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NHS Scotland has asked the council for help to fill a number of temporary roles that will help break the chain of transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities.

These roles would be undertaken on top of your current NLC role, so is ideal for those who are part-time or who can release some time at weekends. Or if your role has been stood down, you may be able to access this role under your current working arrangements.

The first roles we are looking support for are Contact Tracers, who are the first point of contact for people who have tested positive or close contacts of those people who have. The role involves conducting telephone interviews and extracting data which is then captured on the case management system. Full training will be given and the work is carried out from home.

The Test and Protect Service operates 8am -8pm, Monday to Sunday and shifts are generally 8am-4pm or 12-8pm. The roles are paid at NHS band 3 (£20,700 – £22,594). Enhanced rates are paid for weekend working.

Please watch the below video to find out more about the Contact Tracer role and if interested, please speak to your manager about these opportunities in the first instance.

Other roles that the NHS also need support for includes making appointments for Flu vaccinations, admin staff for Public Health and cleaners and facilities staff for Hospital sites.

Please discuss any opportunities you are interested in with your manager in the first instance and if suitable complete the attached Application Support Form (see: Article Attachments below) and email it to:

At the moment, any interested staff member will be taken through a short telephone selection procedure and if suitable, will be held in a bank of staff able to respond to the need as it arises. No hours are guaranteed.

Updated on 28th October 2020

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