Member of the Professional Conduct Committee


The main purpose of the Professional Conduct Committee (“PCC”) is to investigate all complaints of whatever nature against any member of CIArb. This may include investigating any issue, concern or other matter arising out of or in any way connected to the complaint or information or the subject matter of the complaint.

The PCC consists of up to nine Fellows of CIArb and no more than five Lay-Members. At least two of CIArb Members must be lawyers and at least one shall hold or have held judicial office. We welcome applications from Fellows of CIArb, regardless of professional background.

Membership of the PCC offers you the satisfaction of making a contribution to safeguarding the reputation of CIArb.

Further information as to the function of the PCC can be found in the Schedule to the Bye-Laws of CIArb.

There are currently up to four vacancies for CIArb Members of the PCC, one of which must have held or holds judicial office.

The members of the PCC support the Chair in discharging the responsibilities of the PCC. The PCC reports on its activities through a written report to each meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Applications from those who are from outside of the United Kingdom are most welcome. CIArb welcomes applications from all of its Fellows and desires a PCC that reflects the diversity of the societies that it serves.

The PCC usually meets on a quarterly basis but may meet more or less frequently depending on workload. Meetings usually last for up to ½ a day and will take place when possible at CIArb offices in London. In the meantime meetings will be conducted online.

In addition, when a complaint is received and the information gathering process is complete, the complaint is allocated to one CIArb Member and one Lay Member who will prepare a report into the complaint and present that report at the next meeting of the PCC. You must show willingness to be flexible in managing other commitments in order to meet the timescale for producing such reports.

CIArb Members are appointed for terms of three years and may be re-appointed for additional terms on the recommendation of the PCC Chair.

The roles are non-remunerated but expenses incurred in the proper performance of members’ duties will be reimbursed in accordance with CIArb’s Expenses Policy.

Candidates must be Fellows of CIArb to apply but need not meet all of the person specification criteria. However, there is an expectation that all applicants will be able to demonstrate suitable experience in complaints investigation and regulatory matters.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of undertaking investigations or managing investigation processes
  • Experience in analysing information and using that information to inform and justify decision making
  • Experience of working at senior level in their chosen field
  • Strong understanding of professional ethics in the dispute resolution area
  • An understanding of the principles of Natural Justice


  • Analytical skills to understand complex problems
  • Non-judgemental and open-minded
  • High level of initiative, judgment, critical analysis and decision making ability
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to upholding the highest standards of conduct of members of CIArb

Personal Qualities 

  • Willingness to support and champion collective decision making
  • Works supportively and builds team cohesiveness with other Committee members and the executive who support the Committee
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of ethical probity

Application Process

Please submit a CV together with a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 paper demonstrating, by reference to examples, how your experience satisfies the person specification set out above. Your application should be sent to

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday 7 May with interviews to take place on 20 and 21 May 2021. Appointments are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Data Protection

We will use the information you supply as part of your application for assessing your suitability for the role. CIArb may transfer your data outside of the European Union. This is only for the purposes of processing your application and will not be communicated to any third party or used for any other purpose. CIArb will keep your data secure and will not keep it longer than reasonably necessary.

Your information will be held on our corporate database and/or in a paper filing system and your attention is drawn to CIArb’s Privacy Policy which can be found here.