Fair Work Statement

Our Fair Work Statement

The Museum of Islay Life is committed to ensuring there are fair working practices in place and demonstrates its commitment to following the Scottish Government’s Fair Work First policy by confirming the following:

Effective Voice

We support the concept of effective voice and embed this at all levels of the organisation through meetings and informal dialogue. This includes encouraging openness, transparency, and tolerance of different opinions.


We operate a fair and transparent recruitment process with all job opportunities advertised internally via e-mail and externally through social media and the local press. We invest in training for all our staff focusing on organisational priorities and individual personal development.


We offer important work which provides a reliable income. The Museum neither uses nor issues zero-hour contracts and opposes the use of fire and rehire practice. We are committed to paying the Real Living Wage as a minimum for all posts.


The Museum recognises the challenges of busy working and personal lifestyles via the provision of flexible and family friendly working practices that include appropriate and proportionate home- working where possible. We invest in training, learning, and skills development for employees in current and future roles.


Staff are entitled to be treated with respect and dignity at work and have a personal responsibility for ensuring that they treat others in
an identical manner. We consider dignity at work to mean being free to work without experiencing bullying, harassment, discrimination, or victimisation.

Health and Safety for each of our employees is central to the Museum.
If feasible, we offer flexible working to all employees and seek at all times to work with individuals on their needs to balance work and family life.