Fundraising Trustee - Poole Sea Cadets Unit Management Team (UMT)

Fundraising Trustee - Poole Sea Cadets Unit Management Team (UMT)

At a glance


  • Public relations
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Governance
  • General / operations management
  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management
  • Data protection / GDPR
  • Health and safety


Poole, BH15 2AR
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? Travel limit? Dependant on Volunteers wilingness to travel to Poole for meetings and events.


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
Unit Management Team meetings take place every 4 - 6 weeks, usually on a weekday evening at Poole Sea Cadets Unit.

Poole Sea Cadets is a charity which has provided life-changing opportunities for young people for nearly 60 years. We are looking for volunteers to join us to help continue to deliver a unique experience for young people in our area.  

What will you be doing?

Each Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) unit is an independent charity in its own right which must fundraise for its running costs while the parent charity of MSSC (Marine Society & Sea Cadets) funds the charitable infrastructure and provides national facilities. Our biggest supporter is the Royal Navy whose customs and traditions are at the heart of what we do. 

Sea Cadet units are managed and run by committed volunteers.  The unit management team (UMT) are volunteers and act as the unit’s trustees, headed up by a unit chairperson, secretary and treasurer. The UMT is responsible for the running of the unit at a strategic and management level and we are looking to recruit a dynamic volunteers to support the unit organisation and management.

The Role

This role will undertake “regulated activity” and will therefore require an enhanced disclosure with barring check to be repeated at no less than three yearly intervals.

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of all the UMT Trustees is to support the UC to manage a safe, effective and successful Sea Cadet unit.

Secondary Purposes

The secondary purpose of the Fundraiser is to raise funds needed for running the unit. Accountability The Fundraiser is accountable to the UC. Authority The Fundraiser has authority over UMT Members in relation to fundraising. Competencies This section will be completed once the Competence, Role and Rank work is concluded.

Principal Tasks

The Fundraiser is supported by the UC and is responsible for the following principle tasks:

- To be the lead person in generating funds for the unit.

- Identify fundraising sources, including advice, guidance and support from National Support Centre Fundraising team.

- Develop links with local contacts and business and produce a database of potential funders.

- Raise awareness of the unit to the local community with the support of other trustees responsible for marketing and communications.

- Provide support and guidance on fundraising requirements relevant to other volunteers.

- To assist the UMT in the generation of unit funds through identification of marketing and communications activities

What are we looking for?

We are looking for volunteers with a practical management skills as well as an understanding of relevant governance and compliance. The unit building operates as a Sea Cadet training ship but also as a local community centre, so we are interested in hearing from anyone with these following characteristics:

  • Experience of volunteer and charity management is desirable
  • Experience or understanding of Charity Commission requirements
  • Enthusiastic and committed
  • Willing to learn about our mission and values
  • Able to manage time and delegate tasks
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate with people from all walks of life at all levels, as effective communication with other key stakeholders including SCC personnel, other facility users and charity groups will be important 

What difference will you make?

The UMT is key in our being able to offer a wide range of activities for our adult instructional volunteers and cadets from sailing, canoeing, kayaking, power boating, to flying, cookery and much, much more. We aim to encourage good citizenship and provide valuable, nationally recognised qualifications and adventure for young people aged 10-18 years.
Our core values that we look for in our Cadets, Volunteers and Staff are:
•    Loyalty
•    Respect
•    Honesty and Integrity
•    Commitment
•    Self-discipline
Your contribution will not only support the Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadet mission but will support other local community groups, pre-school and charities to continue to deliver services to those who need to benefit from them. 

What's in it for the volunteer?

Volunteering with the SCC will enable you to work with young people and get involved with a diverse set of interesting projects.  The unit takes part in high-profile events including providing the Royal Navy and local business with support during the Bournemouth Air Show.

Volunteers can also take courses through the corps via the community volunteer service. These include opportunities to enhance understanding and skills to deliver as a trustee role. UMT members also have a chance to crew the Sea Cadet training brig, TS Royalist.  Above all, you will leave a lasting legacy for future generations of cadets and other young people.

A few more details

All adult volunteers are required to have a DBS check (which will be paid for by the charity) and attend a one day Adult Induction Course (travel expenses will be reimbursed). Given the investment we make in to our volunteers and the fact that we are a small charity, a minimum commitment of 12 months is required.

Before you apply

Please submit copy of your cv.

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  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Young people
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