Equal Pay Statement
In line with SQA’s commitment to achieve equal opportunities for all staff, the organisation supports the principles that all employees should receive equal pay for the same or like work or work rated as equivalent or of equal value.
We aim to eliminate any sex bias in our pay system.
We understand that equal pay between men and women is a legal right under both domestic and European law.
SQA’s objective is to ensure that it implements fair, just and lawful practices with regards to pay.
In order to meet this objective SQA will:
- Carry out and publish annual equal pay reviews
- Review the current pay system through the Partnership Group to ensure it meets Equal Pay obligations and is consistent with our Corporate Objectives and Values. This includes the maintenance and application of:
- Job Evaluation, in line with SQA’s Job Evaluation Guidance (published on SQA’s Policy and Guideline Register), underpinning SQA’s grading structure,
- Performance Management, in line with SQA’s published Performance Management Handbook (published on SQA’s Policy and Guideline Register), providing a tool by which an individual performance can be measured by their line manager against the achievement of operational objectives to determine their annual salary.
- Provide guidance and advice to those involved in determining staff salaries in line with SQA’s Pay Procedures
- Inform staff as to how the pay system operates and how their own pay is calculated in line with SQA’s Pay Procedures
- Ensure that staff are aware that they can enquire about their pay (including salary progression) and grading, provide prompt response to enquiries and inform staff that, if not satisfied, they can use the procedure set out in SQA’s Dispute Resolution Policy and Procedure (published on SQA’s Policy and Guideline Register).
If you would like further information on this or any of our wider equalities work please contact firstname.lastname@example.org