The Branch shall:
Ensure that all accounting records of the Union in the Netherlands and for any Netherlands-based legal entities (the accounts for which the Union and/or the Branch or the Residual Legal Entity is responsible) are maintained in accordance with the requirements of such a legal entity and with the Union's Rules and Regulations; as required by the general secretary or director of finance and in accordance with relevant NL and UK law.
Provide a member or members of the Internal Finance Committee established under Article 2-Paragraph 6 of the Protocol adopted by the Council on 11 December 2014.
Assist with the preparation of annual estimates and the production of management reports as required.
Participate to the fullest extent in national forums where issues affecting members are discussed, and in European and international forums at the request of the general secretary.
Maintain the highest level of involvement with government departments on maritime safety, technical and training issues.
Represent members at appropriate Dutch bodies such as FNV and, at the request of the general secretary, at European and international bodies.
Lobby the Dutch government and relevant agencies to progress the Union's policies and protect members' interests.
Ensure that the administration of any Foundations, involving the Branch in whole or in part, meets: the requirements of the Foundation; the Union's Rules and Regulations; the requirements of the general secretary; and remains in accordance with relevant NL and UK law.
Work with the statutory and voluntary sectors to meet the identified welfare needs of seafarers and their dependants.
Achieve Investors in People accreditation.
Seek to ensure that policies and objectives determined by members at Branch and General Meetings, and by the Branch Committee and the Nautilus Council are implemented.