Quick facts

About Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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.


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

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
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 Team
My Team
'Away days' are held whereby a group of representatives from across a directorate or business unit convene to improve collaborative working within their area.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
An annual staff awards programme is held where colleagues can nominate each other to receive non-financial rewards for their work.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Earning £35,000+:

    26%

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Male : Female:

    49% / 51%

  • Staff:

    548

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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