West Kent provides housing and community services across Kent and Medway. We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and treating everyone fairly.
As West Kent employs more than 250 people it is required by the government to publish details of its gender pay gap, specifically the difference in average female earnings compared to average male earnings.
On 5 April 2021, we had 320 employees (284 in 2020). 64% of employees were female (68% in 2020) and 36% of employees were male (32% in 2020).
We pay individual spot salaries for each of our job roles and all roles are independently benchmarked. Men and women are paid equally in the same roles, irrespective of their length of service. We are a small organisation with a wide variety of job roles. The pay gap reflects the wide range of job roles available and year on year changes to reflect both leavers and starters in year.
We continue to make good progress. The average female employee at West Kent earns 10.25% less than the average male employee. There has been a year-on-year reduction of the gender pay gap since 2019 when the average female employee earned 17% less than the average male employee.
The average female employee’s median hourly rate at West Kent is 14.25% less than the average male employee. There has been a year-on-year reduction of this gap since 2019, when the median hourly rate pay gap was 16.5%.
Our gender pay gap is less than the national average for all employees.
I declare that the information contained in this report is accurate.
Tracy Allison, Chief Executive