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.

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 - Recruiting throughout 2015!

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

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

Earn useful skills and qualifications that will help you and the cadets in your care.  Many qualifications are accredited by National Governing bodies and professional organisations.

Non Uniformed Instructor

Use your existing specialist 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.  Attendance 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 discuss 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.

Current Adult Volunteer Vacancies at Huddersfield Sea Cadets - Updated Dec 2014

At Huddersfield Sea Cadets we are recruiting Adult Volunteers. Enquiries into the following roles are strongly encouraged;

  1. Junior Section Instructor. Monday evening only.  Can be uniformed or non-uniformed. Unique role supporting the Junior Section only, ideal for those that enjoy interacting with this age group and maybe not keen on training older cadets.  Must be an enthusiastic individual who can bring ideas for games and training suited to the 10-11 age group.  Full support and free training provided.
  2. Uniformed Instructor (see role outline above)
  3. Unit Assistant (Boat Maintainer or general supporter)
  4. UMT members suited to those with financial, business, project or secretarial skills.  Also suits retired cadet instructors

If you are interseted in these or other roles please contact the Commanding Officer for more information.  Use the contact form or Unit email. We pride ourselves in being adaptable, friendly and realistic so please don't hesitate to ask questions.


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