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

Mentoring scheme

The CIH mentoring scheme is designed to support members to explore their career possibilities and identify relevant development opportunities, guided by a qualified and experienced colleague from the housing sector. Please note that this scheme is only available to all paying members. It is envisaged that the mentoring period will last for about one year (maximum).

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a voluntary relationship between a mentor and a mentee, set over a period of one year (maximum). A mentoring relationship allows the mentee to gain access to objective knowledge, experience and advice from someone usually more experienced than themselves, and to explore their career objectives and professional development goals. With the CIH mentoring scheme, you're encouraged to set specific objectives for the mentoring relationship. Mentoring can take place face-to-face, by phone, skype or by email.

Mentoring scheme

How do I find out more?

CIH members: The CIH mentoring scheme is coordinated through CiZone, our online career development tool.

How do I register to become a mentor or apply for a mentor?

  • make sure you're logged in to MyCIH with your member account, then click on CiZone
  • select 'Scenarios' within CiZone; "I would like to be a mentor" to sign up to become a mentor or "I need a mentor" to request a mentor

CiZone scenarios

Please note: You will be able to access a range of resources within CiZone to help you throughout the mentoring relationship so please take some time to read through.  

Non-CIH members: Join CIH today to gain access to the scheme and other resources in the career innovation zone (CiZone). If you have any questions please call us on 024 7685 1700 or email us on


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What do members access?

As a member you have access to great resources to help you in your work and career.  These include webinars on the hottest topics in housing, 'what you need know' factsheets covering key issues affecting the industry and the knowledge hub which covers practical information, in-depth case studies and an online network to connect you to other housing professionals working on the same issues.