How can the standards be used in my organisation?

CIH professional standards can be flexed to fit in with your own organisational values – you can use what works for you. Here are some ways in which you can use the professional standards for your organisation: 

  • Identify standards of professional excellence across your own organisation  
  • Identify the desired and existing skills, knowledge and behaviours across the business to make change happen 
  • Identify team and organisational capability 
  • Build your own competency frameworks 
  • Map against organisational values 
  • Focus on behaviours needed for success 
  • Develop role profiles, job descriptions and personal specifications  
  • Identify areas for development across the business  
  • Build a resident’s charter  
  • Prepare for the expectations in the Social Housing White Paper. 

Abri Housing Association case study     Settle case study

How can the standards be used for me as an individual?

CIH professional standards can be flexed to fit in with your own professional development needs. Here are some ways you can use them in your day-to-day job and personal development:

  • Apply self-refection to support personal growth 
  • Practically embed standards into your day-to-day role 
  • Help you to make decisions 
  • Understand the wider context/ operating environment to inform your work  
  • Identify meaningful CPD activities
  • Build a case for your professional development 
  • Support interview preparation  
  • Help you to prepare for an appraisal or review 
  • Develop your external/public profile  
  • Demonstrate your commitment to being professional.   

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Abri case study
Why and how we are using the CIH Professional Standards at Abri. Find out how Abri applied the standards and how it benefitted their staff and organisation.
Complete the self-assessment template to help you identify the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be excellent in your job and even to achieve career goals.

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