As an employer with more than 250 employees, Terrence Higgins Trust is required to publish an annual gender pay gap report.

Based on hourly rates of pay as at 5 April 2017, the mean pay for female employees was 7% lower than the mean for male employees; the median pay for female employees was 4.9% lower than the median for male employees.

We do not pay bonuses and therefore have no data on bonuses to report.

Male and female staff were distributed across four equally sized quartiles as follows:

  Lower quartile Lower middle Upper middle Upper quartile
Female 65% 49% 52% 47%
Male 35% 51% 48% 53%

We're pleased to be an employer with a gender pay gap significantly lower than the national mean average of 18.1%. We are also encouraged by the proportions of men and women in our higher paid positions.

There is more of a gap in the lower quartile. We expect there to be the highest turnover in this quartile as we attract individuals in the early stages of their careers who tend to move on to other organisations rather than move up through the pay grades. We will examine whether turnover is greater among female employees, which would keep salaries lower than for male employees.

We have a suite of family-friendly and flexible working policies which are taken up across the organisation. We offer enhanced benefits. Flexible working is common across all salary grades including Directors and Executive Directors. We are however aware that all those taking the Child Care Voucher (salary sacrifice) scheme are women.

We continue to appoint people to roles across the organisation based on merit regardless of gender. We have a robust application process and encourage the use of a balanced panel to carry out interviews, therefore reducing the influence of unconscious bias. 

We are committed to gender pay equality and our figures have been calculated in line with the current statutory requirements.

You can see these figures on the government's official Gender Pay Gap Service website, where you can also search for data from other organisations, or download our full report (PDF).