Unit Management Team Trustee

Unit Management Team Trustee

At a glance


  • Social media marketing
  • Fundraising events
  • General / operations management
  • Office and Administration Management
  • Volunteer management
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding


Tameside, OL6 7PE
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 20 miles


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

Are you looking to make a difference for young people in your community?  Join us at Tameside Sea Cadets!  We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer to join their Unit Management Team.  

What will you be doing?

The Sea Cadets is the UK’s leading maritime charity and provides a head start in life for young people through nautical adventure and fun. Our volunteers work, both directly with young people and behind the scenes, to help make a positive difference to teenagers who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities.

Tameside Sea Cadets, is currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer to join its Unit Management Team (UMT) to support the management and sustainability of the unit. Tameside is a long-established Sea Cadet Unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people from the local community.

About the role:

Sea Cadet units are managed and run by committed volunteers, The Unit Management Team (UMT) are the units trustees. The UMT is responsible for the running of the unit at a strategic and management level.

The primary purpose of UMT Trustees is to support the Unit chair to manage a safe, effective and successful Sea Cadet unit, this includes health & safety, insurance, fundraising, utilities, the unit minibus, governance and resources/equipment.

Our Unit Management Team meet for approx.1-2 hours on a monthly/bi-monthly basis.

What are we looking for?

If you have skills or experience with fundraising, governance, community networking, social media or business skills you would be a great asset to the team. Previous management or committee experience would help, 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 enjoy working as part of a team

What difference will you make?

Our aim at Sea Cadets is to give young people the best possible head start in life.  We pride ourselves on building young people's confidence, self esteem and resilience as well as qualifications, skills and friendships for life.  None of this would be possible without our fantastic team of volunteers!  By being actively involved in the Unit Management Team you will be ensuring the unit is safe, successful and sustainable, allowing more young people to access the fantastic opportunities available to them through Sea Cadets.  

What's in it for the volunteer?

As well as the opportunity to be involved in various activities, on and off the water, Sea Cadets also provide a wide range of courses to develop your personal and professional skills at little or no cost. Volunteering with the Sea Cadets is a great way to gain experience, boost your CV and meet new people whilst giving back to the community and young people within it.  Above all you will leave a lasting legacy for future generations of cadets.

Before you apply

If you think this volunteer role is for you then please do click apply and find out how you can start making a difference. If successful you will need to undergo a virtual interview, an online induction process and complete a DBS clearance (paid for by the organisation).

  • Young people
  • Help young people to grow in confidence and life skills based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy by providing the Sea Cadet Experience to young people aged 10 to 18.