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Gender pay gap reporting

We are committed to achieving a 0% gender pay gap and to being a fair and inclusive organisation with a diverse workforce which represents the community it serves. Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council was formed on 1st April 2019, merging three legacy councils, Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole Council and Christchurch Council.

By identifying the wage of the middle earners, the median average is the best representation of the ‘typical’ gender difference. The median pay gap was -6.12%. This is a negative pay gap i.e. the median pay for females is slightly higher.

By using our full earnings distribution, the mean average considers the low and high earners in the organisation.

We have a higher proportion of female employees and a higher proportion of female employees in all salary quartiles.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), among full-time employees the gender pay gap in April 2022 was 8.3%; this was 7.7% in April 2021 and 9.0% in April 2019.

Our mean gender pay gap is negligible at -0.2%. Our gender pay gap was significantly less than that the gender pay gap for the whole economy and is within our target of reducing to zero.

Since the formation of BCP Council a comprehensive and thorough Pay & Reward programme has been commissioned that will introduce a reward solution for implementation, alongside a full review of terms and conditions, during the 2023/24 financial year. This will further address inequality within our organisation.

We are currently introducing a new Talent strategy through our overarching People Strategy that will review how we attract, retain and develop our employees. This aims to make access to opportunities more equal and support a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion. 

You can also view information on our pay gap reporting on the GOV.UK website.