Since March 2017 legislation (Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017) has required public sector employers to publish their gender pay gap annually.
GMP are required to publish the gender pay gap across the entire workforce. Included below are also the separate data across our police staff workforce and police officer workforce. Pay Scales for Police Officers and Police Staff are agreed nationally. Police Officer salaries are set by the Home Office and are based on rank structure. All Police Staff roles are taken through GMP’s job evaluation scheme which ensures consistency is applied in determining Police Staff grades and that the correct salary is paid for the responsibility undertaken in the role.
There are no differences in pay rates for different genders occupying equivalent roles and this is not an equal pay issue. GMP’s Gender Pay Gap does not stem from paying men and women differently for the same or equivalent work. Rather the Gender Pay Gap is the result of the roles in which men and women work within the organisation and the salaries that these roles attract.
Work to reduce GMP’s pay gap is underpinned by an action plan. This is framed around taking action to understand and close the gender pay gap by supporting and encouraging flexible, creative and innovative ways to attract, develop and retain women.