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Sense Scotland and the gender pay gap


Women’s mean hourly rate is 3.1% lower than men’s.

In other words when comparing mean hourly rates, women earn 97p for every £1 that men earn.

Women’s median hourly rate is 0% lower than men’s.

In other words when comparing median hourly rates, women earn the same as men.

Sense Scotland is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging equality and diversity in our workforce. This approach is grounded in a fundamental commitment to human rights, and made explicit in an organisational policy, which includes an assurance of equality and fairness in respect of gender.

Sense Scotland does not discriminate on grounds of gender, and complies in full with the Equality Act 2010. Our organisational values stress the importance of recognising individual worth, and make no distinction based on gender.

All Sense Scotland employees are remunerated according to set pay scales, regularly reviewed and agreed by employee representatives through our Partnership Forum and single union recognition agreement with Unite the Union. This ensures all employees are paid the same rate for the job regardless of gender (or any other difference). Men and women enjoy equal pay.

Our workforce is predominantly female (74%) and includes a large proportion of part time employees – those contracted to work fewer than 37 hours per week (60%). These factors impact on comparative pay levels. Women represent a majority of our employees at all levels up to our Leadership Team.

We are delighted to report that we have no median gender pay gap, and a very small mean gender pay gap of 3.1%.

Sense Scotland will strive to reduce and ultimately eliminate our mean gender pay gap, and will report progress annually in line with our legal obligations.