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Our dedicated team are here to help and support you through the accreditation process and answer any questions you might have about the real Living Wage.

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Lynn Anderson

Living Wage Manager

Lynn graduated with a degree in Public Policy from the University of Glasgow and went on to work in a number of third sector roles with the Wise group and Energy Saving Trust. Immediately prior to joining the Poverty Alliance, Lynn worked in a management position at Citizens Advice Direct for over 4 years.

Speak to me about: Making Living Wage Places, as well as accreditations for Local Authorities and other public sector Anchor Institutions.

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Christine McCaig

Living Wage Accreditation Officer

Christine has an honours degree in Geography from the University of Strathclyde.  Christine then went on to join the British Red Cross Refugee Services where she supported refugee and asylum seeking women in Glasgow during the ante and postnatal stages of pregnancy. She went on to work in a role supporting people in the homeless system in order to secure permanent housing, integrate them into their new surroundings and deal with the daily challenges caused by acute poverty.

Christine is currently on maternity leave and is due to return December 2020.

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Rachel Morrison

Living Wage Accreditation Officer

Rachel gained her honours degree in International Studies from The Open University in 2017. She has spent the last 8 years working in luxury retail for Goldsmiths the Jewellers, progressing into management 4 years ago working in the flagship Scottish store .

Speak to me about: Hospitality & Third Sector accreditations, our Recognised Service Provider scheme and Living Wage Week.

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Iain Russell

Living Wage Accreditation Officer

Iain has a background in local economic regeneration, having managed stakeholder relationships and delivered outcomes for several major regeneration projects. He also worked as a demand planner for a global life sciences company. Prior to joining the team, Iain was a local authority economic development officer.

Speak to me about: accreditation processes involving public sector procurement, large private sector employers, social care, and early learning and childcare

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Patricia Di-Tommaso

Living Wage Project Assistant

Tricia works with newly accredited employers to celebrate their accreditation and also on network engagement. She joined the Poverty Alliance in 2015 and has experience of working across all sectors.

Speak to me about: LWS social media, network communications and design work.

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Anna Hirvonen

Living Wage Project Assistant

Anna moved from Finland to Scotland in 2014 to study Sociology and Social and Economic History at the University of Edinburgh. She then went on to complete a master's degree in Gender History at the University of Glasgow, whilst working as an intern with the university's external relations. Alongside studying, Anna has worked part-time in a variety of roles from hospitality to administration.

Speak to me about: press work, research and the gender pay gap.

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Judit Preiss

Living Wage Administrative Assistant

Judit is responsible for supporting the Living Wage Scotland team with on-going and day to day admin tasks, supporting employers and corporate services.

Speak to me about: any issues with your accreditation licence, finance and Living Wage merchandise.