Six Town Housing is an Arms Length Management Organization (ALMO) with responsibility for managing Bury Council’s housing stock. We also have freeholder responsibility for over 200 properties sold under leaseholder sales and a range of other Council assets, including garages, shops and a number of community facilities.
All employers with 250 or more employees are required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report showing the pay gap between their male and female employees.
Six Town Housing has a pay and grading system in which each role is subject to a Job Evaluation Scheme ensuring equal pay for work of equal value. Grades vary according to the level of responsibility that staff have and cover a range of administrative, trade, technical and managerial roles.
Each grade has a set pay range with pay differentials between grades or in some cases an overlap of one scale point. Where pay grades overlap and staff are promoted between those grades, staff are appointed to the next higher pay scale point to ensure there is financial progression. Staff are expected to move through the pay range for their grade, therefore the longer period of time that someone has been in a grade the more we would expect them to earn irrespective of their gender.
The Executive and Senior Management Team is composed of 60% female and 40% male
Six Town Housing’s report is based on a snapshot date of 5 April 2017 with an employee number of 252.
Our data is shown below…
The mean is the average of the ‘hourly pay’ for all relevant full-pay employees.
Six Town Housing’s Mean is - 6.92% (minus 6.92%)
This figure shows that the mean average pay is higher for females than for males This figure also compares favourably to the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2017 published by the Office of National Statistics which gave a national gender pay gap mean of 17.4
The median is the number which splits the top 50% of the ‘hourly pay’ figures from the bottom 50%.
Six Town Housing’s Median is - 10.83% (minus 10.83%)
This figure shows that the median average pay is higher for females than for males This figure also compares favourably to the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2017 published by the Office of National Statistics which gave a national gender pay gap median of 18.4
Six Town Housing do not operate any performance related pay or bonus scheme and therefore this data has a 0 response.
Six Town Housing’s Mean Bonus Gender Pay Gap - 0%
Six Town Housing’s Median Bonus Gender Pay Gap - 0%
Six Town Housing’s employees Receiving Bonus Payment - 0
The breakdown of the Pay quartiles by gender for Six Town Housing can be seen in the table below.
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The breakdown shows that there is a higher ratio of females in the two higher quartiles than in the lower two quartiles.
Additionally, when looking at the number of females in each quartile against the total number of females employed, it demonstrates that the majority of females are employed in the higher two quartiles (Lower Quartile Band – 18.8% of employed females, Lower Middle Quartile Band -21.8%, Upper Middle Quartile Band – 29.7%,Upper Quartile Band – 29.7%)
How we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to fair and equal pay regardless of gender.
- We operate non-discriminatory job descriptions and analytical job evaluations, with regular monitoring of the job evaluation scheme ensuring a fair structure.
- We have gender neutral practices in our recruitment including job adverts having gender neutral language and using differing marketing sources.
- The Human Resources Team are involved in each internal and external recruitment procedure ensuring fair and unbiased selection processes are followed. The HR team also regularly monitor and report on Equal Opportunities data.
- We have a wide range of flexible working options to enable employees to effectively manage their work/life balance such as shared parental leave, job sharing, part-time, compressed hours and flexitime.
- We regularly compare Six Town Housing’s data against similar and comparable organisations.