All UK organisations with more than 250 employees are required to share details of their gender pay and bonus gaps, the percentage of men and women receiving a bonus, and the proportions of men and women in each pay quartile of its workforce. We are making these public today.
The results published within this report include everyone employed by AFC Bournemouth, from players, management and coaches, to office staff, academy staff and all matchday workers.
The Championship is an elite competition for men’s football teams. It is common knowledge that professional footballers at this level are incredibly well paid. The wages these males receive do not reflect the majority of organisations within society, and that is no different at AFC Bournemouth.
In addition, due to the highly competitive environment they are in, players and coaching staff are incentivised to perform well, with bonuses forming an important part of their remuneration packages.
It is also important to note that AFC Bournemouth has a women’s team but it is not yet competing at a level where its players receive a wage.
OUR CURRENT APPROACH
AFC Bournemouth ensures it appoints the right person for every job, regardless of gender or any other protected characteristic, and that men and women are paid evenly when working in equivalent jobs.
Females play key roles at the club, none more so than operations director Liz Finney, who is integral to its day-to-day running.
They are also prominent in the medical, sports science, analysis, ticketing, media, commercial and finance departments, among others.
At AFC Bournemouth, equality for all protected characteristics is regularly and closely monitored, with results fed into management meetings, and the club has employed an Equality Partnerships Executive since August 2016.
Although the club is proud of its ongoing work on diversity, it knows there is always more that can be done and strives to make AFC Bournemouth the best club it can be.
Ideas and contributions are actively encouraged from supporters and employees as to how diversity, equality and inclusivity can continue to be championed in what is stereotypically and historically a male-dominated environment.