Vice Chairperson (Part of the Unit Management Team) - Volunteer

Vice Chairperson (Part of the Unit Management Team) - Volunteer

At a glance


  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Governance
  • General / operations management


Worcester, WR5 1DU
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? 5 miles


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
The Unit Management Team meet monthly/bi monthly for 1-2 hours and attendance at the Annual General Meeting.


31 Mar 2024

The tasks of a vice chairperson will be to deputising for the chair, being a charity trustee,  assist in developing and supporting the UMT,  assist with compliance and attend regular UMT meetings.

What will you be doing?

Worcester Sea Cadets is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated  vice chairperson 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 45 cadets who come from all over the area.

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

About the role:

Sea Cadet units are managed and run by volunteers. The UMT are responsible for the running of the unit at a strategic and management level.

The primary purpose of  the Vice Chairperson is to support the Unit chair to manage a safe, successful and sustainable Sea Cadet unit, this includes insurance, compliance, 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 on a weekday evening.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for new Vice Chairperson who have:

  • A passion for making a difference to young people and the local community
  • Good communication skills
  • An ability to work well with a team
  • Previous experience in leading, management or as a Trustee/governor
  • A good understanding of how a small charity works or a willingness to learn
  • A background of working with young people would be useful but not essential

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.  

Before you apply

If successful you will need to take part in an informal interview at the unit, an online induction process (including safeguarding, health & safety, GDPR and governance). An enhanced DBS clearance is required (paid for by the organisation).

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    Worcester Sea Cadets is a charity providing young people aged 10-18 opportunities to give them the best head start in life.  Based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy young people take...