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Vice President Practice and Profession

Vice President Practice and Profession

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: Pro bono
London/remote working
Voluntary. Please see time commitment as outlined below.

Responsibilities: The Vice President Practice and Profession chairs the RIBA Practice and Profession Committee, which provides strategic leadership and support for members and practices on the professional practice of architecture. The committee develops proposals for RIBA practice related policy and services to maintain world-leading professional standards of practice for the architects’ profession. The Vice President Practice and Profession is a trustee of the RIBA.

Liaison: Working, with the Director of Practice and key members of the Practice department, to influence key stakeholders in architectural practice, including RIBA chartered practices, the Construction Industry Council and the Architects Registration Board.

Support: Supporting, with the Director of Practice, the work of the Practice team - especially at RIBA Board level

Time commitment: The Vice President Practice and Profession will need to devote the following (approximate) annual time commitments to attendance at the RIBA:

  • four one-day Council meetings
  • three half-day Practice and Profession Committee meetings
  • six half-day RIBA Board meetings
  • six catch up meetings with Director of Practice

In addition, the Vice President Practice and Profession is invited to attend practice related events, including the Guerrilla Tactics small practice conference, Design Leadership summit and Business Forum.


RIBA Chartered members may put themselves forward provided they have the support of two members of the RIBA Council serving in the 2019 to 2020 session.

Term of office:

For an initial period of up to one year, commencing 2 October 2019. Candidates are asked to note that owing to the RIBA’s constitutional review, the terms of office are likely to be subject to change in spring 2020. You are advised to contact the RIBA’s Council Secretary as below for further clarification.

If you would like to apply for the position, please send a CV and one page statement outlining your suitability for the role, including the names of two serving RIBA Council members who have agreed to nominate you, to

Closing date: 27 August 2019
Contact for further information: RIBA Council Secretary: + 44 (0)20 7307 3667

The RIBA is a progressive employer, committed to developing a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all sections of society.

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