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Rewarding exceptional performance

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The University’s Rewarding Exceptional Performance policy rewards two types of exceptional performance by members of staff:

Exceptional performance

  • Where a member of staff has undertaken a one-off task or project work.
  • The reward is a payment of up to the value of one increment.

Sustained exceptional performance

  • Where a member of staff has made an exceptional contribution which has been sustained for a period of at least six months and is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
  • The reward is advancement to the next point on the salary scale (or, for those at top of their scale, a contribution point).

How to nominate

Nominations are usually made by line managers for staff or teams that they believe merit this award. Members of staff can nominate themselves but are encouraged to discuss this with their line manager.

Nomination window 2021-22

The scheme will be officially launched Thursday, 6 January via StaffNet, eUpdate and other communication channels.

Nominations are welcomed for all staff between Thursday, 6 January and Friday, 25 Febuary 2022. Applications for Professional Services staff will then be assessed by Local Management Panels. The nominations for academic and research staff will be reviewed by School and Faculty Promotions Committees who will share their timetables locally.

Further information

If you have any enquiries about the policy, please contact your People and Organisational Development Partner, whose contact details are available at: