The board’s priority has always been to both protect jobs and ensure the club’s survival during these unprecedented times.
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic means that many of our operations have effectively been brought to a standstill. We are now in a position whereby we can fully utilise the Government’s Job Retention Scheme, and as such we have taken the decision to furlough the majority of non-football employees. This will safe guard jobs and guarantee those employees 80% of their income. The club will ensure that no member of staff falls below the Living Wage rate. We will continually review the situation and look forward to welcoming staff back when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
A number of members of staff continue to operate fully within their roles to ensure we are in the best position possible when football returns.
The club continues to work with the football department to find the best solution to the current situation, with the same objectives in mind, namely to protect jobs and our future.