Our Public and Staff Governors are elected by the membership and they are responsible for representing the interests of Foundation Trust members, service users, carers, and staff.
Our Governors are very important to our Trust and they play a fundamental role in improving services, advising the Trust about the needs of service users and the community, holding our non-executive directors to account, and informing our strategies and future plans.
Elections are usually held each year and at the start of the election process, a formal notice is published, inviting eligible members to stand for election to the Governor seat(s) that are open. The formal notice includes the contact details of the external company that facilitates our election process (to request a Nomination Form). Ballot papers are then sent to members who in turn vote for the candidate(s) that they wish to be elected to our Council of Governors.
The Trust is keen to represent all areas of the community on the Council of Governors and welcomes interest from anyone within the various constituencies. We provide a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing support for our Council of Governors.