We're looking for public governors

Posted: September 19, 2016

Apply before Tuesday 4 October

Local people are invited to stand for election to become a public governor of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The role involves representing the views of local people to the Trust's Board of Directors.

There are seven vacancies in the Swindon, South Wiltshire and West Berkshire and Oxfordshire constituencies.

Anyone aged over 18 years old who is a Trust member can put themselves forward for election. It's free and easy to become a member. Further details can be found here.

No experience or particular skills are necessary to become a public governor, however potential candidates should:

  • Have an interest in healthcare and the strategic issues affecting the Trust
  • Contribute towards the future plans of the Trust
  • Act and behave in the interests of the Trust 
  • Represent the views of local people
  • Help to develop the Membership of the Trust.

Appointed governors will benefit from an induction and training programme to support them with their duties. Further information, including a notice of election and a pack about what being a Governor involves, is available  here.

Public governors are part of the Council of Governors, which is also made up of staff governors and appointed governors. The Council meets quarterly and is responsible for holding the Board of Directors to account.

To request an application form:

  • Call 0208 889 9203
  • Text 2FT GW and your name and address to 88802
  • Email Ciara Norris at ciara.norris@electoralreform.co.uk
  • Write to Electoral Reform Services Limited, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW

The deadline to return completed forms is Tuesday 4 October. 

For further information contact Governance and Membership Officer, Simon Denning - 01793 604185 / simon.denning@gwh.nhs.uk

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