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

    Excellence in Skills Development

    This award is aimed at all housing organisations including councils, RSLs, private sector organisations, community groups and tenant bodies. It recognises outstanding programmes or projects which have developed skills in the housing sector. For example: organisations who have expanded their existing skills to boost development capacity or procurement. Or it could be for a group who has delivered learning in the community. For example projects which deliver employability skills, boost digital knowledge or financial management.

    All entries should clearly demonstrate how they have fulfilled both of the following criteria:

    - Developed a culture of learning and improvement; and

    - Developed innovative approaches to learning and development.

    Who is eligible?

    The award is open to all housing organisations in Scotland, including local authority and registered social landlords, as well as community and tenants’ organisations. To be eligible, projects or initiatives should have taken place in Scotland and commenced within the last 24 months.

    How to enter & judging

    Entrants must complete the on-line submission form. They must include a maximum of 800 words on the project, which should be structured around the criteria set out above. Other supporting documents such as key reports may also be submitted as appendices to the main document. This submission will provide the basis for both short-listing and the final decision on the winning entry.

    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 award winner will be announced at the CIH Scotland Excellence Awards Dinner on Friday 27 October 2017 at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. The winner will receive a commemorative trophy.


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