Quality Lead/Team Leader: Covid-19 Testing (London Borough of Newham)

Recruiter
Harris Federation
Location
London
Salary
£30,000 - £39,999
Posted
17 Jan 2021
Closes
16 Feb 2021
Ref
1927007207
Category
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Quality Leads / Team Leaders to support COVID Mass testing in schools

Play your part in supporting your local school community and keep young people safe. Harris Federation is recruiting to several positions to join the COVID-19 Mass Testing Response Teams across our academy testing sites in and around London.

Following the Department of Education’s announcement, we are in urgent need of Quality Leads/Team Leaders to support our schools in mandatory mass testing.

As a Quality Lead/Team Leader, you will be accountable for all operations on the testing site, including go/no-go decisions, and for ensuring testing is conducted in a compliant manner. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Overall delivery and escalations
  • Managing the safe and effective running of the test site
  • Ensuring test kits are stored in a clinically safe manner
  • Managing device updates
  • Supervising the end-to-end testing process and ensuring compliance with the SOP and appropriate regulations
  • Reviewing test staff planning including rota, cross coverage and leave plans
  • Ensuring that health and safety guidance is appropriately followed

What we are looking for:
  • Experience and gravitas to lead multi-faceted teams in a fast-changing environment
  • Background in a clinical, medical or lab setting
  • A problem solver with the ability to make decisive decisions
  • Ideally, a background in or experience of clinical or medical health, or lab management
  • Good communication and management skills
  • Experience in virology, infectious diseases, clinical audits and quality management systems

You will be required to work Monday to Friday on shifts between 7am and 5pm.

Why work for Harris?

Our culture is grounded in finding ways to say ‘yes’ for what works best for you in your academy, department or classroom. In building a thriving hub of expert practitioners, school leaders and outstanding school networks, we recognise efforts and deliver highly impactful support and development directly back into our people and academies.

At Harris Federation, we are in this together. Our people are at the centre of cultivating a fairer, brighter future for all the young people we serve. Benefit from a vast network of practitioners, dedicated staff and aspirational peers to pool knowledge, collaborate and inspire with. Investing in our people is a dedicated practice here at Harris which is why we provide a diverse range of opportunities for any aspiring leader to train, develop and grow.

Our Central Team

Our central team comprises of a dedicated, driven group of departments working centrally to provide support across the Federation and all 48 of our academies. Across a multitude of key departments, we maintain an outstanding body of staff all integral to supporting central and academy finance, HR, Data, Estates management, Talent and many more. We look for dedicated experts in their fields to support the . If you are a committed leader in your role and would like to join the administration and operational development of a highly successful multi-academy trust, then this may be the opportunity for you.

Next Steps

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

Find out more about Our Benefits

Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Read our Diversity and Equality Notice