PORT VALE FOOTBALL CLUB GENDER PAY GAP REPORT - 2022
This is our first Gender Pay Gap Report for Port Vale Football Club, that has been produced in response to the UK Government’s requirement to analyse and report on any gaps in pay or reward between genders.
Our report illustrates the position for Port Vale Football Club as of March 2022 for our entire club. The results of our analysis show that there was a mean gender pay gap within the club of 43.46%.
“We know diverse and inclusive teams are more creative, make better decisions and overall have a higher level of performance. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce.”
WHAT IS THE GENDER PAY GAP?
The gender pay gap is a comparison of the average pay for men and women irrespective of their roles. This is different to equal pay for doing the same roles.
GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING IS PRODUCED VIA TWO DIFFERENT MEASURES
A MEAN AVERAGE
Involves adding up all the numbers and dividing the result by how many numbers were in the list.
A MEDIAN AVERAGE
Involves listing all the numbers in numerical order. If there is an odd number of results, the median is the middle number. If there is an even number of results, the median will be the mean of the two central numbers.
This chart illustrates the gender pay gap between men and women working at Port Vale Football Club, providing a comparison for ordinary pay (also known as basic pay) and bonus payments.
GENDER PAY GAP RESULTS
Snapshot data from a point in time in April 2022, incuding men’s first team players, shows the club’s mean gender pay gap was 43.46% and the median gender pay gap was 0%. There were no bonuses issued to women working in the club, whereas 21.84% of men working in the club were in receipt of a bonus. We acknowledge that the inclusion of the men’s first team players pay data significantly widens the gap. Therefore, for future reviews, we may report on data both including and excluding the men’s first team players pay.
We recognise and acknowledge the reasons why the pay gap exists. As a club, we have considerably more men (68.21% of the workforce) working at the club compared to women (31.79%).
Port Vale Football Club is committed to an equal pay for roles of equal value and does not discriminate based on gender or any other protected characteristics. Our analysis highlights that our existing gender pay gap is the result of the salaries of football management, coaching and playing roles, which are predominantly filled by men. We believe this to be an issue generally representative of the football industry and we are not immune to this at Port Vale FC.
ACTIONS TO UNLOCK PROGRESSION AND INCLUSION FOR ALL STAFF MEMBERS
The club in the process of introducing a trial recruitment system which will mitigate against any potential bias at shortlisting stage.
To increase the awareness and understanding of the roles available within football, we are also participating in local recruitment fairs open to the public and some specifically aimed at those still in education.
We are proactive in accepting applications for work experience and offering rotations across different departments to offer insight into the different roles at the club.