Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Borough Council
  • Year established:
    1974
  • Website:
    https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/
  • Contact
    • Civic Offfice, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9EJ

About Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council support the economic and social wellbeing of their community, providing a range of services and facilities for people who live in, work in and visit the borough.

Their priorities are preparing for controlled and sustainable growth, improving residents’ quality of life, supporting those that need it, and creating an organisation capable of delivering change.

The council does this by going BEYOND and upholding certain values, including: bold - they punch above their weight with big ambitions for the borough; extra mile - they go that bit further to provide an excellent, trusted, user-friendly service to residents; yes - they have a can-do attitude; one council - they work together effectively; nurture - they take pride in helping to shape the borough; and different - they are not your average council.

The Chief Executive of the council is Melbourne Barrett, who took up the post in 2015.


What is it like to work for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Staff are supported with access to free, face-to-face counselling or CBT therapy or employee assistance via free telephone counselling. They also offer a wide range of flexible working options to help employees manage their work/life balance.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The council allows two days of paid leave to staff to take part in volunteering activities. Some examples include helping out at the local garden centre and restoring a local homelessness centre’s garden.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Helping their staff feel financially secure is extremely important to the council. They introduced an online benefits platform that helps staff save on things such as grocery shopping, household purchases, insurance, holidays and cinema trips. Since its launch, staff have made a saving of £91,000.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Earning £35,000+:

    25%

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Male : Female:

    53% / 47%

  • Staff:

    573

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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