CIH recognition for our staff
Published: Fri, 7 Nov 2014
A number of our staff recently completed their Chartered Institute of Housing Level 3 qualifications.
Our Director of Landlord Services, Gerry Flynn and Nicola McCrudden, Director of CIHNI were there to present the Certificates in Housing Practice and Certificates in Housing Maintenance
Speaking after the presentation, Nicola McCrudden said: "We want to see a housing profession that demonstrates excellence. The Housing Executive clearly supports this view – its commitment to the continuous improvement of staff is evident through investment in learning and education.
"First and foremost, it's important for employers to train people to do the job they are currently in to the best of their ability. This not only meets immediate requirements but also ensures that practices are consistent.
We are committed to developing staff skills and understanding of wider housing practices, beyond immediate job roles. The Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice is a prime example of this as the programme focuses on the wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding needed in frontline housing roles.
Director of Landlord Services, Gerry Flynn recognising the hard work and effort of the staff involved said:
"This is an opportunity for senior managers to recognise that staff are a valuable asset worthy of the investment. All of the delegates being awarded their Certificates today should be extremely proud. Many have not undertaken study for quite some time, while others have young families and caring responsibilities.
"Real credit is due to every member of staff who undertakes this qualification alongside their busy work and home lives, but particularly to those who are receiving the Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice, which meant doing assignments on subjects such as Housing, Homeless Prevention, Community Involvement, Managing Arrears and Community Safety. Their hard work and determination has paid off with an excellent set of results. Well done."
Both of these nationally recognised courses are unique in the UK as they have been developed in partnership by the Housing Executive and CIH so the course not only meets the national requirements of the qualification but also the needs of our staff.