Herefordshire Community Foundation is a Living Wage Employer

We are pleased to confirm that we have been accredited as a real Living Wage Employer.

Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Herefordshire Community Foundation receive a minimum hourly wage of £12, higher than the National Living Wage for over 23s, which currently stands at £10.42 per hour in the UK (the equivalent is £11.95 in London) and is also applicable to anyone over 18 years of age.

The Foundation is based in the West Midlands, a region where 13.3%* of all workers earn less than they need to earn to get by, with around 316,000* jobs paying less than the real Living Wage. Despite this, the charity has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. The real Living Wage is worth £3,081 more a year than the current National Living Wage.

The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 450,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Bridie Sullivan, CEO at Herefordshire Community Foundation

Herefordshire Community Foundation is committed to making the county a better place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.  We have signed up to be a Living Wage Employer as a demonstration of our commitment to the staff team who deserve a fair wage for the work they do.

*Employee Jobs paid below the Living Wage 2022 (Living Wage Foundation 2022)