Fundraising Trustee

  • VO97110
  • Board/trustee role


As independent charities, each Sea Cadet unit has trustees to oversee the management and legal undertakings of the unit. The fundraising trustee is tasked with identifying potential sources of fundraising income and developing business links. This role will undertake “regulated activity” and will therefore require an enhanced disclosure with barring check to be repeated at no less than three yearly intervals.

Supported by our unit management team, you will be tasked to:

· Be the lead person in generating funds for the unit.
· Identify fundraising sources, including advice, guidance and support from National Support Centre Fundraising team.
· Develop links with local contacts and business and produce a database of potential funders.
· Raise awareness of the unit to the local community with the support of other trustees responsible for marketing and communications.
· Provide support and guidance on fundraising requirements relevant to other volunteers.
· To assist the unit management team in the generation of unit funds through identification of marketing and communications activities.

Organisation aims and objectives

Dundee Sea Cadets is a unique organisation that aims to inspire the next generation to realise their potential and seize a better future through nautical adventure, based on the customs, values and traditions of the Royal Navy. Our Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) 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.

Frequency and commitment details

2 hours per week on average. This could be a few hours weekly, or one day per month.


Experience required: Experience in fundraising or grant applications will be valuable
Travel details: Dundee Sea Cadet Training Centre, DD1 3LG
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: You would need to make your own way to and from the unit, but if you need to travel elsewhere (e.g., for training or meetings), we provide transport. This can be either through use of a unit vehicle, reimbursement of public transport, or mileage costs.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: You are welcome to attend an evening and shadow a current volunteer to understand what happens, and how we manage ourselves. You must to be supervised at all times during your visit due to our child protection policies.
Training details: As an online introduction to our organisation, you will complete short modules on information safety, health and safety and child protection. We will then buddy you with an experienced volunteer until you feel comfortable in the role. The unit management team meet monthly and this is an opportunity to take part in ongoing training as needed / desired.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer