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

The Sea Cadet experience within individual Units is governed by how much adult support we receive from our Staff and Committee.  All adult volunteers are vetted by the Criminal Records Bureau.

There are three main types of adult in the Corps, and they are described as follows:

Uniformed Instructor

Uniformed Instructors teach cadets a wide variety of skills and qualifications.  These volunteers are eligible for promotion through the rank structure and wear the Uniform of the Royal Navy.

As a Uniformed Instructor, you can expect to earn useful skills and qualifications that will help you and the cadets in your care.  Much of this training is offered within the Unit, or within the Corps and is offered at a fraction of the cost of external training.

Non Uniformed Instructor

Non Uniformed Instructors are valued just as much as their Uniformed counterparts, but have no wish to ascend the rank / rate ladder.  Using existing skills to help train cadets, initially you will be asked to take part in some training (Induction, Safeguarding, First Aid) to keep cadets safe.

Unit Management Committee


As well as helping to contribute to the Cadets' experience by teaching, we also require enthusiastic adults to help the Unit 'stay afloat'.  This work involves looking after the maintenance of the building and it's assets, organising and taking part in fundraising - whether this be submitting grant applications, or hitting the streets with tombolas or cake sales.  The UMC is also responsible for Health and Safety of those operating on the Unit grounds and ensuring that our accounts are up to scratch.

So you can see there are many types of people required to help run this thriving Unit, and no matter what your skillset, you will be welcome to come and have a chat about what you can offer the Unit.


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