Have YOU got what it takes?
Are you interested in becoming a hospital governor? How would you like to be the voice for your community and have the chance to make a difference? We are looking for foundation trust members to join the Council of Governors at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Governors are essential in making sure that the views of our wider community are taken into account in providing and developing our hospital services. The Elections to the Council of Governors will be held in March 2022 and there will be seven governor vacancies available within the public constituency and one within the volunteer constituency. You do not need specific qualifications for the governor role; only a commitment to representing members and the wider public to the best of your ability. We will provide you with an induction programme and ongoing training in support of the role.
What is the commitment expected of Governors?
A Corporate and Governor Calendar is produced each year and the year 2022/23 will be published on the Trust’s website early in February 2022. It is expected that Governors commit to attend the following each year:
- Four formal Council of Governors meetings
- Informal Council Workshops and joint development sessions with the Board of Directors
- Governor Subgroup meetings
- Annual Members’ Meeting
- Ongoing training and development
Is it for me? What does a governor really do?
To find out more and if it’s right for you then come along to our virtual prospective governor information workshop. You’ll get a chance to hear from Electoral Reform Services about the election process, learn more about the role and the expectation of a governor, meet existing governors, and hear about how you can make a difference. The workshop will be held on:
Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 3.00pm – 6.00pm, virtual session using Microsoft Teams
To book your place on the virtual workshop or for any further information, please email email@example.com or call 07850 775502 and leave your contact details (please state your name, address and telephone number) and arrangements will be made to send joining instructions to your calendar. If you are interested in becoming a governor we strongly advise booking a place on the workshop.
How to apply
If you are interested in standing for election, an information pack and nomination form can be obtained from the Returning Officer from Friday, 28 January 2022.
Telephone: 020 8889 9203
Text: 2FT LT and your name and address to 88802
Post: Electoral Reform Services, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW
– Don’t delay – the deadline for completed nomination forms is 5pm Monday 14th February 2022