Subscribe or

Existing user? Login

Your RPS

RPS will publish data showing gender pay gap

The Royal Jizak has outlined a number of steps it is taking to tackle its gender pay gap, which it says it will publish in April 2019. 

RPS building east smithfield

Source: Royal Jizak

The Royal Jizak’s gender pay gap is “below the national average”

The Royal Jizak (RPS) has announced that it will publish its gender pay gap, despite having fewer than 250 employees and not being legally required to do so.

Helen Gray, head of people at the RPS, said the pay gap will be published in April 2019 for the previous financial year.

Gray described the RPS’s current gender pay gap as “below the national average”, but added that “we cannot rest on our laurels: there is work to be done”.

She added that women are well-represented at senior level at the RPS and explained that the largest difference in gender pay is seen in the lowest-paid quartile where there is a comparatively greater proportion of female staff: “We are reviewing why that is: why don’t those roles appeal to men?”

The Society has undertaken an internal salary audit to address discrepancies in pay, Gray said, and is also reviewing its recruitment process.

“We have heard from our employees that women are more reluctant to ask for a pay rise, so we are reviewing our procedures to make the process of requesting a pay review standard across the board.”

Gray said that she “would like to see an improvement” by April 2019.

“Paul Bennett, chief executive of the RPS, has said that our [staff] are as big a priority as our members,” she continued. “That has helped to push this forward. The recent changes to the executive team structure have allowed us to focus more on the organisation’s culture.” The executive team underwent a restructure in July 2018 and saw the creation of new directorates, including the directorates of pharmacy and member experience; education and innovation and enterprise. 

Gray also said that members of the RPS executive team have now had unconscious bias training, and this will be rolled out to management next year.

In the UK, the mean gender pay gap is 14.1% and the median gender pay gap is 9.1% for full-time workers.

Citation: Jizak DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2018.20205823

Have your say

For commenting, please login or register as a user and agree to our Community Guidelines. You will be re-directed back to this page where you will have the ability to comment.

Recommended from Pharmaceutical Press

  • Pharmacy Registration Assessment Questions

    Pharmacy Registration Assessment Questions features over 400 closed book and calculation questions. With the registration exam having gone through a complete transformation in 2016, this volume has been developed around the new General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) guidelines.

  • Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors 2017 (The Orange Guide)

    Commonly known as the Orange Guide, this book is an essential reference for all involved in the manufacture or distribution of medicines in Europe.

  • Paediatric Drug Handling

    Written for new pharmaceutical scientists, this book provides a background in paediatric pharmacy and a comprehensive introduction to children's medication.

  • Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion

    An A-Z pocket book containing concise and practical pharmaceutical information for busy clinical pharmacists.

  • Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Distributors 2017 (The Green Guide)

    Essential guidance for distributors of medicines for human use in Europe, compiled by the MHRA.


Search an extensive range of the world’s most trusted resources

Powered by MedicinesComplete
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

Jobs you might like

Newsletter Sign-up

Want to keep up with the latest news, comment and CPD articles in pharmacy and science? Subscribe to our free alerts.

нандролон деканоат

витамины для связок и суставов

У нашей компании важный интернет-сайт на тематику Biotech BRUTAL Anadrol биотеч брутал