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Gender Pay Gap

We welcome the opportunity to publish our gender pay gap report. You can find more details on reporting requirements and how the data is calculated on the Government website.

The data for Brandon Trust for 2020 is as follows:
  • Mean hourly rate – women’s hourly rate is 1.7% higher
  • Median hourly rate – is equal for women and men
  • Bonus gender pay gap – not applicable as Brandon doesn’t operate a bonus scheme

Proportion of females and males in each quartile bracket:

Top quartile Men 21.9% Women 78.1%
Upper middle quartile Men 27.5% Women 72.5%
Lower middle quartile Men 27.0% Women 73%
Lower quartile Men 29.8% Women 70.2%





Our 2020 report in summary

Our workforce
Like many other organisations in the social care sector, Brandon has a predominantly female workforce. At 5 April 2020, the employees who were eligible to be included in the gender pay gap calculations were 73.4% women and 26.6% men. Our overall employee split of women to men continues to be typical of these percentages.

Our aim is to achieve a 0% gender pay gap across our workforce, acknowledging that actual figures may fluctuate slightly from year to year.

Mean hourly rate of pay
The mean rate of pay is the difference between the average hourly rate of pay for women and men. For Brandon, this figure is 1.7% higher for women (an improvement from 2.6% higher for women in 2019).

Median hourly rate of pay
The median rate of pay is the difference between the midpoints in the ranges of men’s and women’s hourly rate of pay. For Brandon, this figure is equal for women and men (an improvement from 1.1% higher for women in 2019).

We also have to report on how many women and men are in each quarter of our payroll. The top quartile shows a slightly lower proportion of men (21.9%). The upper middle quartile, lower middle quartile and lower quartile all show a slightly higher proportion of men (27.5%, 27% and 29.8%).

Brandon does not discriminate on grounds of gender and complies in full with the Equality Act 2010. We are absolutely committed to the principle of gender pay equality. Jobs are evaluated and placed on pre-set spot rates or pay scales, ensuring all our staff are paid the same for comparable roles regardless of gender. Brandon does not operate a bonus scheme.

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