Colleges publish ethnicity pay data in bid to increase diversity
Croydon College, though not a signatory to the charter, published its ethnicity pay gap for 2020 last March. It found the mean pay gap between black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees and its white staff was 15.1 per cent compared to the London average ethnicity pay gap of 23.8 per cent.
Despite this, the report noted that the college “finds this data concerning and will ensure that, as part of the HR strategy and equality action plan, initiatives are put in to place to address this”.
A “serious concern” identified in the report was in the upper pay bracket where there was “only 20 per cent representation for BAME staff”.
As such, a key performance indicator has been implemented to increase the percentage of BAME staff in management roles at the college.
D&I pay differences in UK further education.