Register for ESS Lite

ESS Lite is for Councillors, employees and casual workers through the payroll. External contractors and agency workers cannot access ESS Lite.

Important

You will need the following information to register for ESS Lite.

  • Last name (as it appears on your personnel record)
  • Date of birth (as it appears on your personnel record)
  • Personnel number (this can be found on your payslip)
    If you hold more than one position with the County Council you should use the top / first personnel number on your payslip to register for ESS Lite
  • National Insurance number (this can be found on your payslip)

Open the registration screen

Open a web browser (eg Internet Explorer or Google Chrome), enter the address accounts.hants.gov.uk into the address field (do not enter www.) then press Enter or Return on your keyboard or device.

Register address field

The Registration Step 1 of 2 screen will open.

Register - Step 1 of 2

Enter your details

Complete the following fields:

  • Last Name
  • Date of birth - must be in the format dd/mm/yyyy
  • Personnel Number
  • NI number.

When all fields are complete, press Continue and the Registration Step 2 of 2 screen will open.

Register - Step 2 of 2

Set up password and memorable word

Complete the following fields:

  • Email - this field will only appear if you do not have an HCC email address and can be used to enter a personal email address if you wish
  • Confirm email - re-enter the same email address again
  • Password - enter a password which matches the requirements displayed on the screen. Do not use your name in your password.
  • Confirm password - re-enter the same password again
  • Memorable word - enter a memorable word which matches the requirements displayed on the screen
  • Confirm memorable word - re-enter the same memorable word

For information

You will require your personnel number, password and memorable word to login to ESS Lite in the future.

Accept terms and conditions

You will see an Acceptance of use message at the bottom of the page:

Accept terms and conditions message

Press to tick the box next to I agree to the above terms of use then press Register.

The Registration screen will open confirming Your account has been successfully registered.

You have now successfully registered, close the web page by pressing X in the top right corner.

Problems registering?

If you have problems registering for ESS Lite, please check the following:

  • Ensure only your last name is entered in the Name field – do not use your full name
  • Verify your details in ESS to ensure they are correct – check your personnel number and National Insurance number
  • Re-check that your chosen password matches the necessary criteria