Gender Pay Gap 18 May 2023 We are pleased to announce that CHSS is participating in the Equally Safe at Work programme. CHSS is committed to progressing gender equality in the workplace, and this accreditation programme in conjunction with Close the Gap provides the tools to make meaningful change for all employees in the organisation. We will be rolling out a number of activities to progress gender equality and better support victim-survivors of violence against women. This includes developing a policy on gender-based violence, looking at recruitment and progression practice, and holding awareness-raising sessions and sharing awareness raising materials with our colleagues. We recognise that there is an integral link between addressing gender inequality and preventing violence against women and that starts with addressing women’s workplace inequality. As part of this pilot, we are required to publish more detailed information on our Gender Pay Gap. A brief update on the Gender Pay Gap information can be seen below, a full update on our Gender Pay Gap stats (including Full Time and Part Time breakdowns) and our Occupational Segregation Data (Horizontal and Vertical, with descriptions), can be found at the link below. Gender Pay Gap Update The median gender pay gap figure In CHSS, women earn 89p for every £1 that men earn when comparing median hourly pay. Their median hourly pay is 11.4% lower than men’s. This has improved by 6.1% from the 2021 report where median hourly pay was 17.5%. The mean (average) gender pay gap figure When comparing mean (average) hourly pay, women’s mean hourly pay is 11.4% lower than men’s. Again, this has improved, by 4.8% from the 2021 report where mean (average) hourly pay was 16.2%. The percentage of women in each pay quarter Pay quarters show the percentage of men and women employees in four equal sized groups based on their hourly pay. Pay quarters give an indication of women's representation at different levels of the organisation. Responding to the Gender Pay Gap data Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Chief Executive, Jane-Claire Judson and Chair, Amy Anderson stated: "Gender equality is a priority for CHSS. It benefits everyone and it’s important that all colleagues in the workplace feel safe and supported. Equally Safe at Work will enable CHSS to develop policies and practice that better reflect the needs of all colleagues in the organisation and aligns with CHSS values and our No Life Half Lived strategy. "We will ensure that the changes we make are sustainable. We will be working to embed this work throughout the organisation. We will consistently review the changes to ensure they still reflect the needs of the organisation and its employees."