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Legally Qualified Chair Committee Members – Professional Conduct Committee (PCC)

Time commitment: up to 30 days per year

Terms of engagement: Four year term, with the possibility of reappointment for a further four years

Remuneration: £743.75 per day


ARB is seeking to appoint Legally Qualified Chairs to the committee to lead the committee, which must include a legally qualified member (this role) an architect and lay person. We would love to hear from you if you are a qualified solicitor or barrister (or advocate in Scotland) with experience in chairing tribunals or conduct committees, have an understanding of professional regulation and are able to work with a range of stakeholders ensuring proceedings are fair, efficient and effective.


Application Process

If this opportunity interests you, please submit a CV and supporting statement to be considered for the role. Please refer to the ARB Information for Applicants for information to support you in making an application.

As part of your supporting statement, please cover the following points:

1. Provide a summary explaining why you are applying for this role and what you think makes you a suitable candidate, thinking about the impact you feel you could make.

2. Provide an example of a time when you chaired tribunal or conduct committee proceedings or similar, reflecting on how you ensured proceedings were fair, efficient, and effective with clear outcomes that are understood by all.

3. Illustration of where you have assimilated large amounts of information into a written decision.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. ARB embraces differences of colleagues and those that work with us and celebrate diversity. Such candidates often only apply for roles they believe they are a perfect match for, but at ARB it’s your attitude and desire to build upon your existing knowledge and skills that matter most, so please do apply even if you feel you don’t tick every box.

No agencies please

About Us:

ARB was established by an Act of Parliament – the Architects Act 1997 (the “Act”) – and is the statutory regulator of architects in the UK.

ARB’s statutory responsibilities are contained in the Act, and cover six main areas:

  • Prescribing the qualifications needed to become an architect in the UK
  • Keeping the UK Register of Architects
  • Ensuring that architects meet our standards for conduct and practice
  • Investigating complaints about an architect’s conduct or competence
  • Making sure that only people on our register offer their services as an architect
  • Acting as the UK’s competent authority for architects

ARB values diversity and is committed to working within the principles of equal opportunity. We therefore ask applicants to complete our Equalities Monitoring questions as part of the application process via this online portal. This information will not be viewed by those involved in the selection process, and it is not part of the selection criteria.

How to apply

Interested candidates can apply through the link below. Please ensure you include your:

  • CV
  • Supporting statement
  • Completed declaration of conflicts form

Closing date

The closing date is 1st May 2024. We will contact you once short-listing has been completed to advise you of the outcome of your application by no later than 10th May 2024.

We anticipate interviews will take place on 20th May to 7th June 2024.