Gender pay gap report published

Cancer Research UK

In response to Government requirements for all companies across the whole of the UK with over 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap data, Cancer Research UK today published its gender pay report. The figures published in this report are as at the third snapshot date of, 5 April 2019.

“Equality, diversity and inclusion remains a high priority for Cancer Research UK. I believe that our staff are one of our greatest assets and we seek to be more diverse and inclusive by attracting the very best talent to help us beat cancer together.” - Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK.

Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: “As I approach the end of my first year at Cancer Research UK, I’m delighted to see that we’ve made some clear progress in closing our gender pay gap.  We’ve recently seen a tangible shift in the balance of our senior leadership team and met our target of a minimum of 50% women in our two most senior roles, executive director and director.  In addition, we have reduced our mean gender pay gap to 15.8% compared with 17.8% in 2018.

“However, we must go further. We’ve got a clear action plan to ensure we continue to make improvements in the next 12 months and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all staff can achieve their full potential.

“One of the reasons behind our gender pay gap is that we’ve got a disproportionate number of men in technical roles which typically attract higher levels of pay, and more women in typically lower paid roles, such as those in retail, which make up the largest proportion of our workforce. We’ve already made progress towards reaching gender parity in senior technology positions and we will work towards this in all technology roles over the next three years.

“Equality, diversity and inclusion remains a high priority for Cancer Research UK. I believe that our staff are one of our greatest assets and we seek to be more diverse and inclusive by attracting the very best talent to help us beat cancer together.”

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