RICS are seeking applications globally from candidates with appropriate and relevant expertise in reviewing professional standards recommendations to join the Steering Group.
The new Steering Group, reporting to the Standards and Regulation Board, will be primarily responsible for reviewing, monitoring and scrutinising RICS Professional Standards and making recommendations for approval or otherwise, to the SRB and other RICS governance bodies.
Chaired by Richard Waterhouse FRICS, the Steering Group will operate for up to 18 months and will provide recommendations to the SRB on more permanent governance arrangements.
The Steering Group will be accountable to the SRB. The SRB is a global Board 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. You can see the full PSSG terms of reference here.
We are seeking to appoint five members to the Steering Group; a UK qualified barrister or solicitor, an accountant, an economist, a consumer advocate and an individual with appropriate and relevant professional regulatory experience.
Successful candidates will be individuals of the utmost integrity, who are able to work impartially and collaboratively, build positive relationships quickly with RICS staff, board and committee members and other stakeholders.
It is essential that successful candidates will demonstrate:
- experience, understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity;
- relevant experience in reviewing and scrutinising standards, rules or legislation;
- excellent communication skills with a range of stakeholders.
Ideally the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate experience of making decisions in the public interest and experience of working within a regulatory setting. Experience as a member of a board would be an advantage.
With a diverse membership from around the world, RICS encourages applications from candidates with a diverse background, people from an ethnic minority, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups. Applications are invited globally.
For further information about the role, and the essential and desirable criteria, please see the Role Description.
Time commitment and duration of appointment
The initial term of appointment for this role will be up to 18 months, subject to any extension by the SRB. The annual time commitment is anticipated to be approximately 20 days.
For all RICS non-executive appointments, there may be no more than two successive three-year terms of appointment, totaling a maximum of six years combined for all appointments.
- A remote first role, with occasional meetings held either in Birmingham and/or London
- Remunerated at a rate of £340 per day
- You will be eligible to claim reasonable travel and subsistence expenses in accordance with the current RICS policy.
- The role is not pensionable
- Closing date for applications is 17:00 (BST) on Monday 23 October 2023
- 2 stage process including a short selection of applications week commencing 23 October 2023, followed by a panel interview on either 15 or 16 November 2023
- Induction of successful candidates expected week commencing 11 December 2023, either online or in person in Birmingham or London
- Everyone who replies will receive a response by no later than Friday 3 November 2023
The Application Process
Please send by no later than 17:00 (BST) on Monday 23 October 2023 the following documents to email@example.com:
- Your supporting statement (maximum two pages) identifying which of the roles you are applying for (UK qualified barrister or solicitor, an accountant, economist, consumer advocate or an individual with appropriate and relevant professional regulatory experience) and including how you meet the essential and/or desirable criteria for the role outlined in the role specification, and any additional information that may support your application;
- Your up-to-date CV should detail any relevant professional body membership details (i.e., regulated profession membership status and number);
- Details of two professional referees; referees will only be contacted for short-listed candidates following interview;
- Diversity and Inclusivity Monitoring Form
The Interview Process
- Week commencing 23 October 2023, applications will be discussed with the Appointment Panel and short-listed for interview
- Panel interviews will take place during Wednesday 15 and/or Thursday 16 November 2023, and will be held either online via MS Teams or in person in Birmingham or London, subject to availability
- Everyone who applies will receive a response by 3 November 2023
With a diverse membership from around the world, RICS encourages applications from candidates with a diverse background, people from an ethnic minority, people with disabilities and other underrepresented.