May 192020

Members - RIBA Standards Committee

Recruiter: RIBA 1834
Location: London & Remote
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 23 Apr 2020
Closes: 25 May 2020
Ref: RIBA Standards Committee Members
Job (Function): RIBA Jobs
Contract Type: Freelance
Hours: Flexible

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture.

The organisation serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. The RIBA delivers key services to members, as well as advancing architecture more generally – through its awards, library, gallery, public programme and website. Being inclusive, ethical, environmentally aware and collaborative underpins all that the RIBA does.

Following an extensive review, a new governance structure has been approved for the organisation which has seen the creation of a new Board of Trustees who take over responsibility from the existing, much larger, Council for the oversight of the executive management of the RIBA.

Council has the following principal functions:

  • to be the representative body of the membership of the RIBA;
  • to provide strategic advice and guidance to the Board; and
  • to hold the Board to account.

The reformed RIBA Council is looking to establish the RIBA Standards Committee and appoint up to 8 members; up to 5 members who are Chartered RIBA members and a minimum of 3 Committee members who are independent of the RIBA.

The Standards Committee sets standards for the profession and oversees the administration of the Conduct function for RIBA members and Chartered Practices, which includes:

  • publishing the RIBA Code of Professional Conduct and RIBA Code of Practice
  • oversight of members’ compliance with the matters set out in their Declarations,
  • determining the procedure for dealing with conduct issues under the Byelaws, including making rules dealing with disciplinary procedure; and
  • taking disciplinary action in respect of members or Chartered Practices, including carrying out investigations, suspending and removing members, and issuing other sanctions.
  • setting professional competency and other criteria for admission and maintenance of Chartered, Student, Associate and Affiliate membership, including educational qualifications and CPD requirements
  • monitoring and recording compliance with CPD requirements

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in corporate governance in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience of working with a standards-led member body.
  • Ability to contribute to the activities and delegated responsibilities of the committee
  • Be familiar with the RIBA’s mission, vision values and goals and strategic plan
  • Clear critical thinker and able to challenge opinions

A Chartered RIBA Member for the member roles

Candidates for the independent roles will bring senior experience gained in a similarly complex and high-profile organisation. They will ideally have a strong interest in architecture and the impact that the RIBA and its members have in the world.

Candidates for the member roles should have senior experience gained in an architecture practice and/or architecture education or equivalent setting. They will have a strong interest in the professional, educational and ethical dimensions of architecture and ideally experience in standards setting. The roles may also involve co-ordination with other RIBA committees and expert groups.

All post-holders will be collaborative, empathetic and have a sensitive and diplomatic style.

For an information pack please see the link below or for further enquires please contact with the reference: Standards Committee Recruitment

Applications including CV and covering letter explaining why they are a suitable candidate to serve on this committee should be sent to or alternatively you can apply online using the link on this page.

Closing date for applications: 25 May 2020

The RIBA is a progressive employer, committed to developing a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all sections of society and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation.

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