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Fair Work First


Riverside Scotland is committed to meeting the requirements of the Fair Work First criteria through:

  • Being a Real Living Wage employer and pay is annually negotiated with Unite.
  • Formally recognising recognise Unite Union with a recognition agreement which outlines our commitment to consultation with Unite on pay reviews, policies, contracts and organisation design. Riverside also encourages individual colleague voice through employee forums and staff networks.
  • Ensuring continuous learning is part of everything we do by encouraging a growth mind set in colleagues and ensuring compliance in annual review of mandatory learning and role related training. We offer a significant induction programme, manager and leadership training as well as professional and personal development opportunities.
  • Riverside Scotland does not use zero hours contracts
  • Demonstrate our commitment to equality diversity and inclusion through:
    • Valuing the diversity of all the communities we serve, both as a service provider and an employer
    • Having three staff run very active E&D groups (LGBTQ+ known as Spectrum, BAME known as Origin and Disability known as Enable), as well as an overarching best practice group which meets quarterly.
    • Having an Equality and Diversity Policy and an overarching group-wide strategy and action plan which is reviewed each year, reporting the outcomes to Group Board, Executive Team, ED&I Best Practice Group, colleague networks and unite.
  • Riverside Scotland supports colleagues work life balance by offering hybrid working in roles where this is possible. We also offer enhanced family friendly leave entitlements and promote best practice support for fertility treatment leave and baby loss leave.
  • Finally, Riverside is opposed to using ‘Fire and Re-hire’ practices.