What is the gender pay gap?
The gender pay gap is the difference between men and women's hourly earnings, expressed as a percentage of men's earnings. All organisations with more than 250 people must report their pay gaps annually, following the Equality Act 2010 (Gender pay gap information) regulations 2017. It's a separate matter to equal pay for equal work.
What is the gender pay gap at Dogs Trust?
Our gender pay gap is 6.4%.
Our workforce is 81% female, and 55% of our Senior Leadership team are women. We were founded by a woman and our previous CEO was female, running the charity for 28 years before she retired. We are proud to have so many women working for us and do everything we can to ensure we are an equal opportunities employer.
Hours, roles and responsibilities are all indicators for setting a salary, so they will always differ between full time and part time roles and, as 90% of our part-time workers are female, there is understandably a gender pay gap.
What action is Dogs Trust taking?
Our pay structure is managed centrally and we're confident that salary decisions are made fairly, on the experience of the candidate and demands of the job, not gender. Our ambition is to retain the best possible workforce to achieve our organisational aim of promoting dog welfare, and we are proud to be an organisation that provides equal opportunities to all employees.
We will continue to do everything we can to support women at all levels within the organisation by monitoring and analysing salaries and ensuring our female staff have even more opportunities to develop.
Read our report
Gender pay gap report 2018 PDF 92 KB