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Ashgate Hospicecare’s mean pay gap data shows that on average for every £1 men earn, women are earning £1.03, with women accounting for 85% of its total workforce.
Their gender pay gap report, which is based on the hourly pay of 331 staff on 5 April 2020, revealed the organisation’s mean gender pay gap is almost 3 per cent in favour of women. The median gender pay gap is 12 per cent in favour of women.
As an employer with over 250 staff, Ashgate Hospicecare is required by law to provide their mean and median gender pay gap data to the government and publish the proportion of men and women in each quartile of the organisation’s payroll.
Ashgate Hospicecare’s data shows that women outnumber men at all pay levels.
Barbara-Anne Walker, Chief Executive at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “I am encouraged that women working at Ashgate Hospicecare earn as much, and indeed a little more, than men on average.
“The hospice remains committed to carrying out annual gender pay gap audits to ensure equal work of equal value is recognised and where required, adjustments are made accordingly. Our organisational values and ‘One Ashgate’ ethos provides the basis of our framework for pay and career progression.
“We remain focused on creating a working environment that is progressive, safe, and supportive of carer responsibilities, flexible working options and family friendly policies. However, we know that there is always progress to be made to improve pay parity across staff groups.
“We recognise the valuable contribution of all our people, and the importance of equity and flexibility in being able to deliver the very highest levels of care to our patients and supporters.”
According to the Office for National Statistics, nationally the median gender pay gap for all employees in April 2020 was 15.5% down from 17.4% in the previous year. Ashgate Hospicecare stands significantly below this at -12.04%.
Barbara-Anne concludes: “While we have made progress over the last few years, we are not complacent, and I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to ensure we continue to be a great place for everyone to work.”