Gender pay gap report

Gardener with a leaf blower at Nymans, West Sussex

The gender pay gap measures the difference between the average hourly rate paid to men within the organisation and the average hourly rate paid to women.

The National Trust pays men and women the same amount for doing the same work, and employs more women than men across the organisation (66%). At the highest levels, the majority of employees are women.

Our gender pay gap exists because we employ more women in lower paid roles, such as retail, food and beverage and cleaning, where the overwhelming majority of applicants have traditionally been female. This has a big effect when we calculate the average hourly-rate for women across the organisation.
 

" The National Trust pays men and women the same amount for doing the same work.

The results of our gender pay gap in 2020 have been affected by the pandemic, specifically on how we calculated furlough payments for our hourly paid staff in April. However, I am pleased that since we started reporting our gender pay gap in 2017, we have seen the gap closing and we continue to be below the national average. This demonstrates that the work we have been doing to ensure everyone feels welcome is paying off.
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- Tina Lewis, Director of People

Each year we’ll publish our gender pay gap information here, as required under government regulations. You can find this information below.

Visitors at Dyffryn House and Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Gender pay gap reporting for 2020 

Our latest gender pay gap report was published in March 2021 and provides a snapshot of pay as of 5 April 2020. At that time, our Gender Pay Gap was 13.6% mean in favour of men, compared to 11.1% in 2019. Our median is 7.9%, which is a 3% improvement on 2019 and below the UK’s national average of 15.5%. You can find out more including information about bonus pay, the impact of furlough, and the steps we are taking to reduce our gender pay gap below.

Volunteer rangers on the Lizard

Gender pay gap reporting for 2019 

Our latest gender pay gap report was published in December 2019 and provides a snapshot as of 5 April 2019. At that time, our Gender Pay Gap was 11.1% mean, or 10.9% median in favour of men. This is an improvement on last year and is better than the national median average of 17.3% in favour of men. You can find out more including information about bonus pay, pay bands and the steps we are taking to reduce this gender pay gap below.

Couple exploring the cycle trail on mountain bikes at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Gender Pay Gap reporting for 2018 

Our gender pay gap reporting for 2018 was published in March 2019 and provides a snapshot as of 5 April 2018. In 2018 our gender pay gap was 13.1% (mean) or 13.9% (median) in favour of males. This compared to the national mean average of 17.9% in favour of males. You can find out more including information about bonus pay, pay bands, and what we are doing to reduce this gender pay gap below.

A couple outside the north front of Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire

Gender Pay Gap reporting for 2017 

Our gender pay gap reporting for 2017 was published in March 2018 and provides a snapshot as of 5 April 2017. In 2017 our gender pay gap was 12.8% (mean) or 14.4% (median) in favour of men. This compared to the national mean average of 17.4% in favour of men. You can find out more including information about bonus pay, pay bands, and what we are doing to reduce this gender pay gap below.