IRRV Performance Awards 2020
The 2020 Performance Awards Scheme looks to build upon the successful schemes of recent years. There are nine categories in 2020; three ‘Team’ and six ‘Excellence’. The on-going changes in the profession are reflected in the categories, whilst the updated criteria for each category, ensures organisations are aware on what is being looked for by the Awards Panel.
BENEFITS AND WELFARE REFORM
Entries are welcomed from organisations in both the public and private sector.
All submissions need to be submitted electronically and must not exceed 5,000 words. The closing date for entries is Friday, 31 July 2020. Unlike award schemes run by other organisations, this deadline will not be extended under any circumstances.
The short-listing process will take place at the beginning of August with the list of finalists released in W/C 17 August 2020.
In previous years, a key element of the IRRV awards has been the inspection process. Short-listed organisations would receive a visit from an Inspection Team during July, August and September, who would then provide a report to the Awards Panel.
To take account the impact Covid 19 has had on us all, there will be no visits this year. Inspection Teams will be appointed for each category and they will consider their submissions and submit reports to the Awards Panel. Where necessary, they may seek further information from an organisation.
The Performance Awards Gala Dinner (when the winners in each category will be announced and trophies presented) is to be held during the IRRV Annual Conference on Wednesday, 7 October 2020.
In addition to there being an overall winner in each category, the Awards Panel may also recognise other finalists as being ‘Highly Commended’. These will also be announced at the Gala Dinner.
Organisations selected as a finalist will receive one complimentary place to attend the Annual Conference (including the Gala Dinner). An organisation short-listed in more than one category will receive a further complimentary place for each additional category.
The virtual awards village will be held on the IRRV web site. This will include a summary of the submissions from each finalist. Details of awards schemes from previous years can also be found on the IRRV web site..