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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 2021 is as follows:
  • Mean hourly rate – women’s hourly rate is 1.7% higher
  • Median hourly rate – women’s hourly rate is 1.6% higher
  • 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 23.7% Women 76.3%
Upper middle quartile Men 31.7% Women 68.3%
Lower middle quartile Men 27.6% Women 72.4%
Lower quartile Men 31.4% Women 68.6%





Our 2021 report in summary

Our workforce
Like many other organisations in the social care sector, Brandon has a predominantly female workforce. At 5 April 2021, the employees who were eligible to be included in the gender pay gap calculations were 71.4% women and 28.6% 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 (no change from 2020).

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 1.6% higher for women (reintroducing a gap after last year where median rates were equal for men and women).

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 (23.7%). The upper middle quartile, lower middle quartile and lower quartile all show a slightly higher proportion of men (31.7%, 27.6% and 31.4%).

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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