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 no-one is held back by their background or circumstances.

As an employer we embrace this ethos. I am extremely 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, seeking out a diversity of viewpoints, both in the work we do and the people we employ. Our Gender Pay Gap reflects this drive to support equity across our workplace and we are pleased to share our 2023 results with you.

This report is based on data from 5 April 2023, when 58% of our colleagues were women, Groundwork’s overall median gender pay gap is -4.7% in favour of women; and our mean gender pay gap is -3.5% also in favour of women. We are proud that this falls well below the national average of 14.3% (median) in favour of men.

Our commitment to developing our people and ensuring equal opportunity for all has resulted 79% of our managers and leaders developing within Groundwork with 66% of these being women.
In 2023 we have worked to develop our pay structures as another means of supporting progression for our people. We achieved standard level of the North of Tyne Combined Authority Work Work Pledge
which we will build upon, and over the coming year, we will be updating our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan to continue moving forward embedding inclusivity across everything we do.

I am proud of the positive story our gender pay gap results tells, we will continue to foster an environment in which all colleagues can thrive, focussing not on complacency around these results but  on ensuring their sustainability into the future.

I can confirm the gender pay gap data contained in this report is accurate.

Steve Roberts
Chief Executive


Download the Gender Pay Gap Report 2023

Download the Gender Pay Gap Report 2022