As the first football club in Scotland to become an official accredited Living Wage employer in 2014, the club is delighted that its employees will benefit from the new rise in the Living Wage.
Over 250 Heart of Midlothian employees will benefit from yesterday’s increase, which saw the Living Wage rise from £8.45 to £8.75.
The Living Wage is independently calculated each year based on what employees and their families need to live and this week sees a UK wide celebration of the Living Wage, and the opportunities it brings to employees.
Earlier today, Scottish Government Minister Michael Russell, Policy Advisor Frazer Young and Jack Evans, Living Wage Accreditation Officer from Poverty Alliance, visited Tynecastle Park. They met with club employees from retail, ticketing and maintenance who shared stories on the positive impact the Living Wage has had on them and their families.
Ann Budge was also on hand to welcome the visitors and she took the opportunity to re-affirm the club’s commitment to paying the Living Wage.
“I said from the outset that paying the Living Wage was quite simply the right thing to do, and I still firmly believe that. It not only benefits our employees, it also benefits our business and our customers. We are able to attract the best because they know they are appreciated.”
Matchday Hospitality Competition
Thanks to the dedicated work and excellent customer service delivered by Hearts’ hospitality staff, the club received an award for its outstanding Matchday Hospitality in early 2017.
In order to celebrate this year’s Living Wage Week, the club would like to offer fans the opportunity to experience Hearts’ award-winning matchday hospitality at the Hearts v Dundee match on Tuesday 12th December. To enter the competition, please click here.
The winner of the competition will receive a pair of tickets for the Gorgie Suite. Entries will close at 5pm Monday 13th November.
To enter, please fill in the following: