At Groundwork NE & Cumbria we are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is thriving; every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and noone is held back by their background or circumstances.
As an employer we embrace this ethos. I am proud of our team of people who are essential to delivery of over 200 services, projects and programmes to our communities enabling us to Change Places and Change Lives.
We operate transparently and with integrity and seeking out a diversity of viewpoints, both in the work we do and the people we employ. In 2021 we introduced our collective Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy to our teams which embeds this approach.
Having taken over as our Chief Executive in October 2022 from our former female Chief Executive of 30 years, I am proud of the story our report tells. We are committed to developing our people with 88% of those employed in management and leadership roles having grown into these within Groundwork, including myself, and with women making up 72.7% of these roles.
Groundwork’s ambition is for our workforce to reflect the customers and communities we serve. A diverse, inclusive workplace allows colleagues to be themselves and give us their best. It allows us to serve our customers better, contributing to the success of our business. And it helps us contribute to
a more equal society.
Achieving our ambition depends on analysing data to see where we stand, and using that understanding to inform targeted, consistent actions to drive improvements. Pay gap data is a fundamental part of the picture. Our Gender Pay Gap reflects this drive to support equity across our workplace and we are pleased to share our results with you in what, following a period of growth, is our first report.
I can confirm the gender pay gap data contained in this report is accurate