The Welding Institute


The aim of this role is to provide professional evaluation and guidance to the Membership, Education and Registration Committee (MERC) on applications from registrants with a view to maintaining the quality of registrations in the best interests of registrants and The Welding Institute.

Person Specification

Virtual Panel Assessors are expected to have:

    • Knowledge of engineering, with specialist knowledge if possible
    • Practical and significant work place experience in engineering
    • Understanding of the role and functioning of partner organisations e.g. Engineering Council
    • Understanding of evaluation and auditing techniques in relation to professional development
    • Knowledge and understanding of membership and registration processes
    • Understanding of current practises and applications of technologies in the work place

    Summary of Main Duties and Responsibilities

      • To provide evaluation, guidance and advice on written applications
      • To challenge and endorse the work of applicants in order to strengthen the content and quality of applications
      • To liaise with the Professional Membership Office to improve the process and outcomes for applicants
      • To monitor and promote high professional standards as an endorsement of The Welding Institute’s credentials.
      • To champion the recruitment and retention of members

    Time Commitment

    On satisfactory completion of the training programme, volunteers are appointed for 2 years. Appointment can be extended on successful completion of refresher training and assessment. Volunteers are allocated a specific month during the year to be on the rota for applications, normally no more than twice during the year. The Virtual Panel review is conducted monthly via email and can be done as and when it is suitable for the reviewers.

    Benefits of Volunteering

      • Continuing professional development including project and personal management skills
      • Acquisition of transferable skills
      • Development of job knowledge
      • You will have the opportunity to network with a range of professionals and academics in the engineering sector

      How to Apply

      To apply, please complete an expression of interest form illustrating how you meet the role criteria and along with your CV, send this to The Editorial Board in consultation with the Branch and YMC Committees will appoint Branch and Younger Member Correspondents.

      For further information, please refer to the full person specification, or email

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