Lay Members - Conduct and Appeal Committee (APAC Region, with hearings via video conference facility)

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Birmingham UK or via conferencing facility
£340 per day, on average two days per month
Closing date:
1st May
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
5pm, Tuesday 1st May 2018
Online Situational Judgment Test (SJT)
Tuesday 1st May 2018 - Tuesday 8th May 2018
Final Panel
Friday 8th June 2018, Monday 18th June 2018 and Friday 22nd June 2018


RICS is a global professional body that sets the standard for, and regulates, 125,000 members and over 10,000 regulated firms working in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Where those members or firms fall short of the standards set, RICS takes appropriate regulatory action, including, in most serious cases, taking members or firms to disciplinary panels.

These panels of three are formed from the Conduct and Appeal Committee, to hear cases against members and firms brought by RICS and appeals of previous decisions. The Committee makes decisions independent of RICS and panels consist of both RICS members, and lay non-members. This approach to RICS’ disciplinary regime ensures that the public can have confidence that cases against members and firms are heard without favour or bias.

RICS is now seeking to appoint Lay members who live and work in the Asia Pacific region to the Committee.

Experience of committee, tribunal or disciplinary roles is desirable for lay candidates, along with experience of making decisions in the public interest. Candidates must be able to demonstrate outstanding communication and analytical skills and judgement, together with the ability to work effectively with others and make reasoned but often very challenging decisions.

Collaborative yet able to exercise independence of judgement, individuals must also possess high levels of integrity, patience, resilience, confidence and professionalism in dealing with pressured, unpredictable and sensitive situations

The appointments are for a fixed term of 3 years and remuneration is paid at a daily rate of £340 plus reasonable travel and subsistence.

Asia Pacific appointees will ordinarily participate in oral hearings held in the UK by way of video conferencing facilities, which may necessitate dealing with matters at unusual hours.  Occasionally cases may be convened to take place in one of RICS’ offices in the Asia Pacific region, rarely will it be necessary for an appointee to attend an oral hearing in the UK in person.

The successful candidates will ideally take up the role from Summer 2018.


Please note:

GatenbySanderson are not managing this recruitment.

If you have any questions about the roles or application process, please contact Theresa Thorp, Head of Regulatory Governance & Tribunals at RICS via

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Stage 1

Application Form

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Online Test

After the application closing date, you will be invited to take part in an online Situational Judgment Test (SJT), this will be sent to you as an email with a link to access the test. The SJT will present you with a series of realistic scenarios, based on the types of situations that you will face as a Committee Member, where a judgement must be made about the most and least appropriate course of action to take in response to the situation. 

Stage 2

Your online application and test performance will be reviewed and you will be informed whether you have been successful in passing stage 1 of the application and selection process.

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You will be asked to complete additional online tests prior to the final stage. This will consist of a personality questionnaire to understand your working style and preferences to explore at interview and a verbal reasoning test to measure your analytical skills and decision making.

Stage 3

This will involve a face to face interview with the RICS panel and a case study exercise.

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