Fundraising Trustee

Fundraising Trustee

At a glance


  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy


Tameside, OL6 7PE
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 20 miles


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

Do you have fundraising experience?  Are you interested in making a positive difference to young people in the Tameside area?  We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated fundraiser to join our Unit Management Team.

What will you be doing?

Do you have fundraising experience?

Would you like the opportunity to apply this experience in a meaningful volunteer role to launch young people for life, whilst also enhancing your skills, boosting your self-esteem and meeting new people?  

The Sea Cadets is the UK’s leading maritime charity and provides a head start in life for young people through nautical adventure and fun. Our volunteers work, both directly with young people and behind the scenes, to help make a positive difference to teenagers who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities.

Tameside Sea Cadets is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers that can support with fundraising for the Unit. There are free training courses available for you to develop new skills, boost your CV and support you in this role. These tasks can also be divided between volunteers, so why not come along with a friend and share the experience?

About the Volunteer Fundraiser role:

The tasks of a Fundraiser include but are not restricted to the following:

  • To plan ideas for generating funds for the unit.
  • To encourage and lead other volunteers and cadets in fundraising projects.
  • Identify fundraising sources, with advice, guidance and support from the Sea Cadets Fundraising Team.
  • Develop links with local contacts and produce a database of potential funders.
  • Raise awareness of the unit to the local community
  • Develop and encourage links with business.
  • Attend a regular UMT meeting -  usually 1 hour, monthly or bi-monthly, on a weekday evening

What are we looking for?

Previous fundraising experience would help is required, having the right attitude and a passion for improving the lives of young people are the most important things! If you think the person specification below sounds like you, then please get in touch:

  • You are reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • You are a good communicator
  • You enjoy working as part of a team
  • You are enthusiastic and keen to learn new things
  • Desirable: you have previous fundraising experience (or would like to learn!)

What difference will you make?

Our aim at Sea Cadets is to give young people the best possible head start in life.  We pride ourselves on building young people's confidence, self esteem and resilience as well as qualifications, skills and friendships for life.  None of this would be possible without our fantastic team of volunteers!  By developing and implementing a fundraising strategy you will be ensuring the unit is sustainable for the future and allowing more young people to access the fantastic opportunities available to them through Sea Cadets.  

What's in it for the volunteer?

As well as the opportunity to be involved in various activities, on and off the water, Sea Cadets also provide a wide range of courses to develop your personal and professional skills at little or no cost. Volunteering with the Sea Cadets is a great way to gain experience, boost your CV and meet new people whilst giving back to the community and young people within it.  Above all you will leave a lasting legacy for future generations of cadets.

  • Young people
  • Help young people to grow in confidence and life skills based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy by providing the Sea Cadet Experience to young people aged 10 to 18.