Gender pay gap

Like all organisations with 250 or more employees, we are required by law to publish our gender pay gap every year.

Although we do not see any gender pay gap as acceptable, the median gender pay gap in our organisation is lower than the median national average of 17.9% (source: ONS).

While there is more to do, there is already evidence of the progress we are making. We have an overall gender balanced workforce and senior leadership team - and we also have the only female chair of a combined authority nationally.

We continue to work to eradicate the gender pay gap in our organisation and be a standard bearer for gender equality. Celebrating diversity is central to our values, and we work hard to ensure every member of our organisation has opportunities to achieve their potential.

We are proactive about supporting flexible working and we calculate the pay of all employees using the industry-standard Hay job evaluation system, to ensure that all staff are rewarded fairly and consistently, irrespective of gender. This year we will also be reviewing our accommodation and ICT requirements to encourage mobile and flexible working to help balance work and home life.

This is all part of our commitment to making sure our Combined Authority fully reflects the diversity of the region we represent, and is a workplace where everyone can thrive, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or any other factor.

You can download our gender pay gap report for 2018.