Celebrating commitment and excellence
Awards evening to take place on 30 November 2017. Nominations closed at 5pm on Friday, 15 September 2017.
The ACE Staff Awards are annual awards to celebrate and recognise the achievements of staff across the council. The awards are open to all staff across the council. They are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate individuals and teams who have gone the extra mile in providing outstanding service and truly living the council's values: The Rochdale Way.
How to nominate
We'd like you as residents, partners, councillors, staff and users of our services to nominate individuals or teams who you feel deserve to be recognised for their commitment, hard work and dedication in delivering excellent services. Someone may have gone that extra mile to make sure you or someone you know, received an exceptional service.
As well as those staff that are front-facing there are many others who work behind the scenes in operational and support functions that should also be recognised for their commitment to the borough.
Closing date for nominations: Friday, 15 September 2017 at 5pm.
The awards ceremony and prizes
Date: evening of Thursday, 30 November 2017
Rochdale Town Hall
Nominators and shortlisted individuals and teams, as well as key stakeholders and other staff, will be invited to attend the ceremony. All shortlisted nominees will be invited to the event and presented with a certificate.
Our judging panel will consider the nominations. The winners will be announced and presented with a trophy and certificate at the ACE Staff Awards in November.
Shortlisting and judging
Shortlisting: announced in October 2017
Shortlisted candidates have been contacted directly. A list of the finalists are available on this page.
council's leadership team.
The judging panel was made up of representatives from staff across the council. The panel assessed the nominations against the criteria listed in each award category. The final selection was undertaken by the
Awards categories and finalists
Awards will be presented in 7 categories. These are:
Volunteer of the Year. This award recognises the work of those who volunteer within our communities. Many of the council’s staff devote time to organisations in the borough but the importance of their work often goes unrecognised. Let’s show them that we care.
- Finalists: Legal Officer, Assistant Building Attendant, Early Help Service Manager.
Innovation Award. We’re looking for ACE employees whose ideas, passion or drive have made a change for the better. Is there someone out there whose innovation and ideas - no matter how small - have made a difference?
- Finalists: Youth Workers, Place Integration Lead, Assessment and Support Planning Offier, Young People's support Lead Officer.
Team of the Year. The ACE Team of the Year award recognises outstanding achievement by any council team. If you know an amazing team that has gone the extra mile for the council, the borough and its residents - let us know.
- Finalists: Young Adult Team, Debt Support Team Adult Care, Counter Fraud Team, Adult Care Senior Management Team, Cleaning Team at Number One Riverside.
Employee of the Year. The ACE Employee of the Year award is for the member of council staff who has done something special and deserves recognition. If you know a member of staff who is the best of the best, let us know about them.
- Finalists: Professional Youth Worker, Social Worker, Service Manager (Communities), Monitoring and Advice Officer, Senior Children's Centre Practitioner, Rochdale Streets Operative.
Pride of the Borough Award. (Nominations from residents only.) The winner of the Pride of the Borough Award will be chosen by our residents. They will have to demonstrate exceptional customer service or have gone beyond the call of duty. The council will ask residents to nominate their favourite employee and tell us why they deserve to win.
- Finalists: Events Manager, Social Care Assistant, Advanced Practitioner - Post Adoption Support.
ACE Outstanding Contribution. (To be selected by the
Chief Executive in conjunction with the
Mayor of Rochdale.) We are looking for the Rochdale Borough Council employee who has made an Outstanding Contribution to the organisation. The winner will have demonstrated more than any other the values of the Rochdale Way.
- Winner: to be announced at the ACE Staff Awards celebration evening on Thursday, 30 November 2017.
The council's values: The Rochdale Way
Focusing on customers - we treat people fairly, keep them informed, manage their expectations and deliver the services they need.
Valuing our people - we respect the views of others and encourage initiative.
Acting with integrity - we're open and honest and admit mistakes.
Using time and money wisely - we work hard to make sure that our resources are used correctly.
Working together - we create the right conditions to achieve the best outcomes for our customers.
Always learning and improving – we will always improve services and we support learning and development.
Thank you to our sponsors
Our awards ceremony is supported and sponsored by our partners and local businesses. If you'd like to sponsor the 2017 event or get more information on the packages available, please email