In response to Government requirements for all companies with over 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap data, Cancer Research UK today published its gender pay report.
Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s CEO, said: “We are pleased to see that our gender pay gap has decreased from last year. However, we still have a long way to go and we are committed to significantly reducing it. One of the driving factors is that 76% of our staff are female, but they only account for 67% of senior roles. We also have a disproportionate number of men in technical roles which typically attract higher levels of pay, and more women in typically lower paid roles, such as those in retail, which make up the largest proportion of our workforce.
“Although we have recently seen a tangible shift in women at the most senior levels and reduced our mean gender pay gap from 2017, we clearly aren’t where we want to be on this.
“We’ve set ambitious targets and we’re supporting women to progress their careers in all areas of the charity. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is hugely important in enabling us to better represent the communities we serve so that together we will beat cancer.”