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

    Robina Goodlad Excellence in Social Justice Award

    This award is in its eleventh year and was set up in recognition of the late Robina Goodlad, a Professor of Housing and Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow and Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Research on Social Justice from 1998 until her death in 2005.

    The award is aimed at individuals working in or in partnership with housing organisations in Scotland. Entrants should have broken new ground or made a significant contribution to housing in Scotland and those who have helped, or are helping others, to achieve their goals and make a difference to their communities.

    The judging panel will be looking for ways in which the nominee has addressed one or more of the following criteria:

    • Made innovative change - with examples of this;
    • Moved beyond established practice and succeeded by doing things differently;
    • Gone beyond the requirements of their role;
    • Helped to remove barriers, open up opportunities for others, set a new pathway or promoted social justice through their achievements.

    Who is eligible?

    The Award is open to anyone involved in any area of housing and related activities, either in an employed or voluntary capacity.

    How to enter & judging

    Entrants should complete the online award submission form. In support of your nomination, please provide a summary of no more than 800 words outlining the nominee's claim to the award. The summary will be the main source of information for shortlisting candidates.

    Where appropriate, we would also like you to describe the candidate’s vision for the future and how they intend, in practical terms, to build on their achievements.

    Please include any relevant documentation such as press coverage or materials that the nominee may have produced (this need not be contained within the 800 word summary). Please also confirm that the nominee is willing to take part in the process before making your submission.

    Judges will look favourably on entries which address more than the minimum number of criteria.

    Be sure to send in your nominations in by the closing date: Friday 8 September 2017 at 16:00. Nominations will not be accepted after this date.


    The winner will be announced and the award presented at the CIH Scotland Excellence Awards Dinner on Friday 27 October 2017 at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. The winner will receive a trophy (to be returned after one year).


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