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Outstanding Contribution Award Scheme


The University is pleased to launch the replacement the Outstanding Contribution Award Scheme.

What is the Scheme?

The University values the dedication, commitment and achievement of all members of staff and the contribution that they make towards the mission and aims of the University as outlined in the Way Forward. The outstanding contribution awards scheme has been developed to reward and recognise staff whose contribution is exceeding expected standards, has been outstanding and worthy of particular recognition.

Panels will be set up at School/Department and College/Professional Service level to review all applications fairly and consistently.

The full Scheme can be found in the links on the right hand side of this page.

Who is eligible?

The scheme applies to all staff with the exception of staff covered by the Senior Salary Review Scheme. Recommendations are eligible for consideration from staff irrespective of contractual arrangements and regardless of whether the post is externally funded. Outstanding Contribution Awards are available to all eligible University staff who are recognised as having achieved an outstanding level of performance.  

What awards will there be?

Outstanding Contribution Awards consist of either:

  1. an ‘Outstanding Contribution One Off Award’ which is made up of a one off non pensionable lump sum award. The amount will be determined at the outset of the Scheme each year by University Executive Board.
  2. a ‘Sustained Outstanding Contribution Award’ which consists of an accelerated increment or contribution point.

When can applications be made?

The Scheme will open annually to allow line managers to consider all their staff and make applications as appropriate. This year (2014) the scheme will be open during July and August. After the end of August the scheme will close to new applications until the following year.

How do I make an application?

On the right hand side of this page there is a link to an electronic Outstanding Award Scheme form. Please complete this, and it will be sent to be reviewed by the appropriate Panel.

What if I have more questions?

An FAQ can be found on the right hand side of this page.

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