My HR team

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The HR team is here to support the delivery of the council plan objectives by ensuring that we have the right people, in the right job with the right skills.

We do this by offering you a wide range of services to support the organisation in delivering its priorities.

As part of our commitment to the service that we provide we have developed service level agreements that we work towards to ensure the best service for our staff. Our Service level agreements and a copy of our Business Unit plan can be found below.

Who should I speak to?

Providing a service Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm and Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

If you have a query then please contact one of the team from the list below or alternatively, come and visit us on the ground floor of Deanes.

Head of HR and Organisational Development

Shella Smith

Leads the team and provides strategic advice to the organisation on all staff management issues. Ensures that a comprehensive and professional HR service is delivered throughout the council.

Telephone: 01256 845549
Email: shella.smith@basingstoke.gov.uk

Payroll

Rob Crawford - Senior Payroll Officer

Responsible for payroll service to all employees and councillors, administers the salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bicycles and childcare vouchers and also maintaining the lease and pool cars.
Telephone: 01256 845516
Email: robert.crawford@basingstoke.gov.uk
Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

HR Business Partnering

We are your forward thinking Human Resources service, making sure we are enabling and supporting our customers on all aspects of people management, engaging with the workforce, supporting them with change and performance management.

Lead HR Business Partner

Claire Sumpter - Lead HR Business Partner
Telephone: 01256 845386
Email: claire.sumpter@basingstoke.gov.uk

HR Business Partner

Louise Stoner – HR Business Partner
Telephone: 01256 845776
Email: louise.stoner@basingstoke.gov.uk

HR Officer

Rachael Hopkins – HR Officer - involved in a range of HR projects, supporting the HR team
Telephone: 01256 845215
Email: rachael.hopkins@basingstoke.gov.uk

Apprentice HR Officer

Ben Straffon - Apprentice HR Officer
Telephone: 01256 845628
ben.straffon@basingstoke.gov.uk

Organisational Development and HR Administration

Organisational development is about encouraging changes in our culture, our processes, and in the way we do things. It is about making sure we have the systems, people, skills, behaviours and capacity we need so that we are as effective as possible and able to meet the challenges we face in the future, whether that be facilitating apprenticeships, allowing existing staff to undertake fully or part-funded professional qualifications, or building on the results of staff surveys - both past and present.

HR Administration are the first point of contact of the employment cycle, from recruitment queries to contract variations, holiday calculations through to leaving your job, we are here to guide you through your journey at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Organisational Development Manager

Janice Brill - Organisational Development Manager
Telephone: 01256 845626
Email: janice.brill@basingstoke.gov.uk

Learning and Development Coordinator

Nici Bancroft - Learning and Development Coordinator
Telephone: 01256 845609
Email: nicola.bancroft@basingstoke.gov.uk

Senior HR Administrator

Stacy Crutchlow - Senior HR Administrator
Telephone: 01256 845601
Email: stacy.crutchlow@basingstoke.gov.uk

HR Administrator

Margaret Collyer - HR Administrator
Telephone: 01256 845798
Email: margaret.collyer@basingstoke.gov.uk

Health and Safety

Providing corporate health and safety advice to support and protect all employees and councillors.

Corporate Health and Safety Advisor

Paul Beaumont - Corporate Health and Safety Advisor
Telephone: 01256 845263
Email: paul.beaumont@basingstoke.gov.uk
Working days: Wednesday (pm) and all day Thursday and Friday

going beyond

Contact details

Human Resources team

Email: recruitment@basingstoke.gov.uk

Telephone: 01256 845584

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