We would welcome extra instructional staff. Experience is not essential as training is given - in fact the basic Adult Induction Course is mandatory for all instructional staff - but enthusiasm for getting the best out of young people is important, as is, a willingness to turn your hand to a variety of activities. See below for detail of posts within a sea cadet unit.
We also need additional members of the UMC. We do not have any skill areas missing from the current composition of the committee but if you have experience of bookkeeping or are a handyman, we can always make use of your skills. Potential members with a willingness to help organise fundraising events would also be very welcome.
Parents of cadets are invited to help at fundraising events - the UMC works on the principle that the more hands there are, the more we can offer at such events.
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.
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.