The executive route to chartered membership is aimed at housing practitioners operating at director or senior management levels. This includes chief executives, directors or professional partners working in housing or the built environment at strategic levels in their organisations, leaders and influencers of policy and practice agendas locally, regionally and nationally.
You need to be a current chief executive, director or professional partner working in a housing organisation or the residential built environment.
You will be required to submit a statement with examples demonstrating your experience and practice at a strategic level in your organisation and how you influence policy and practice agendas locally, regionally and nationally against the criteria for chartered membership.
Please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before applying. Applications without statements will not be processed.
You will be required to prepare and deliver a presentation in front of a peer review group, made up of other candidates and a panel of experienced housing professionals.
This will be followed by a series of questions. The presentation is one hour, 30 minutes for the presentation and 30 minutes for questions and discussion with the other group members.
Interviews are conducted virtually on MS Teams and take place the first Friday of every month (provided there are two candidates minimum; four candidates will be the maximum). Please ensure you can accommodate this before applying. As part of your interview process, you must be present for all other candidates’ presentations.
You are required to demonstrate and present a case on how your professional experience and practice shows that they meet the requirements of chartered membership, which are to:
It should also show how your professional experience and practice shows:
Julia Prichard | Chartered member at the Chartered Institute of Housing
I genuinely recommend the executive route to others in a similar position. I am strong believer in reflective practice, and this gave me such a wonderful opportunity to do just that. I also made new connections with the panel members, one who has since agreed to mentor me, and it was just such a privilege to hear one of my peers present her case and share in her journey through the executive route too – another wonderful connection made.