Reducing the gender divide


At Norths Collective we believe in opportunity and this is equal for all our employees regardless of gender.

As a collective of clubs, we are committed to addressing gender representation. We have initiatives and targets in place to reach a 50/50 gender representation across all areas of our business as it is our goal to have a workforce that reflects the mix of our membership throughout the collective and the communities in which we serve. Gender plays a big part in this, so it’s important to us that women are properly represented across all levels of the business. We’ve made significant progress in this area of late, although we acknowledge there’s still plenty more to do as we better represent females across the group, especially in leadership and in senior roles where we’ve set targets for the coming 5 years.

Driving change in gender pay gap – being the difference between the mean or median hourly rate of pay that male and female colleagues receive across the field, is also an area we are targeting. Equal pay on the other hand, is measured by the pay difference between men and women who carry out the same jobs, similar jobs and work of equal value.

We’ve seen a significant reduction in this area with Norths Collective sitting well below the industry and national averages.

As a not for profit business we firmly believe everyone should be treated equally and that carries though to the way we support and connect with not only the people in our communities, but with our people on the ground.  We’re proud of the way we operate – supporting women in the workplace, promoting equality and diversity is second nature to us and is just part of what we do. To back it up and to ensure we’re always sharing the message and leading from the front in these areas, we have strong frameworks, policies and ongoing training programmes in place to educate our teams and encourage an interesting, equal and culturally diverse mix of people, because our people are at the heart of our success.

To learn more about our Diversity and Parental Leave Policies, please click here.

Norths Collective acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.