Opportunities To Serve
SCBA Safeguarding Trainer
As you know, SCBA and the BU are committed to excellence in safeguarding – and a big part of that is training our churches to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns. At SCBA we deliver the BU safeguarding course in half day sessions – Level 2 in the morning and Level 3 in the afternoons - and we need your help to deliver it!
How much training is going on each year?
Across the country and the Associations, more than 9,000 people each year attend one of the Excellence in Safeguarding courses. These courses are design to equip ministers, church leaders and trustees, helpers and volunteers to understand how effective safeguarding practice underpins their work, and to make sure that everyone knows what to do if a safeguarding concern arises.
During lockdown, we have provided a 90-minute safeguarding update film, often supported by online question and answer sessions, and in the last six months more than 4,000 people have used the film to learn and reflect on their church’s safeguarding approach.
Who writes and produces the training?
The training itself is written and updated by our National Safeguarding Team in conjunction with the members of the National Safeguarding Contacts Group. We work hard to ensure consistency of training content and delivery so that we can be confident that churches are receiving the right content, tailored for the needs of Baptist churches.
If you think you have the skills, a passion for safeguarding in churches and some time to spare then please email Ann Andrews at: Ann who will send you the information pack which includes the skills summary and application form. Alternatively, you can call Joy Cheang, SCBA Safeguarding Adviser, on 07712 508779 to chat it all through.
Graduate Trainee Certified Accountant - BMS World Mission
Looking to build a long-term career in accountancy? Then look no further!
Apply for a Level 7 apprenticeship with BMS World Mission and you will gain valuable workplace experience while studying for the ACCA professional qualification.
At BMS World Mission we recruit high-calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of a diverse international charity.
We are looking for a graduate trainee accountant for our small, fast-paced Finance Team. We will provide a structured training programme covering all aspects of accounting, developed to complement your study schedule. There will also be opportunities to increase your skillset and knowledge of the not-for-profit sector in the UK and internationally.
For more information and how to apply, please go to: BMS World Mission Jobs
SCBA Trustee Nominations
The SCBA Steering & Strategy Group (SSG) is the Council of the Association and meets around six times a year. Members are Directors of the Company and Trustees of the Charity. The group is made up of twelve elected members, as well as those who are either co-opted or ex-officio. Those elected are normally appointed to serve for three years (except where filling a vacancy left by a member not completing their full term) and can be re-elected for a second term of three years.
Members of the SSG will also be asked to serve on other Committees of our Association which cover the strategic issues of concern, as listed below. It is hoped that those seeking election may have an interest and/or experience in one or more of these:
Children, Youth & Families
Staff, Finance and Administration
Lockdown has highlighted how communication, training and connecting with one another more deeply and widely can be enabled through a range of online options alongside face to face meetings. Nomination of a trustee with specialist knowledge of digital communications would be very helpful.
For more information, please email: office