The Reward and Recognition Scheme supports the University’s commitment to developing a culture that recognises high performance and commitment of both teams and individuals. The scheme has two elements the Performance Awards and the Staff Recognition Scheme.
Applications for Performance Awards are now invited. The categories for the Staff Recognition Scheme and nomination process will be announced in December with the ceremony expected to be held in Spring 2018.
Reward and Recognition Scheme Summary
Performance awards are payments awarded in addition to the normal salary increments (where applicable), for exceptional performance. These are for staff who have consistently performed well in all areas of their jobs and who have demonstrated exceptional performance significantly above what may be reasonably expected for their grade.
In order to be eligible an individual must complete a Performance Appraisal Review and is based on management recommendation or self-nomination.
These payments fall within the following three types of award:
contribution point(s) (incremental progression above the main scale for the post);
accelerated increment(s) within grade (more rapid progression through the main scale for the post); or
one off payments (a non-pensionable and non-consolidated award).
The Performance Award policy and application form are below.
Performance Award Policy
Performance Award Application
Performance Award applications should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 31 October 2017. The timetable for the awards is contained in the Performance Award Timetable
Staff Recognition Awards:
The University Staff Recognition Awards acknowledge significant contributions staff have made towards fulfilling the objectives, values and beliefs of the university. The Staff Recognition Scheme recognises individuals or teams who have made a real difference to the broader life of students, staff or the university in general (i.e. whose achievements fall outside of the scope of Performance Awards).
Nominations are made by staff and students with awards presented in an annual ceremony to celebrate the work of our employees and highlight success.
To submit an application for a Staff Recognition Award please complete the Nomination Form