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Members – Professional Standards Steering Group – approx. 20 days per annum

United Kingdom
£340 per day
Closing date
23 Oct 2023

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Construction and property, Manufacturing and engineering, Regulatory
Salary band
£300 - £450 per day
Contract type
Part Time
Where will they be working?
From home

Job Details

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.

The Role

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.

The Candidate  

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.

Key information:

  • 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  

  • 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.


As a globally recognised professional body, everything we do is designed to effect positive change in the built and natural environments.

Through our respected global standards, leading professional progression and our trusted data and insight, we promote and enforce the highest professional standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our work with others provides a foundation for confident markets, pioneers better places to live and work and is a force for positive social impact.

With over 134,000 highly qualified trainees and professionals, and offices in every significant financial market, we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed our standards within local marketplaces in order to protect consumers and businesses. In doing so, we can innovate and progress the development of spaces and places so they are fit for future generations, in addition to the challenges faced in the present.

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