Maria Mallaband Limited Gender Pay Statement

April 2022 – March 2024 Published April 2024

Throughout the Maria Mallaband Care Group we are committed to offering high quality residential care, nursing homes and support services to older and vulnerable people in our communities. We could not achieve this without the dedication and hard work of our colleagues and team members. In light of this, we strive to provide a positive working environment wherein gender equality is encouraged and supported.

This statement has been published in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, pursuant to which Maria Mallaband Limited is required to publish a report on the gender pay gap within the organisation. The gender pay gap report indicates the difference in average hourly earnings for men and women. The calculations are based on employer payroll data from a specific date each year, being 5 April 2023. 

Gender Pay and Bonus Gap

  Mean Median
Pay Gap 17% 0.3%
Bonus Gap 50% 0%

When comparing the average hourly rate of pay, there is a negligible difference in the median average pay of our male and female employees and a small mean pay gap showing that men's rate of pay is slightly higher than women's. The median average is more reflective of the pay gap in the organisation as it is not skewed by extremely high, or low, earners within the data set.

Within the company and the Maria Mallaband Group, we have some senior roles held by women, such as Chief Nursing Officer and Group General Counsel and some senior roles held by men, such as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. During the reporting period we had two Chief Operating Officers, one male and one female. Our policy is to recruit and promote the correct person for the role, regardless of their gender.

The proportion of male and female employees receiving a bonus tipped in favour of women, with 9.27% of male employees receiving a bonus and 16.09% of female employees receiving a bonus. We are proud that our median bonus gap is non-existent meaning that the median bonus payable to male and female employees was identical.  Ad hoc annual bonuses were issued to staff throughout the year and were based on role and contribution, not gender.  Quarterly, performance related bonuses were also paid, predominantly to Home and Deputy Home Managers.

These are based on reaching key performance indicators and therefore everyone in this role, regardless of their gender, has an equal opportunity to earn a bonus. 

The proportion of male and female employees across all quartiles of our workforce is relatively evenly split with:

This statement explains why there is a gender pay gap within our organisation and what we are doing to reduce this gap.

Why we have a gender pay gap

Our workforce consists of 76% women and 24% men and as is commonplace within our industry, the majority of our workforce is female.  Care giving roles are primarily undertaken by women throughout the industry and the organisation which generally attract lower rates of remuneration. It is also the case that as an organisation we employ bank workers who work ad hoc shifts and irregular hours and are routinely women.  Notwithstanding this, the majority of our Home Manager and Deputy Home Manager positions are occupied by women.

Our pay structure is banded according to role only, not gender, meaning that pay differentiation only occurs as a result of an employee's position. Similarly, bonus pay is determined by position and performance, not by gender. All remuneration rates within the Group are competitive and in line with market practices. Accordingly, we are satisfied that our existing pay structure and/or rewards policy are compliant with the Equality Act. We do, however, acknowledge the desire to recruit more men into care giving roles, to provide the opportunity for internal progression for all employees and to increase the number of men holding management level roles within the organisation.

Though not yet at the level to which we aspire, our organisation does have a mix of genders in roles of all types.  Our commitment to improving this balance is shown by the increase in male employees entering the organisation since our last published report. 

How we intend to continue to address the gender pay gap

In order to address the inherent imbalance within our sector we have implemented/intend to implement the following policies: 

  • Recruitment –   

    • We are committed to recruiting based solely on merit and not gender. Consequently, we continually review the way in which we describe/advertise our job vacancies and source our candidates; ensuring that all vacancies are presented in a gender neutral way.  

    • We encourage internal progression and support those candidates through industry relevant qualifications and seeking internal promotion opportunities.

  • Programmes and workshops –  

    • We want to ensure that all those in care giving and middle management positions are aware of the opportunities available to them and are able to develop the skills required to attain leadership positions. 

    • We are committed to educating our managers and leaders about gender imbalances and unconscious bias.  

  • Remuneration – 

    • We continue to monitor the remuneration rates offered by the organisation to ensure that pay is banded solely according to role and not gender.

We anticipate that Maria Mallaband Limited's continued commitment to this cause will be reflected in the gradual reduction of our gender pay and bonus gap over the coming years. 

Our gender pay gap figures have been calculated in line with the gender pay gap reporting legislation. I confirm that these figures have been verified and are accurate.

Farouk Mangera
Group People Director
3 April 2024 

View 2023 report here