PUBLIC PROTECTION SERVICES
Salary Scale 6 (from £25,481 per annum)
Temporary Fixed Term Contract to 31st October 2022
We are looking for 4 Contact Tracers for a fixed term contract until 31st October 2022. You will use your customer service and call handling skills to interview positive COVID-19 cases and their contacts. You will have an integral role in the early identification and escalation of potential outbreaks and escalate cases to the specialist contact tracers for further investigation. You will also have a key role in supporting and signposting residents for support and wellbeing.
New opportunities have arisen with the Council to support the Public Protection Team as a Contact Tracer. Here at Barrow Borough Council, we look after our employees and offer a place where people are proud to live and work, a better quality of life.
The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness is situated at the southern tip of Cumbria, on the northern shores of Morecambe Bay and set against the spectacular backdrop of the English Lake District Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful beaches. The area is perfect for people wanting an active lifestyle with easy access to beaches and the Lake District. The housing is second to none and very reasonably priced.
Under the general direction of the Public Protection Manager and the day-to-day supervision of the Commercial Team Leader or Environmental Health Officer (Contact Tracing), the post holder will be part of a wider multi-disciplinary team contributing to the day-to-day provision of the infection control function of the Council. You will work in a preventive role to help reduce the spread of infection through education, advice and persuasion and will undertake case management, liaise with, and provide health protection advice and response across a range of businesses, partner organisations, professionals and the public. You will actively contribute to the wider provision and development of infection control in Cumbria.
The post is offered on a full time 37 hours per week.
You will be required to work flexibly and will contribute to a 7 days per week rota which will include weekends and evenings, to ensure that our response is timely and effective. You should have a can-do attitude and be an excellent communicator. This role can be carried out remotely.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information, advice and instruction in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement.
Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce evidence of their qualifications before an interview can take place.
The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme and will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure.
For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Ivor Churcher (Commercial Team Leader) on 01229 876547.
To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form. Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk/recruiters/barrow.aspx to apply online.
Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD on (01229) 876543 or e-mail email@example.com.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 19th September 2021
Interviews: w/c 27th September 2021
The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and
from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.
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