Every day, housing professionals create opportunities for people to find a home from which they can build the rest of their lives. The work we do is so important, which is why we want you to have the ability to demonstrate your professionalism and dedication to the sector using professional standards.
It also underpins the spirit of the housing regulation regimes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Professionalism is also embedded throughout the Social Housing White Paper in England. Your commitment to this will soon become the expected norm and something residents will anticipate.
In the Social Housing White Paper in England, Government makes specific reference to the behaviours and attitudes of people who work in our sector:
To be the change we want to see, we must have a common purpose that celebrates our collective identity as a housing profession: an understanding of what’s important, what we stand for and what we’re trying to achieve.
By applying recognised and valued characteristics and standards into your daily roles, the whole profession gains trust and credibility.
With this at the forefront, CIH professional standards have been designed and developed to:
The professional standards bring a wealth of benefits to you as an individual but also to your organisation. The standards will:
As an individual, the standards enable you to:
Investing in the professionalism of your colleagues will:
For your residents, the standards can be used to:
From working with a variety of CIH members, housing organisations and professional bodies beyond housing during the development of the standards, investing in professional development can bring you even more benefits.