Published: Tuesday, 20th July 2021

Nominations are open for members of the public to recognise one of our employees, or a team, who has gone above and beyond to help people living in Medway.

The Make a Difference Awards celebrate successes and recognise the hard work and commitment of those working in the public sector. The awards are a great way to show appreciation for a job well done and demonstrate the quality of people who work for the council.

This year in particular, the council wants to thank staff who have continued to work hard throughout the pandemic to support Medway’s vulnerable residents. A number of staff were redeployed from their normal day jobs to deliver food parcels and work at COVID test centres and some services had to quickly adapt the way they offered their services to Medway residents.

There are 11 categories up for grabs which individuals or teams can be nominated for:

  • Apprentice of the Year Award 
  • Community Support Award 
  • Customer Service Award
  • Employee of the Year Award 
  • Innovation and Bright Idea Award 
  • Making a Difference to our Customers Lives Award
  • Manager of the Year Award 
  • Partnerships Award  
  • Team of the year (COVID-19) Award
  • Team of the year Award 
  • Unsung Hero Award

We're encouraging members of the public, as well as employees, to nominate council staff who have gone above and beyond to help them throughout the last year. There is no limit to the number of nominations you can make and you can nominate the same person or team for more than one award category.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, 30 July 2021.

Winners will be chosen by a judging panel made up of members from each management team, along with a staff representative.

The shortlisted staff members will be invited to a gala ceremony which is due to take place later in the year. The overall category winners will be announced at the event.

Nominate someone who has helped you in the past year

Chief Executive of Medway Council, Neil Davies, said: “The Make a Difference Awards are a great opportunity to recognise the hard work of our employees throughout the year. This year’s awards will be extra special as we will be thanking staff for their remarkable response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring that Medway’s residents continued to receive support during such unprecedented and challenging times. Many of our staff go above and beyond to help people living in our communities and the awards will highlight some of their fantastic work. There will be many worthy winners and I would encourage residents, as well as colleagues, to nominate someone who has helped them in the past year.”

Nominate a member of staff, or a team, who have gone above and beyond

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