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Gender Pay Gap

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, we take our commitment as a supportive employer very seriously.

We have a range of flexible working policies to help support our staff, as well as paying the Real Living Wage and having a 32.5 hour working week.

We are always looking for ways to improve and develop our policies to ensure our workplace remains a fair, equal and supportive environment for our staff. As part of this, each year we publish data on the Gender Pay Gap, which you can read more about on the Government’s website.

Gender Pay Gap Reports


The Gender Pay Gap figures for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in 2021/22 are:

In Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, women earn 82p for every £1 that men earn when comparing median hourly pay. Their median hourly pay is 17.5% lower than men’s.

When comparing mean (average) hourly pay, women’s mean hourly pay is 16.2% lower than men’s.

In Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, women occupy 84% of the highest paid jobs and 87.8% of the lowest paid jobs:

Responding to the Gender Pay Gap data Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Chief Executive, Jane-Claire Judson said:

“Women at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland get paid the same as men for the same work.

“87.8% of the lowest paid staff in the charity are women. The majority of staff at the charity are women, and there is a higher proportion of women in retail and service delivery roles. Women in our charity are also more likely to be the people in their families working part-time or more flexibly to fit around caring responsibilities.

“I am determined to address the gender pay gap. We will be working towards the Equally Safe at Work bronze accreditation in conjunction with Close The Gap to advance gender equality and prevent violence against women.

“The sectors we work in – health, retail, third sector – all have their gender pay gap challenges. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland would support national work on how the third sector can improve its gender pay gap challenge, in partnership with the sectors we work with, and calls upon both the UK and Scottish Governments and workplace leaders to commit to this as an economic priority.”

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