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Band 5
Fixed term: 3 months (due to Covid-19)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (7 days a week – working hrs 9am – 8pm = 10.5 hr shifts)
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Swansea Bay University Health Board
Employer type
SBUHB Headquarters
Neath Port Talbot
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
20/06/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical Shift Leader - Covid Testing Unit

Band 5

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.    

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh.  Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.


Do you share our health board values; Caring for each other; working together; always improving? If so we would love for you to come and work for Swansea Bay University HB.

The Community Testing Unit is looking to recruit to a Clinical Shift Leader Band 5 post within the CTU team.

The applicant must be an NMC registered qualified nurse, educated to degree level or able to demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge, skills and experience, with significant experience in relevant field at band 5, experience of managing clinical scenarios and experience of supervising others.

We are looking for applications from enthusiastic, motivated and suitably qualified individuals. You will be part of a hardworking team, and successful candidates will have a good level of written and verbal communication as you will need to communicate effectively with members of the public. You will need to have flexibility to work a variety of shifts in line with the needs of the service and the ability to travel between sites and around the community across the county of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot in a timely manner is essential, when required. The ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines and the ability to work without supervision is essential for these posts.

The role is full time 37.5 hours and would need to start as soon as possible (subject to clearance all pre-employment checks) until 30th September 2022, with a possible extension until March 2022 to be confirmed in line with WAG Covid funding.

Please note that the service currently runs over 7 days per week (9am – 8pm) and you will be expected to undertake weekend shifts. Service provision is subject to review and may change in line with COVID, this may include the need to change the location of the base which is currently Liberty Stadium in Swansea.

All successful candidates will need to develop an understanding of the roles of each of the other testing facility staff, and their areas of responsibility and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Experience of working within the NHS as well as knowledge of Health Systems is essential, and an enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn is also very important.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post but not essential; English and / or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Swansea Bay University Health Board has responsibility for the health of around 390,000 people in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas, with a budget of around £1 billion and employing 12,500 people.    We are a University Health Board working in partnership with Swansea University, Swansea School of Medicine, the School of Health Science and the Institute of Life Science. 


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Rachel Griffiths
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Operational Lead, Covid Testing
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