I’m sure that you know someone who merits an MBE or other honour, perhaps someone in your community, such as school governor, or an event organizer?
So many amazing people living in our communities who could be considered for nominations that you’ve wondered why they’re not acknowledged before.
What causes this to happen?
A civil service worker sitting in the office, trawling through lists to choose who gets nominated have long passed. There aren’t official lists of names are added to and later acknowledged when the person rises up to the highest levels. It’s not the responsibility of your local councilor or your MP.
If so, then who is the person who nominates the hundreds individuals every year? The answer is easy. People like me and you.
If you don’t name anyone, there’s a good chance that there won’t be anyone else.
I began encouraging people to submit more nominations following my dear friend Robin was selected and tragically passed away before the process was complete. Don’t do what I made. If you know a wonderful person, nominate them.
Only person who you are unable to nominate to be recognized in the UK honours system is you!
How do they work?
Nominating someone to be a nominee is much easier than you imagine. The government has published all necessary forms online. It is possible to submit all necessary information by email.
There’s also plenty of information from different departments of government on filling in the forms so that you can maximize the benefits that your candidature has.
There is no deadline for submissions and applicants can apply at any time during the year. Awards are announced during the new Year (end in December) and also for the Queen’s birthday (mid-June). It generally takes between 12 and 18 months to consider nominations because of the background check conducted by Cabinet Office officials (yes, they can conduct checks for both HMRC as well as police check). Initially, a nomination is evaluated by a group from the region where the person is a volunteer and then by the Cabinet Office committee that reviews every nomination.
For help with how to get an MBE, visit this website…
It is not your responsibility to nominate someone for a particular award. The person you nominate is the process determines the degree of award.
It is recommended that nominations be made during the time the person is working and has at least 12 months prior to when they retire or resign. If a nominee is nominated after retirement, he or she is unlikely to succeed.
The process of naming someone is comprised of two components:
the citation that is written by the person who made the nomination
supporting letters, that are written by people who confirm the reasons for nominating this person.
A citation can be the sole source of evidence that anyone involved in the selection process will view regarding the nominee.
It is important to take the following factors into consideration:
There is intense competition for honors. Every nomination goes through a rigorous review and the final decision is made based on the information provided on the of the citation form. Make the best nomination you can. Remember to state why you’re making the nomination this moment.
It must be obvious within the first few paragraphs the reason why a nomination has been proposed, and the remainder of the text must be used to support this.
A citation is not an extensive CV, an exhaustive list of achievements in education appointments, awards, post titles, or a job description of what the individual accomplished. Consider the person in question and the way you could be able to describe the work they’ve done.
The most frequent complaint has to do with poor references. frequently contain these details as well as the fact that the person being recommended is “doing only their pay”. You might be familiar with the person and overlook that they are volunteers and you should mention it.
Your citation should highlight what you consider to be unique about your nominee’s accomplishments and demonstrate clearly and convincingly the ways and places they have had an impact.
Honours committees constantly look for evidence of candidates who have been above and beyond. They look for evidence to show that the nominee has given back to the community. This will help your argument.
It must be clear what activities of someone’s are different to their “standard” function If the committee is not sure, they’ll conclude that the activity being discussed is an activity that is paid for. Make it clear.