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

CIH South East Awards 2017

CIH’s South East Awards give you the chance to showcase your outstanding work. CIH awards logo

Why enter?

• Showcase your great work or the work of a colleague

• Compete with the best in the country - the regional winners of the Apprentice of the year, New professional of the year and Exceptional contribution by a CIH member categories will automatically go through to the final of the prestigious Housing Heroes Awards 2017

• Show your organisation is a great place to work

How to enter? Applications now closed

Simply download the form for the category you wish to enter, complete it and return it to CIHawards@cih.org by 6pm on (the new extended date of) Monday 27 February 2017. Flyer available here.

The categories

Best Outcomes achieved for residents of the year

This award provides an excellent opportunity for organisations to celebrate their achievements. The winner will have demonstrated how the organisation has improved the lives of residents, a community or an individual resident.

Your organisation will have developed a clear pathway within the organisation (buy-in) to sustain an on-going commitment to improve the lives of residents. This award is open to both individuals and teams. Both CIH members and non members can apply.

>Download the entry form now

Innovator or innovation of the year

This is your chance to show us real originality. You will have thought outside the box to deliver a service or product in a way which shows true innovation. Technology may have been central to your innovation but this isn’t essential. We’re looking for original thinking to deliver something which has strengthened your work. The best projects or ideas will have changed the way you work in a clear and sustainable way. They should also have helped you reduce costs and enhance your overall service.

This award will showcase, recognise and celebrate the pioneering spirit and highlight innovators who have developed original projects and services. Or, alternatively,innovative projects developed by a team or organisation within the South East region. Open to both CIH members and non-members.

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Apprentice of the year

Do you have a truly outstanding apprentice who has hit the ground running and made a real contribution to your organisation? Or are you an apprentice and want to put yourself forward to compete against the best in the country.

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of an apprentice in housing. It is open to any applicant undertaking an apprenticeship scheme or a traineeship, in any discipline and working in the sector. You do not need to be  CIH member to enter this category.

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Exceptional contribution by a CIH member (CIH members only)

Do you know a CIH member who has gone above and beyond to make an outstanding contribution? This award highlights outstanding professional achievement and individual personal contribution by a CIH member working in housing. We’re looking for someone who has shown their commitment to their organisation and the communities they work in.

They will have made an outstanding commitment to their profession and be an inspirational role model for those working in housing. They will also personify the ethics and professional standards underpinning CIH membership.

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New professional of the year (CIH members only)

This award will showcase, recognise and celebrate the successes of housing professionals at an early stage of their career and have normally worked in the housing industry for less than three years. This award is designed to demonstrate that it doesn’t matter what stage of your career you are at, you can achieve great success and achievements. If you know someone who has shown great promise early in their career or you’ve had a big impact yourself, this is the award for you.

>Download the entry form now