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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Working in housing

Let’s make a difference together

Working in housing is not just about the building - it’s about making a positive difference to people’s lives, their communities and their life chances by providing them with a decent home and environment in which to live.

Over 150,000 people are estimated to work in the affordable housing industry in the UK. A career in housing is exciting and can provide an incredible variety of options, from housing management to residential involvement and from development to supported housing – to mention just a few. Put simply - if you want to make a positive difference working housing is for you!

We offer a range of resources to support you at every stage of your career

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  • starting a career in housing and want to know how to get your first job in the industry
  • progressing your housing career and want to know how to make the next step
  • advising clients about career opportunities in the industry and are looking for guidance and teaching resources

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