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Salaries, Benefits & Union

Staffing information

Gender pay gap

Our pay system is designed to ensure men and women are paid equally for carrying out work of equal value. 

Trade Union facility time 2018/19

  • Number of staff who are Union Representatives: 3 and 0.28 FTE
  • Number of Union Representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to Union duties: None
  • Trade Unions represented at Dover District Council: Unison and GMB (MPO)
  • Estimate of spending on Unions: £9,823
  • Estimate of spending on Unions as a percentage of the total pay bill: 0.001% 

Apprenticeship Statutory Return

Dover District Council’s total number of employees was 328 as at 31 March 2019, the day before the first day of the reporting period. Of those 328 employees 16 of them are apprentices. 

During the first reporting period (1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020), Dover District Council employed a further 68 members of staff. 18 apprentices began to work for Dover District Council in that same period. This includes employees who were already working for Dover District Council before beginning their apprenticeship, as well as new apprentice hires. 

At the end of the reporting period (31 March 2020), Dover District Council’s total number of employees was 363 due to staff leaving and joining the organisation. 23 of Dover District Council’s total headcount on 31 March 2020 were apprentices. 

Therefore, Dover District Council has achieved 5.49% in this year of the target. 

In the last year Dover District Council has continued to take a proactive approach to Apprenticeships. They have been used as both a development opportunity for existing employees and as a way of bringing new employees into the organisation. 

The Council is planning to proactively continue with its Apprenticeship Strategy in 2020-21. Although the impact of COVID-19 may mean that our successes are more moderate in the next year, Dover District Council is committed to both developing existing employees and providing new Apprenticeship opportunities. The Council will do this by continuing to provide management and other apprenticeship qualifications to existing employees and where possible, recruiting a wider range of apprentices across the Council and funding higher level apprenticeships.



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