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Applications are invited from members of the profession to serve on the Nominations Committee and help it steer the right strategic course in acting as the Appointment Panel to Governing Council.

Join our Nominations Committee

RICS is helping shape the future of the built and natural environment, but we're only as strong as our leadership.

We're currently looking for an RICS professional to join our Nominations Committee; a critical part of our governance structure responsible for securing the best candidates for our Governing Council.

In this exciting role, you'll have a direct influence over the talent and succession planning for RICS' main governing body. We're looking for a qualified professional who is experienced in making senior appointments, committed to diversity and inclusion, and understands the challenges facing the profession and what it means to fulfil a non-executive member position for a leading global professional body.

Our changing world needs RICS' commitment to standards, trust and technical excellence. This is your chance to influence the future shape Governing Council to ensure our profession remains at the heart of the built and natural environment.

Application process

To apply, submit your completed application form with your CV.

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Applications are open until Friday 21 June 2019. Interviews for the position will be scheduled for Friday 28 June 2019.

Role criteria

  • Role outline

    The Committee is made up of a Chair, up to two independent non-executive members, up to two RICS members (not on Governing Council), up to five members from Governing Council and two Executive members, RICS' Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer.

    There is currently a vacancy for an RICS member not on Governing Council.

    The members of the Committee will support the Chair in discharging the responsibilities of the Committee. Following a vote of the membership at the AGM in 2018, Nominations Committee, on behalf of Governing Council, will oversee the repopulation of Council to the agreed "end-state" model of a Governing Council of 25 seats comprising 15 market seats, 6 strategy seats and seats on Council for the President, President-Elect, Senior Vice-President and Chair of Governing Council.


    The Committee shall be accountable to Governing Council.

    Time commitment

    A commitment of up to five days per annum (excluding travel) is expected from the holder in order to perform their duties.

    The Committee may meet virtually (by video conference call) as an alternative to face to face meetings.

    Term of appointment

    The initial term of office will be up to a maximum of three years. Committee members may be reappointed for additional terms (provided the total continuous service on the Committee does not exceed six years) by the Committee Chair in accordance with the Global Appointments Model and subject to satisfactory performance.


    The RICS member positions are not remunerated but Committee members are reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in accordance with the RICS Travel/Expenses Policy.

  • Candidates need not meet all of the person specification criteria to apply. However, there is an expectation that all candidates will be able to demonstrate suitable knowledge and experience of making senior appointments.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Experience of making senior appointments, ideally through proven skill in recruitment or on Appointment Panels
    • Experience in, understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusivity
    • Experience as a non-executive or equivalent role (some previous board level experience) outside RICS
    • Experience of assessing competencies, using competency frameworks/skills matrices
    • Familiarity with performance management schemes for senior executives


    • Influencing skills
    • Recruitment skills
    • Active listening and curiosity
    • Ability to provide specific and constructive feedback
    • Ability to analyse and interpret evidence and information quickly in order to make informed and robust decisions

    Personal Qualities

    • Willingness to support and champion collective decision making
    • Works supportively and builds team cohesiveness with fellow Committee and wider staff executive in an inclusive way