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Executive

Route to chartered membership

The executive route to chartered membership is aimed at housing practitioners operating at director or senior management level. It requires applicants to demonstrate and present a case on how their professional experience and practice shows that they meet the requirements of chartered membership.

Apply now: Send your completed application form to membership.services@cih.org

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Requirements

To apply for this route, you need to be a current chief executive, director or professional partner working in housing or the built environment.


Assessment

There are two steps for those wishing to achieve chartered membership via the executive route:

1. You will be required to submit a statement with examples outlining your experience and practice at a strategic level in your organisation and how you influence policy and practice agendas locally, regionally and nationally against the criteria for chartered membership.

2. Following submission of an application, successful applicants will be invited to attend a peer review group. All applicants will be required to present a case to their peers and the panel that clearly demonstrates why they should have the distinction of being a chartered member and how their professional experience and practice shows:

  • their contribution to the housing profession 
  • the strategic direction of their organisation and how its meets government housing policy
  • their experience in managing resources (people and/or teams)
  • their reflection on their professional experience
  • their practice of professional development and working to a code of ethics
  • how they continue to influence policy and practice agendas locally, regionally and nationally.

This may take the form of a formal presentation, discussion, speech or any other method preferred by the applicant.  Each applicant will have one hour to present their case, which is made up of 30 minutes for the presentation and 30 minutes for questions and discussion with the other group members.

All applicants will be required to critically evaluate the presentation and responses to the questions and discussion of their peers and submit their comments to the CIH panel members. All comments during these reviews will be considered to be strictly confidential.

Benefits

  • No course attendance required – a reflective assessment process that is relevant to your role and organisation
  • Peer review group dates available throughout the year.
  • Successful completion leads to CIH chartered membership and the use of the letters CIHCM after your name to show that you are a fully qualified housing professional

Cost

The cost of this programme is £1,200. 

How do I apply?

Simply download and complete this application form, including a statement with examples outlining your experience and practice at a strategic level in your organisation and how they influence policy and practice agendas locally, regionally and nationally against the criteria for chartered membership.

Send your completed application to membership.services@cih.org

 

Chartered membership

Chartered membership is CIH’s most senior grade of membership and is a demonstration of your expertise, commitment and ethical standards. Find your path to chartered membership using one of our three new routes.

 

Why become a chartered member?

Chartered membership is the hallmark of a housing professional - CIH director of membership and education Judy Waugh's blog explains how it can transform your career.