Public Sector Commission Young Leader of the Year

The winner of this award will have emerging leadership qualities; a thirst for knowledge and a commitment to learning. Making a difference by demonstrating best practice in the public service.

Open To

  • Individuals only.
  • Must be under 35 years of age and currently be working in the public service.

Nominated By

Third party only.

How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see below)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Award Assessment Criteria Document


  • C1: Provide a summary of achievement within the nominee’s current organisation.
  • C2: Outline how the nominee has improved the effectiveness of their area of responsibility in; service delivery to their community or industry sector or contributed to the general goals of the organisation as a whole.
  • C3: Provide a statement on what the nominee strives to achieve in 5 years’ time. 
  • C4: Describe how the nominee provides excellent leadership within their organisation and/or during their career.