Halton Housing has today published its gender pay gap report for 2019, for the second year, in line with the government’s Gender Pay Gap regulations introduced in April 2017.
In 2019, Halton Housing maintained its positive gender pay gap report with female employees receiving on an average (mean) salary 1% more than male counterparts and the overall median salary showing 12% in favour of female employees in comparison to male employees.
Due to interim arrangements and a gap within the Executive Team, the male representation in the upper quartile is unusually high for Halton Housing; however this has since been addressed by the appointment of two females within the Executive Team (Group Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer).
The representation of women in senior management posts (upper-middle quartile) continues to demonstrate a positive trend. The lower middle quartile demonstrates a positive representation of males due to the nature of the roles at this level which are predominantly trades-based, and salaries are further bolstered by regular additional payments e.g. overtime. The representation of women in this area of the business remains an area of opportunity for Halton Housing.
60% of Halton Housing’s Leadership Team is made up of women.
In 2019, the business has experienced a narrowing of the gap payable as bonus between men and women from 7.6 to 1.8 which is in part due to less women on maternity leave during the 2018/2019 financial year.
Natalie O’Hara, Director of HR and OD says: “We are incredibly proud of our workspace and culture and champion equality, diversity and inclusion. The open and diverse culture of the business is integral to our ongoing success.”
Two members of Halton Housing’s Leadership Team were shortlisted for awards at the prestigious Women in Housing awards. Carole Galsworthy, Director of Transformation was nominated for ‘Professional of the Year’ and Sue Smith, Director of Finance, for ‘Finance Professional of the Year’. Halton Housing has also been nominated for ‘Employer of the Year’ at Halton Business Awards 2019.
A priority of Halton Housing from its OD3 corporate strategy for 2019-2022 is a ‘healthy organisation’, ensuring all colleagues continue to feel valued and part of a community whilst working flexibly.
View our 2019 gender pay gap review.