Head of Professional Standards

RIBA 1834
Initially working remotely with return to London office in due course
£52,000 - £55,000 per annum depending on experience
27 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Job (Function)
Contract Type
Full Time

Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.

The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.

Salary: £52,000 - £55,000 per annum depending on experience

Location: Initially working remotely with return to London office in due course

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week, fixed term contract, 12 months duration

This role leads the RIBA’s professional standards programme, managing a small expert team in driving and supporting the highest professional and ethical standards in the architects’ profession, and supports the work of the RIBA Standards Committee.

This portfolio includes:

  • The RIBA’s professional conduct function and the disciplinary procedures relating to the RIBA Codes of Professional Conduct and Practice which maintain professional standards and public confidence in RIBA chartered members and RIBA chartered practices.
  • RIBA Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services (Mediation, Adjudication, Arbitration).
  • Specialist registers for RIBA Conservation Architects and RIBA Clients Advisers.

Over the coming months the professional standards team will also be developing an accreditation scheme for architects who wish to act as principal designers under the new building safety legislation, and this will be an important focus for the postholder.

The successful candidate will need to be a highly organised, skilled administrator with effective project management skills. They will have demonstrable understanding and experience of managing complaints or legal processes such as professional conduct processes or equivalent tribunal or hearings processes, exercising judgement in evaluating and interpreting complaints. Ideally, they will have a legal or para-legal background and experience of business planning and budget management.

How to apply
If you would like to apply for the position, please submit your CV and covering letter using the form below (for this position, “Work Examples” are not required so please submit your CV or covering letter again in this field). Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application

Please read job description: Head of Professional Standards (via the link below)
Closing date: Sunday 1 August 2021
Interview date: TBC

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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