Articles of the NBA and Bye-Laws
As an association we are governed by two documents, our bye-laws and our articles.
To view our Bye-Laws click here
To view are Article of Association click here
Complaints Policy and Procedures:
The NBA adheres to the procedures and processes as detailed in the ‘Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) Complaints Procedure'
Dealing with Complainants:
Baptist churches operate as autonomous congregations who work in covenant partnership with one another. Our Association is primarily an expression of that mutual covenant and does not have a regulatory role in respect to the day to day operations of local Baptist churches. While we are keen to support our church communities in maintaining wholesome relationships with one another, we do not have an automatic role to intervene in situations of complaint and conflict. These guidelines that follow seek to outline the practical implications of this.
Data Protection Policy:
NBA is committed to protecting personal data and respecting the rights of our data subjects; the people whose personal data we collect and use. We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) with registration number ZA216023 and process the personal information of individuals in accordance with our privacy statement.
We value the personal information entrusted to us and we respect that trust, by complying with all relevant laws, and adopting good practice.
The Northern Baptist Association (the Association), its leaders and trustees, have oversight of member churches within their region. Although they do not have direct responsibility for safeguarding practice within the churches, they have a support and challenge role, seeking to train, equip and support those with oversight of safeguarding in Baptist churches. Every church is expected to have their own Safeguarding Policy and Procedures reflecting the needs of their own congregation.
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The NBA is committed to ensuring that women feel confident in discussing menopausal symptoms openly, without embarrassment, and are able to ask for support and adjustments in order to continue to work safely in the organisation.
Code of Conduct for Trustees
This Code of Conduct sets out the behavioural expectations that Northern Baptist Association (NBA) has of all those who are engaged in providing leadership to NBA at Council level. It is based on the premise that NBA is a faith-based professional organisation and expects the conduct of all those engaged in its governance to reflect this. The Code of Conduct should be read in conjunction with other related policies and procedures approved by the Council.
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Conflicts of Interest Policy
NBA acknowledges that some conflicts of interest are inevitable. Therefore the Trustees have agreed the following policy to ensure that conflicts of interest are managed properly and transparently.
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NBA Worker Disciplinary Procedure
This procedure is designed to help and encourage all employees of the NBA to achieve and maintain standards of conduct, attendance and performance in their ministry/work. The aim is to ensure consistent and fair treatment for all.
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Roles and Responsibilities of the NBA Council
The role of a trustee is two-fold. Firstly, we support the staff team (of regional ministers, facilitators and office staff) in their pursuit of these values by sharing ideas, shaping vision, reviewing decisions and monitoring progress. Secondly, we assist, release and equip staff by our oversight of the governance of the Associations in matters of finance, property, polices, risk assessment, charity law, safeguarding.