New environmental service creates more than 50 jobs at DGHP

The launch of a new environmental service at Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) is set to create 54 jobs.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 12:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 12:39 pm
DGHP will launch the new service in the summer

DGHP is introducing an in-house Neighbourhood Environmental Team service this summer to transform outdoor spaces in communities across the region.

Creating new job opportunities in the local areas was a commitment made by DGHP when it became part of the Wheatley Group in 2019.

Nine of the new roles will be Modern Apprenticeships, and work for the teams will include grass cutting, winter maintenance plans, moss and leaf clearances, tree cutting as well as tackling fly-tipping, improving ‘forgotten’ areas and planting flower beds and landscaping.

Managing director Matt Foreman said: “The new Neighbourhood Environmental Teams will make a real difference to our communities right across Dumfries and Galloway.

"It’s a fantastic example of how we’re able to improve communities and create job and training opportunities for local people.

“If you can help us deliver outstanding customer service, have the relevant experience and take pride in your work, we’d like to hear from you.”

Full training will be given for the roles, which include team leader posts, environmental operatives and also gardener positions.

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