Guildford Sea Cadets

Sea Cadet Instructor


We are a very well established Sea Cadet unit that has been in operation since 1942. We were recognised in 2010 as one of the best units in the southern area. This is not only because of our central location, right in the heart of Guildford, but because of our ethos and commitment to provide top notch activities for young people.

Our superb location, perched on the banks of the River Wey near the National Trust's Dapdune Wharf, is so close to the water that you can touch it. And this fits well with our aim; to give young people the opportunity to get out onto the water, gain confidence and have a lot of laughs at the same time.

We want to keep our cadets active both on an off the water. Long evenings in the Summer months mean loads of time on the water: Kayaking, sailing, rowing and driving power boats. Then when the nights draw cold and you think that all we can do is in a classroom you find we keep active: rock climbing, leadership games and activities and sports games.

We currently have 65 cadets, male and female aged between 10 and 18, of whom 16 are Royal Marine Cadets.

We have a wide range of facilities and instructional staff which means we can offer you the opportunity to learn new skills in a safe environment whilst having loads of fun!

We are looking for volunteers to supervise and train(once qualified) cadets - boys and girls aged from 10 to 18. Activities include canoeing, sailing (including offshore opportunities), PE, shooting, expeditions (including D of E awards), catering etc. Also classroom instruction in engineering, seamanship, communications, etc.

When Required - Uniformed instructors - 2 weekday evenings

                      - Civilian instructors - 1 evening

                      - Casual helpers - as available (U25V)

Areas of interest - Children, Sport and Outdoor Activities, Youth

Types of Activity - Practical work and DIY, Teaching, Training and Coaching, Youth Work

Skills - Interest in helping young people. Willingness to go on courses which might involve a weekend. CRB necessary and Child Protection Courses are mandatory. 18+

Expenses - Travel and food during training activities at the weekend (only for uniformed staff)

Directions - At Dapdune Wharf next to the National Trust on River Wey. Access either via Walnut Tree Close (car park) of Woodbridge Road (park on road) and then via footpath which links the two.

Recruitment Method - CRB Check, Informal Discussion, Interviews, References