Application process

RICS is committed to the principles and practice of diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, as well as individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Please contact if you anticipate needing any reasonable adjustments for any stage of the application and selection process.

Stage One – Registering and Creating an Account

If you are not already registered with GatenbySanderson, you will need to create an account at by clicking the ‘Register’ button. Complete the details on the registration form and choose a password. Please note that your username is the email address you have provided. Keep these safe as you will need your account details to receive messages from us securely.

Once you have set up an account, you can log in at any time using your email address and the password you have created.

We’ll communicate with you throughout the process via notification messages in your account. We’ll send you emails to alert you to a new message, but you will need to login to your account to access it. Occasionally, these messages can go into your spam folder, so please check this regularly. This is to protect your privacy.

Stage Two – Availability for Interview

Preliminary Interviews will be held virtually with GatenbySanderson between Wednesday 2 and 11 Friday November 2022.

Final interviews will be conducted face to face on Monday 28 November 2022 and will take place at the RICS’ office in London.

Stage Three – How to Apply

Your application must consist of the following:

  • A copy of your up to date CV
  • A supporting statement of no more than three pages explaining why you want this role and addressing the Essential and Desirable criteria in the Knowledge & Experience section of the Person Specification

Stage Four – Equal Opportunities Monitoring

You will next be asked to complete an online Equal Opportunities monitoring form. Information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and held securely in line with data protection and other relevant legislation and will be used for monitoring purposes only.

Stage Five – Contact Information, Existing Commitments and References

In the ‘Apply’ section of the online process, we will also ask you to complete some additional online sections, including: full name and contact information; details of other commitments/employment; conflicts of interest; and names and contact details for two referees (please note we shall NOT approach these individuals without your prior consent, and referencing will take place for selected candidates only).

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 21 October.  We strongly recommend that you allow enough time to complete and submit your application, as expressions of interest will NOT be accepted after this deadline.

Please check carefully that you are applying for the right position before you submit your application (i.e. Chair or Director General). If you apply for the wrong role, there is a risk that your application will be considered against the wrong field of applicants, which could disadvantage you.

Stage Six – Interview

Candidates will be asked to prepare a short presentation prior to interview on a topic shared with them in advance. This one-hour interview will be held at the RICS’ offices in London on Monday 28 November 2022.

The interview panel will consist of the following individuals:

RICS Members

  • Clement Lau
  • Isobel O’Regan
  • Andy Martin
  • Gaynor Warren-Wright
  • Michael Brodtman

Non RICS Members

  • Harriet Kemp
  • Gillian Stamp
  • Marta Phillips

Following the completion of all interviews, candidates will be notified of the outcome. This will be during week commencing Monday 28 November.

Monitoring Information

We value diversity and inclusion and we are committed to ensuring our processes and procedures are fair, transparent and free from unlawful discrimination. We are fully committed to making the appointment process accessible at all stages for any applicants with a disability. Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your individual requirements. To ensure we are treating candidates fairly, we monitor diversity at all stages of the appointments process. The application process includes an online equal opportunities monitoring form.

Information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and held securely in line with data protection and other relevant legislation and will be used for monitoring purposes only. It will not be seen by anyone directly involved in the selection process and will not be treated as part of your application. No information will be published or used in any way which allows any individuals to be identified.

How We Will Handle Your Application

We’ll deal with your application as quickly as possible.

Once you have submitted your application through the website, you will receive an email acknowledgement. If you do not receive this, please contact GatenbySanderson before the deadline for submission on

Your application will be assessed against the Essential and Desirable criteria and the requirements for the post. It is important that you provide as much detail as possible and provide specific and detailed examples to demonstrate how you meet each criterion (including what you did to achieve a specific result).

You will be advised of the outcome of your application by e-mail.

Reasonable adjustments will be made for candidates with disabilities who progress to the interview stage. If you have any specific queries and requests, please let GatenbySanderson know by emailing

During the application and interview processes, we’ll ask you to provide details of any information about yourself which could bring into question your eligibility or ability to perform the role, or which might damage the reputation of RICS if made public. We will conduct checks on this information, including all information in the public domain, on social and other media. Where checks reveal information that might affect your suitability for appointment, candidates will be given an opportunity to discuss the information before a course of action is decided upon.