Posted on March 9, 2018 by Henrietta Yoxall - News
Gender pay at Autism Sussex and Pepenbury
As employers we are proud to announce that the gender pay gap at both Autism Sussex and Pepenbury (united as Aspens Charities) shows that the female average hourly rate is 2% higher the the male average hourly rate. This compares to a national average hourly rate of 17% higher for males.
The gender pay gap is the average difference between the pay of men and women working for an organisation. It is not the same as equal pay. The law says men and women must be paid the same for doing equivalent work. If they are not, then their employer must justify why not. At Autism Sussex we pay men and women the same rates for performing the same roles. Our gender pay gap on 5 April 2017 was:
- Mean -2%
- Median gender pay gap -2%
This means that our female average and median hourly rates were 2% higher than our male average and median hourly rates.
No bonuses were paid in the year to 5 April 2017 at Autism Sussex, although we do operate a ‘refer a friend’ scheme for recruitment purposes. There was no difference in any bonuses paid to male and female members of staff.
The government asks us to break down our hourly pay into quartiles i.e. put all the hourly rates in numerical order and then divide the list into four equal parts. The table below shows the results:
The only quartile where there are more men than women is the lower quartile. The high number of women is most marked in the lower middle quartile. Overall, Autism Sussex staff were 38% male and 62% female.
Please see Pepenbury for the Gender Pay information on staff.
Posted on November 28, 2016 by Xanthe Newman - News
A free 5 week course for parents and carers of children with special needs
This course will cover things like understanding and managing difficult behaviours, practical help, support and tips to handle tricky meetings, survival strategies and lots more, plus a chance to meet other parents in a relaxed atmosphere.
Taking place in the Community Room at ASDA, Battle Road, St Leonards on Sea,
|Session 1: 10th January 2017
Session 2: 17th January 2017
Session 3: 24th January 2017
Session 4: 31st January 2017
Session 5: 7th February 2017
All sessions are on Tuesdays, 10am till 12.30pm. Refreshments Provided
For further details, or to book, please call:
Samantha Fievez on 07795152950
Posted on November 4, 2016 by Xanthe Newman - News
The GAP Awards have been developed to raise awareness of Good Autism Practice across the organisation, recognise and reward the hard work and dedication of our staff in supporting individuals and families affected by autism.
We would like to share with you all the fantastic nominations from across the organisation and we are very pleased to announce the winners.
Innovative Practice in Person Centred and Active Support
This person will see every moment as having potential and provide the right level of support to ensure success and to create positive outcomes for the people they support. They will have adopted a ‘power with’ rather than ‘power over’ approach thereby enabling choice, control and independence with the person at the centre of their person centred practice.
Winner – Ian Lambert
Outstanding Evidence of Inclusive Communication
This person will have a flexible approach to the way they provide communication support, and be able to work across differing and changing needs. They will have a clear understanding that communication is a two way process and that small changes in the way they communicate can have a big impact on outcomes.
Winner – Jess Chambers
Excellence in Proactive, Positive, Preventative Strategies and evidence of Reducing Restrictive
This person will have a creative approach to building skills for the people they work with and a clear understanding that restrictive practices are a last resort. Positive practice will be the key theme running through their work.
Winner – Steve Mitchell
Outstanding Achievement by an Individual on the Autistic Spectrum
This is a special category to recognise the achievements of an individual on the spectrum who has themselves made an outstanding achievement over the past 6 months.
Winner – Simon Woroniecki
Thank you for your nominations and we look forward to receiving the applications for the GAP Awards 2017.
Posted on August 18, 2016 by Xanthe Newman - News