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HR Business Partner (H20/04)

Salary Grade J: (£40,356 to £42,259)
Job reference: H20/04
Hours per week 37.5
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Permanent 
Closing Date: 9AM Monday 3 August or sooner

Hart District Council is currently redesigning the HR service from the ground up; to provide a small, but well run, HR and Payroll function to the council. This new role will ensure that the organisation has the skills, resources and attributes to deliver a modern local government service.

As part of this, you will help shape the performance and development approaches of the council, designing and supporting talent frameworks including performance management, succession planning and workforce/human resource planning. You will also support delivery of organisational change and provide pragmatic advice and solutions that are consistent with employment law, council policy and procedure and best practice to managers, employees, trade union representatives on a range of Human Resource issues.

You will make a positive contribution to the Council’s core values by being helpful, approachable, responsive and taking ownership of challenges and problems, while making customers feel warm, welcome, wanted and cared for – and help embed this culture with others.

View the HR Business Partner Job Description

Email if you have any questions or to request an informal chat about the role.

Apply for this role online, using the Job reference H20/04


Communications and Engagement Officer (H20/01)

Salary Grade F: (£26,843 to £28,502)
Job reference: H20/01
Hours per week 37.5
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Four-year fixed time position
Closing Date: Midnight 9 July 2020

Hart District Council is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join its Countryside Services team. Part of a small but dynamic Visitor Services team, this four-year post will coordinate the development of community engagement, communications and enhancement of the visitor's experience to a Hart District Council countryside site. This includes taking a lead role on the development and delivery of an engagement and consultation plan for the Fleet Pond 2030 Vision Project.

This post will require good project management and communication skills, to be able to meet tight deadlines and be flexible and pragmatic. You will require a qualification in either a countryside management discipline, a marketing and/or engagement discipline or other relevant subject. We will consider a Further Education qualification with relevant work experience. Experience of working in a communications and/or engagement role within a countryside service would be desirable. 

Interviews will be held remotely through Teams or Zoom. 

To see the full job description, person specification and to apply, please email
For any questions please email

Ecologist (H20/02)

Salary Grade I (£36,511 to £39,387)
Job reference: H20/02
Hours per week 37.5 
Based in Fleet, NE Hampshire (flexible working considered) 
Closing date: Midnight 9 July 2020

Hart District Council is an ambitious and progressive council. Enhancing and protecting Hart’s environment is an area of major strategic importance as it is one of our key priorities within the Council’s Vision for 2040: to “Enhance the environment to live in, work in and enjoy.”
We do this by:
•    Reducing the impact of climate change by building in sustainability to any new developments, encouraging re-wilding and using new technologies to mitigate the impact of climate change. 
•    Creating green corridors between all settlements to encourage sustainable healthy transport and provide cycles for hire to enable movement.
•    Enhancing our leisure provision e.g. new country parks delivering improved facilities, and through promotion of culture and heritage in the districts e.g. through events.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Ecologist to lead in the delivery of major ecological enhancement projects as part of our established, friendly and highly-skilled multidisciplinary countryside team. Projects will include: 
•    The multi-million pound restoration of Fleet Pond SSSI, including delivering a feasibility study into the potential reintroduction of key species 
•    Wetland creation and wilding projects in our popular country parks
•    Supporting the design and implementation of new country parks in maximising opportunities for biodiversity
•    Natural capital assessments 

You will have experience of working as an ecologist within an advisory and practical capacity and will provide specialist ecological advice in relation to planning applications, including extensive knowledge of the legislative framework and provision of biodiversity net gain. The successful candidate will also be able to contribute to the development and implementation of corporate policies, guidance and procedures such as the Biodiversity Action Plan, Supplementary Planning Documents and Green Infrastructure Strategy.

To see the full job description, person specification and to apply, please email
For any questions please email

Trainee Ranger(H20/03) 

Due to the exceptional volume of responses for this position, we are not accepting further applications at this time. Those who have made enquires already will be contacted in due course.


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We support Hart Voluntary Action (HVA). HVA's Volunteer Centre promotes and supports the development of volunteering and they have a range of volunteering opportunities available in the Hart District. For more information please visit the HVA website.

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