Image Promo description

Register to use our site and access free newsletters, book events and lots more.

You don't have to be a member to use our site. Already registered? Login here

Become a member today

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

Head of business development and marketing


£43,776 - £50,922 (depending on experience)


Coventry-based, with UK-wide travel

About the role

The Chartered Institute of Housing is the professional body for housing. Our 17,000 members come from across the UK and we work with a diverse range of housing professionals and organisations to equip them with the training, skills and knowledge they need to excel.

With house prices and private rents continuing to rise, an acute shortage of housing and thousands of people sleeping on our streets every night, housing has never been more important. Working for CIH gives you the opportunity to do work which makes a very real difference.

This crucial new post will play a key role in driving our organisation forward by leading and managing our marketing and business to business functions (England).

Working with the director of marketing and communications you will devise, implement and lead strategies to drive the sale of our products and services, attract new members and directly support other priorities set out in our business plan.

You will work with a small but committed team of business development managers, leading our work with housing organisations to help build a bespoke package of our products and services to enable them to meet their business objectives and deliver outstanding homes and services. You will manage our existing portfolio of clients and play a vital role in driving new business.

You will also manage the team’s busy marketing function; devising, leading and implementing a strategy to drive sales of our products and services and doing work which ensures we get the right message to the right person at the right time.

About you

You will have a great instinct for marketing and sales and be passionate about implementing successful strategies to drive an organisation forward.

You will either be an expert in one of these disciplines with a solid understanding of how to successful in the other or you will be an experienced professional in both.

You will be confident and dynamic with a creative flair for identifying new business opportunities and marketing opportunities.

You will be a proactive, results-driven leader who can inspire a team to deliver great work. You will be committed to CIH and share in our vision.

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making CIH a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of employee benefits and the opportunities to develop your career with a growing organisation. The benefits include: a contributory pension scheme, 25 days leave plus bank holidays, childcare vouchers, discounted products and services and access to an employee assistance helpline.

Find out more

Download the full job description

Closing date


How to apply

Send your CV and covering letter to, director of strategic marketing and communications. Or for an informal conversation please ring Josie on 07825 169 292.

Closing date for applications: Monday 8 May (midday)

First-stage interviews: Thursday 11 May

Second-stage interviews: Tuesday 16 May



Our blog

Talking heads, talking houses.  Read the latest thoughts and comments from CIH

NI Awards 2016

Enter our CIH Housing Awards 2016

Register for our news

Get our latest news emailed directly to you