The number of nominations by staff, residents’ families and external health professionals will be the sole criterion in determining the winner of the Kingsley Personality of the Year. In all the other categories, nominations will be used to shortlist candidates but the final decision, giving due weight to nominations, will be made by directors.

Award Categories and Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria

  • The home has achieved a positive CQC rating and maintained good relationships with all monitoring authority and visiting health professionals.
  • The home has a low turnover of staff (look at reasons)
  • The home has the following awards or working toward them: The Dignity in Care Award, GSF (Gold standards Framework), The Dementia Kite Mark Award, 6 steps to end of life care, or any other external awards.
  • Is able to demonstrate and explain how Person Centred Care is practised in the home.
  • Is able to demonstrate successful implementation of WINGS throughout the home.
  • Is able to demonstrate how they have kept families informed about future activities and plans for the home and how they have provided customer service.
  • The home has maintained commendable viable results over the last 12 months.
  • Is able to gain three different residents/family members who will endorse the home.
  • Judges will interview home leaders and view a video of the home.

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Judging Criteria

  • Understands Kingsley's vision, mission and values
  • Understands the business plan
  • Demonstrates the commitment to provide the best possible care to the people we look after whilst meeting their emotional needs.
  • Be able to demonstrate how they have driven their staff to achieve the following: WINGS, GSF , Dignity in Care Award , Six Steps Award, Dementia Kite Award, Other awards
  • Encourages and supports staff to develop themselves
  • Demonstrates both management and leadership skills
  • Leads by example
  • Supported training and E Learning
  • Gives staff the confidence and supports them to work towards the next stage in their career
  • All departments in the home must be running effectively and communicating with each other
  • Maintained staff levels in line with budget requirements
  • Demonstrates how they have supported overseas staff (if appropriate)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel of judges who will also see a video shot in the manager/deputy manager’s home.
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Judging Criteria

  • Demonstrates clinical expertise with other health professionals, colleagues
  • Communicates with families in a way that they can understand
  • Demonstrates empathy with families during end of life
  • Continually makes a difference in residents’ lives
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities
  • Manages the shift effectively
  • Is an advocate for the residents in their care
  • Supports the overseas recruitment for nurses program (if relevant)
  • Actively seeks to improve their skills and knowledge and that of their colleagues
  • Is proactively working towards the next step in their career
  • Can provide evidence of complying with the MNC Code
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by our judges who will also see a video showing the nurse at work in their home environment.
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Judging Criteria

  • Will have an excellent understanding of what the resident wants and needs and will share this with their colleagues
  • Will challenge the way things are done in the home using a positive communication style
  • Knows the families and takes time to get to know them and to build a professional relationship
  • Always refers family and staff to the appropriate person to obtain correct information
  • Demonstrates a high level of confidentiality
  • Colleagues will always find this person to seek advice and support
  • Has completed E Learning, NVQ Level 2, NVQ Level 3 (or is working towards this level)
  • Is pro-active in seeking advice about their career progression
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Judging Criteria

  • Provides evidence of giving a high level of support/customer service to families and residents
  • Continually supports staff with day to day requests/tasks
  • Is confident when communicating with health professionals,senior management team and in emergency situations
  • Develops their own and colleagues skills and knowledge
  • Has an understanding of person centred care
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the home
  • Always turns negatives in to positives and finds solutions
  • Takes part in and supports all the homes activities
  • Always goes the extra mile for both families and staff
  • Provides the home manager with feedback that results in improvements
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Judging Criteria

  • Provides evidence of giving a high level of support/customer service to families and residents
  • Continually provides supports with day to day requests/tasks
  • Is confident when communicating with health professionals, senior management team and in emergency situations
  • Develops their own and colleagues skills and knowledge
  • Has an understanding of the Kingsley philosophy
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the home
  • Always turns negatives in to positives and finds solutions
  • Takes part in and supports all the homes activities
  • Always goes the extra mile for both residents and families
  • Provides the home manager with feedback that results in improvements
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Judging Criteria

  • Understands and promotes the ISISS homes philosophy
  • Takes advantage of every opportunity to promote or show employees how to work within the care philosophy
  • Leads ISISS training and activities
  • Always works within the ISISS philosophy when communicating with families
  • Promotes the ISISS philosophy when working with external Health Professionals
  • Continually challenges work practices to ensure that the ISISS philosophy is practiced
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Judging Criteria

  • Has obtained a hygiene star rating of 5 for the kitchen
  • Manages the kitchen and all areas relating to food in a professional way
  • Creates a kitchen that is productive and fun to work in
  • Will meet requests when a resident wants something different
  • Gives families confidence that their loved one’s special food needs are being met
  • Provides a menu that meets the needs of all residents
  • Leads and motivates staff in the way that food is served
  • Supports their staff to progress to the next level of their career
  • Takes part in training all staff in the home in relation to food and hygiene requirements when handling food
  • Continually challenges the quality of food from suppliers
  • Continually improves their own abilities
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Judging Criteria

  • Understands the wants and needs of each resident in the home and shares this with colleagues
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude with colleagues, residents, families and visitors to the home
  • Challenges colleagues in relation to work practices
  • Contributes ideas in the home’s activities
  • Continually finds solutions to day to day issues
  • Demonstrates a commitment to learning
  • Will provide feedback to managers in relation to improving work practices
  • Wants to progress beyond their current job role
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Judging Criteria

  • Evidence of providing support to others within head office
  • Demonstrates a can do, will do attitude
  • Finds solutions to problems
  • Proactively provides support to the group homes
  • Supports the management team
  • Works across various departments within head office
  • Has a knowledge of each department within head office
  • Continually goes the extra mile
  • Leads head office activities (social and charitable events)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by our judges who will also see a video showing the staff member in their work environment.
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Judging Criteria

  • Demonstrates the Kingsley Vision and values at all times
  • Has made the Kingsley vision come to life in their home/department/region
  • Takes time to explain things to staff
  • Provides feedback in a firm but fair way and leaves the person feeling positive
  • Staff will approach this person for help/support
  • Shares good practice with others
  • Shares new ideas and lets others implement them
  • Gives staff the confidence to progress
  • Volunteers staff for external opportunities within the Kingsley group
  • Supports staff to implement their ideas
  • Challenges and nurtures other managers to be the best they can
  • Challenges policy and procedures to ensure continual improvement and organisational fit
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by our judges who will also see a video showing the staff member in their work environment
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  • Demonstrates an admirable commitment to Kingsley Vision
  • Upholds the Kingsley Values at all time
  • Will always advocate in line with the best interest of the residents
  • Contributes to the local community and charitable activities
  • Proactively engages with staff, family, residents and external health professionals
  • Shares good practice with other homes and colleagues
  • Supports others to progress in their career
  • Gives feedback to managers in all departments
  • Extensive knowledge of the home/department and his/her job role
  • Great fun to work with
  • Has a heart of gold
  • Unbelievably punctual
  • Exceptional team player
  • Always come up with great ideas
  • He/she is the role model I look up to
  • Other – Please write your own reason and give a star rating
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Open to all Kingsley Directors

Reasons for nominating

  • Shares good practice with others
  • Supports other to progress in their career
  • Upholds the Kingsley Values at all time
  • Gives feedback to managers in all departments
  • Extensive knowledge of the home
  • Great fun to work with
Open to maintenance staff and gardeners

Reasons for nominating

  • Candidates will demonstrate wide-ranging skills to tackle a variety of jobs
  • He/She will be a team player and a key member of the home's staff
  • They will go the extra mile to get jobs done in a timely manner
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Open to all activities co-ordinator

Reasons for nominating

  • The ideal candidate must show flair and imagination in providing a varied and stimulating activities programme
  • He/she will have a shining personality that charms the residents
  • As well as day-to-day activities, they will show energy and ingenuity in organising special events to engage the wider community
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