Gender Pay Gap Report

Beamish Museum, as a charitable organisation with 250+ employees, is required under The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) regulations 2017 and using data from 5th April 2018 to publish a report showing the organisations gender pay information at this date.

As an organisation we have over 250 employees so must publish these figures annually. Who counts as an employee for the purpose of gender reporting is defined in the Equality Act 2010. For the purpose of gender reporting each part time worker will count as one employee, if there are any job share arrangements in place then both employees count individually.

Number of Employees at 5th April 2018

  • Male – 229
  • Female – 242
  • Total No Employees – 471

There are six calculations we must publish:

  1. Average gender pay as a mean average
  2. Average gender pay as a median average
  3. Average bonus gender pay as a mean average
  4. Average bonus gender pay as a median average
  5. Proportion of males receiving a bonus payment and proportion of females receiving a bonus payment
  6. Proportion of males to females when divided into four groups ordered from lowest to highest pay.

Beamish results for the above calculations

  1. Mean gender pay difference is 2.65%
  2. Median gender pay difference is 2.91%
  3. Not applicable
  4. Not applicable
  5. Not applicable
  6. See below
Male Female
First Quartile (117) 40% 60%
Second Quartile (118) 49% 51%
Third Quartile (118) 58% 42%
Fourth Quartile (118) 47% 53%


Figures in this report have been reached using the mechanisms that are set out in the gender pay gap reporting legislation.


Statement from Ann Latimer, Assistant Director HR & People Development:

“Beamish, The Living Museum of the North” is a world-class open air museum that is committed to equality among all of our employees.

In the reporting period (April 5th 2018) we have 471 employees who bring the North East’s history to life for our visitors, this is made up of 229 male and 242 female employees, a 9.53% increase in staff from our 2017 report.  Our median gender pay difference is 2.65% and our mean gender pay difference is £0.12. No bonus payments are made to staff, therefore the bonus gender pay gap section of the report does not apply. We currently have 298 employees paid weekly and 173 paid monthly. All weekly paid employees are in the lower three quartiles and monthly paid employees are across all four quartiles.

Our dedication to ensuring equality among our staff is reflected in our robust policies, including our recruitment and selection process. Our policies around flexible working, maternity and paternity pay and leave, support and promote gender equality.

While we are proud of our achievements around equality, we recognise there is still work to do, and we’ll be reviewing and further analysing figures. We’re also committed to supporting a wider cultural change in society around perceptions of job roles, to achieve a greater balance in applications across all job vacancies.

At Beamish we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all. This work will progress, ensuring we continue to attract and retain our high-quality, highly-valued workforce.”