28 charities sign Show The Salary pledge for job adverts

29 Sep 2020 News

Save the Children, Anthony Nolan and the Teenage Cancer Trust are among 28 charities that have signed the Show The Salary campaign’s pledge.

They commit to always include salary details in their job adverts, and are also “strongly encouraged” to avoid asking candidates about their previous salary or requiring a degree, unless absolutely necessary for the role.

The Show The Salary campaign launched on 2 September to encourage organisations in the sector to be fairer and more transparent in their recruitment processes. Campaigners argue that failing to include salary details in adverts can increase the ethnicity and gender pay gaps and perpetuate inequality. 

The pledge was initially only opened to agencies and job boards, but charities are now also able to sign it. So far 20 agencies and job boards, including the Small Charities Coalition and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, have also signed.

The full list of pledgers is available on the campaign's website.

Anthony Nolan: ‘Very important that we are fair and transparent’

Henny Braund, chief executive of Anthony Nolan, said: “We have signed up to Show the Salary because it’s very important that we are fair and transparent about what we pay staff for their work. We have also made a commitment, at Anthony Nolan, to develop an inclusive working culture where everyone can be themselves at work. 

“This starts at the point of recruitment. We want our pool of potential candidates to be as broad and diverse as possible to make sure we’re building the best team, to help all patients with blood cancer find their lifesaving stem cell donor.”

Show The Salary: ‘Absolutely delighted’

Show The Salary said: “We are absolutely delighted that within less than a month of coming into existence we now have over 40 organisations, across recruitment agencies, membership bodies, jobs boards and charities who have agreed to end the practice of salary secrecy.”

The campaign added that it’s having conversations “with a number of other organisations who we expect to add to our website shortly”.

It said: “Over the coming days and weeks we will be continuing to work with more organisations to sign the pledge and make salary secrecy a thing of the past.”

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