Senior Operations Manager-Covid Testing

Tempest Executive

City of London


Band 4, clean driving license required, strong HR skills, experience in managing people and project co-ordination, managing Covid Asymptomatic Test Sites and deputising for Testing Lead.

The delivery of Community Testing is high profile and vital to maintaining and enhancing the city council’s reputation. It is a huge part of tackling Covid and plays a vital role in reducing the risk. Community Testing is a National programme and is overseen by DHSC.

Oversee the operational management of the Covid-19 Community Testing programme.


  •       Directly responsible for the overall management of the Community Testing Sites

  •       Work closely with the Site Managers of each Community Test site.

  •       Manage all activities and outputs of the Local Testing site, ensuring the safety of all staff and service users

  •       Escalate decisions, as appropriate, to the Testing Lead

  •       Ensuring the Clinical SOP is understood and adhered to at all times. All changes in regulations are adapted and updated

  •       Manage the day to day staffing across all sites including absences, HR matters and daily reporting

  •       Identify additional resource requirements with site managers and ensure all posts are covered and planned for in advance

  •       Lead on the Community Testing Sites and the daily operations

  •       Understand and implement all Department of Health guidance relating to Community Testing Programme

  •       Chair any site manager meetings to ensure smooth workings and shared collaboration

  •       Deploy resources as necessary to ensure appropriate staffing levels at all sites

  •       Line management of the Site Managers and Supervisors working on the Community Testing Sites

  •       Ensure the keeping of records as necessary in line with all relevant information governance policies of WCC and appropriate records of decision-making

  •       Ensure the provision of reports on the operational aspects of the sites response for WCC, as necessary, including regular reports to the Testing Lead and strategic boards

  •       Lead by example in modelling and embedding the council’s values and behaviours to help build a sustainable highly effective organisation and develop our reputation as a successful council delivering great value for its residents

  •       Manage the stock of test kits, testing equipment and PPE including managing inventory

  •       Manage the distribution of stock to sites liaising with distributors and site managers to ensure sufficient levels across Westminster Sites

  •       Ensure and manage daily reporting data is captured and reported

  •       Ensure timely preparation and submission of all reports and returns as required

  •       Read and interpret directives and documentation issued

  •       Carry out instructions provided in a written, oral or diagram form

  •       Problem-solve and create solutions to complex problems

  •       Manage training and motivate the team to deliver service excellence. Provide Training to new starters

  •       Ensure personal hygiene is maintained to a high level and correct PPE is always worn according to the Clinical SOP

    Job Information

    • Role: Senior Operations Manager-Covid Testing
    • Sector: Transformation
    • Region: London
    • Location: City of London
    • Hours: Contract
    • Status: Open
    • Reference: TR015821

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