When working in the housing sector you can find things fast moving and hard to keep up with the best practice in the industry. With the new Social Housing Regulation Bill some housing professionals working in England are required to have a certain level of qualification, and we're seeing professionalism being addressed in all nations. This library is designed to help those looking for an overview of working in the industry through to those studying and learning more about how to be a better housing professional.

The CIH professional standards build on seven characteristics developed, tested, and refined to enable you to think about your professional development needs and how you can contribute to the professionalism of your organisation and the wider sector. They're relevant for everyone who works in housing, whatever your role or specialism. The seven characteristics are integrity, inclusive, ethical, knowledgeable, skilled, advocate and leadership.

New to housing
If you are new to the sector this is a great starting point to get up to speed on all things housing.
Roles in housing
Looking to start your career in housing – here are some examples of some of the roles on offer.
Professional standards
Find out more about how you can be a better housing professional with our professional standards.
Find out more here about the regulation in your nation for working in housing and how it might affect you.
Considering other ways to becoming a better housing professional? Apprenticeships could be your option.
Mentoring benefits
As a member you can take advantage of our mentoring programme to help share best practice.
Find out more about the latest presidential campaign by Jill Murray BA FCIH about being EPIC in the sector.
Good practice
Read how organisations are doing when it comes to professionalism and training in the sector.

Case Study

See how Abri invest in their colleagues with personal development and training programmes.

Read the case study here

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