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Join our UK & Ireland World Regional Board

Join our UK & Ireland World Regional Board

Due to members coming to the end of their tenure, RICS now seeks two UK or Ireland members to join the Board.

RICS is here to build a profession that is respected by setting standards, training and regulating RICS professionals. The UK & Ireland World Regional Board has a pivotal role to play in leading RICS and supporting the profession across the UK and Ireland.

Due to members coming to the end of their tenure, RICS now seeks two UK or Ireland members to join the Board. To be effective, the Board aims to reflect the breadth of the profession and its strategic priorities and as such applications will be particularly welcome from members with experience in one of the following:

  • QS from the construction and/or infrastructure sectors 
  • Building surveyor from any sector
  • Passionate about diversity & inclusion and inspiring the next generation
  • Running an SME business
  • Proptech
  • Investment/Development

Please download the role description and application form from this page.

About the Board

As the largest RICS world region with over 78,000 members and 15,000 trainees across the UK & Ireland, the Board has a wide portfolio of responsibilities essential to maintaining the value and growing the trust and influence of RICS.

The main responsibilities of the UK and Ireland World Regional Board are:

  • To steer the right strategic course in a period of rapid change and market disruption in the built and natural environment and the profession itself.
  • To oversee the identification of risks and opportunities
  • To deliver market insight and intelligence
  • To oversee the overall enhancement of regional engagement and performance
  • To build, equip and promote the profession at a regional level
  • To enhance the recognition and profile of RICS throughout the UK and Ireland
  • To play a vital role in the achievement of RICS' global strategy to ensure that the standards of the profession are trusted, valued and adopted by the marketplace
  • To ensure that RICS' thought leadership influences solutions and policies to real world issues facing the built and natural environments.

Joining the Board gives you the opportunity to influence how to take RICS forward and to promote the profession, shape Government policy, develop your skills and networks while giving something back.

About the role

Appointment to the Board is for an initial period of up to three years. The Board is made up of RICS members and staff executives and meets up to four times a year. The total time commitment will be no more than 10 days a year. There is no remuneration, but travel and accommodation costs incurred will be reimbursed in accordance with the RICS members' expenses policy.

Applications

The closing date for applications is 22 November 2019. There are two vacancies and applications are invited from RICS professionals with experience in one of the following:

  • QS from the construction and/or infrastructure sectors
  • Building surveyor from any sector
  • Passionate about diversity & inclusion and inspiring the next generation
  • Running an SME business
  • Proptech
  • Investment/Development

Shortlisting of prospective candidates will take place immediately after the closing date with the interview process expected to commence in early December. We aim to announce the new Board appointments shortly thereafter with their first Board meeting taking place in January 2020.

To find out more and apply or to encourage a colleague to do so, please download the role description and application form from this page.

Further information

If you have any specific questions or would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Simon Prichard, Chair of the UK & Ireland Board (sprichard@rics.org) or Matthew Howell, Managing Director UK & Ireland (mhowell@rics.org)

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