Ayr Sea Cadets

Charity registered in Scotland SC030257

At Ayr we aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, we learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves.

We offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating - to rock climbing, camping, and music - plus, so much more! At Ayr you are also able to gain different qualifications that you can take with you once you leave Sea Cadets!


Current opportunities

The Role Each Sea Cadet Unit is a self-supporting youth organisation and an individually registered Charity. The management and control of a Sea Cadet Unit is a team effort between the Unit Management Committee led by the (UC) and the Instructional team led by the CO/OiC. These two groups of volunteers have specific responsibilities as explained in their SoRR. The CO/OiC and UC are helped in their duties by CFAV/s instructional and non-instructional. 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. Principal Tasks The following are the principal tasks of the CFAV but the list is not exhaustive: − Promote and safeguard cadet’s welfare. − Ensure compliance with the MSSC’s Child Protection Policy and Guidance documentation. Reporting any concerns to the Unit CO / UC or in their absence the MSSC Incident line. − Delivering instruction, training supervision of Sea Cadet adults and cadets as approved by the Commanding Officer. − Application of the MSSC Health and Safety Policy and associated documentation. − Ensure SCC equipment is safe to use, properly maintained and secure in line with policy. − Keep any personal qualifications in date and be aware of current good practice. − If qualified, induct and carry out site-specific training for other CFAV/s. - In conjunction with the Unit Administration Officer, update cadet record and qualifications. - Facilitate cadet access and promote the SCC Portal. − In conjunction with the UTO, direct cadets and adults to District, Area or National courses to further personal and unit development. − Any other activity or task as specified at Unit, District, Area or National level.

The tasks of a Treasurer include but are not restricted to the following: - Keeping up to date and accurate records of income and expenditure. - Ensuring regular written reports are submitted to the Trustees. - Ensuring that annual returns are completed and checked by the appropriate person. - Submitting returns and or any other forms to the relevant charity regulator. - To attend a 6 weekly UMT meeting on a weekday evening (this is the only specific time commitment we ask as most of the Treasurer’s work can be done on a casual basis from home). - Identify funding streams. - Make funding applications to different open funding sources. About you: You will be reliable and committed to volunteering. You will be enthusiastic and keen to learn new things. You will be a good communicator. You will be able to work as part of a team. You will be honest and trustworthy. You will be a role model to young people. Benefits for you: As well as the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities, the Marine Society and Sea Cadets also provides a wide range of courses to develop your personal and professional skills at little or no cost. For UMT members these courses include: IT Communication Customer Service Budgeting and Finance Conflict Management Negotiating Leadership and Coaching (and many, many more) 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.