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From 6 April 2017, employers in Great Britain with more than 250 staff are required by law to publish their gender pay gap information. The figures must be calculated using the standard methodologies used in the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. 

Age UK Hertfordshire does not pay any bonuses to any of its staff.  We are therefore limiting this report to the three calculations that we are mandated to report:

  • Gender pay gap (both mean and median averages).
  • Proportion of men and women in each quartile of the organisation’s pay structure.

The Gender Profile of our workforce at Age UK Hertfordshire

On 5 April 2018 93% of Age UK Hertfordshire’s workforce were female.  Whilst this is a very high proportion this gender profile is fairly common within the voluntary sector and particularly so for a charity like us operating in the health and social care sector.

Age UK Hertfordshire’s gender pay-gap

This is the second time that Age UK Hertfordshire has reported on this data, which has been calculated on the ‘snapshot date’ of 5 April 2018 and is as follows:

  • The mean gender pay gap for Age UK Hertfordshire is 12.17%
  • The median gender pay gap for Age UK Hertfordshire is 0.00%
  • The proportion of males and females in each pay quartile:

April 2018



Upper (highest)     



Upper middle      



Lower middle      



Lower (lowest)     



Age UK Hertfordshire is reporting a mean pay gap.  The main reason for this is the fact that we have a predominantly female workforce and a very small total number of male staff.  In addition the largest part of our workforce is made up of casual workers in Home Helper roles, which tends to attract more female staff.  Therefore, even small fluctuations in the female workforce can have a significant impact on our gender pay gap.

Age UK Hertfordshire is not reporting a median gender pay gap.  As a significant percentage of the organisation’s workforce (74%) are Home Helpers the median hourly rate for both males and females equates to the Home Helper hourly pay rate.


Download the full report

For more information on the causes and what we are doing about the Gender Pay Gap please download the full PDF version of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Narrative Report.