Section: Best Practices & Standards

CIH sets the standards for professionalism across housing

Posted 15.03.21
Chartered Institute of Housing: Further reading

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has introduced set of professional standards setting out the knowledge, skills and behaviour which underpin the great work that housing professionals do every day.

With more than 100 years' experience in learning and knowledge, the CIH has collaborated with hundreds of members, tenants and residents, housing organisations and other professional bodies to develop a set of standards that can be used by everyone working in housing, whatever their role or specialism.

The standards identify seven professional characteristics which encourage individuals to reflect on their professional development needs and identify where they can make positive changes.

By using the standards, individuals demonstrate their dedication to the sector, develop new and existing behaviours and champion the role housing professionals play in making a difference to the residents and communities they work with every day.

In the coming months, the CIH will introduce new tools and materials that work alongside the professional standards to further support individuals and organisations on their professionalism journey.

This will include a self-assessment function to score against each of the standards, exciting new training and development content and evolving materials to boost housing professionals' knowledge and skills.


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Reporting on March 2021

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