Our Gender Pay Declaration 2019

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We believe in equality of opportunity for all

As a human rights organisation we believe fundamentally in equality of opportunity for all. Our work for the world’s children is built on our values of being honest, brave, smart and hopeful. We welcome the transparency of gender pay gap reporting.

Similarly, as a progressive employer we know that treating all of our colleagues fairly and working together through shared principles and behaviours is not only the right thing to do but is an approach that enables us to achieve the best possible outcomes for children.


Our latest report

Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

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As part of UK government requirements, we, alongside other UK organisations with more than 250 employees, will be sharing our gender pay gap data with the public each April.

The gender pay gap is the measure that shows the percentage difference between the average earnings of men and women in an organisation, expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings. Employers are required to publish both a mean and a median figure.

Our latest gender pay gap report is based on data from 5 April 2019. At this date we employed 290 full-time equivalent people with 57 (20%) being male and 233 (80%) being female. Unlike many UK organisations, female representation is high at all levels of our organisation, including in our senior leadership roles which helps to explain why our gender pay gap is comparatively low compared to the sector and wider UK economy.  We put this down to the structure of the workforce in the sector, but also our excellent range of flexible working and parental policies, enhanced most recently by our commitment to shared parental benefits.

That’s not to say that we can’t improve further. We have implemented many positive changes since our last gender pay gap report in April 2018, and indeed over the last 12 months, which will not yet be captured in this reporting period. We remain committed to further reducing our pay gap through multiple actions which are detailed in our report.

To learn more about UNICEF UK’s gender pay declaration, read the full report.

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