Our Unit is run entirely by volunteers. We need enthusiastic volunteers with a range of skills, from those who want to help train cadets to those who can apply their business skills to help run the Management Team that supports our Unit.

Sea Cadet volunteers:

  • – Support young people
  • – Encourage them to take part in challanging and aspirational activities
  • – Invest in the local community as part of a widely respected charity
  • – Get a sense of personal achievement from involvement with a national youth charity
  • – Work as part of a team
  • – Meet new people, make new friends
  • – Experience adventure and learn new skills
  • – Gain valuable and externally recognised qualifications

 

Volunteer Posts
Adult volunteers can take two routes in the Sea Cadets: Uniformed and Non-Uniformed.

Uniformed Instructors serve a six month probationary period (If you have previous experience in the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy you may apply for direct entry)

Non-uniformed adult volunteers can apply to join Sea Cadets at any age. Many are introduced to the charity when a son or daughter expresses an interest in joining. 

Here is a brief insight into the roles available:

Uniformed Instructor

Teach cadets a wide variety of skills and qualifications. Eligible for promotion through the rank structure.  Ideally suited to those who have time to comit one or more evenings a week.  Suited to those that have experince of working with young people, are from a training background or are ex-military/ex-cadet.  However the Instuctor role can equally suit any confident individual looking to take on new challenges and become a role model to young people.

An expanding Acredited Prior Learning system exists to recognise existing qualifications and experience so please list these on enquiry.

Earn useful skills and qualifications that will help you and the cadets in your care.

Non Uniformed Instructor

Use your existing skills to help train cadets. You will be asked to take part in some training (Induction & Safeguarding) to keep cadets safe.  Attend only when your particular skill set is required and major Unit events.

Unit Assistant

Carry out a wide variety of tasks to help their local Sea Cadet Unit, for example: administrator, mini-bus driver, boat maintainer.  Attendence for these roles varies from once or twice a month to once or a twice a week.   The purpose of these roles is to make use of the time and skills you already have so please be clear what time you can spare on enquiry.

Unit Management Team (UMT)

Each Sea Cadet Unit is an independent charity and members of the UMC are the trustees of the Unit charity.  Typically cadet contact for UMT members is much lower than Instructors and Assistants.  UMT members would normally attend monthly meetings on one evening to disucss Unit affairs, forward planning and funding.

All volunteers, irrespective of their role undergo a criminal records disclosure check (CRB) and induction training when they join the charity.

Adult volunteers at Huddersfield Sea Cadets

At Huddersfield Sea Cadets we are recruiting Adult Volunteers. In particular enquiries into the following roles are welcome; Uniformed Instructor, Unit Assistant (Boat Maintainer, Admininstrator), UMT members with finincial, business or secreteral/word processing skills.  If you are interseted in these or other roles please contact the Commanding Officer for more information.

 

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