Following the curtailment of the 2019/20 season and the lack of match day income associated with this, Lincoln City Football Club is disappointed to announce that a number of redundancies have been made at the Club.
The financial situation brought about by Covid-19 has led to the Club making the difficult decision to restructure and tighten our belts.
Amongst those leaving the Club is one of our longest-standing and best loved members of staff, Dawn Cussens (Ticket Office Manager). Dawn has taken up the offer of voluntary redundancy.
Having served the Club for 38 years, Dawn says that although it was a tough decision to make, she knows that there will always be a place for her as a fan at the Club where she is considered part of the family.
“Of course, it’s been a difficult decision.” Dawn said. “I didn’t originally plan I would be leaving just yet, but I’ve been able to leave on good terms and with a smile on my face. I look forward to being able to come back and visit my work family once we get back to playing games at LNER Stadium again."
“Friendships I have with people at the Club extend beyond work. Every single person has left a permanent stamp on me. Liam (Scully) has reassured me that there will always be a place for me to come back as a fan and I told him that if there’s any help the Club needs in the future, I’ll be more than happy to help.”
In almost four decades of being associated with The Imps, Dawn has seen many changes and experienced all the highs and lows but she says the experience of organising the ticket sales for the 2018 Checkatrade Trophy win is the highlight for her.
This may not seem like an obvious choice but as she explains, “Myself and the girls in the Ticket Office along with the volunteers worked so hard to get things sorted for that. Making sure people were seated together, it was the biggest ticketed event we have ever had to deal with. The enormity of it hit when we walked into the stadium on the day, seeing no empty spaces between seats, all our fans packed in. It filled me with so much pride.”
Along with Dawn, we will also be losing Joanne Dawson from the Ticket Office. Jo has also opted for voluntary redundancy following three years at the Club.
As well as these changes to the Ticket Office, we will also be saying goodbye to some familiar faces in the Venue team. Both Louise Handley and Sharon Humphrey-Sanders have left the Club following many years looking after our matchday visitors and organising Club events.
Changes within the Pro Department back office team as part of the required redundancy process include Liam Youngs, Performance Analyst, who has been with the club for two years.
We would like to thank all these team members for their hard work and dedication to Lincoln City Football Club and we wish them all the very best for the future.