Living Wage Brighton Blog

Celebrate Living Wage Week with us

This week is Living Wage Week! Running from 30th October to 5th November, Living Wage Week is an opportunity to celebrate the success of our local Living Wage campaign and raise its profile. We were delighted to announce last week that over 300 businesses have joined the campaign. There are now 303 employers and nearly 3,000 salaries have been elevated as a… ...Read More

New UK and London Living Wage rates

As part of the Living Wage Week 2016 activities, the new UK and London Living Wage rates for 2016/2017 have been announced this morning. The UK rate has increased by 20 pence an hour to £8.45 per hour, from the current rate of £8.25. Current Living Wage employers have until 1 April 2017 to implement this new rate.  The London… ...Read More

Not quite your typical florist...

With less than a week to go until Living Wage Week, we’re delighted to announce that there are now 300 businesses in Brighton & Hove that have signed up to the local Living Wage campaign, pledging to pay staff at least the current rate of £8.25 per hour.  Flowers Unlimited were the 300th business to sign up. We spoke to… ...Read More

OCSI are hiring

Living Wage employer OCSI are looking for a part-time Accounts & Office Manager to join them. Find out more and apply here: http://ocsi.uk/2016/09/20/job-vacancy-accounts-and-office-manager-part-time/ ...Read More

Job opening with Sussex Interpreting Services

Living Wage employer Sussex Interpreting Services is a charitable social enterprise driven by its core values of inclusiveness, rights, community, learning, participation and accountability. For 22 years they have delivered interpreting, advocacy, translation and health promotion across Sussex to ensure people know about and can access public services. They are looking to recruit a motivated and suitably skilled person who shares… ...Read More

Outstanding Brightonian and the Living Wage

photo ©Julia Claxton. Sarah Springford with Mike Gilson, editor of The Argus, at the BAHBAs. The success of the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign was one of the reasons behind the choice of Outstanding Brightonian at this year’s 2016 Brighton & Hove Business Awards (BAHBAs). Run by Brighton Chamber, this local campaign has signed up 297 employers since it… ...Read More

Every day superheroes doing extraordinary work

We interviewed Alison Scutt, owner and director of Home Instead Senior Care – Lewes District and Uckfield, to find out why she believes that paying the Living Wage is important, especially in the care sector. How long have you worked in the care sector? It was through personal experience with my parents being unwell and requiring hospitalisation that found me in… ...Read More

The difference between the National Minimum Wage, the National Living Wage and the Living Wage

Fiona Martin, Head of Employment Law at Martin Searle Solicitors, has written a blog about the differences between the National Minimum Wage, the National Living Wage and the Living Wage – and who is eligible. Read it here ...Read More

Unity Photo Booths are hiring

Living Wage employer Unity Photo Booths are looking for a friendly, social character to join our staffing team as an Event Assistant. As Event Assistant you will help in the setting up and delivery of the photo booth at weddings, private parties and corporate events alongside an Event Manager. You’ll be given full training on how to set up and operate… ...Read More

Making a Living Wage a custom at Custom Pharma

Tony Rogers, People Director at Brighton & Hove-based Custom Pharma Services explains why the company decided to subscribe to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign. Here he talks candidly to Brighton Chamber Ambassador Jill Woolf, Managing Director of PR and marketing consultancy Chimera Communications. First of all would you mind explaining in layman’s terms what Custom Pharma does? I’ll… ...Read More

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