Sovini Property Services offer all aspects of maintenance and construction services throughout the North West.

Gender pay reporting 2018/19

Sovini Property Services (SPS) has reduced its gender pay gap by over 4% on the previous year for 2018/19.

Over the last 12 months SPS’s mean gender pay gap has fallen from +19.91% to +15.85% in favour of males, which compares positively against others in the construction industry.

SPS’s median pay gap is +19.78%, with the bonus pay gap standing at +19.79% (mean) and +3.64% (median).

SPS is working hard to change mindsets and encourage more women into what is still a very much male-dominated sector. SPS support a number of programmes with local schools such as ‘Raising Aspirations’, to help highlight career opportunities in the trades. The company also work in partnership with organisations such as Elevate (formerly Sefton Education Business Partnership) to increase the range of employability services and opportunities.

Steven Parker, Director of Operations at Sovini Property Services, said: “Although our pay gap shows an imbalance in favour of male employees we are confident that this is not related to any difference in pay for men and women in the same roles as we have robust pay structures in place. Our analysis shows that the gap is driven by the structure of our workforce. We work in partnership with local organisations to encourage more females to consider a career in the trades. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we will continue to focus on diversifying our workforce over the next 12 months. We never rest on our laurels and we are always looking to improve. We are aware there is more work to do and we look forward to reducing this gap even further.”

The Sovini Group

The Sovini Group, parent company of Sovini Property Services, has been recognised as the UK’s Best Workplace for Women. The Group continues to buck the national trend on gender pay, with a gap of -4.91% in favour of female employees for 2018/19.

Kerry Beirne, The Sovini Group Head of People and Learning, said: “We strive to ensure equality of pay for all our employees. Our approach to gender pay further reiterates our ongoing commitment to equality of opportunity and supports our inclusive culture.”