Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Scottish Rugby presents its Gender Pay Gap Reporting information -

Overall2019/202018/192017/182016/17
Mean Gender Pay Gap44%53%50%52%
Median Gender Pay Gap34%34%34%35%
Mean Bonus Gender Pay Gap81%85%83%80%
Median Bonus Gender Pay Gap63%50%64%57%


Proportion of Males and Females receiving a Bonus Payment

2019/20


2018/19
2017/18
2016/17
MaleFemaleMale FemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale

50%47%51%51%44%41%45%35%


Proportion of Males and Females in each quartile pay band

2019/20
2018/19
2017/18
2016/17

MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
Top93%7%97%3%96%4%97%3%
Upper Middle78%22%76%24%79%21%82%18%
Lower Middle70%30%68%32%67%33%66%34%
Lower60%40%61%39%70%30%70%30%

In presenting these figures, Scottish Rugby recognises that the overall organisation’s statistics are reflective of the significant proportion of male professional rugby players and coaches included in them. These positions tend to be significantly higher paid positions than across the rest of the organisation, as a whole. As such, a further set of figures has been calculated to exclude these employees. These results are noted below –

Excluding pro players & pro coaches2019/202018/192017/182016/17
Mean Gender Pay Gap22%26%32%33%
Median Gender Pay Gap20%20%23%17%
Mean Bonus Gender Pay Gap53%75%63%57%
Median Bonus Gender Pay Gap25%25%43%25%


Proportion of Males and Females receiving a Bonus Payment

2019/20
2018/19
2017/182016/17
MaleFemaleMale FemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale

39%47%44%51%34%41%36%35%


Proportion of Males and Females in each quartile pay band

2019/20
2018/19
2017/18
2016/17

MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
Top81%19%83%17%84%16%88%13%
Upper Middle71%29%70%30%77%23%71%29%
Lower Middle54%46%61%39%55%45%55%45%
Lower64%36%63%37%72%28%76%24%

Scottish Rugby is committed to equal pay and transparent, open and gender balanced recruitment processes at all levels in the organisation designed to select the best capable person to fulfil the role, regardless of gender. To put the gender pay reporting figures into context, in the year 2019/20, our average gender breakdown of male and female employees (excluding our professional players and coaches) was 63% male and 37% female. When players and coaches are included in the overall employee numbers, this changes to a 75% male and 25% female split.

Whilst historically, rugby has been a male dominated sport, which is one reason for the current composition of the employee gender breakdown, Scottish Rugby is committed to and continues to promote and invest in recruiting and developing women both on and off the pitch. We are pleased to see both an increase in the number of women in roles at all levels within Scottish Rugby and that the mean gender pay gap continues to reduce. Inclusion and Diversity (of which gender balance is one of the measures) is a key driver within our Scottish Rugby strategy and we will continue to evaluate areas of opportunity to further reduce both the mean and median pay gaps.

Due to the financial impact of the Covid pandemic no bonuses were paid to employees (other than some contractual player and coach bonuses) for financial year 2019/20. The bonus figures referenced in the attached gender reporting information for 2019/20 relate to bonuses paid in August 2019 for performance in the 2018/19 financial year.

I confirm that the calculations have been carried out accurately in accordance with The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

Andrew Healy

Finance Director

Scottish Rugby Union Ltd

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