Coleg y Cymoedd celebrates International Women’s Day 2024 with Gender Pay Gap Report

A message from Coleg y Cymoedd’s People and Culture

We are proud to share our progress and commitment to gender equality and diversity in our workplace

On March 8, 2024, we join the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day, a day to honour the achievements and contributions of women in all spheres of life.

As a leading provider of further and higher education in Wales, we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and opportunity for all our staff and learners, regardless of their gender identity, background, or circumstances.

That is why we are pleased to announce that we have published our Gender Pay Gap Report 2024, which shows the difference in the average pay between men and women across our organisation. The report also outlines some actions we have taken and initiatives we have implemented to address the gap and promote gender equality and diversity in our workplace.

Some of the highlights of our report include:

  • We are proud that we have reduced our mean gender pay gap to 6.8%, which is significantly lower than the UK average of 13.2% and the Education Industry average of 14.6%. We recognise that there is still room for improvement, and we are working hard to close the gap entirely.
  • We have a negative disability pay gap. Our mean disability pay gap is -3.5% and our median disability pay gap is 0.0%.
  • We also have a negative ethnicity pay gap. Our mean ethnicity pay gap is -6.7% and our median ethnicity pay gap is -18.9%. This means our colleagues from ethnically diverse backgrounds earn more on average than those from white backgrounds. We recognise the positive value of diversity and actively promote equality.
  • We have introduced a range of policies and practices to support our staff with flexible working, parental leave, career development and wellbeing.
  • We have launched our Menopause Network, that provides information, support and builds a community for our colleagues experiencing, or who are impacted by menopause.
  • We have partnered with external organisations and experts to deliver training, workshops, and events on topics such as unconscious bias, microaggressions, inclusive leadership, and allyship.

We are proud of the progress we have made, but we also recognise that there is still more work to do.

We are determined to eliminate the gender pay gap and foster a culture of respect, empowerment, and belonging for all our staff and learners.

We believe that by doing so, we can enhance our performance, innovation, and reputation as a leading educational institution in Wales.

We invite you to read our full Gender Pay Gap Report 2024, which is available, here (PDF)

We also welcome your feedback, suggestions, and questions. Please feel free to contact us at people@cymoedd.ac.uk or join the conversation on our social media channels using the hashtag #IWD2024.

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