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Project Support Officer - Gwent Test Trace & Protect Service

Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Closes: 4 Nov 2020
St Cadocs Hospital, Caerleon, United Kingdom £19,737 - £21,142 per annum
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Project Support Officer - Gwent Test Trace & Protect Service

Job Reference: 040-AC241-0720-A

Employer: Department: Administration Location: St Cadocs Hospital, Caerleon Salary: £19,737 - £21,142 per annum

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Contact tracing is a tried and tested method of controlling the spread of infectious diseases.

As lockdown restrictions are gradually relaxed Welsh Government has introduced Test, Trace, Protect. Implemented by Public Health Wales in partnership with Health Boards and local Councils across Wales, its aim is to limit the spread of infection, trace the virus and protect our communities.

It works by:
  • testing people who have symptoms, while they, and their households, self-isolate;
  • tracing people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, and asking them to self-isolate;
  • protecting the community by reducing the onward spread of COVID-19, especially to the most vulnerable;
  • allowing people (and their households) who test negative and whose symptoms are not due to coronavirus to return to their usual routines.

What is the Gwent Test, Trace, Protect Service?

All five Local Authorities in Gwent and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) are working together to deliver a contact tracing service across Gwent.

The Project Support Officer for this service will be based with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and will be a highly motivated team player, with excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. They will be proactive, able to work under pressure and think ahead to ensure that deadlines are met within given timeframes. Flexibility and adaptability are key. The post holder will have excellent communication skills to work in partnership with ABUHB and the five local authorities.

As part of our commitment to developing a bilingual workforce, applications are welcomed from candidates who can demonstrate their ability to work in both English and Welsh as well as those with additional language skills.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 13th October 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Lewis - Principal Public Health Practitioner

01633 656167

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