We have recently refreshed our annual awards programme with the launch of the RICS Social Impact Awards. As part of this, we are now looking for judges across all 12 UK regions to help us recognise and reward each region's top built projects that are having a positive and transformational impact on society.
Befitting the importance of these awards and their national significance, we need a wide range of expert judges from across the built environment, so non-members are welcome to apply.
Built projects and initiatives entered into the RICS Social Impact Awards will be judged on their contribution to adding value to society - including their environmental impact – across nine project categories: Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Heritage, Infrastructure, Land & Rural, Leisure, Residential and Student Accommodation.
There is also an overall 'Project of the Year' accolade and an individual award will be given nationally to a 'Lifetime Achiever.'
All category winners will go head-to-head against other regional winners – from all 12 UK regions - to compete in the RICS Social Impact Awards Grand Final in London later next year.
Are you passionate about the built environment? Do you want to be involved in promoting best practice in the profession and inspiring the next generation of surveyors? Are you committed to delivering social value through your work? If the answer to these questions is yes, read on - we want to hear from you.
The role of a regional judge is to review and shortlist submitted award entries - across a category you have expertise in - as well as attend project viewings to assess the nominations against strict criteria and select the winning projects.
You will recognise excellence at a regional level and be able to confidently highlight and discuss the shortlisted built schemes and initiatives - in your category of expertise - that are having the greatest impact in their communities, recognising the work of our profession and the teams that have made them a success.
Time commitment Judges are required to be available throughout February-March 2020 to attend two judges' meetings and undertake project viewings as necessary.
Judges are required to attend their regional ceremony, which will take place between April and June 2020.
Get in touch with Carolyn Robins, RICS UK Awards Manager, who will send you more information.