Fair Work First Policy

Design Dundee Limited, the legal entity for V&A Dundee, is fully committed to adopting fair work practices within our organisation, focusing on the Scottish Government’s Fair Work First policy.


  • No inappropriate use of zero hours contracts
  • Company sick pay from day 1
  • Employer Pension arrangements
  • HR updates (newsletters) on employment law changes
  • Payment of at least the real Living Wage
  • Advocating key business partners to comply for their museum staff

Effective Voice:

  • Appropriate channels for effective workers’ voice
  • Holding regular staff 1-2-1 and annual appraisals
  • All Staff briefings in person, virtual and email
  • Staff forum, managed by staff
  • Working groups
  • We recognise and respect the right of our employees to be trade union members


  • Investment in workforce development
  • Specific training defined through roles and the appraisal process
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning training programme
  • Action to tackle the gender pay gap and create a more diverse and inclusive workplace
  • LGBT Youth Scotland Career Ready mentor scheme
  • Disability Confident Employer scheme
  • Paid internships
  • Offer flexible and family friendly working practices for all workers from day one of employment, including Fair and transparent recruitment process
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity
  • Carers leave
  • Menopause Policy
  • Oppose the use of fire and rehire practices


  • Code of Conduct
  • Health and Safety policies/working group
  • Mental health guide
  • Mental health first aiders
  • Bullying and harassment policy
  • Offer flexible and family friendly polies for all workers

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