Sea Cadet Instructor

Sea Cadet Instructor

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Teaching / Education
  • Training


Swindon, SN3 1DH
Mainly at the office


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
We are open every Tuesday and Friday evening with some weekend events/ training. However attendance is flexible based on what you are able to provide

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

We offer a range of activities to our cadets and are looking for volunteers to teach/assist running these. Whether you choose to be a uniformed instructor, or wear your own clothes, you will be helping cadets gain valuable skills and qualifications

What will you be doing?

As an Instructor you will be delivering or assisting in running lessons, activities, games, projects and events with our cadets.  Whatever your experience and skills, they could be utilised to help young people flourish – boating, engineering, catering, navigation, first aid, STEM  - there is no limit. Whatever your interest, you could bring it to support our cadets. 

You could also share your skills out on the water with the next generation, through the opportunity to teach water sports such as kayaking, sailing, powerboating, canoeing, rowing and windsurfing. If you don’t have any water sport qualifications, we’ll provide you with all the equipment, training and the opportunity to gain national qualifications with the Royal Yachting Association for example.

What are we looking for?

Do you have three years or more, professional experience in positions with skills or knowledge such as: 

  • Working with diverse young people 
  • Instructing/teaching/mentoring experience 
  • Promoting safeguarding
  • Boating or military experience

Are you a: 

  • A good communicator 
  • Work effectively with a team 
  • Motivate and encourage others 
  • Role model to young people 

Many variations of skills and knowledge areas can be useful to our unit, but the right attitude and a passion for improving the lives of young people a must.  Boating or military experience is helpful but not essential as our programme of activities is varied.  If you think you are a match to the skills and knowledge and you could make a difference, please get in touch. 

What difference will you make?

You will play a key role in making a positive difference to young people aged 10-18 who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities.  Through fun activities the cadets progress through The Cadet Experience, gaining valuable skills, qualifications and confidence as they go.

Before you apply

Sea Cadets understand the responsibilities people have outside volunteering. So, we offer a flexible approach, recognising that everyone has skills to offer and that volunteering needs to fit around peoples' busy lives - so if a desire to support local young people is there, please contact us and we will arrange for a unit visit. 

All instructors will be required to undertake mandatory induction training, DBS (paid for by the Sea Cadets) and courses to support your own personal development within your role. 

  • Education
  • Emergency Services / Armed Forces
  • Young people
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    At Swindon and Royal Wootton Bassett Sea Cadets we offer fun and adventurous activities with young people aged 10-18, giving them confidence, skills and qualifications to launch well in today's...