We are required under the Equality Act 2010 to report on our Gender Pay Gap to show how large the pay gap was between our male and female employees on 5 April 2017. The figures will be re-analysed annually.
The gender pay gap is the difference in average hourly earnings between men and women. This is different to pay inequality, which compares the wages of men and women doing the same job or a job of equivalent value.
Message from Janet Rowse, Chief Executive:
“I am immensely proud to lead Sirona and proud of every single member of staff, male and female. Within Sirona we have always said that our staff are our biggest asset and our commitment to the communities we serve is always to find the best person possible to provide the best possible care for those who need us.
“Like many health and care providers, Sirona is also an organisation with a large proportion of women employees and there are a significant number in senior roles.
“Our gender pay gap is largely because Sirona’s highest paid employees are doctors; this is the case across the NHS. Within Sirona if we remove our doctors from the figures, our gender pay gap is -0.9 per cent and is a more accurate reflection of the huge amount of work we do to ensure equality across all levels of the organisation.
“However, it is important that we are not complacent and working to reduce the gender pay gap is an important aspect of being a good employer and as part of our commitment to equality we will keep this under review.”
You can read the full report here.