Peter Bond FCIH | housing assessor, The Learning Foundry
I decided to apply because I was keen to demonstrate my continued commitment to professional development. Furthermore, I wanted to be a positive example for other frontline housing officers and managers to follow and demonstrate that you don't necessarily have to be a chief executive to become a fellow.
Fellowship is recognised across the housing profession as an indicator of professional expertise, competence as a broad-skilled practitioner and a commitment to both improving communities and enriching the housing profession. We often see individuals who are senior leaders, aspiring leaders and experienced professionals, apply for this grade.
The benefits of becoming a fellow of CIH include:
*Pay your £344 membership cost via Direct Debit across 12 months. Please note, this fee will change to £368 from 1 January 2023
Be the first to know about all the breaking news for the sector as and when it happens.
Your CIH membership will unlock full access to Inside Housing so you can keep up to date with the latest housing news. You’ll receive a digital copy of Week in Housing, the weekly round-up and analysis of the week’s biggest stories, and a monthly bumper physical edition of Inside Housing, delving deep into key themes, with new levels of detailed analysis and in-depth research, packed full of knowledge and insight.
You can also make use of IH Live, a new mix of video and audio content designed to bring you the latest thinking, innovative ideas and guidance and regular IH newsletters straight to your inbox.
Our fortnightly newsletter dedicated to you ensures that you are kept in the loop with all things CIH as well as what is going on in the wider sector. Find out about upcoming events and member-only blogs and reports.
Once a month you'll receive a regional newsletter from your regional manager packed full of the latest policy news, latest housing stories, upcoming events, training courses and qualifications.
Adrian Huckin FCIH | Executive director of innovation, culture and improvement Merlin Homes
I have benefited from the professional training afforded to me by the CIH, whilst I was studying for my professional examinations and participating in the CPD programme. Exclusive discounts on courses, conferences, access to the webinar programme and wider professional guidance has ensured I have kept abreast of national, regional and local policy issues. I have also specifically benefitted from being a member of the CIH in Wales where access to our decision makers has been possible and actively encouraged.
John Keegan FCIH | Chief executive, Monmouthshire Housing Association
CIH membership is essential for promotion and a great way to network and meet like-minded people. Joining CIH is a sign of commitment to the profession. Joining CIH is a sign of commitment to your own development and it’s a way of promoting our profession as a fantastic career.
Jason Wroe FCIH | Chief executive, Newydd Group Ltd
Being part of CIH means you are in a club of like-minded individuals trying to achieve the same thing as you - whether that is career improvement, better outcomes & performance in your current role, or improving the provision of affordable housing and sustainable communities for everyone.
Catharine Hinton FCIH
If you are thinking about whether it is worth doing the extra work to gain chartered or fellowship membership of the CIH my recommendation is to go for it. Make a start on the form, ask for references, and start compiling your evidence. It can seem overwhelming, but it has been a wonderful and valuable journey for me.
To become a fellow you will need to be a current chartered member of CIH and be able to demonstrate how you have contributed to the profession.
Assessment for fellowship is based on the following criteria:
Please note a non-refundable fee of £250 is due at the time of application.
Applications will not go before the CIH Fellowship Admissions Panel until full payment has been received.