gender pay gap data

Since its foundation in 1992, FARA Charity Shops has recruited staff of both sexes, one of the Company’s core values being the promotion of equality, inclusion, and diversity. All members of staff regardless of their age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, gender reassignment will be supported and encouraged to perform to their full potential. FARA Charity Shops actively promotes from within and is committed to providing all staff with equal opportunities skills development through training and support, flexibility in performing their duties and reward to help them do just that.

Understanding the Gender Pay Gap Data

This report covers the gender pay gap data for the 12 months to 5th April 2017 and has been calculated using the pay data of over 250 staff.

Gender Pay Gap Median (middle) Mean (average)
2017 -0.63% 8.78%

*The UK national median gender pay gap in 2017 is 18.4%

FARA Charity Shop’s median average is -0.63% and indicates what the typical situation is within FARA Charity Shops and shows little difference between male and female staff. At the same time the mean average indicates that male staff are paid on average 8.78% more including bonuses.

In common with many charity and Third Sector organisations FARA Charity Shops are predominantly staffed by female staff whilst the shop servicing functions including warehouse and property maintenance are carried out by male staff. As at 5th April 2017 female staff accounted for 86% of total staff. Of the remaining 14% male staff, 28% are employed in the various servicing roles. The entry level positions in the shops both fulltime and part-time attract the lowest salaries and are predominantly filled by female staff.

In order to address the pay gap FARA Charity Shops is carrying out a review of shop salaries and benefits with a view to improving the overall package to all staff. This should have a positive impact on lower paid staff which are predominantly female. In addition, it will seek to recruit more female staff to fill the warehouse and other support roles as they become vacant.

Throughout all aspects of recruitment, training & development, salary, and reward structures FARA Charity Shops will adopt a transparent approach which promotes gender pay equality at every level of the organisation. Updated gender pay gap figures will be published on the FARA Charity Shops website on an annual basis.

Gender Bonus Gap

% of staff receiving a bonus Male Female
2017 42.86% 39.47%

Bonus Gap Median Mean
2017 11.12% -32.05%

Within FARA Charity Shops only management and senior staff receive an annual bonus with sales assistants and part time staff currently ineligible to receive bonuses. The median average at 11.12% demonstrates the typical situation within FARA Charity Shops with male staff more likely to receive a bonus than female staff. As already indicated many of the female staff are sales assistants who do not receive a bonus. The mean average at -32.05% indicates that on average female staff receive a higher bonus than male staff. This is evidenced by the fact that most of the senior positions within FARA Charity Shops who are likely to receive higher bonuses are held by women.

Consideration will be given to introducing a bonus scheme for sales assistants and others to reward their efforts and contribution to FARA Charity Shops.

Pay Quartiles

The pay quartiles confirm that a significant proportion of staff are female and part-time and are at both the lower rates of pay but equally hold the salaried and senior positions within FARA Charity Shops.

Proportion of males/females in each quartile pay band   Male Female
Quartile 1 2017 7.3% 92.7%
Quartile 2 2017 16.4% 83.6%
Quartile 3 2017 14.3% 85.7%
Quartile 4 2017 10.7% 89.3%

Proportion of males/females in each quartile pay band   Male Female
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Proportion of males/females in each quartile pay band   Male Female
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FARA Charity Shops supporting the work of FARA Charity transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in Romania. FARA Enterprises Limited is wholly owned by the FARA Foundation. Registered Charity No. 1139349