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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Employee of the Year
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Don't forget you can save progress and return to your application at any point by using the Save progress button at the bottom of each page

Introduction

This award recognises an employee who has made a significant difference to one or more organisations or causes. We are happy to receive applications covering a breadth of work over a number of years, but we want to understand why you are nominating this person now - what has made this year special?

The award is for people working in any role within the voluntary sector, from the most outgoing youth worker to the most unassuming finance officer. Let’s celebrate the expertise, energy and commitment that our colleagues show up with day in and day out.

Judging criteria

Our judges will be looking for the story of why your nominated person is so important for your organisation and wider community. What have they done that made you put them forward for the award, and why was the past year so special.

In your answers and supporting evidence you should try to include:

  • An outline of your employee’s involvement with your organisation
  • The story of what made this year special
  • Facts and figures that highlight how their work has made a positive difference
  • Real-life examples of the impact they have had on colleagues, volunteers and the wider community, which may include case studies and/or testimonials

Useful information and key dates

You can save your progress as you go through the application form to avoid losing your information. Once you reach page 3 there will be a 'Save progress' button at the end of each page.

If you would like to review all the questions and criteria for this category before you begin your application, please visit our 'Useful information' page.

Would you like some support to complete your awards application? Please get in touch if you need any help or have any questions about completing your application. We'll be happy to help.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 15 March 2024. The judging panel can’t consider applications received after the deadline so please leave yourself plenty of time to apply.

Application details
Please complete the following details
                Previous applications and awards
                  What year/s and in what category?
                  You have not added any years of previous applications
                          Your application
                          Please answer the following two questions:
                          Why are you nominating this person? Maximum 250 words for text responses OR 2 minutes for a video or audio file
                                What difference have they made? Maximum 250 words for text responses OR 2 minutes for a video or audio file
                                        Supporting evidence web links
                                          Declaration
                                          I confirm that this work:

                                            As part of our commitment to anti-racist practice, SCVO is collecting data on applications from organisations that are led by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. This information will not be used in the shortlisting or judging process.

                                            Please tell us if your organisation meets both these criteria:

                                            1. 75% or more of the Board of Trustees/ Management Committee self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community AND
                                            2. 50% of the senior staff self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community, where staff exist.
                                                Reference

                                                Please also include the name and address of one independent person that can verify your entry. This should be someone from outside your organisation who has worked with you or has been impacted by your organisation and work.

                                                        And finally

                                                        We just want to check that you are not a robot.

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