About us Our Gender Pay Gap POhWER are a charity that help people who, because of disability, illness, social exclusion and other challenges, find it difficult to express their views or get the support they need. Our mission is to empower people to have a voice and make a real difference to their lives. We do this by speaking for them when they can't and supporting them to speak for themselves when they can. Our report for 2021-2022 shows the following: Our gender split is 81% (340) female colleagues and 19% (80) male colleagues. Our mean pay gap is 2%, with female colleagues earning £13.14 and male colleagues earning £13.43 Our median pay gap is -1%, with female colleagues earning £12.86 and male colleagues earning £12.68 per hour This compares against our results that were reported in 2021, with the mean pay gap reducing from 7.5% to 2% and the median reducing from 0% to -1%. Continuing Improvement POhWER have implemented a new salary banding system in 2022, following an extensive pay benchmarking project in 2021. The new banding system has set pay spine points in place that recognise the role, job title and skill set of colleagues irrespective of their gender and creates a focus on career and self-development. Our updated policies and enhanced benefits we have introduced in 2022 continue to support family friendly working arrangements and equality for all employees. We have also continued to encourage home working, where appropriate to support a healthier work/life balance. POhWER is committed to continuing to keep the Gender Pay Gap equal in line with our values and belief that everyone should be treated fairly and equitably. Mean and Median Bonuses The organisation does not pay bonuses and therefore there is no data to report in relation to the following: Mean bonus pay gap; Median bonus pay gap; Proportion of males receiving a bonus payment; Proportion of females receiving a bonus payment. Hourly pay gap In POhWER, women earn £1.01 for every £1 that men earn when comparing median hourly pay. Their median hourly pay is 1% higher than men’s. When comparing mean (average) hourly pay, women’s mean hourly pay is 2% lower than men’s. Quartile Pay Bands The following information shows the four quartile pay bands and the proportion of Male and Female staff within each section: In POhWER, women occupy 77% of the highest paid jobs and 82% of the lowest paid jobs. Total number of employees is 420 with 340 (81%) Female and 80 (19%) Male. The above information has been calculated and verified as an accurate representation of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting that is required for 2021.