Over the course of the 2021/22 season the club have been working through the EFL’s Code of Practice project. The Code of Practice consists of five sections on equality, diversity and inclusion, covering the whole workforce from policies and procedures, training and reporting. This work started in 2016 and each year we review our policies and procedures and practices in order to improve and ensure we are delivering an inclusive environment for all.
We have an internal working group set up in order to complete all areas of the project effectively, with vital input from various club staff, staff from the Community Trust and the Academy. The working group is headed up by Kevin Abbott, Finance Director, who is the club’s Equality Champion and will be overseeing the club’s EDI work going forward.
The working group members are:
Kevin Abbott – Finance Director
Ben Rhodes – Club Secretary and Head of Fan Engagement
Nick Harrison – Academy Manager
Zoë Hall – Business Operations and HR Manager
Hannah Woodburn – Ticket Office Manager, Supporter & Disability Liaison Officer
Hannah Broadley – Head of Media
Carole Player – Club Designated Safeguarding Officer
Mark Farnworth – Ground Safety Officer
Mo Patel – Community Engagement Officer
Brad North – NCS Coordinator
Annual equality monitoring and a three year equality action plan form part of the process, the results from the Equality Monitoring Survey are being analysed and will formulate the club’s equality action plan, in which we can identify areas where we can look to improve over the next three years.
The club is committed to all aspects of EDI and eradicating all forms of discrimination and expects all staff, players, volunteers and anybody associated with Preston North End to demonstrate this throughout their work practices.
Under government regulations of The Equality Act 2010, companies with over 250 employees must annually disclose their respective gender pay gap details.
Preston North End Football Club have recently conducted an extensive overview on this matter and supporters can now view the results.