Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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Basingstoke and Deane work in partnership with a growing cohort of organisations, across public, private and third sectors to deliver and commission high quality, value-for-money services to their residents and support the economic and social wellbeing of their community. Their key priorities are to prepare for controlled and sustainable growth, to improve residents' quality of life and to support those that need it. Underpinning these priorities is a cross cutting theme to ensure they remain a low tax council, drive efficiency, use technology to best effect and to enter into partnerships and service delivery arrangements that improve service and reduce cost. At Basingstoke and Deane they do things differently – they are an exceptional council. In contrast to many, their strong financial base means they have the capacity and the commitment to make things happen. They are establishing the foundations for the development of their borough over the next 50 years and are redefining the benchmarks by which they measure themselves and challenging themselves to go further. Every one of their staff has a crucial role to play in helping to realise their great ambitions for the borough and make it an even better place for their customers and their communities to live, work and visit.

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83% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

An annual staff awards programme is held where colleagues can nominate each other to receive non-financial rewards for their work.

My Team

81% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

They want to attract, recruit and retain the best people and one of the ways they do this is by investing in their staff's health and wellbeing to create a positive, professional place to work. Their Wellbeing Group promote numerous health and wellbeing initiatives including:


• Hosting tea and talk and wellbeing walk events for World Mental Health day, to share experiences over a cuppa and a cake;

• Providing a quiet and relaxing area where staff can take time out of the working day to relax and unwind. They encourage staff to log off from their electronic devices, listen to relaxing music, read or do a puzzle.

• Creative charity fundraising in support of national campaigns such as Jeans for Genes, Wear it Pink and Movember

• They also encourage staff to step away from their desks and walk in the fresh air when they have their team catch ups instead of sitting in a meeting room.

• They hold monthly, on-site massage clinics.


My Manager

77% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

They want to attract, recruit and retain the best people and one of the ways they do this is by investing in their staff's health and wellbeing to create a positive, professional place to work. Their Wellbeing Group promote numerous health and wellbeing initiatives including:


• Hosting tea and talk and wellbeing walk events for World Mental Health day, to share experiences over a cuppa and a cake;

• Providing a quiet and relaxing area where staff can take time out of the working day to relax and unwind. They encourage staff to log off from their electronic devices, listen to relaxing music, read or do a puzzle.

• Creative charity fundraising in support of national campaigns such as Jeans for Genes, Wear it Pink and Movember

• They also encourage staff to step away from their desks and walk in the fresh air when they have their team catch ups instead of sitting in a meeting room.

• They hold monthly, on-site massage clinics.


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83% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

An annual staff awards programme is held where colleagues can nominate each other to receive non-financial rewards for their work.

My Team
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81% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

They want to attract, recruit and retain the best people and one of the ways they do this is by investing in their staff's health and wellbeing to create a positive, professional place to work. Their Wellbeing Group promote numerous health and wellbeing initiatives including:


• Hosting tea and talk and wellbeing walk events for World Mental Health day, to share experiences over a cuppa and a cake;

• Providing a quiet and relaxing area where staff can take time out of the working day to relax and unwind. They encourage staff to log off from their electronic devices, listen to relaxing music, read or do a puzzle.

• Creative charity fundraising in support of national campaigns such as Jeans for Genes, Wear it Pink and Movember

• They also encourage staff to step away from their desks and walk in the fresh air when they have their team catch ups instead of sitting in a meeting room.

• They hold monthly, on-site massage clinics.


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77% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

They want to attract, recruit and retain the best people and one of the ways they do this is by investing in their staff's health and wellbeing to create a positive, professional place to work. Their Wellbeing Group promote numerous health and wellbeing initiatives including:


• Hosting tea and talk and wellbeing walk events for World Mental Health day, to share experiences over a cuppa and a cake;

• Providing a quiet and relaxing area where staff can take time out of the working day to relax and unwind. They encourage staff to log off from their electronic devices, listen to relaxing music, read or do a puzzle.

• Creative charity fundraising in support of national campaigns such as Jeans for Genes, Wear it Pink and Movember

• They also encourage staff to step away from their desks and walk in the fresh air when they have their team catch ups instead of sitting in a meeting room.

• They hold monthly, on-site massage clinics.


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