Reward and recognition

Our Reward and Recognition policy is for employees on grades 2 to 9, as well as clinical academic staff who are below consultant level (with the exception of clinical academic doctors and dentists in training, who are not eligible for additional or discretionary increments).

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

1. The Recognition Scheme is open throughout the year and has two options within it to recognise exceptional contribution (in additional to normal expressions of thanks and appreciation). The two options are:

Option 1

Recipients of an award log into an online recognition portal where they'll be able to select from a variety of activities, short breaks, entertainment and the latest in technology. The portal is administered by a third party on behalf of the University and we have an agreement with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that the recipient won't be liable for tax or National Insurance on the value of the award.

Option 2

One-off payments, which are made through the University payroll and are subject to tax and National Insurance.

2. The Reward Scheme is an annual process and gives the ability to award additional or discretionary increments.

Status as of 18 March 2021: Reward processes are currently paused. The duration of the pause is yet to be determined, but we will update this page as soon as we are able. If you need any help, advice or support please contact your Faculty/Service HR Manager in the first instance.

Recommendations for awards under the Recognition Scheme and the Reward 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.

If you have any queries, please contact your local Faculty/Service HR team

Note: Our Reward and Recognition policy is for employees on grades two to nine, as well as clinical academic staff who are below consultant level (with the exception of clinical academic doctors and dentists in training who are not eligible for ASIs and DIs). 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.