This is an honoured class of membership recognising highly experienced professionals who have made a significant contribution to the housing profession. It is the most senior membership grade offered by CIH.
Fellows are entitled to use the designatory letters FCIH, vote at CIH meetings and stand-in for Governing Board.
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 demonstarte how you have contributed to the profession.
Assessment for fellowship is based on the following criteria:
Aside from all the great member benefits that you have access to, 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.
The benefits of becoming a fellow of CIH include:
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.
Please note the application fee is non-refundable and is due at the time of application.
Applications will not go before the CIH Fellowship Admissions Panel until full payment has been received.