Standards & Regulation Board Recruitment

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I have to be a UK national to apply for these roles?

 No. We encourage applications on an internationally wide basis and are looking for candidates to apply from around the world. Please note that all times/dates referenced during the application process are based on GMT.

2. Is there an upper age limit?


3. What is the application process?

Applications will be collated and following a short sift meeting successful.
applicants will be requested to attend an interview at RICS London HQ.
Applicants must be available on the 26th, 28th November and 6th December to attend the interview in person or via Skype for overseas candidates.

4. What will the time commitment be for the appointments?

The Board will meet physically four times a year at a time and location as determined by the Chair. Additional virtual attendance will be required at catch up calls and ad hoc meetings of task and finish groups set up to address individual matters are likely to be required. The anticipated maximum time commitment for this role is 10 days per annum.

5. How much travel is involved?

Most meetings will be scheduled at RICS London HQ or on occasion at RICS Birmingham, or via video conference (Skype). Some Global travel may be required. You will be required to book your travel and accommodation in accordance with the RICS travel and expenses policy.

6. Is this a fixed term appointment?

The initial appointment will be for a period of three years. You have the right to reapply after this period for a further three years. The maximum period of appointment is six years.

7. Do I need to use a computer?

Yes. RICS conducts as much of its business as possible through electronic media. You should therefore expect to have access to and be able to use computer software, email and the internet.

8. Will feedback be provided if I am unsuccessful?

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications expected for this role, individual feedback will only be available to those who attend an interview.

9. Are SRB members required to have relevant insurance (such as professional indemnity insurance and/or D&O) or is this covered by RICS?

RICS maintains a relevant and comprehensive portfolio of insurances to indemnity current and past individuals whilst discharging their duties of the Standards and Regulation Board.

10. When are the meeting dates for 2020?

19th February 2020- RICS Standards and Regulation Board Induction of SRB Officers, London 25th March 2020- Standards and Regulation Board Meeting Q2, London
24th May 2020- Standards and Regulation Board Meeting Q3, Birmingham
24th September 2020- Standards and Regulation Board Q4, London 8th December 2020- Standards and Regulation Board Q1, London

Any further questions on the application process should be directed to Head of Regulatory Governance and Tribunals, Theresa Thorp ( or Regulatory Governance and Policy Assistant Sarah Scott (

RICS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified candidates from a wide array of backgrounds to apply because we know that it’s the differences in our people that make the difference to our performance.