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.

We have these Governor seats up for re-election:

Current and upcoming elections

Council of Governors election (1)

  • Swindon: seven seats
  • Staff: four seats:
    • Hospital nursing and therapy staff
    • Allied health professionals
    • Doctors and dentists
    • Administrators, maintenance, auxiliary and volunteers

Nominations have closed.

Voting will open on Friday 18 October 2019 and close at 5.00pm on Thursday 7 November 2019.

Declaration of results will take place on Friday 8 November.

Please see Notice of Election.

Council of Governors election (2)

Public Governors in these constituencies:

  • Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset: one seat
  • Wiltshire Central: one seat
  • Wiltshire Southern: one seat

Nominations open on Friday 4 October and close at 5.00pm on Monday 21 October 2019.

Voting will open on Friday 8 November 2019 and close at 5.00pm on Thursday 28 November

Declaration of results will take place on Friday 29 November.

Please see Notice of Election.

About the role

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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