Area Clinical Leads (Rapid Testing Centres)


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UK Healthcare

Package Description

To £35pa + benefits

Location: Scotland with regular travel to sites

Fixed Term Contract up to 18 months

Work Pattern - 40hrs pw.

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Job Introduction

We want to make life better for more people. Are you as passionate about quality as we are and do you want a role where your skills will make a real difference? We are looking for dynamic and independent professional experienced Nurses and Area Managers who are motivated and passionate about safe high quality care , to lead staff at Rapid Testing Sites covering the whole of the Scottish region. You will be responsible for staff management and clinical governance.

As an Area Clinical Lead/Area Manager, you will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective COVID-19 testing service. You will be responsible for delivering training, clinical oversight and operational compliance across a specified number of testing centres within a defined region or geography. This includes ‘train the trainer’ for assisted testing and ensuring all policies, systems and process that are defined as part of the overarching clinical governance framework are implemented and operationalised.

Main Responsibilities

Area Clinical Leads/Area Managers will form an integral part of the assisted tester framework, ensuring the delivery of a safe and effective service. You will ideally be a qualified nurse, with experience of training and team management and will be responsible for clinical oversight of up to 10 test sites. In particular, you  will be responsible for:

  • Site visits to carry out audits and competency checks
  • Working with L&D, providing the training (train the trainer) process for Test Supervisors
  • Providing the professional supervision of Testing Supervisors.
  • Advising testing supervisors on ensuring appropriate daily clinical safety assurance checks are completed and recorded.
  • Ensuring the clinical incident management SOPs are implemented and adhered to on site.
  • Ensuring any clinical incidents are promptly assessed, graded and managed appropriately according grade.
  • Reporting all incidents to the Medical Director on a weekly basis or immediately if grade requires
  • Disseminating any outcomes from clinical incident investigations to Test Site Leads.
  • Form part of “the working groups” to support Pilots, deployment and evaluation of new test devices and development and updating of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other Authority material
  • Deputising for the Medical Director as required


The Ideal Candidate

Ideal experience would include 

  • Current/ previous registration as a nurse with the NMC & Nursing qualification
  • Previous management/ service delivery experience within a clinical setting
  • Effective communication skills in public facing settings (written and verbal), and can demonstrate ability to adapt to differing demographic groups
  • Competent in the use of IT equipment (for use in both e-learning and team communication) and applications (familiarisation with digital processes and systems, such as, online e-learning platforms and virtual communication applications)
  • Proven ability to deliver key elements of an integrated clinical governance framework including:
  • Incident management – reporting, escalation, and investigation
  • Identification and dissemination of lesson learnt
  • Professional leadership
  • Experience in infection control
  • Problem solving skills with strong, proven ability to make quick decisions
  • The individual will need to be DBS cleared


  • 2 + years’ experience in delivering training assignments in different environments
  • Has a Certificate in Training Practice (CTP) or equivalent
  • Competent at carrying out both online and face-to-face training and assessments
  • Experience in managing compliance against regulatory guidelines


About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.  

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations. 

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.