Guildford Sea Cadets

Command of Guildford Sea Cadet Unit

Exciting Opportunity (unpaid) - Command of Guildford Sea Cadet Unit

  1. Expressions of interest are sought from officers or substantive senior rates for command of TS Queen Charlote which was formed in 1942 and is a large and active riverside unit in Guildford and currently comprises 68 Cadets, of whom 15 are Royal Marines Cadets and 18 members of staff.  The unit is an RYA Recognised Teaching Establishment and Explore Rowing Centre, as well as being a venue for District, Area and National Sea Cadet Training.
  2. The appointment is currently filled by Lieutenant (SCC) Colin Whitear who is moving, after 13 successful years in command, to become Assistant District Officer for Surrey.
  3. Qualified candidates will either have previous command experience or currently hold a senior appointment within a Unit, preferably as first lieutenant, and have already demonstrated their ability and competence as effective leaders/managers.
  4. Exceptionally, candidates without senior unit appointment experience but who are able to demonstrate suitable work based management experience and competence will be considered.
  5. Subject to the number of applications received it is intended that all candidates will be interviewed by the Unit Chairman and District Officer during early March 2014 with the successful candidate being appointed as soon as possible thereafter.
  6. If you require any more information or an informal discussion about the role please contact us by completing the online application.



Mission Statement

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!