The purpose of gender pay reporting is to show the difference between the average earnings of men and women.
Under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 the College has a legal duty to report on gender pay. Schedule 2 of the Regulations state “the governing body of an institution in England within the further education sector ….. are legally required to publish such information.
The figures set out in this report have been calculated using the standard methodologies used in the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.
Under the regulations there are six calculations that the College are required to report on. These are:
- Average gender pay gap as a mean average
- Average gender pay gap as a median average
- Average bonus gender pay gap as a mean average
- Average bonus gender pay gap as a median average
- Proportion of males receiving a bonus payment and proportion of females receiving a bonus payment
- Proportion of males and females when divided into four groups ordered from lowest to highest pay
Gender pay gap information differs from equal pay or equal pay for work of equal value.
Gender pay gap differs from equal pay. Equal pay deals with the differences between men and women who carry out the same jobs, similar jobs or work of equal value, whereas the gender pay gap shows the differences in the average pay between men and women.