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Scope exists to help build a society where disabled people enjoy equality. We want to see a society that values difference and diversity and unlocks the unique talents of everyone.
We believe that Scope should be an employer that is genuinely inclusive, diverse and, in particular, leads the field in the employment of disabled people.
As Chief Executive, I believe in the value of diversity and I am committed to ensuring we recruit and retain the best talent, regardless of background or protected characteristic. Gender equality is part of this commitment.
We can be proud of our progress: our Board of Trustees is better balanced than many in the sector with 40% women; and the majority of our Executive Leadership Team are also women. Together, we have built a workplace that showcases female leaders and values their work. More widely, our overall workforce is predominantly female – 79% – supporting our commitment to ensure that Scope is a flexible and inclusive employer.
Valuing people’s contribution is also about ensuring that all staff are paid fairly. Our overall mean gender pay gap, at 11%, compares favourably with the national average of 18% but there is no room for complacency: We need to take action to address to the gender pay gap, and we will do so.
It is only by having the right team and access to the best talent, at every level of the organisation, that can we realise our mission as set out in our strategy, Everyday Equality.
Percentage of males receiving a bonus: 14%
Percentage of females receiving a bonus: 85%
Scope is committed to promoting equality and diversity and supports this objective in a number of ways:
We actively support colleagues, where possible, to work flexibly, helping them to balance their personal responsibilities with their work-life.
We encourage managers to implement job shares, where possible.
All staff are encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge within the workplace. We support staff, in discussion with an individual’s line manager, to attend seminars, conferences and training courses so they can develop new skills to support them in their job and, where appropriate, help them to progress.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees to help them with day-to-day living costs including travel, household bills, shopping or child care.
We have in place a high profile and diverse internal network of People Champions to drive engagement with staff at all levels across the organisation.
Our values support our commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
The shape of our workforce will change significantly as we implement our new strategy. This will make it more challenging for us to close the gender pay gap. But, we are determined to take new measures towards this objective.
First, we want to better understand the reasons behind our existing gender pay gap. We will then be in a position to take targeted action which we will report annually.
Before our next report, we will:
The Board and the Executive Leadership team are committed to ensuring that all who work for Scope feel valued and fairly rewarded for the work they do.
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