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Gender Pay Gap

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HICA Group are a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation providing a range of care services to older people and people with learning disabilities, including residential and nursing care, domiciliary homecare, assisted living, and extra care schemes in partnership with local authorities.

Whilst the HICA Group operates across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Lancashire regions our business is separated into two entities: Humberside Independent Care Association (HICA) and Oakbridge Retirement Village Ltd. This Gender Pay analysis represents Oakbridge.

Our Gender Pay Gap Results

Women’s mean hourly rate is 4.4% lower than men. Here is a little background information:

• As is typical within the care sector, we have strong female representation throughout our workforce; from our Care Workers through to our Senior Management Team. However, with only 256 employees at Oakbridge, just one or two salaries in each quartile can sway the mean pay gap.

• Our pay structure for core roles in our lower bands is gender neutral: men and women in the same roles earn the same hourly rate. Given the high proportion of operational roles within our business with colleagues on the same hourly rate, our Median Pay Gap is therefore 0%.

• Within our management team, whilst some colleagues may have equal job titles, their levels of responsibility will vary. This is due to the differences in size and complexity of our services. Pay rates are instead based on their responsibilities and experience rather than any personal characteristic.

• HICA’s reward strategies do not include the payment of bonus at any level therefore our Bonus Pay Gap is 0%.

I can confirm the information and data reported is accurate as of the snapshot date of 5 April 2021.
Terry Peel, Chief Executive Officer.