Penarth Sea Cadet Unit - Charity Treasurer

Penarth Sea Cadet Unit - Charity Treasurer

At a glance


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management


Penarth, CF64 1DF
Mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week

At Penarth Sea Cadets, based on Stanwell Crescent, we are currently looking for an enthusiastic Treasurer to join the Unit Management Team to help us administrate the finances of our small youth charity.

What will you be doing?

The tasks of our Treasurer include but are not restricted to the following: 

  • keeping our Excel spreadsheet of bank payments and income up to date 
  • setting up and authorising online bank payments, timeously
  • ensuring that our financial records are complete
  • providing a monthly cash in / cash out / cash available summary for our monthly committee meetings
  • attendance at our monthly committee meetings (1.5hrs one evening per month)
  • prepare the annual accounts (very simple as we’re very small)
  • income completeness checks/reconciliations
  • proactively care for the financial health of our charity 
  • be the first point of contact for all our financial matters

There are also always opportunities to get involved in other aspects of our charity administration and projects.


What are we looking for?

Previous financial experience is essential, although 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 are pro-active
  • You have good IT skills
  • You enjoy working as part of a team
  • You will be enthusiastic and keen to learn new things

What difference will you make?

By helping us with the financial administration of our charity, you will be an integral member of our Sea Cadet team.  As a Sea Cadet young people flourish, learn key life skills and achieve qualifications in a range of areas, all of which boosts their confidence as they prepare for the rest of their lives.  Sea Cadets offers a chance to broaden life experiences – whether that’s challenges and experiences like rowing around the UK, sailing on a tall ship, crewing a yacht around the Scottish islands (most of which is heavily subsidised) or meeting weekly to work together at their unit. It gives them a chance to explore their abilities and test their skills, as they work together as a team.  Sea cadets learn a wide range of skills with us, from watersports to leadership, presentation skills, first aid and seamanship skills such as knots, navigation and marine engineering.  Our incredible volunteer support offers valuable role models and mentors for young people,and our units provide a sense of family and belonging. We are often a lifeline to young people who are bullied at school, offering stability and security to those in foster care and we are a pathway to meaningful careers and further education for those that struggle at school. 




Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance.

  • Children / families
  • Organisation type: 

    We are a youth organisation charity affiliated to Sea Cadets UK that provides a head start in life for young people through nautical adventure and fun. Our volunteers work, both directly with...