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Do you have experience of managing a team?

Would you like the opportunity to apply this experience in a meaningful volunteer role to launch young people for life, whilst also enhancing your skills, boosting your self-esteem and meeting new people?

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.

Huntingdon Sea Cadets, based on Cromwell walk, is currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Chairperson to join its Unit Management Team (UMT). T.S. Cromwell is a long-established Sea Cadet Unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people. We currently have 15 cadets who come from all over the Huntingdon area.

The Charity is currently looking for enthusiastic 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. These tasks can also be divided between volunteers, so why not come along with a friend and share the experience?

About the Volunteer Chairperson role:

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

To be a Charity Trustee

To maintain, develop and chair an effective Unit Management Team (UMT) for the unit.

To oversee compliance of charity regulations and Sea Cadet policies and procedures.

To ensure the UMT provide a properly maintained, serviced, safe and secure unit, where volunteers and cadets are safe and supported.

To identify unit priorities and potential issues and work with the team to develop and maintain plans to address these.

Chair a regular UMT meeting - usually 1 hour, monthly or bi-monthly, on a weekday evening

About you:

Previous managerial 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 with a team

You are able to motivate and encourage others

Ready to join?

If you think this volunteer role is for you then please do click apply and find out how you can start making a difference, or contact the unit directly for more details. If successful you will need to undergo a virtual interview, an online induction process and complete a DBS clearance.

More opportunities with HUNTINGDON UNIT 593 OF THE SEA CADET CORPS

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3 Cromwell Walk, Huntingdon, Cambs PE29 3HR, GB

Mission Statement

Huntingdon Sea Cadets which is part of national charity Sea Cadets, gives young people a new perspective. We broaden horizons and create possibilities. Working across the UK with 14,000 young people between 10 and 18, we help them see the world with confidence, gained through the challenge of nautical adventure and a Royal Navy ethos. Our aim is to help more young people to see the future that they want - and make that future happen.


Here at Huntingdon we offer skills and qualifications that could take you around the world. We create a safe, engaging and fun learning environment that will give you memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. We recruit from the local area and give opportunities in Huntingdon, the UK and Internationally to all young people aged 10 -18.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


3 Cromwell WalkHuntingdon, Cambs PE29 3HRUnited Kingdom



  • Youth Services
  • Executive Admin
  • Administrative Support
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Water Recreation


  • Kids
  • Teens


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 meeting a month and background work at your own convenience in dealing with the management of the building and outside bodies.
  • A flexible enthusiastic approach to managing a team of volunteers and offices associated with the training of young people

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