From flexible working practices that go well above those required in legislation, dress down days on Fridays and during non-term time, a dedicated HR Calendar of Events (which includes EDI events, Health and Wellbeing events and Reward and Recognition prizes/events), to a heavily discounted on-site gym and spa membership (with Deans Sport and Leisure) and discounts and freebies available via our Sodexo platform. Our employees have access to our comprehensive reward and recognition programme from day 1.
As well as being excellently located in Lincoln City Centre, our Lincoln based campus also has a variety of onsite outlets:
Grab a bite to eat in one of our onsite eateries Corner House, Deans Café and Sessions Restaurant.
Pamper yourself on your lunch break by taking advantage of discounted onsite beauty treatments or take a dip in Deans Spa.
Grab a coffee with colleagues at our onsite Costa coffee in Deans Café or enjoy a coffee in the bar of our historic Sessions building.
Fancy something a little different? – why not take advantage of employee discount at our onsite Escape Rooms.
“Extraordinary means being exceptional, remarkable, astonishing and amazing. None of these characteristics are a course or a programme, a building, a surplus or deficit budget, or a grade by a regulator. These characteristics describe the thoughts, actions and behaviours of our people to achieve great things. People who are committed to delivering everyday work to the very highest standard time and time again, who refuse to accept mediocrity or average. And people who innovate and are ingenious to create solutions to problems; and then deliver those creations.”
Gary Headland (Chief Executive Officer)
Shining a light on extraordinary performance, the Spotlight Awards are designed to encourage recognition for employees when they go the extra mile.
Individual Staff Nominations
Staff can be nominated at any time of the year by their managers or their peers/colleagues. Spotlight Awards can be awarded for specific and exceptional one-off achievements, for example successful delivery of a major project or to a member of staff that has consistently contributed and performed above and beyond expectations.
Every month we acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by our staff by presentation of a Spotlight Certificate at an event at Lincoln College’s Sessions Restaurant. We also take this opportunity to welcome our new starters to the organisation as well as acknowledging our staff who have achieved 20 years of continuous service.
It is a way for the College to formally say “thank you” to ensure that staff feel appreciated for their efforts and are committed to our vision to be an extraordinary organisation.
Spotlight Award winners are awarded with £50 through Perkbox, which can be spent on a range of awards to suit different tastes.
The categories for awarding staff are:
- For a specific and one-off achievement
- For consistent contributions and performance above and beyond expectations
- For exceptional dedication to learning, assessment and teaching.
Teams can be nominated on a quarterly basis by their managers or their peers/ colleagues. The successful Team will be awarded with a trophy which will be kept by the Team for three-months and then will be passed on to the next Team award winners.
Guidelines on completion of the Individual Award Nomination Form:
Please fully complete the form before submitting. Click here to download the form
- Nominators must indicate whether they wish to nominate an Individual or Team, by checking the box at the top of the form.
- Provide the name of Individual or Team and School/Lead/Area.
- Nominators must ensure that their name, job title and date fields are complete.
Please provide a citation of no more than 1500 characters, using the headings below:
- Introduction - please provide a brief 1-2-line introduction explaining what the nominee/team has done and its relevance to the chosen category.
- Background – please explain briefly the background to the individual/team, where known and where relevant; such as their time in the role, the extent of their experience gained in the role, what led to the activity and why it’s important.
- Reason for the Award – Please provide a description on why the nominee/team deserves the award.
- Impact – please explain any impact the nominee/team has had on the wider team/college/ commercial/reputation/leadership group.
Nominators must complete the nomination form following the Guidelines above and should be endorsed by the Director of School or Head of Unit. The form can be found at:
https://www.lincolncollege.ac.uk/jobs/reward-and-recognition/ and must be returned to: firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration by ELT.