Accessibility Skip to main content

The Outstanding People Awards

The Outstanding People Awards

Has an employee from South Ayrshire Council impressed you? Have their actions had a positive impact on you or your family’s life? Or have you been dazzled by someone’s enthusiasm, dedication or commitment to helping others?

If so, acknowledge their efforts by nominating them for an award. The Outstanding People Awards recognise South Ayrshire Council employees who excel themselves during their daily work. We want to know who you think is doing a good job, who is going that extra mile to make the lives of their customers better, and who has used their initiative to help their community.

The Awards are our way of applauding employees who lead by example and who uphold our commitment to deliver excellent services to the people of South Ayrshire, and who embody our employee values by being respectful, supportive and positive.

Any South Ayrshire Council employee or team can be nominated for an award - last year’s nominees included a cultural planning officer, a catering supervisor, a home carer, an administrative assistant, the Grounds team, and the Housing Policy team.

Non-Council employees categories

In addition to the employee awards, and for the first time, we are also inviting nominations for non-Council employees in two categories as detailed below:

Outstanding Young Person

A young person aged between 16 and 25 who has impressed and inspired you through their enthusiasm, commitment and dedication. Nominations could include a young carer or befriender, someone who regularly gives up their own time to volunteer to help others, someone who shows enthusiasm and dedication to their school work, or who has excelled and set an example to others in sport, music or other interests.

Outstanding Community Group

A community group who work tirelessly to improve their communities through innovative ways of working, engaging with local people, and finding ways to make a difference. Nominations could include a Community Council, a team of volunteers working together to enhance the environment of a local neighbourhood or park, or a group organising a local community engagement event.

Employee categories

The employee categories are:

Outstanding Employee or Team

An individual or team who consistently provide a first class service on behalf of the Council.

Outstanding School

What makes your child’s school great? Tell us about some of the initiatives that our teachers and school support staff are putting in place to make your child’s learning experience the best that it can be.

Finally, the following new categories allow you to recognise the wider work of the Council:

Outstanding Contribution to the Economy

Nominations could include:

  • An individual or team who has made a significant contribution to the local economy
  • Projects relating to tourism
  • Management of events that have brought investment into the area
  • Innovative work to support local businesses
  • Employability projects which have improved outcomes for people

Outstanding Service to Children and Families

Nominations could include:

  • An individual or team who has provided an outstanding service to children or their families
  • Initiatives to improve access to sports for children
  • Initiatives to provide innovative recreational activities for children
  • Initiatives to promote healthy lifestyles for children
  • An initiative or service which supports and cares for vulnerable children
  • Innovative projects to involve young people in their School or Community
  • Projects which provide early intervention to improve outcomes

Outstanding Service to Adults and Older People

Nominations could include:

  • An individual or team who has provided an outstanding service to adults or older people
  • Initiatives to improve access to sports for adults or older people
  • Initiatives to provide innovative recreational activities for adults
  • Initiatives to promote healthy lifestyles for adults
  • A service or initiative which supports and cares for vulnerable adults
  • Innovative projects to involve adults or older people in their Community
  • Initiatives which promote and support lifelong learning

Outstanding Contribution to Improving the Environment

Nominations could include:

  • An individual or team who has made a significant contribution to improve the environment
  • A service or initiative which has improved housing options
  • A service or project which has helped to regenerate the local area
  • A service or initiative which has demonstrated innovation in energy efficiency or sustainability
  • A project or initiative which has reduced or removed litter, pollution or graffiti
  • An initiative which has contributed to wildlife conservation

Outstanding Improvement

Nominations could include:

  • An individual or team who has made significant improvements in service delivery
  • A service or initiative which has demonstrated significant improvements for customers
  • A project which has promoted new and improved ways of working
  • A service or project which has delivered efficiency savings through improvement
  • A service or initiative which has improved the quality of life for service users or the community

Make your nomination today and recognise the efforts of someone outstanding

Nomination forms can be completed using the Make your nomination online form. If you have any other queries, would like to receive a paper copy of the nomination form, or need assistance to complete a nomination please email awards@south-ayrshire.gov.uk or call 0300 123 0900.

Alternatively you can nominate someone in person at one of our Customer Service Centres located in Troon, Prestwick, Ayr, Maybole and Girvan.

Thank you for your feedback!

We're sorry about that. Why wasn't it helpful?
No response is given so please do not include contact information.

Last updated: 31 May 2016

Weekly newsletter

Follow us