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The University is seeking to assist the NHS and the government in its preparations for dealing with an increase in COVID-19 cases. Requests for information will be listed below with links to forms to collect responses. The information gathered below will be shared to support resource planning but will not form a commitment at this stage.

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Support our research efforts for COVID-19 here.

Employment opportunities at NHS Test and Trace Lighthouse Laboratories

NHS Test and Trace is expanding our network of laboratories in the continued effort against COVID-19. As we enter the winter months it is critical to continue to increase laboratory capacity. This expansion has resulted in a number of exciting roles from junior positions utilising a broad skill base, through to senior positions requiring experienced specialists or those able to oversee entire laboratories.

We are looking for individuals who:

  • have lab management experience and/or are a HCPC registered BMS;
  • have experience working in a lab setting (academic, clinical or industrial), regardless of level; or
  • have a degree or postgraduate qualifications in a biological discipline
  • or are a current student with some previous lab experience, particularly in virology, microbiology, or biomedical sciences and you are seeking part time employment

We have roles across the UK which may be of interest to you. If you are interested in a temporary, permanent, full-time or part-time lab role within the Test and Trace Programme, please register your details here.

Please note, this is a central database held on behalf of the Test and Trace Programme. We will use this to match you to suitable roles as and when they become available, which may include matching you to roles offered directly by third party suppliers such as Lighthouse Labs and specialist workforce agencies. Should you see laboratory roles associated with NHS Test and Trace advertised through third parties, please feel free to apply directly; however, we kindly request that you notify us should you take up employment so that we may update our records.

Roles will be for between 1-18 months depending on the requirement. We offer pay at competitive market rates and you will be fully trained and integrated into existing teams. Employment will be either directly with laboratories or through third party agencies to enable flexible working arrangements to suit you. All are employed to support the work of the wider NHS Test and Trace programme.

If you meet the criteria above, we strongly encourage you to apply. You can make a valuable contribution to the national effort to combat COVID-19. We look forward to hearing from you.

SUPPORT FOR Aylesbury or HIGH Wycombe

Bucks Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for staff to help with the COVID-19 response. 

Most services are in Aylesbury, but there are some in High Wycombe. Accommodation may be possible.

Staff who have worked clinically in the past and are not waiting to be deployed to work in Oxford are invited to volunteer. Training and supervision will be provided, taking into account previous experience. 

UK registered doctors sign up here.

Others with clinical experience may work as Acute Care Assistants or another role dependent on previous training and experience. Acute Care Assistants will join and be supervised by teams of qualified staff.  Experience of working in a clinical environment is the main requirement for this role.

Non-medical clinical staff sign up here.

Support for OUHFT

Medical Staff

If you are a University employee and clinically trained and would be willing to work in the OUHFT during this time please complete this form

Nurses, pharmacists and Physiotherapists

If you are a University employee and a nurse or physiotherapist and would be willing to work in the OUHFT during this time please complete this form.

Consumables and reagents

OUHFT labs are in urgent need of reagents and consumables please complete this form if you can help. We will follow up to establish quantities. 

Personal Protective Equipment

NHS staff urgently need PPE please complete this form if you can help. 

How we will use this information? 

The purpose of these forms is to collect information about your expertise and availability. This will be shared with the NHS to inform their COVID-19 emergency response.

The University of Oxford is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information; you can find out more details of how we process your information, in the University Staff Privacy Policy.