Gender pay gap report

What is the gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap shows the difference in pay between male and female employees in an organisation. It is defined as the difference between men’s and women’s hourly earnings expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings.

What is our gender pay gap?

The average gender pay gap at the BHF is 7.7% in favour of men, compared to a national average of around 12.9% - this is a result of the work we have done already to narrow the gap.

The current gap exists because we have more men than women working in senior and technical roles, like IT & Medical.

At the BHF we continue to dedicate our organisation to taking more steps to narrow the gap even further and we’re proud to be an organisation where half of our senior leaders are women. 

What measures are we taking?

Despite the current difference, we are confident that men and women are paid equally for doing jobs of equal value at our organisation.  And whilst a gender pay gap still exists we have several planned initiatives to ensure we continually reduce the gap including:

  • Promoting women in leadership and technical roles – all new opportunities are advertised internally and we are enhancing our career pathing so the route to senior roles becomes more transparent.
  • Mentorship and coaching – we have more than  25 in-house coaches and 30 pro bono external coaches so we can allocate tailored and flexible support to people looking to develop their career and progress in the BHF. It’s great to see that of those employees obtaining coaching support 67% are female.
  • Gender balanced interview panels – we will ensure all senior leadership roles have gender balanced panels.
  • Tech Talent Charter - The Charter (TTC) is a commitment by organisations to a set of undertakings that aim to deliver greater gender diversity in the tech workforce of the UK to one that better reflects the make-up of the population. As a signatory we make a number of pledges in relation to our approach to recruitment and retention. It also enables organisations to share data and show the progress in balancing the profile of the IT sector. 
Read more about what we're doing to close our gender pay gap