Club news

Celebrating Living Wage Week 2023

09 November 2023
It's Living Wage Week and the club is proudly celebrating being an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Earlier this year, The Living Wage Foundation announced that the real Living Wage would increase to £12. Independently calculated, this rate is based on the cost of living.

Thousands of you meet the incredible staff at Tynecastle Park throughout the season, however, their hard work goes far beyond the matchday. Over 300 employees across ten departments, ranging from Hospitality and Customer Service Assistants to Academy Scouts and Coaches, will benefit from the Living Wage increase.

 The club's Chief Executive, Andrew McKinlay, commented: 

"The club first became a Living Wage employer in 2014, and since this has implemented the yearly pay rise, ensuring our employees are paid fairly.

This week is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the need for a real Living Wage and to celebrate our staff for the amazing work they do. As a club, we’re extremely proud to be the first, and currently the only, Scottish football team to be an accredited Living Wage employer and we hope to encourage others in our industry to make the commitment."