Gender Pay Gap 2020

As an employer of more than 250 staff, St Margaret’s Hospice undertakes Gender Pay Gap Reporting as required by the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

The gender pay gap in an organisation is the difference in average pay levels between male and female employees, irrespective of the position held or type of contract of employment, and therefore includes workers on bank (flexible) contracts. This is different from equal pay, where employers are required to ensure that men and women are paid the same for doing the same or similar roles.

St Margaret’s Hospice ensures that men and women working in the same or similar roles receive fair and equal pay. We support flexible working and offer a wide range of family friendly leave policies. Our workforce is predominantly female, with women making up 84.2% of our staff. Five of the seven members of our executive team are female (as at April 2020).

Gender pay gap reporting shows the difference in average pay between all men and women in a workforce without recognising different roles or types of contract.

The data below relates to hourly pay on the snapshot date of April 5, 2018:

Median Pay Gap Mean Pay Gap
-8.31% -1.38%

The median pay gap is the difference between the midpoints in the ranges of men’s and women’s pay. So if all female employees lined up in order of their hourly pay, and all male employees did the same, the person in the middle of the male line would earn 8.31% less than the person in the middle of the female line.

The mean pay gap is the difference between the average of men’s and women’s hourly pay across the workforce.

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (October 2020), show a mean UK gender pay gap across all employees of 15.5%, with men paid more than women on average.

No bonus payments were paid in the year leading to April 2020.

The pay quartile analysis below shows the proportion of female and male employees in each earnings bracket, from lowest to highest paid:


No of Employees

No of Males

No of Females

% of Males (to one decimal point)

% of Females (to one decimal point)

Upper Hourly pay quarter






Upper Middle hourly pay quarter







Lower Middle hourly pay quarter







Lower hourly pay quarter






I confirm that the information published above is accurate.

Julie Higham, Interim Director of People and Organisational Development

October 2021

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