Governors: Elections

Our Council of Governors is the voice of the people we serve, and it helps set our priorities and shape our services, based on our members' views.

Forthcoming election

Nominations for the following constituencies are now open (nominations close 0n 10 August 2020)

Public Governors

  • Southern Wiltshire
  • Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset

Staff Governors

  • Doctors and Dentists

Documents relating to this election

Recent elections

About the roles

We're looking for people with a genuine interest and passion for their local health service.

No experience is necessary - you will receive an induction and training programme.

As part of the Council of Governors, collectively you will have several duties such as:

  • Appointing and, if appropriate, removing the Chair
  • Representing members' views and using these to challenge the Trust Board
  • Deciding the remuneration and other terms and conditions of office of the chair and the other non-executive directors

We usually have about five Council of Governor meetings per year, and optional working groups focusing on patient experience, finance, membership and training for governors to attend.

The time commitment should not be more than one day a month.

For more information, please see Governors.

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a Governor please view these documents and complete and return them as indicated:

Previous election reports

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