We are currently seeking adult volunteers (aged 18 and over) from the local community to expand the training opportunities which Bexley & Lewisham Sea Cadet Unit can offer to our Cadets. Previous Armed or Cadet forces experience is not needed, but would be advantageous. Enthusiasm is a must!
- Unit Band Master - To assist in forming a Unit band and managing said band on completion. Knowledge of music and band instruments is essential.
- Boating staff - To offer RYA / BCU training to cadets. Established qualifications would be preferred but courses are available.
- General Instructional staff - To carry out instructional duties, with a regular commitment, on parade nights (and occasional weekends).
Please note that all our adult volunteers are required to undergo an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check (Cost covered by MSSC).
If you are interested in finding out more about what we are looking for, please see our volunteering page HERE or contact the Commanding Officer HERE.
There are two types of opportunity for volunteers: uniformed and non-uniformed. Uniformed instructors serve a six month probationary period and if you have previous experience in the armed forces or Merchant Navy you can apply for direct entry. Many uniformed instructors are ex-cadets, passing on the skills they learned during their time in the ranks.
Non-uniformed 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. Quite often, both parent and child will join, and husband and wife teams are common.
Here is a brief insight into some of the roles available:
Teach cadets a wide variety of skills and qualifications. Eligible for promotion through the rank structure.
Earn useful skills and qualifications that will help you and the cadets in your care.
Non Uniformed Instructor
Use your skills to help train cadets You will be asked to take part in some training (Induction, Safeguarding, First Aid) to keep cadets safe.Unit Assistant
Carry out a wide variety of tasks to help their local Sea Cadet Unit, for example: mini-bus driver, painter and decorator.
Unit Management Team (UMC)
Each Sea Cadet Unit is an independent charity and members of the UMC are the trustees of the Unit charity.
All volunteers, irrespective of their role undergo a criminal records disclosure check (CRB) when they join the charity.