The Government Property Awards are to be presented on the afternoon of Tuesday 11th October and will provide a unique opportunity for property professionals from across the public sector to celebrate successes and to recognise individuals and teams who have made a real difference.
A new award for 2022, for an an individual or team who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving skills, capability, and development of talent. The winning nomination could demonstrate how they have:
- Identified a gap in current or future skills needs in their team, and designed a solution that engages colleagues in developing those skills
- Builds professionalisation and/or specialist skills within the profession – helping to create property professionals who are experts in their field
- Has been innovative in delivery – perhaps making use of virtual or social learning techniques to develop skills that can be applied quickly to the challenges faced
A team, individual, or organisation who has demonstrated innovation and ambition in collaboration, either between departments, with the wider public sector, or the property industry. The collaboration should lead to real results: improving the performance of the public estate, leading to improved service delivery. The winning nomination could demonstrate how they have:
- Delivered real benefits, financial or otherwise, through the creation of new relationships and collaborations between organisations
- Delivered improvements to the effectiveness of the public estate and public services through collaboration between organisations
- Encouraged innovation and new models of delivery through collaboration
For the individual or team that can best demonstrate the highest level or greatest improvement of customer satisfaction for their property or professional service. The winning nomination could demonstrate how they have:
- Built and maintained relationships with customers, commercial partners, and users in order to understand their needs particularly under difficult circumstances
- Have deployed innovative and potentially digital solutions to increase understanding of customer needs and used this evidence to improve satisfaction of customers and wider users
- Directly engaged customers and stakeholder as part of an improved service response, shared knowledge and levered benefits of their approach elsewhere
For a team, network or individual who have made a significant contribution to the diversity and inclusivity agenda within government property, helping the profession, across all sectors, become representative of the public we serve. The winning nomination could demonstrate how they have:
- Acted as a role model in championing D&I issues from across public sector property/profession
- Created an inclusive culture by challenging inequalities and barriers
- Led initiatives to remove barriers and enable talented employees from underrepresented groups to realise their full potential and attract new talent
- Played a leading role in collaborating with others to join up key stakeholders as part of workable solutions.
A new award for 2022, for a special individual who goes above and beyond to deliver outstanding results, working in a role or area which is often in the background but nonetheless vital to the success of the team or service. The criteria for this award are not prescriptive.
- Judges will be looking to recognise an individual who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to their work, delivering important and positive outcomes
- Someone whose outstanding work does not usually receive a high profile, and who is worthy of special recognition
- Someone who is a huge asset to an organisation, whose work is essential to the operation of a service or the wider business
A new award for 2022, recognising working in Government Property for over 25 years. The award is designed to recognise a special individual who has delivered outstanding results in their government property career. The criteria for this award are not prescriptive.
- To recognise an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to making a difference in Gov property.
- Someone who has stood the test of time, with a track record of delivery, and who deserves special recognition for their career and achievements.
- Please provide an overview of the nominee’s career throughout their time in the Civil Service, and include specific highlights of the nominee’s biggest and best achievements
- Applications could also demonstrate why the nominee is invaluable to the Property Function.
For the team which has demonstrated exceptional collaborative working to achieve improved outcomes within government property. “One Team” for this Award can mean a formal structure within one organisation or a virtual structure across different organisations or functions. The winning nomination could demonstrate how they have:
- Delivered tangible results through encouraging effective collaboration in their team
- Developed processes that improve the sharing of knowledge and information in their team or department
- Helped to build a greater insight and understanding of customers, users and colleagues by being more joined up
Project of the Year
An outstanding team, undertaking project that has contributed to excellence and improved outcomes in government property. The winning project may have utilised innovation or digital solutions for the projects requirements. The winning nomination could demonstrate how they have:
- Made a significant improvement to government property, the building or building services that impact on the user, the wider public and/or the environment:
- Delivered clearly defined benefits through encouraging effective working across sectors, managed and reviewed through the life cycle of the project
- Clearly articulated the business case for the property change, demonstrating the continued justification of the project strategically
Rising Star x2
An individual in the first 5 years of their property career who has made outstanding contributions to their area of work; while maintaining progress in growing their knowledge, skills and experience. The winning nomination could demonstrate how they have:
- Made a substantial achievement and the potential to succeed further in their career;
- A passionate, driven and delivery focused individual who has excelled in their training and have gone above and beyond to support their team, department and function,
- Maintained and grown a collaborative approach to their work, attempted something outside their comfort zone
An individual or team who demonstrate exceptional commitment to sustainability whether in their workplace or in their area of responsibility.
The winning nomination could demonstrate how they have:
- Measured, monitored and reduced environmental impact within the organisation’s area of work
- Levered innovation in the sustainability agenda beyond their own project potentially to different teams, organisations or sectors
- Minimised or eradicated cost to the environment in terms of energy use or other resources through measurement, monitoring and intervention
Judges’ Choice x3
This category has no formal criteria but is drawn from all nominations of the categories above, considered from all the shortlisted entries excluding the winners of each category.
- You cannot nominate for this award
- The winners will be the nominations which best typify the ideals of the Government Property Profession as a leading innovative, inclusive, collaborative, robust and modern profession supporting the needs of the wider population
- The panel of judges will decide on a winning individual and a winning team for the Judges’ Choice Awards