Sefton Council is “urgently” hiring contact tracers as the city region continues its battle against Covid-19.

The role involves contacting people who have been infected with coronavirus and identifying places and activities where other people may have become exposed.

For those looking for a change of job, or the chance to earn more money, the role offers flexible working days, and full training.

You can earn up to £25,481 (pro rata) as well as “weekend enhancements”.

There are both full and part time positions, working from home as well as “within the borough” on occasion.

In a tweet, the council said: “Urgent Covid-19 Job Alert!

“We’re recruiting contact tracers to join us in our response to the coronavirus pandemic. Apply right away so we can have you up and running asap”

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The positions are temporary for up to six months, though this may be extended at a later date.

In the job description, it says: “You will have excellent communication skills, be non-judgemental, have competent IT skills and can demonstrate experience of dealing with sensitive or controversial issues in a diplomatic way.

“Some weekend working may be required, but it is not essential for all post-holders. A rota will be put in place.”

An enhanced DBS may be a future requirement for the role.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams or Skype.

To find out more about the role and how to apply click here