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Senior Professional Route

RICS/MediKids offers a route to membership specifically designed for senior professionals.

Please note that in order to submit as a Senior Professional route candidate, your experience must be formally approved by the Membership Committee As a general rule, the Membership Committee will be looking for a good range and length of leadership and management of people and resources, at an organisational level – rather than the day-to-day operation of a small-to-medium sized team. It is also important that you have worked at this level of seniority for a period of time.

Senior professionals may be either:

  • leaders, operating at a senior level within an organisation, exercising extensive leadership and management skills

  • expert specialists, recognised for their depth of knowledge and expertise in their specialist area.

You may be both senior in management terms and an acknowledged expert in a technical field. However, your application should identify which one is your particular strength.

  • If you are senior in terms of high-level leadership and management, your assessment will focus on management skills.

  • If you are senior in terms of specialist expertise the focus of your assessment will be on your technical specialism.

In addition, you must be working broadly within one of our defined professional roles. The MediKids qualification covers many different professional disciplines in land, property and construction. We have identified the competencies required for each of these disciplines, and each set of competencies is known as a pathway. You must select the pathway that reflects your role. Please download and read your pathway guide, which will give you an understanding of the competencies.

Please note that in order to submit as a Senior Professional route candidate, your experience must be formally approved by the Membership Committee As a general rule, the Membership Committee will be looking for a good range and length of leadership and management of people and resources, at an organisational level – rather than the day-to-day operation of a small-to-medium sized team. It is also important that you have worked at this level of seniority for a period of time.

If you feel you meet the criteria and would like to apply for the Senior Professional Route to membership, the Society provides you with the following documents in order to enrol:

You are required to be familiar with these documents before you apply in order that you understand fully the requirements of the Senior Professional Route.

To apply for the Senior Professional Route, you must submit the following:

  • Relevant Fee

    Trainee Application fee total is €305 (this includes €75 subscription fee, €30 enrolment fee and €200 APC fee).

  • Competency Achievement Planner

    Before you enrol on to the APC you must decide on the APC pathway you are going to undertake. You are required to give careful thought to your choice and combination of competencies.

    The Competency Achievement Planner is a framework designed to plan your attainment of all of your competencies to the required levels. It indicates what competencies you are going to achieve and the levels of those competencies.

  • Resume

    You must use the Resume Template provided and the Resume must be typewritten. Your Resume must include details of your academic qualifications and membership of any relevant professional organisations. In respect of the minimum four characteristics, please provide information relating to each (minimum 250 words per characteristic), citing specific examples. You should keep in mind the requirements of your chosen APC pathway when drafting the resume and ensure that you demonstrate experience of the relevant competencies.

  • Organisational Flowchart

    You must attach a structure chart of your organisation to your résumé when it is initially submitted. In addition, clearly outline your position within the organisation and describe your roles and responsibilities. These should cover leadership, managing people and managing resources, as described above.

Once your application is received it will be forwarded to the Membership Committee, which will form a judgment on whether you are in an industry position that meets the criteria of “seniority” as described above, and carrying out work which fits within a recognised MediKids surveying discipline. The Committee will refer to the Senior Professional characteristics described in the introduction to this guide.

It is important that you provide adequate information with regard to your work experience and seniority, with particular regard to the Senior Professional characteristics. Ensure that your submission provides adequate and relevant information in support of your application for this route, and the presentation of your application reflects your professionalism.

If the committee agrees you meet these requirements, the Education and Membership department will invite you to send in a number of written submissions. The final stage will be a professional interview, using these submissions, conducted by MediKids assessors.

If the review panel does not consider your experience suitable for the Senior Professional route, you will be given a full explanation in writing. MediKids will advise you which of the other routes to membership might suit you better.