Sep 102021

Committee Members - Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Recruiter: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Location :Location independent – applications also welcome from non-UK residents
Salary :Unremunerated with expenses - circa 6 days per annum
Posted: 08 Sep 2021
Closes: 08 Oct 2021
Job Function :Board Member
Industry :Public

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a world renowned, global organisation that operates as a professional body, driving excellence in architecture. We serve our members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. We are passionate about excellence wherever it occurs, have a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion in its widest sense. Being inclusive, ethical, environmentally aware and promoting the highest professional standards in architecture underpins all that we do.

We are appointing our new Committee members at an unprecedented time. The world needs architects to be at their best, to help facilitate and lead the realisation of the most appropriate solutions that respond to the problems, commitments and aspirations that shape our collective futures. The changing regulatory and operational landscape in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the impact of the current pandemic on how and where we live and work, the UK’s EU-departure and the implications of Net Zero Carbon targets are examples of major shifts that demand our attention. We are also addressing some important cultural issues in our profession and have a responsibility to do so. Ultimately, we must be a role model for our profession and demonstrate our values so that our voice is authentic and credible to make a positive difference. As an organisation, we are on our own business improvement journey, improving our governance and pursuing far-reaching business change to maximise our relevance and value to our current and future global membership.

We are seeking to appoint a number of new members to 5 of our Committees: Membership; Education & Learning; Practice & Policy; Cultural Knowledge and Outreach and Standards. As a Committee Member, you will have an opportunity to make an important contribution, helping us to accelerate progress and make good decisions in these disciplines, whilst providing strategic challenge and support, as we pursue new organisational capability and standards of professionalism. You will bring relevant experience in one of the five committee areas, together with an interest in the built environment. Your experience of change, governance and control will be of considerable benefit to the RIBA as we deliver our programme of transformation, and applications are welcomed from both RIBA members and non-members.

In these appointments, we are seeking diversity in its broadest sense, and welcome applications from all communities and professions, both in the UK and overseas. In addition to RIBA members, we are also interested in attracting committee members from other professional bodies, and non-members with expertise in education and learning (including primary and secondary education experience), the arts/culture, digital outreach and audience/public engagement.

For more information please click here.

Closing date: Noon, Friday 8 October 2021


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