The nominations for this year’s representative and officer of the year awards are now open.
The NEU invites members to nominate a NEU Representative/Officer who they feel deserves to be recognised by the union for their hard work and commitment.
How to make a nomination
To nominate a rep or officer please click on the link below.
A rep could be a workplace rep or Health and Safety rep. An officer could be your branch secretary, your district secretary, a membership officer, a district equality officer, or an officer for new professionals and young members.
The NEU particularly welcomes nominations of reps and officers from under-represented groups.
The closing date for Nominations is Friday 12 January 2024.
Nominations for Executive members will not be accepted for these awards. Executive members can submit nominations for these awards, but they should not carry more weight. Executive members should support other members, reps and local officers to submit nominations. Joint winners from different workplaces will not be permitted.
How are nominations judged?
Nominations will be judged against the following set of criteria. Judges will be particularly interested in nominations which demonstrate how the nominee has recruited, engaged, and organised trainees and early career teachers (ECTs) and NQTs (Wales) as this is a priority for the union.
Please provide some evidence to support your nomination - quality is more important than quantity in terms of supporting evidence.
These awards are judged at a regional level and are made up of one rep/rep team and one officer for each region in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regional/Wales/Northern Ireland winners are then considered for the National Representative and Officer of the Year awards.
You may submit up to three pieces of supporting evidence for your nomination. For example, you could submit newsletters, posters or photos of events that the nominee has organised. Please take care not to submit any personal data (such as screenshots of emails that include other people’s email addresses) or photographs of people who have not given permission for their photo to be shared. Any supporting evidence that includes personal data may be redacted or may be excluded.
Please send supporting evidence by email to [email protected] clearly stating the name of your nominee and ‘Rep/Officer of the Year Award’ in the subject heading.