not just a desk job

CIH Scotland

Career change?

While anyone has the potential to get into housing at any stage of their career, as with any line of work you will need to demonstrate you have the necessary skills for the job.

Check the key qualities that an employer is looking for in the career you wish to pursue for the various job types. Don't be afraid to add skills that you've gained from your personal life, such as organising a fundraiser or being a football referee.

As with most careers, employers will expect a basic literacy, numeracy and IT ability, along with good communication skills.

If you don't have the necessary skills for a particular role, you can always start at a lower level and work your way up, or gain a qualification to boost your knowledge and experience.

Worked in HR in the private sector and saw social housing as an opportunity; been here since 1984 and am still enjoying it.

Head of HR and IT