Warehouse Operative

Location Bracknell
Discipline: Warehouse
Salary: ££10.20 - £12.44 per hour
Contact name: Mandeep Pattni

Job ref: BB0004_1635444592
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract - Full Time

We're currently seeking experienced Warehouse Operatives to work as Laboratory Logistics Operatives to work within a high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme in Bracknell, Berkshire.

You will Temp for 6 weeks before going onto a contract.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

This opportunity for Laboratory Assistants requires individuals with the right mindset to support the smooth running of the laboratory.

Your responsibilities:

  • Receipting samples from transport services
  • Unloading and scanning boxes, checking against consignment info
  • Unpacking sealed COVID-19 testing sample bags
  • Driving vehicles to move samples, waste and consumables to and from lab (if have driving license)
  • Assisting in stock monitoring
  • Vehicle direction of on site traffic
  • Adhering to SOP's and H&S requirements of site

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Experience in warehouse/logistics desirable
  • Driving license desirable, not essential
  • May be required to support in sample reception if needed
  • Reliable and hard working candidates required
  • Can take direction, work within a team, but also work on own steam
  • Good physical fitness and ability to undertake manual handling tasks

In return:

Whilst Temping you will receive £10.20 per hour dayshift, £12.44 per hour nightshift.

When you go onto a contract after 6 weeks your basic salary will be £18,184 + 5% fringe + unsociable hours enhancements

You will receive a pay uplift of 43% for each shift on Saturday (midnight to midnight) and any week day after 8 pm and before 6 am. You will also receive an 85% uplift for any Sundays or Bank Holidays. This will take the salry to circa £25,000 per annum.

This role works on a shift pattern of 8am-8pm days and 8pm-8am nights.

Shift pattern is 2 blocks of days then 2 blocks of nights, each block is three days. 3days on 3 days off.

N= night, C= Core/day , O = off.

C, C, C / O,O,O / C,C,C / O,O,O

N,N,N / O,O,O / N,N,N / O,O,O then repeats.

You'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment during induction.


You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focussed on delivering the best possible outcome.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today.