The club has been paying all staff the Real Living Wage for a number of years, but we are delighted to become the 550th business in the city to join the campaign.
Albion’s head of people and culture Rose Read explained, “Brighton & Hove Albion and Albion in the Community have paid the Living Wage to our employees for several years so it made perfect sense to sign up to the Living Wage Campaign.
“We are a club with strong values and high professional standards — we recognise that our competitive advantage in this elite sports environment comes from the performance of our people.
“We therefore do all we can to create a positive working environment where colleagues are given the best opportunity to perform at their highest possible level.
“Paying the Living Wage is therefore a key component of our rewards structure.”
The Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign was launched in 2012. With more and more employers signing up every week, the campaign is working towards its goal of the Real Living Wage becoming the normal accepted minimum for all wages in Brighton.
The campaign is led and managed by Brighton Chamber and is supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and Unison.
Brighton & Hove City Councillor Amanda Evans added, “We’re absolutely delighted to have reached the fantastic figure of 550 companies with the sign-up of one of our biggest local employers, Brighton & Hove Albion.
“The campaign goes from strength to strength, and we look forward to hitting further milestones at 600 and upwards.
“With an increasing number of our brilliant local businesses signing up to both this and our other fair employment campaigns we believe that Brighton & Hove is growing its reputation as the most ethical city to live and work in the UK, as well as the most buzzing.”