Springfield Properties all but closes gender pay gap
The gender pay gap at Springfield Properties has effectively been closed with the housebuilder reporting a small fractional difference in pay between men and women, representing a significant reduction in 2019 figures.
Springfield Properties has a mean gender pay gap of 0.5%, down from 6.8% in 2019. According to the Office for National Statistics, on average, men in the UK are paid 15.4% more than women, further highlighting Springfield’s strong figures.
Springfield’s gender pay gap provides a snapshot of the firm as of April 2021 and uses agreed Government methodology to calculate its figures.
Springfield credited its impressive results to providing ongoing training, professional and personal development and creating an environment where all employees can thrive and progress. This includes the group’s commitment to have 15% of its staff in further education, formal training, or hired as apprentices which it is already exceeding.
Kirsty Douglas is an architectural assistant and masterplan co-ordinator who joined the Springfield team as a trainee in 2020 after achieving a Master of Architecture with merit.
Kirsty said: “There is a misconception that technical roles are dominated by men, but that’s changing and it’s great to see more women like me given a platform for growth. I am fortunate to be part of a great company that promotes career progression, regardless of gender and I am looking forward to continuing to build on my experience.”
Innes Smith, CEO for Springfield Group, added: “We are proud of these results, which clearly evidence the steps we have taken to foster an inclusive culture where anyone can progress and succeed.
“We have continued to invest heavily in our team and provide clear routes for progression. Following the successful completion of additional qualifications supported by Springfield, we were pleased to see three of our female team secure well deserved managerial positions and to welcome two new female directors further strengthening the leadership team.”