Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ('RICS')Standards and Regulation Board Member (Independent / non-RICS member)
At a pivotal time in the organisation's development we are looking for four new Board members (two Chartered Surveyor board members and two independent board members) to join the independently led Standards and Regulation Board ('SRB') in a critical phase of change and development.
Following the positive vote from the profession in November 2018 to modernise and transform our governance, RICS' Standards and Regulation Board is a global Board which combines responsibilities previously held by the separate Knowledge and Regulatory Boards. It is responsible for overseeing and upholding the profession's standards through a global assurance and enforcement regime, providing independent oversight and a public-interest perspective across RICS' standard setting and regulatory functions.
The SRB is currently underrepresented by women and those with experience of the African continent and Asia Pacific. With a diverse membership from around the world, RICS encourages applications from candidates with a diverse background, particularly women, people from an ethnic minority, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups. Applications are invited globally from RICS professionals and independent (non-RICS member) candidates.The role
We are seeking two independent Board members and two RICS professional members. Please note that any member of the Standards and Regulation Board is ineligible to sit on other RICS Boards and Committees and upon appointment to the Standards and Regulation Board, candidates must resign any other such roles at RICS.
Members appointed to the Standards and Regulation Board will:
- Work with RICS' executive, adopting a unitary approach, in the formulation and delivery of RICS' standards, policy and regulatory strategy objectives of RICS as a self- regulatory professional body.
- Oversee the development and delivery of the regulatory business plan objectives.
- Deliver strategic oversight and challenge of the Executive in the general operational delivery of education, qualifications, standards and regulation.
- Set rules in respect of conduct and ethical standards, RICS' regulatory powers, the constitution of RICS' Regulatory Tribunal, including its role and function and other matters of regulatory significance.
- Ensure the publication and promotion of information to RICS stakeholders on regulatory matters and regulatory decisions of RICS' Regulatory Tribunal.
- Oversee the delivery of a fair and independent regulatory process ensuring that the profession's technical and ethical standards are assured and enforced in a proportionate, risk-based and carefully targeted way which takes account of different regional circumstances.
- Collaborate with other RICS Boards and stakeholders.
Independent candidates will bring senior board level experience having served in a non-executive capacity previously, while RICS professional candidates will ideally have non-executive or equivalent senior board experience. All candidates will bring strong interpersonal skills to the role, with a diplomatic approach and the ability to build consensus. RICS professional members must be Chartered Surveyors and in good standing.
We are looking for strategic thinkers, with outstanding analytical ability and an understanding of working with cultural and national differences.
The role is remunerated at a rate of £5440 per annum. Remuneration and expenses will be paid in accordance with RICS policies.
The Board shall meet at least four times a year. Additional virtual attendance at catch-up calls and ad hoc meetings of task and finish groups set up to address individual matters are also likely to be required. The minimum time commitment for this role is approximately 15 days per annum.
Currently most meetings are held virtually but in normal circumstances, some meetings will be held at RICS headquarters at Parliament Square. The Board will ultimately meet at such places, times and dates as the Chair of the Board determines as according to the Standards and Regulation Board Terms of Reference. Some global travel may be required (subject to government guidelines).
The successful candidates will take up their new role in February 2022.How to apply
To apply, please submit the following documents via the button below.
Closing date for applications is 17:00 (BST) on Monday 31 January 2022
- A supporting statement (no more than two pages of A4) explaining how you meet the criteria for the role, as described in the role specification;
- A curriculum vitae which includes any relevant experience (no more than two pages);
- Details of two professional referees; referees will only be contacted for short-listed candidates following interview;
- Diversity and Inclusivity Monitoring Form
Please note: The information you provide in your application will be shared with Odgers Berndtson, which is an agency assisting RICS in this recruitment process.Further information
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 February 2022 via conferencing facility. An induction day will take place in London in late February 2022 and the first meeting will take place via conferencing facility on 22 March 2022.
RICS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified candidates from a wide array of backgrounds to apply because we know that it's the differences in our people that make the difference to our performance.