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Elections to the Council of Governors 2019

You'll find everything you need to know about our governor elections here!

If you would like to nominate yourself, please click here:

'Complete my nomination form' 

to download a PDF of the nomination form. Once downloaded you can fill it in electronically and then return it by email to FTNominations@electoralreform.co.uk

(To complete the nomination form electronically you will need to have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed; it can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website)

Alternatively you can request a hard copy of the form by calling 020 8889 9203.

Here's a short message from our Lead Governor, Alison, about the governor role:

"This year we have five vacancies spread across four of our constituencies.

I want to encourage any members that have an interest in becoming a Governor to seriously consider standing for election. The Trust aspires to have a council of governors that reflects the diversity of its local community and welcomes nominations from all sectors and groups. 

Governors are part of the essential fabric of the trust. We carry out important statutory duties such as appointing the Chairman of the Trust and the other Non-Executive Directors. The Governors are responsible for holding the Non-Executive Directors to account for the Board's performance.

Our role, though, is broader than that. Governors also represent the interests and views of the members, the general public and patients within the trust. We are often invited to give our opinions and regularly engage with the Trust's leadership team. Our views are always taken into account when important decisions are being made.

Being a Governor matters and can be rewarding.

If you would like further information about the role please get in touch with our Membership and Engagement Manager, Vanessa, by phone on 01484 347342 or by e-mail at membership@cht.nhs.uk

 

 

 

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I'm interested - how do I nominate myself?

If you would like to nominate yourself, please click here:

'Complete a nomination form' (available from 17 April 2019)

You will then be able to download a PDF of the nomination form. Once downloaded you can fill it in electronically and then return it by email to FTNominations@electoralreform.co.uk

(To complete the nomination form electronically you will need to have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed; it can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.)

Alternatively you can request a hard copy of the form by calling 020 8889 9203.

If you would like any more information or advice please contact Vanessa Henderson on 01484 347342 or at membership@cht.nhs.uk

 

 

Where are the vacancies this year?

Every year, we hold elections to the Trust’s Council of Governors.  Vacancies arise in the different constituencies of the Trust each year and this year we are looking for new governors in the following public constituencies:

3 - South Huddersfield

4 - North Kirklees (two vacancies)

5 - Skircoat and Lower Calder Valley

8 - Lindley and the Valleys

Elections timetable 2019

The timetable for this year's elections is as follows:

Wednesday 17 April - nominations open

Monday 20 May - deadline for receipt of nominations

Wednesday 12 June - ballot forms issued and elections start

Friday 5 July - voting closes

Wednesday 17 July - formal election announcement (at the Trust's Annual General Meeting)

A message from our Lead Governor

Here's a short message from our Lead Governor, Alison Schofield, about the governor role:

"This year we have five vacancies spread across four of our constituencies.

I want to encourage any members that have an interest in becoming a Governor to seriously consider standing for election. The Trust aspires to have a council of governors that reflects the diversity of its local community and welcomes nominations from all sectors and groups. 

Governors are part of the essential fabric of the trust. We carry out important statutory duties such as appointing the Chairman of the Trust and the other Non-Executive Directors. The Governors are responsible for holding the Non-Executive Directors to account for the Board's performance.

Our role, though, is broader than that. Governors also represent the interests and views of the members, the general public and patients within the trust. We are often invited to give our opinions and regularly engage with the Trust's leadership team. Our views are always taken into account when important decisions are being made.

Being a Governor matters and can be rewarding.

Useful documents/information

You can find all the statutory information about our elections here:

Notice of election