Issue - meetings

Gender Pay Gap Statement

Meeting: 22/02/2018 - Council (Item 34)

34 Gender Pay Gap Statement (Agenda item 14) pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Strategy, Governance & Transformation.

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The Deputy Leader presented the Gender Pay Gap Statement.  Its publication was a statutory requirement.


The gender composition of the Council’s workforce was made up of 74.07% female and 25.93% male and the majority of the lower paid quartile were in female roles within the Contact Centre and ARP service areas.  The Council would continue to work with its Union representatives to make these service areas a more attractive place to work for both genders.


Councillor Jermy queried whether section 5.3.1 of the report was correct.  He also asked if there was a date where the Council might be able to bench mark itself against other authorities in the District. 


The Deputy Leader responded that the information in the report was standard and based upon six questions that the Council had to respond to which were listed on page 110 of the agenda pack.  It would be difficult to compare with other Councils as there was so much variation in things like the level of outsourcing.


RESOLVED that the Gender Pay Gap Statement be approved.