Advising on a career in housing
It is known in the housing industry that if you ask people how they came into housing many will say it was by accident and that they hadn’t gone into their careers advisor at the age of 14 saying that they wanted to work in the housing industry.
However, working in the housing industry provides a vast range of job opportunities and as the work of housing organisations diversifies so does the range of roles available.
We work closely with careers advisors and a number of professional bodies representing those working in the housing industry to help raise the profile of working in the housing industry as a career of choice. Here you will find a range of tools designed to provide advisors with a bank of resources to support your knowledge of the opportunities in the housing industry, links to useful websites, routes into the industry and housing qualifications and courses.
General Careers in Housing resourcesCIH courses and qualifications
Links to useful contacts and websites
Working lives: how we develop future housing leaders read how Midland Heart's personal development programme aims to create managers and leaders
Read this article on the Guardian Professional Network site about Sarah Heaton’s route into a career in learning and development for housing.
Best 100 Companies 44 of the top 100 Not for Profit Organisations are in the housing industry. Take a look at the list for some successful organisations in the housing industry.
NotJustaDeskJob is a website developed by CIH Scotland which provides information about housing careers, housing courses and qualifications in Scotland.
Asset Skills is the Sector Skills Council for facilities management, housing, property, planning, cleaning and parking. They are led by employers to improve the skills of the workforce and they work with business, public and professional bodies and learning providers to ensure the training employers need is available to meet their current and future skills requirements.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) is the trade body for the housing industry and represents 1,200 not-for-profit housing associations in England and campaigns for better housing and neighbourhoods.
Inside Housing is the main trade press for the housing industry. Issued each week Inside Housing is packed with news and developments in the industry and jobs.
TotalProfessionals.com is an invaluable resource for anyone choosing a professional career. Whether you are a student, career switcher or returning to work after a career break, TotalProfessions.com offers careers advice and inspiration for becoming a professional. Find out how a Professional Body can improve your career and support your career aspirations. CIH on TotalProfessionals.com
Guardian Online Forums - CIH, Asset Skills and a number of individuals working the housing industry often take part in online careers forums relating to careers in the housing industry. Here are links to a couple of them: How can we attract more women into the Housing Sector? and Career options in housing