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 elections

We are inviting local people to apply for vacant public governor roles in these constituencies:

  • Central and Southern Wiltshire
  • Northern Wiltshire
  • West Berkshire, Oxford, Gloucestershire, Bath and NE Somerset

The closing date is 30 September 2021.

Please see  Local people are invited to stand for election to become a public governor.

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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