Gender balance on public boards in Scotland

Ally Tibbitt made this Freedom of Information request to Scottish Water as part of a batch sent to 64 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Scottish Water,

This is a Freedom of Information Request.

In November 2015 The First Minister made a commitment to work towards gender balance on all public boards in Scotland.

Please could you supply me with the following information?

1. At November 12 2015, how many men and and how many women were on the board of your organisation?
2. At November 12 2015, was the Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or a woman?
3. How many men and how many women are now on the board of your organisation?
4. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or a woman?
5. Does the board have a formal strategy or policy commitment to achieving gender balance? If so please supply a copy of the document where the policy is laid out. Please also confirm the date that this policy was adopted.
6. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the organisation?

Please do not send the requested information in pdf format files. I would prefer to receive the requested information by email in a machine readable format such as MS Excel.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

FOI, Scottish Water

Dear Ally,

 

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FOI, Scottish Water

Dear Ally,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we processed under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Please find attached the information requested.

 

1. At November 12 2015, how many men and and how many women were on the
board of your organisation?

On the above date Scottish Water’s Board had 5 male non-executives and 2
female non-executives.

 

2. At November 12 2015, was the Chairperson (or person with an equivalent
role) a man or a woman?

On the above date Scottish Water’s chair was (and still is) female.

 

3. How many men and how many women are now on the board of your
organisation?

Currently, Scottish Water’s Board has 5 male and 3 female non-executives.

 

4. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or
a woman?

The current Chair is female.

 

5. Does the board have a formal strategy or policy commitment to achieving
gender balance? If so please supply a copy of the document where the
policy is laid out. Please also confirm the date that this policy was
adopted. 

 

Appointments to the board of Scottish Water are made directly by the
Scottish Government and follow their process for public sector
appointments.  For all other vacancies to which Scottish Water recruits,
we strive to attract applications from all sections of society and to
reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.  We believe
that aiming to be an employer with a diverse workforce should also
encourage, indirectly, applications from a broad range of candidates
wishing to work at board level.

 

6. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the
organisation? 

The current median FTE salary for men is £27,270 per annum; the current
median FTE salary for women is £27,566 per annum.

 

In addition to the above information you may find it useful to view our
latest Public Sector Equality Duties report on our website at
[1]https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/about-us...

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Margaret Hopkins           

FOI Analyst

Customer Experience Reporting

 

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Scottish Water

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