Do you have enthusiasm and a passion for working with young people from a variety of backgrounds? Would you like the opportunity to apply this passion in a meaningful role to launch young people for life, whilst also enhancing your skills, boosting your self-esteem and meeting new people? 

Derby Sea Cadets, based on Farm Street, is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join their team as Sea Cadet Instructors, working with young people aged 12-18 years old. Derby is a long-established Sea Cadet Unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people.

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 Instructor role:

Whether you opt to be a uniformed leader, or wear your own clothes, you can be hands-on, teaching cadets. You’ll run lessons, activities, games, projects and events that help cadets progress through The Cadet Experience, gaining qualifications and confidence as they go.

Whatever your experience and skills, they could be utilised to help young people flourish – catering, meteorology, navigation, orienteering, first aid, engineering, photography, marketing, football coaching, IT, social media, finance, driving – there is no limit. Whatever your interest, you could bring it to Derby unit.

You could also share your skills out on the water with the next generation, through the opportunity to teach water sports such as kayaking, sailing, powerboating, canoeing, rowing and windsurfing. If you don’t have any water sport qualifications, we’ll provide you with all the equipment, training and the opportunity to gain national qualifications with the Royal Yachting Association for example. All you need is lots of enthusiasm!

The tasks of an Instructor include but are not restricted to the following:

  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of Children and Young People for whom they are responsible.
  • Delivering instruction and training to adults and cadets.
  • Attending Parade Nights (Mondays and Wednesdays 6.45-9pm) or being able to commit to a particular night each week or month.