Reward Scheme

Reward Scheme

Reward Scheme 2022

The 2022 Reward Scheme is now open for applications. The Scheme provides an opportunity for additional recognition for staff who have made and can demonstrate a significant contribution within their role, over and above the expectations of their job description, on either a sustained basis or a one-off time-limited basis. This scheme is in relation to performance and achievements of individuals (or teams for professional service staff) during any of the following three academic years - 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22.

The aim of this scheme is to recognise work which goes ‘above and beyond’ the normal expectations of an individual’s role.  It provides opportunity to academic and professional services staff across grades 1 to 9, and AC2 to AC4, for:

  • accelerated incremental progression up to the contribution threshold on the pay band for their role:
  • the awarding of a contribution point for those staff who are already at or beyond the contribution threshold on the pay band for their role; or
  • a one-off payment of £500 (gross) (for professional services staff only, one off payments may also be awarded per team – the appropriate amount for any team awards will be determined on a case by case basis based on team size).

Full details of the eligibility criteria, evidence required and process for application are contained within the scheme guidelines. All applications must be submitted on the standard form provided. The form can be found here. The full application, including all completed sections regarding management support, must NOT EXCEED FIVE PAGES.

Some individuals may also wish to submit an Equality Related Circumstances form alongside their application. Further details on the appropriate use of the Equality Related Circumstances form are included in paragraph 3.8 of the guidance notes and the form is available here.

Please note that all applications need to have been considered by your line manager, and also further considered by your Head of School or Head/Director of Professional Service before submission to the review panel. Where supported for further consideration by the reward review panel, applications need to be submitted to by no later than 5pm on Monday 10th October 2022. Please ensure therefore that you are aware of and adhere to any earlier submission deadlines set locally by your School/Department, as your School/Department will have the right to decline to consider an application if the given deadline is not met.

Any incremental rise awarded will be backdated to be effective from 1st August 2022. Any one-off payments and backpay due for increments awarded will be paid in November 2022 salary payment.