandemic. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity and support to explore wider career opportunities in other areas of Serco.

Test Centre Operative

As a Test Centre Operative, you’ll be part of our close-knit team, quite literally making sure everything runs smoothly. From traffic and queue management to organising stock and supplies. From admin and security to cleaning, customer registration and the collection of self-administered tests. You’ll help to keep the site safe, secure, and in good order.

Mobile Testing Unit Operative

As a Mobile Testing Unit Operative, you’ll report to a base Regional Testing Site each day. Here, you’ll meet your colleagues and collect the MTU van before heading out to your work location, which you’ll have been told about a couple of days in advance. You’ll be expected to drive the MTU van as part of this role. Once you reach your location, you’ll get involved in a variety of tasks. From traffic and queue management to organising stock and supplies. From admin and security to cleaning, customer registration and the collection of self-administered tests. In short, you’ll help keep the MTU safe, secure, and in good running order.

The skills you’ll need

You don't need any specific qualifications for the Test Centre role. It’s more important to be friendly, a good team worker and safety conscious with a flexible approach to work. To work on our our MTU sites you’ll need to be confident dealing with a potential press presence and be flexible, as you might only be told your work location the night before. 

You’ll also be required to pass a security check prior to starting. To work on Mobile Testing Units, you must be aged 19 or over for car units and aged 23 or above for van units. You’ll need a full UK driving licence with no more than 6 points, and a minimum of 2 years driving experience.

The difference Serco can make to you

Our core values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride are at the heart of everything we do. As a valued member of our temporary workforce, we’ll treat you with the respect you deserve and give you the opportunity to perform a meaningful and vital role. We’ll also support you to learn, develop and access further career opportunities within our diverse UK-wide operation, enabling you to achieve and succeed.

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Great People

Our temporary workers are highly valued members of the SWS team. We believe in putting people first, so we welcome you, we look after you and we support and empower you to care for the public and each other.
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A World of Opportunity

With us, you’ll have direct access to training, development, support to grow and many more career opportunities. Whether that’s a different temporary role or a permanent career move to match your ambitions. 
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Meaningful and vital work

Take pride in doing temporary work that really matters. Work directly with the public and gain career satisfaction by providing a vital front-line service.
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Work that works for you

We match the right people to the opportunity that’s right for them. So, discover temporary work that suits your lifestyle, life stage and aspirations.