Unit Facilities Manager

Unit Facilities Manager

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Property management


Penarth, CF64 1DF
Mainly at the office


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week

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Penarth Sea Cadets, based on Stanwell Crescent, is currently looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to join their team as a Unit Facilities Manager, to help us look after our historic, 80 year old, parade hall.

What will you be doing?

About the Volunteer Facilities Assistant role:

Our Sea Cadet Unit provides training for many young people, delivered by adult volunteers. The safe upkeep and maintenance of our building to ensure it is always a comfortable and welcoming environment for our cadets, volunteers, parents and visitors is an important and fulfilling role.

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

  • manage and/or undertake the routine maintenance tasks of the Unit
  • manage and maintain stock levels of consumables
  • monitor and report any larger work or repairs needed to the Unit Management Team
  • carry out smaller maintenance tasks where appropriate

What are we looking for?

Whilst previous maintenance experience and knowledge is required, also 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 enthusiastic, reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • You are a good communicator
  • You enjoy working as part of a team
  • You will be a role model to young people

What difference will you make?

As our Unit Facilities Trustee, you will be an integral member of our volunteer team, ensuring our building is ready to deliver the sea cadet experience to local young people. 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, 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...