David Wilson Homes South Midlands celebrates diversity in construction with new role

David Wilson Homes South Midlands celebrates diversity in construction with new role

Five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes is celebrating diversity and equal opportunities in the construction industry with its newest role in the company.

Debbie Box, Senior Sales Manager at David Wilson Homes South Midlands has taken on the new role of Diversity Officer meaning that she will be using her voice and experience to encourage more people into the construction industry.

She said:

“It’s important to us that we support the wider diversity and inclusion strategy which believes that a diverse team makes a stronger business, is better for our customers and makes us more of an attractive employer.

“John Dillon, our Managing Director, asked if I would champion this in the South Midlands, which I had pleasure in accepting.”

David Wilson Homes’ diversity and inclusion policy states that it values everyone for who they are and the unique contribution that they bring to customers, colleagues and the wider community.

Everyone at the housebuilder is treated with dignity and respect and the employer actively ensures that opportunities are available for everyone.

Debbie added:

“The role initially involved me recruiting some volunteers that represented a variety of functions, levels and backgrounds to set up the South Midlands diversity and inclusion team.

“As a team we are continuously engaging with all departments within the division to create and implement suggestions to promote and improve diversity and inclusion for both employees and the communities we create.”

Debbie is enjoying her role in its early days as she has the opportunity to share broader ideas with different perspectives to continue to make positive change.

She continued:

“My hopes for the role are that every step we help to continue to build an environment that is inclusive, supportive and respectful to everyone.”

Debbie will be working with parent company Barratt Developments to encourage people from all walks in life to consider a career in housebuilding.

Some roles within the industry include:

Based out on site – Electricians, Plasterers, Engineers, Fork-lift Driver, Scaffolders, Bricklayers, Site Manager, Contracts Manager

Based at Head Office – Architectural Technician, Surveyors, Land and Planning Managers, Estimator, Buyer, Finance Administrator

For more information about any David Wilson Homes developments in the area, visit the website at www.dwh.co.uk or call the sales line on 033 3355 8486.

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