Independent Non-Executive Role, Architects Registration Board (ARB) Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

Body: The Architects Registration Board
Appointing Department: Department for Communities & Local Government
Sector: Business, Finance & Skills
Location: London
Skills required: Accountancy, Audit and Risk
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £300 per day (or part thereof if meeting less than a full day), subject to Board approval.
Time Requirements: At least 4 meetings per annum - these may be full or half days.

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    07/10/2019 at 09:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

The Architects Registration Board (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

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) is a Committee of the Board and has no executive powers. Its purpose is to support the Board and ARB’s Accounting Officer in their responsibilities for risk management, control and governance.

Sharing our values and vision you will bring your expertise and experience to help support the Board and ARB’s Accounting Officer in their responsibilities by reviewing the comprehensiveness, reliability and integrity of assurances.

Closing date: Monday 7 October 2019 at 9.30 am

Interview date: Monday 28 October 2019 in central London

The ARB is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.

Person Specification

The Board are seeking to strengthen the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and would value the input of a professionally qualified accountant with a senior level operational and financial management experience as well as a background in risk, and preferably non-executive experience.

Additional Information

For more information about the work of ARB’s ARAC, please see the link at

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This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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