Covid-19 Programme Officer (Ref.3396)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £33,486 - £37,568 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)


Exciting opportunity to combine your interest in public health and programme management

  • Are you looking for a new challenge?
  • Do you have the drive, vision and expertise to develop a range of programme management solutions complex areas of public health?
  • Would you like to make a real difference to people’s lives and gain experience in Public Health?


We are looking for two Programme Officers to join our friendly, dedicated and highly professional Public Health team, a second vacancy is being advertised separately and will have a primary focus on Health Improvement.

Public Health spans a broad range of overlapping workstreams including health protection, health improvement and health care public health.

In recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, Public Health programmes will play an increasingly important role in addressing the widening health inequalities experienced by Devon’s population and in building a better future.

Co-creating the conditions for people to live happy and healthy lives is more important than ever. Our workstreams aim to ensure that we achieve this equitably and we do so by working with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders from local government, NHS, community and independent sector organisations alongside communities themselves.


To be successful you will need to be: 

Dynamic, collaborative, creative, IT literate and able to form good relationships with our team members who are subject specialists within the various domains of Public Health and stakeholders from within and beyond DCC.


Area of focus for this post:

This post will have a primary focus on Health Protection, which spans work programmes relating to disease and injury prevention, communicable disease control, environmental health hazards, and emergency planning, resilience and response. The role will include supporting the delivery of pandemic and incident/outbreak response through the development and oversight of systems and processes utilised by the Public Health Protection Response Hub.

 Both posts are permanent at G Grade and are located at County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, with remote working arrangements currently as per DCC policy.


If this sounds like a role you would enjoy, please email:

Sarah Ogilvie (Consultant in Public Health and Senior Responsible Officer for Health Protection):


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing development, oversight, co-ordination and completion of systems needed to support the work of the Public Health team.
  • Further development of Public Health SharePoint sites and other supporting infrastructure to innovate, streamline and automate processes as much as possible across Public Health work programmes. 
  • Ensuring that systems and processes link seamlessly with other teams within the Public Health directorate to aid communication, co-ordination, increase efficiencies and avoid duplication.
  • Developing project plans to support delivery of Public Health workplans.
  • Working with senior managers, intelligence leads, analysts, and other senior staff within Devon County Council and partner organisations to achieve objectives.
  • Planning, delivering, testing and reviewing  processes and systems to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to the delivery of Public Health work in a dynamic and responsive way.
  • To work collaboratively with the other Public Health Programme Officer to share learning, streamline processes across the team, and support team development.


  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on ourEquality and Diversity webpages.  
  • The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. 
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. 
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX2 4QD

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupProject & Programme Management

  • Salary Details

    £33,486 - £37,568 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required