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Volunteer Social Medial Volunteer (Part of the Unit Management Team)



Posted over 30 days ago...

Walsall Sea Cadets is a charity which has provided life-changing opportunities for young people for 80 years We are looking for volunteers to  help us give youngsters in Walsall  the best possible start in life


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What will you be doing?

Each Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) unit is an independent charity in its own right which must fundraise for its running costs while the parent charity of MSSC (Marine Society & Sea Cadets) funds the charitable infrastructure and provides national facilities. Our biggest supporter is the Royal Navy whose customs and traditions are at the heart of what we do.  Sea Cadet units are managed and run by committed volunteers.  The unit management team (UMT) are volunteers and act as the unit’s trustees, headed up by a unit chairperson, secretary and treasurer. The UMT is responsible for the running of the unit at a strategic and management level and we are looking to recruit a dynamic volunteers to support the unit organisation and management.   The role of a UMT volunteer  is to  work collectively with your fellow UMT volunteers, to: - Ensure that all the unit’s activities and matters are conducted legally and comply with charity regulations and MSSC policies and procedures. - Ensure the general welfare, safety and protection of volunteers and cadets when they are involved in unit matters or activities. - Provide a properly maintained, serviced, safe and secure unit premises. - To identify unit priorities and potential issues and maintain plans to address those issues. - Raise funds to pay for the running costs incurred by the unit. - Raise funds to provide the resources necessary for efficient and successful training in the unit and other projects as they arise Promote the unit on various social media platforms to raise its profile in the local community and help with both cadet and adult recruitment 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a volunteer with a background in social media and promoting a brand  through various platforms.  The unit building operates as a Sea Cadet training ship but also as a local community centre, so we are interested in hearing from anyone with these following characteristics:

Experience of various social media platforms  Experience of promoting a brand on various social media  Enthusiastic and committed Willing to learn about our mission and values Able to manage time and delegate tasks Able to work as part of a team Ability to communicate with people from all walks of life at all levels, as effective communication with other key stakeholders including SCC personnel, other facility users and charity groups will be important  In addition to the role specifics; You will be 18 or over 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 competent issues using IT Systems 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 Although having the right attitude and a passion for improving the lives of young people are the most important things!

What difference will you make?

The UMT is key in our being able to offer a wide range of activities for our adult instructional volunteers and cadets from sailing, canoeing, kayaking, power boating, to flying, cookery and much, much more. We aim to encourage good citizenship and provide valuable, nationally recognised qualifications and adventure for young people aged 10-18 years.Our core values that we look for in our Cadets, Volunteers and Staff are:•    Loyalty•    Respect•    Honesty and Integrity•    Commitment•    Self-discipline  Your contribution will not only support the Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadet mission but will support other local community groups, pre-school and charities to continue to deliver services to those who need to benefit from them


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