This is class of membership recognises highly experienced professionals who have made a significant contribution to the housing profession. It's the most senior membership grade offered by CIH.
Fellowship is recognised across the housing profession as an indicator of professional expertise, competence as a broad-skilled practitioner.
Fellows have a commitment to both improving communities and enriching the housing profession.
We often see individuals who are senior leaders, aspiring leaders and experienced professionals, apply for this grade.
The benefits of becoming a fellow of CIH include:
*Pay your £368 membership cost via Direct Debit across 12 months.
To become a fellow you will need to be a current chartered member of CIH and be able to demonstrate how you have contributed to the profession.
Assessment for fellowship is based on the following criteria:
As part of your application you will need to:
All applications will be acknowledged and a timetable for reviews will be confirmed. Members can apply at any time and applications will be held until the next meeting of the panel.
Please note a non-refundable fee of £250 is due at the time of application. Applications will not go before the CIH Fellowship Admissions Panel until full payment has been received.
As a member you can attend all our events for free**, they cover a variety of topics, ranging from practical housing management, high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development.
**Unfortunately due to the specific way these events are hosted, we are unable to include Manchester and live award ceremonies and dinners as part of the offer. Terms and conditions apply
Assist other CIH members to implement effective career development strategies at a time of rapid change in the housing world by becoming a Mentor.
Our CIH member opinion panel gives you the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas around housing-related issues from all across the UK. Join over 500 other housing professionals influencing CIH’s policy work.
We dedicate ourselves to support you in your continuous professional development (CPD). Being able to track, record and monitor your CPD is crucial as you progress through the membership grades, but also as evidence of your personal professional development to your employer.
We’ve partnered with The Institute of Leadership and Management (TILM) to offer an exclusive joint membership deal to current CIH members, giving access to a wealth of support to grow your leadership potential within the housing sector.
Be the first to know about all the breaking news for the sector as and when it happens. With regular newsletters to keep you in the loop with everything that is going on in the housing sector.
We will also keep you informed about about upcoming events, training courses and more.
If you have any questions about our membership, we’d love to hear from you. You can email us, give us a call or submit an enquiry and we will be happy to help.
Adrian Huckin FCIH | Executive director of innovation, culture and improvement Merlin Homes
I have benefited from the professional training afforded to me by the CIH, whilst I was studying for my professional examinations and participating in the CPD programme. Exclusive discounts on courses, conferences, access to the webinar programme and wider professional guidance has ensured I have kept abreast of national, regional and local policy issues. I have also specifically benefitted from being a member of the CIH in Wales where access to our decision makers has been possible and actively encouraged.
John Keegan FCIH | Chief executive, Monmouthshire Housing Association
CIH membership is essential for promotion and a great way to network and meet like-minded people. Joining CIH is a sign of commitment to the profession. Joining CIH is a sign of commitment to your own development and it’s a way of promoting our profession as a fantastic career.
Jason Wroe FCIH | Chief executive, Newydd Group Ltd
Being part of CIH means you are in a club of like-minded individuals trying to achieve the same thing as you - whether that is career improvement, better outcomes & performance in your current role, or improving the provision of affordable housing and sustainable communities for everyone.
Catharine Hinton FCIH
If you are thinking about whether it is worth doing the extra work to gain chartered or fellowship membership of the CIH my recommendation is to go for it. Make a start on the form, ask for references, and start compiling your evidence. It can seem overwhelming, but it has been a wonderful and valuable journey for me.