Believing in accessibility for all

Equality in employment


We are committed to achieving equality in employment and learning practices.
 We promise to 

  • create an environment where differences and contributions of all are valued 
  • ensure every employee is entitled to a working environment which promotes dignity and respect 
  • ensure no form of discrimination, intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated 
  • ensure that training, development and progression are available to all 
  • recognise that equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes good business sense 
  • review all our employment practices and procedures to ensure fairness 
  • recognise that breaches of our equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings 
  • monitor and review our equality polices and performance yearly 

Gender pay gap and equality monitoring


Summary of workforce

 

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

2019 - 2020

Target

How well are we doing?

Top 5% of earners who are female

28.13%

35.9%

36%

45%

9% below target

Top 5% of earners who belong to a black, Asian, or ethnic minority background

0%

7.69%

8.3%

14%

5.7% below target

Staff who are registered disabled

9.27%

8.57%

10.42%

12%

1.5% below target

Staff from a black, Asian, or ethnic minority background

23%

21.9%

23.06%

26%

2.94% below target

Percentage of workforce under 25

5.39%

5.58%

4.31%

8%

3.69% below target

Gender profile

Male
64.59%

Female
35.41%

Male
62.72%

Female
37.28%

Male
63.03%

Female
36.94%

Male
65%

Female
35%

1.95% above target

Gender pay gap


Mean average gender pay gap (hourly rate)

 

March 2018

March 2019

March 2020

Male

£14.64

£15.17

£15.43

Female

£13.21

£14.09

£14.08

Gender pay gap

9.8%

7.12%

8.74%

The mean average gender pay gap has increased to 8.74%. This is because:

  • more females are in part-time roles, which are lower-paid than full-time roles nationally
  • our trades workforce is mainly male
  • the under-representation of females in higher-paid roles


Median average gender pay gap (hourly rate)

 

March 2018

March 2019

March 2020

Male

£14.74

£15.04

£15.34

Female

£12.94

£13.28

£13.64

Gender pay gap

12.21%

11.7%

11.08%

The median average gender pay gap has reduced slightly to 11.08% following the promotion of eight female employees, and two female new starters appointed to roles that fall within the top 5% of earners.

Salary quartiles


Lowest earners

 

2018

2019

2020

Male

93 males

52%

93 males

51%

85 males

48%

Female

86 females

48%

88 females

49%

91 females

52%

Middle earners

 

2018

2019

2020

Male

99 males

55%

100 males

55%

91 males

52%

Female

80 females

45%

82 females

45%

85 females

48%

High earners

 

2018

2019

2020

Male

140 males

78%

160 males

88%

157 males

89%

Female

39 females

22%

22 females

12%

19 females

11%

The high proportion of males in high earning roles can be attributed to the trades workforce, which is predominately male.

Top earners

 

2018

2019

2020

Male

132 males

74%

109 males

60%

111 males

63%

Female

46 females

26%

73 females

40%

64 females

37%

The high proportion of males in top-earning roles can be attributed to the make-up of our senior leadership and management teams, as well as our trades workforce.

  • Reducing the gender pay gap  

    We are committed to taking steps to address the gender pay gap and we are proud to be a fair and progressive employer. We have helped bridge this gap by: 

    • attending career and jobs fairs 
    • promoting women in construction 
    • hosting work experience placements
    • the creation of an Age and Gender staff forum
    • inclusive job advertising 
    • diversifying our recruitment panels
    • developing a mentoring scheme to support staff from all walks of life to further develop their potential

     

  • Our staff 

    Where we are underrepresented amongst our staff, we will always state that applications from that group are welcomed when we advertise jobs. We also advertise on Proud Employers.

    Employment monitoring profiles 2019