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

Vacancies

Journal Correspondents: The new journal ‘Welding and Joining Matters’:

The Welding Institute is about to publish a new journal ‘Welding and Joining Matters’, which will be a lively and easily read journal covering all aspects of welding, joining, and fabrication as well as inspection and structural performance of all classes of materials and welded products.

It will have articles of interest for all personnel working in these industries. The focus is to provide content that will provide the reader with practical and industry-based knowledge. It will represent the technical interests of all our members and will be available as an electronic and hard copy publication.

The intent is to provide information and insight into the news, activities and interests of our members across the globe. We will have regular sections of the journal devoted to our Younger Members and to activities in the Branches and our overseas members.

In its first year Welding and Joining Matters will be published four times.  

Correspondents will feed material directly to the editor of Welding and Cutting Matters. The closing date for editorial content for each issue will be approximately two months before publication date.

Duties

We are looking for a Branch correspondent to bring together information from the branches and from overseas members and a Younger members correspondent. Their roles are to source, collect and collate information arising from these groups, their jobs and the industries represented and channel it to the journal’s editorial team for presentation in the journal. 

When and where In its first year Welding and Joining Matters will be published four times.      
Requirements

Correspondents will feed material directly to the editor of Welding and Cutting Matters. The closing date for editorial content for each issue will be approximately two months before publication date.

No. volunteers

There are two roles:

The Branch correspondent.

The branch correspondent will liaise with each branch to solicit material for the journal reflecting the branch, its membership and activities. They will also be in contact with specific overseas members to reflect activities in their parts of the world. The branch correspondent will then pass the material to the editor (who will review for publication).


The Younger members’ correspondent.

The Younger members’ correspondent will be a contact point for the YM committee with the role of sourcing or generating material on the activities of the younger members and feeding this to the editor (who will review for publication).


Role specification A copy of the role description can be found here.
How to apply

If you are interested or if you wish to nominate someone who you know to be interested please send the offer or nomination to: theweldinginstitute@twi.co.uk


Professional Review Interviewers and Assessors

As professional members of the Institute, our volunteers support the career progression and registration of members under license to The Engineering Council.  Volunteers undertake interviews and desk top evaluations of candidates, ensuring that professional competence and high standards are maintained and where possible enhanced. These key functions are essential for the progression of engineers for the future as well as being fulfilling and rewarding roles for these volunteers.


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. Interviews are currently carried out online are have previously be conducted in person. As part of the evaluation process for some candidates, virtual desktop assessments are carried out as part of the registration process. 

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.       
Requirements

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 and Virtual Panel Assessor will count towards your own Continued Professional Development (CPD). Reasonable expenses for mileage and refreshments will be covered as appropriate.

No. volunteers 4 
Role specification

The role description for Professional Review Interviewers can be found here.

The role description for Virtual Panel Assessors 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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