Mobile Testing Unit - Operatives - National

Job reference: 079405

Location: Various

Job closing date: 12/12/2021

Job posted date: 26/11/2021

Salary: Band 2 (£19,609 - £21,615)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Ambulance Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Mobile Testing Unit

Employer (NHS Board) : Scottish Ambulance Service

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The COVID-19 National Testing Programme is one of the key measures in place to support the UK’s action plan against COVID-19.

The Scottish Ambulance Service are recruiting Operatives for a fixed term contract until the end of September 2022 who will support the testing service. The contract may be extended.

The contracted hours are 37.5 per week on a 4 day on/4 day off rota.  Basic salary is £19,609 per annum plus unsocial payments.  Travel to locations is involved and some overnight stays may be necessary.  Full training, uniform and PPE will all be provided.

The full job description is also attached for you to refer to for further information. 

MTU Teams will operate from a designated hub but will remain deployable nationally. 

The Scottish Ambulance Service reserves the right to close this advert early due to the expected high volume of applications and quick turnaround times therefore, please submit your application timeously.

Candidate FAQ’s

We encourage applicants not to apply for various regions for the same post as applications will only be considered once.

There may be a short delay by way of a response from your application however we will aim to respond to your application and provide information as to whether you have been shortlisted for interview within two weeks of the advert closing. 

All interviews will be conducted via Microsoft teams

Correspondence in relation to interview dates and times will be provided to shortlisted candidates via email therefore please review your junk mail regularly. 

Candidates will have the opportunity to ask questions in relation to the role of operative or the Mobile Testing Unit Operation at interview.

Induction and Training for this recruitment campaign is predicted to be early January 2022.


The closing date for this job has now passed.