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Our Gender Pay Gap

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Equity is one of our values, and fairness and equality are at the heart of what we do. We remain committed to delivering a diverse workforce that is fairly paid, positively supported, and reflects the communities that we serve. That’s why we became the first Rochdale-based business to become a full member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter and the first housing association to achieve Disability Confident Leader status. We have been an accredited Living Wage Employer since 2013. 

2022 marks the fifth time that we have published our annual gender pay gap. Our figures are set against a background where men are paid significantly more than women across the country - the national gender pay gap figures show that the median pay gap was 9.8% - on average women earned 90.2p for every £1 earned by men. This becomes even more stark and unfair when compounded by the current challenges caused by the increasing cost of living. 

Our figures have bucked that trend every year, with women being paid more than men at RBH for every year since we started to publish our pay gap. This year, the median hourly RBH rate is now exactly identical for male and female colleagues - a gender pay gap of 0. By the mean hourly rate, women employees at RBH earn 3.4% more than men.

We are proud of the steps we have taken to ensure a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. This includes the positive action we have taken the increase the diversity of applications and employees in teams that have traditionally been dominated by a single gender, helping us to remove the gender barriers that can exist in the workplace. We are pleased to be able to have been able to welcome new female members into our Repairs Team and new male members into our Independent Living Service. When the playing field is even, we know that we can always recruit the best candidate for any role regardless of gender. 

Our Gender Pay Gap Figures 

Female and male employees have the same median hourly rate. This means that for every £1 earned by male employees, female employees will earn £1. 

The mean hourly rate for female employees is 3.4% higher than male employees. This means that for every £1 earned by men, women will earn £1.034.

We have more females within the society who earn more than male colleagues, therefore our mean figure is slightly higher for women.

Who Received Bonus Pay?

At RBH we don’t operate a bonus system. We have however inherited one from a TUPE transfer for a very small number of employees, and we have honoured this in accordance with Employment Law, the result of this reporting is therefore not directly reflective of RBH. Nonetheless in the spirit of openness, 0% of women received a bonus in 2021, whereas 0.7% of men received a bonus.

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