Reward and recognition

Our Reward and recognition policy is for employees on grades 2 – 9 and clinical academic staff.

There are two schemes within the policy, which you can download below: 

  1. The Reward Scheme gives the ability to award additional or discretionary increments. This remains an annual scheme.
  2. The Recognition Scheme is open throughout the year and will have two options within it to recognise exceptional contribution (in additional to normal expressions of thanks and appreciation). The two options are:
  • Vouchers for individuals, or allowances for team meals/activities. We've made an agreement with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to make these awards via an online recognition portal, which means that you won't make tax and national insurance contributions on the value of the award. This option will be launched in early 2017 once the portal has been implemented.
  • One-off payments, which will continue to be made through the University payroll and will remain subject to employee tax and national insurance contributions. This option is available immediately.

Recommendations for awards under the Reward Scheme and the Recognition Scheme will be made by senior managers but, if you feel you have a case for any type of award, you can speak to your manager or your HR Manager.

Note: If you are a grade 10 member of staff, you should apply for an award through the annual professorial and senior staff salary review process. Clinical academic consultants should apply for reward through the Clinical Excellence Award scheme.