Walsingham Support are pleased to present our gender pay gap report for the 2019 financial year. The gender pay gap or gender wage gap is the average difference between the remuneration for men and women who are working. As an organisation, we see an equal and diverse society and it is our constant goal to reflect that in our business practices, recruitment and ethics.
The report at a glance
• Walsingham Support employs significantly more women than men across its workforce with 1,200 total employees in post on the snapshot date, of which 77% identified as female and 23% as male. This is a slightly improved reflection of the wider Social Care Sector which had a spread of 82% female and 18% male employees in 2018/19.
• This means that the average (mean) for women is lower when considering the entire workforce because the overall number of people that figure is calculated from is so much higher. However, the mid-point (median) of each group’s pay illustrates that women are better with a 7.8% higher rate than men. This is a positive gender pay gap measure for a workforce of this distribution.
• Overall, Walsingham Support’s figures compare very favourably against the Office of National Statistics (ONS) 2019 provisional figures1 which reported the average mean at 16.2% and the average median at 17.3%.
• The statistics show a higher percentage of women than men received bonuses, which reflects the higher female population of the workforce.
Walsingham Support has, throughout its 30+ years of operating, been fully committed to equality and diversity and has employed people according to the requirements of the role, not according to gender. We support flexible and part time working across all areas of the organisation, enabling more than half of our organisation to work on a part time basis to support their work life balance needs.