The First Ark Group (now part of the Livv Housing Group) are a significant employer in the Knowsley area with over 450 employees delivering services to over 23,000 customers.
All organisations with more than 250 employees are required by law to publish details of their gender pay gap – none of the individual parts of our business employee more than 250 people so we are not obliged to comply. But we are voluntarily publishing this information in order to align with our company values – open to demonstrate our commitment to being a fair employer.
The data shows for the First Ark Group that our mean gender pay gap is -3.5% (down from 3.4% last year) compared to the UK average of 16.2%. As an organisation we are committed to ensuring that our people are rewarded fairly for their contributions, regardless of their gender.
With more females appointed at a higher level and an increase in the number of females earning an hourly rate in the upper half of our pay bands has resulted in change to this year’s gender pay gap.
We offer our employees a wide range of flexible working options to enable them to effectively manage their work/life balance. These options include part-time working, job share, occasional home working, flexitime and agile working.
We appoint people to roles based on merit and regardless of age, race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or religion and belief. However, we recognise that some groups are under-represented in our workforce and we are committed to ensuring that our employees reflect the make-up of the communities we serve.