Volunteer Vacancies

The Welding Institute offers its professional members plenty of opportunities to develop their 'soft' skills and networks whilst supporting the work of the Institute through volunteering. Listed below are the vacancies we currently have available where we would welcome your support.

If you interested in any of the volunteer vacancies advertised below, or if you have and questions please contact us



Committee Members:-

Professional Board


Professional members of The Welding Institute are invited to apply for one of the 6 vacancies on the Professional Board of The Welding Institute.

The Professional Board is responsible for the regulations governing individual Professional Membership and registration with Engineering Council. It also oversees the work of the Branch Management Committee. As part of our governing arrangements, new members are appointed to the Board each year to ensure the work of the Board remains relevant and representative of our members’ interests.

Appointments are for 3 year with a potential further 3 years if re-elected.

These posts are voluntary but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be met by The Welding Institute.

When and where:

Professional Board meets twice a year, currently online


Board members are expected to….

  • Have an understanding and knowledge to actively participate in committee meetings,
  • Execute their analytical skills to effectively read and comment on papers and reports
  • Contribute to the specific projects and the preparation of reports,
  • Deal with requests for information promptly and effectively
  • Undertake ad hoc roles as requested in the broader interests of the committee

Board members will have ….

  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of contributing to committee meetings as part of a Team
  • The ability to respond to deadlines
  • A willingness to take the initiative as required
  • The ability to reach a majority view
    No. of Volunteers: 6
    Role Specification: A copy of the role description can be found here
    How to apply:

    Applicants need to complete an application form illustrating how they meet the above criteria and outlining what they can contribute to the Board.

    The Application Form can be found here.

    Please contact us should you require assistance and/or an alternative format. Applications should be sent to the Professional Membership Team at theweldinginstittre@twi.co.uk by the 31st October 2021


    PRI Interviewers
    Duties: Professional Review Interviews are conducted on behalf of The Welding Institute for candidates applying for CEng, IEng or EngTech registration with the Engineering Council.
    When and where: Regular dates throughout the year currently online but also at TWI Middlesbrough and TWI Cambridge. Information on exact dates can be provided on request.       
    You must be a Professional Member of The Welding Institute and must also hold Engineering Council registration in one of the grades listed above. Full training will be provided and regular refresher training will be required. All contributions as a PRI Interviewer will count towards your own Continued Professional Development. Expenses for mileage and refreshments will be covered.
    No. volunteers:
    Role specification:  A copy of the role description can be found here.
    How to apply:  Expressions of interest should be made in writing (email) to the Professional Membership Team at theweldinginstittre@twi.co.uk



    The Welding Institute has a team of accreditors supporting accreditation of university Degree and Masters programmes. Accreditors are both senior academics and industrialists with significant expertise and knowledge in their field, who voluntarily support The Welding Institute to review and accredit programmes for Incorporated and Chartered registration status.

    When and where:

    First Year: minimum commitment of 5 days 

    Subsequent Years: minimum commitment of 8 days

    Location would be dependent on UK university seeking accreditation.


    Volunteers should have an academic background and require the following knowledge and experience to become an accreditor:

    • Experience as a course leader or director associated with engineering or welding. 
    • Audit experience. 
    • External examiner experience. 

    Industrialists require the following knowledge and experience to become an accreditor:

    • An understanding of the Higher Education Sector. 
    • Audit experience.

    No. volunteers:
    Role specification: A copy of the role description can be found here.
    How to apply:  Expressions of interest should be made in writing (email) to the Professional Membership Team at theweldinginstitute@twi.co.uk

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