Gender Pay Gap Report
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report.
From the 7 April 2017 all employers with over 250 staff were
required by law to publish figures annually on the gender pay gap.
For public sector bodies in particular, this was effective from the
31 March 2017 with the deadline for reporting being the 30 March
The Equality and Human Rights Commission defines the difference
between equal pay and the gender pay gap as follows:
1. Equal pay means that men and women in the
same employment performing equal work must receive equal pay for
work they undertake of like and equal value as set out in the
Equality Act 2010. In the NHS we have defined banding and grades
for roles, which ensures equality of pay.
2. The gender pay gap is a measure of the
difference between the average(mean or median) earnings of the men
and women they employ.
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is therefore
required to publish gender pay figures by the 30 March 2018 around
the following categories:
- 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.
Further, this data provides a first step towards enabling the
Trust to initiate conversations around gender pay issues and to
inform actions that can be explored to address any areas of