Secretary (Part of the Unit Management Team)

Secretary (Part of the Unit Management Team)

At a glance


  • Governance
  • General / operations management
  • Office and Administration Management
  • Data protection / GDPR


Trowbridge, BA14 9AA
Mainly at home
Travel limit? It would be beneficial to live within 10-15 miles of the unit


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Facilitating the UMT Meetings, recording accurate records, attending the AGM and supporting the UMT with their constitutional obligations

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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.

As a Secretary, you play a vital role within the unit who meet every 6-8weeks. You will provide administrative support, accurate record keeping, taking minutes and supporting the AGM

What will you be doing?

Trowbridge Sea Cadets is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated secretary to join its Unit Management Team (UMT).  We are a long-established Sea Cadet unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people. We currently have approx. 40 cadets who come from all over the area.

The charity is currently looking for volunteers that can support with the administrative management of the UMT meetings and the Annual General Meeting. There are free training courses available for you to develop new skills, boost your CV and support you in this role.

What are we looking for?

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

  • Administrative/secretarial experience
  • Business experience 
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • IT skills to include use of Microsoft suite


  • You are reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • You are a good communicator
  • You work effectively with a team
  • You are able to motivate and encourage others 

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 are essential. 

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?

The role of Secretary is so important to us - not only do we need someone to keep us on track with scheduled UMT meetings, recording accurate minutes, the successful running of the Annual General Meeting to keep us constitutionally compliant, but even more significantly, we are looking for someone to help us sustain the longevity of our unit.

You will also play a key role in making a positive difference to teenagers who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities.

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 can discuss this opportunity with you further 

All trustees 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. 

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  • Education
  • Emergency Services / Armed Forces
  • Local / community
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people
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