RCH is a leading care provider based in the South East and East of England with particular expertise in Dementia-friendly care for people at every stage of their journey.

Since it’s foundation in 1988, RCH has grown to include ten care homes staffed by a team of almost 1000 care professionals.

How are the Median Gaps Calculated?

Using the calculations set out in the gender pay gap reporting regulations, we have taken pay data for relevant roles from the entire business which includes many different roles that bring a variety of rates of pay.

Imagine if all employees stood in two lines (male and female) in order of lowest hourly rate of pay to highest. The median gender pay gap is the difference in pay between the female employee in the middle of their line and the male employee in the middle of their line.

How are the Mean Gaps Calculated?

The mean gender pay gap shows the difference in average hourly rate of pay between men and women. This is also affected by the different numbers of men and women in different roles.

Bonus Payment Calculations

Bonus pay includes any additional pay relating to profit sharing, productivity or performance, when in the form of money or vouchers.

Both median and mean calculations are carried out when comparing bonus pay over a twelve month period. The proportion of men and women awarded any bonus pay over that period is also reported.

How are the Pay Quartiles Calculated?

As part of the gender pay report, we also show the percentage of men and women in each pay quartile.

Quartiles are calculated by listing the rates of pay for each employee across the business from lowest to highest, before splitting the list into four equal-sized groups and calculating the percentage of males and females in each.

What’s Included in our Calculations?

Calculations of mean and median pay and of quartile pay bands are based on data from April 2021, including ordinary full pay and bonus/commission paid the same pay period.

Ordinary pay is not limited to basic pay, but also includes other types of pay such as pay for leave and shift premium pay. It doesn’t include pay for overtime, pay relating to redundancy/ termination of employment, pay in lieu of leave or the value of benefits which are not in the form of money.



  • The mean hourly full pay gap is 1.9%; and the median hourly full pay gap is 0.3%, both in favour of the male workforce.
  • No bonus payments were recorded at the time of preparing this report.

Pay – Hourly Rate

The difference between men and women.

Mean Median
All £11.15 £9.07
Female £10.99 £9.05
Male £11.01 £9.31
Pay Gap 6.98% 2.77%

Pay Quartiles

Total distribution of male and female employees by hourly pay quartile

Lower Low-Mid Upper-Mid Upper
Female 86% 80% 81% 74%
Male 14% 20% 19% 26%