NUT Representative and Officer of the Year awards 2015-16
Designed to recognise the contribution made by NUT representatives and officers at a local level, the NUT Representative and Officer of the Year awards celebrate their hard work and commitment.
NUT members are invited to nominate an NUT representative and/or an officer who has made a difference in their school, academy, college or local area.
NUT representative roles include NUT representative in a school, college or academy, health and safety representative and learning representative.
NUT officer roles include equality officer, health and safety adviser, learning representative, membership secretary, secretary and treasurer.
Complete your nomination form here. The closing date for the 2015-16 nominations is Friday, 11 December 2015.
If you have any queries, please contact Maria Coulson or Jane Messervy in the Organising and Membership department at NUT Headquarters. Email email@example.com or telephone 020 7380 4810/4780.
We would be pleased to receive any supporting material that you would like to submit with your nomination. Some sample supporting materials can be viewed here.
Nominations will be judged against a set of criteria. It is not anticipated, however, that nominations will address all the criteria. If you feel that your representative or officer only meets one of the criteria, we still want to hear from you.
There are nine NUT Representative of the Year awards, one for each region in England and one for Wales. Similarly, there are nine Officer of the Year awards.
The nominations for the regional/Wales awards are judged by regional/Wales panels convened by the NUT regional/Wales secretaries and consisting of the local NUT Executive members.
Subsequently, the winners of the regional/Wales awards are considered by the NUT’s Executive Recruitment and Retention Sub-Committee for the national awards.
The winners of the regional/Wales and national awards will be announced on the NUT website.
The regional/Wales awards will be presented at regional/Wales events.
The National Representative of the Year and National Officer of the Year awards will be presented at Annual Conference.
Campaign case studies
Save our community school
Teachers strike at Tile Hill School – Coventry Telegraph
History of the awards
2005-2009: National, Regional and Wales
Union Membership Development Awards (NUMDA/RUMDA/WUMDA)
In 2005, the NUT Executive agreed to establish the National Union Membership Development Award (NUMDA) to acknowledge and reward good practice in recruitment and retention at local level. The NUMDA was awarded to an association or division with a significant achievement in membership recruitment or retention.
The NUT Executive further established the Regional and Wales Union Membership Development Awards (RUMDA and WUMDA). The RUMDA and WUMDA were awarded to individual members who had made a significant contribution to membership recruitment or retention.
2009-2011: National Regional and Wales Membership Development Awards (MDAs)
In 2009, the NUT Executive carried out a review of the awards. They were renamed as the National Membership Development Award (National MDA) and the Regional and Wales Membership Development Awards (Regional and Wales MDAs).
The Regional and Wales MDAs were awarded to individual members for their achievements in membership recruitment and retention. The associations/divisions of the winners of the Regional and Wales MDAs were then considered for the National MDA.
NUT Representative and Officer of the Year Awards
In 2011, the NUT Executive carried out a further review of the awards. It was agreed to replace the MDAs with the NUT Representative and Officer of the Year awards.
NUT members are invited to nominate an NUT representative or an officer who has made a difference in their school, academy, college or local area.
There are 10 NUT Representative of the Year awards, one for each region in England and one for Wales. Similarly, there are 10 Officer of the Year awards.
The winners of the regional/Wales awards are subsequently considered for the National Representative and Officer of the Year awards.