HR information

This information has been designed to be a useful resource for all members of staff working for the council.

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Staff handbook

The aim of the handbook is to act as an easily accessible reference document, providing answers to most of your day-to-day questions.

The handbook is useful for new staff joining Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, as well as existing managers and staff. It contains employee information, guidelines, policies and procedures.

Click the image below to open the handbook.

Staff handbook

Staff Forum

The Staff Forum provides an opportunity for staff and managers to meet and discuss ideas, issues, drafts of new policies, organisational change etc, openly and in a spirit of free exchange of views.

Participants are interested in making the council an event better place to work.

Below is a list provides examples of the types of issues that might be discussed at the Staff Forum:

  • Working conditions
  • New ways of working
  • New or revised policies and procedures
  • Training
  • Health and Safety
  • New equipment
  • Staffing levels
  • Welfare and staff wellbeing
  • The Staff Forum is not a substitute to Unison and managers continue to consult and negotiate with Unison on matters which directly affect local working at BDBC. The Staff Forum will not deal with matters relating to individual staff, for example their individual terms and conditions, or negotiate directly on behalf of any individual

    PDF document Staff Forum Constitution - April 2016 (PDF) [141 kb]

    Unison

    Unison is the recognised trade union at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. UNISON representatives can support council employees with general issues affecting members and non-members alike, such as terms and conditions of employment and negotiations on pay at a local, organisational level.

    Members (and the service is restricted to members) can expect an individual service addressing personal questions about work or concerns and issues at work, for example advice, help, representation for capability, grievance and disciplinary issues and more.

    Further details can be found at www.unison.org.uk

    Criminal record checks

    Basingstoke and Deane is an umbrella organisation and will undertake criminal record checks on behalf of other employers under certain circumstances. These are carried out through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

    Please contact Human Resources on 01256 844844 or by emailing recruitment@basingstoke.gov.uk for further information.

    For further information about the DBS, please refer to the GOV.UK website.

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    Contact details


    Human Resources team

    Telephone: 01256 845584

    Contact us

    • Contact us online
    • 01256 844844
    • Civic Offices
      London Road
      Basingstoke
      RG21 4AH
    • Opening hours
      Monday to Thursday
      8.30am to 5pm
      Fridays
      8.30am to 4.30pm