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Reporting on Gender Pay

Royal Voluntary Service has undertaken its Gender Pay Gap analysis in line with the government’s reporting obligations. Results are published annually on the .gov.uk website and Royal Voluntary Service can publish more detail on our own website.

For this report, we collected our staff data on 5 April 2021. On that date, the charity had 751
employees; 576 females and 175 males.

Basic analysis shows that on average the charity pays its females:

4.2% less than males - Median gender pay gap in hourly pay
This is the difference between the median hourly rates of pay of male and female relevant employees.
16.4% less than males - Mean gender pay gap in hourly pay
This is the difference between the mean hourly rates of pay of male and female relevant employees.

We know that a more detailed picture sits behind these figures

Total relevant employees 

77% female
23% Male

As with many other charities, Royal Voluntary Service’s staff team is predominantly female. Until 2012 we were called “Women’s Royal Voluntary Service”.

We have three times as many females supporting our charity as males.

More in depth analysis shows that when our whole staff team is divided equally into four groups based on their pay, the number of females outnumbers the number of males in all four groups.

Quartile pay band Male number Female number Total number Male % Female % Male average Female average
Lower (0-25% of full-pay relevant employees) 43 144 187 22.87% 77.13% £8.91 £8.91
Lower middle (25-50% of full-pay relevant employees) 40 148 188 21.27% 78.73% £8.91 £8.91
Upper middle (50-75% of full-pay relevant employees) 25 163 188 13.3% 86.7% £10.06 £9.70
Upper (75-100% of full-pay relevant employees) 67 121 188 35.6% 64.4% £20.57 £19.33
Total 175 576 751 23.62% 76.38%    

Looking at the proportion of male and female employees, we find a higher share of women than men are employed in the lowest quartile, compared to the highest quartile.

Women are much more likely than men to work part-time and part-time employees tend to have lower
pay and work in different roles to full-time employees.

Catherine Johnstone

Catherine Johnstone CBE
Chief Executive
Royal Voluntary Service

I confirm that our data has been calculated according to the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.