New faces join the team at Dalmuir Park

Dalmuir Park Housing Association has welcomed new staff members to fill key roles within the organisation.

Dougie Wilson joins the Association as customer services team leader with a wealth of experience in housing and comes with a vast knowledge of tenant participation and inclusion. Much of Dougie’s work will focus on driving up customer service standards to meet the aspirations of tenants.

Asset officer Andy Taggart has been with Dalmuir Park on a temporary basis since the start of this year. He has played a vital role during the health emergency notably in making welfare calls to ensure the wellbeing of tenants. His role has now been made permanent following an open recruitment process.

Housing officer Jennie Cameron, who has an extensive housing management background, joins the customer services team on a part-time basis. 

Also arriving at Dalmuir Park are new “playworkers” who have joined Dalmuir Park’s hugely-popular Out of School Care Group. Lucie Maclean, Ashleigh Ruthven and Jenna McKay have all settled in well to their new roles.

Dalmuir Out of School Care Group (DOSCG) was established in 1992 as a not-for-profit childcare facility. In 2008, DPHA became the new registered providers of the service and to this day remains a not-for-profit facility.

DOSCG provides a service for children between the ages of 4 and 12 and in the summer prior to children going to high school. It also provides a school escort service during term time – dropping off and collecting children from 3 local schools: Clydemuir Primary, Our Lady of Loretto Primary and St Stephen’s Primary.

It also facilitates a Playscheme during school holiday periods and in-service days, providing a range of activities to meet with the development needs of the children. The Playscheme is open to attendees of the three schools and the wider community.

Chief executive Anne Marie Brown said: “We welcome every one of our new team members to Dalmuir Park and hope they will enjoy working with us. It’s not easy starting a new job during a pandemic. However, we’re looking forward to the future with confidence and with a strong desire to deliver the highest quality service for our tenants and the wider community.”

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