South Dublin County Council Publishes 2023 Gender Pay Gap Report


South Dublin County Council has recently published its second Gender Pay Gap Report, highlighting the percentage difference between what men and women are paid on average in the organisation, irrespective of roles or levels. The 203 report reveals a negative Gender Pay Gap of -9.92%, showing that the average earnings of all females in South Dublin County Council is 9.92% higher than the average earnings of all males in the organisation.

Employers with more than 250 employees in Ireland are required to publish their gender pay gap data before the end of 2023 and within six months of their reference date. South Dublin County Council and all local authorities in the country chose 30th June 2023 as the reference date. 

Commenting following the publication of the report, Colm Ward, the Chief Executive said “Publishing our gender pay gap data helps to reinforce our focus on supporting an open and inclusive workplace at South Dublin County Council. It is evidence of an organisation where all employees have the same opportunities for recognition, career development and are treated fairly and equitably at work. We continue to be committed to addressing workplace barriers to equality and creating an open and inclusive workforce because of the clear benefits this brings to an organisation in terms of innovation and engagement in work.”

Also commenting on the report, Lorna Maxwell, Director of Corporate Performance and Change Management said “Improving gender balance at all levels of the organisation is vital to South Dublin County Council being an employer of choice where equality, diversity and inclusion are part of our culture. Our Gender Pay Gap Report outlines how we do that and how we will continue to bring diversity of opportunity and thought to everything we do.”

Working in local government gives people the opportunity to play a key role in the positive development of the county and in local communities. As an employer, South Dublin County Council is committed to providing a positive and supportive environment for employees. The Council offer flexible and family friendly arrangements, blended working, and great career progression and education opportunities. South Dublin County Council is encouraging anyone looking for a job to visit the website and go to the Careers section to find out more about working there.

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