We're committed to promoting diversity and gender equality for all throughout the organisation. We have a clear policy of paying employees equally for the same or equivalent work, regardless of their sex or any other protected characteristic.
While our gender pay gap data does highlight disparity between our pay and shows that there is challenging work to do to ensure that we have a balanced demographic profile in our pay, what we are reporting is reflective of the wider UK healthcare industry.
Traditionally there is a higher female workforce in care roles which also tend to be in the lower bandings with the male workforce in the higher bandings which include management, technical and professional roles.
The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between the average earnings of men and women across an organisation. The gender pay gap is not the same as equal pay. Equal pay relates to men and women being paid equally for equal work. This is a legal requirement in the UK and an important matter of principle that Benenden Hospital Trust is committed to and abides by.
All UK companies with 250 or more employees on 5 April 2019 are required to publish specific:
Figures for each legal entity with at least 250 employees on the snapshot date must be calculated and reported separately.