Thank you for taking the time to find out more about this exciting career opportunity at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

The Head of HR and OD is a visible and highly involved individual within our organisation. Basingstoke and Deane is an ambitious and creative local authority that continually punches above its weight in terms of the outcomes it delivers, whether that is directly or through partnership. Having the right skills in the right jobs and supporting a highly motivated and engaged workforce is an essential part of what makes that work.

There is already a lot of good practice underway – we have a well-established business partnering model in place, and I encourage you to take a moment to review our People Strategy. A highly motivated, high performing workforce will be the cornerstone for the council’s ambitions, and we want to create a modern working environment that supports innovation and flexible approaches to changing needs. That requires an individual who can engage at all levels within the organisation, and provide the right blend of support and challenge in delivering change.

The council has engaged Solace in Business to support this important recruitment exercise. If you have any questions about the role that this website does not answer, or if you would find a confidential conversation useful, please contact them on 020 7976 3311.

I wish you the very best of luck in your application.

Sue Cuerden
Executive Director of Finance and Resources