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Elections for Public Governors 2019

Be part of our success story

We are electing 10 new governors – why not be part of our award winning team?

Being a Governor offers a brilliant opportunity to: gain an important insight into how a mental trust works and makes key decisions, have a real influence in bringing about positive change, act as an ambassador for the Trust at events and support those in your local community.

You don’t need qualifications to become a Governor

Whilst experience and expertise are very welcome we are looking for enthusiastic and creative people with a real passion for the work we do. We want people who are prepared to get stuck in, to attend meetings and our AGM and to be there when called upon.

People of all ages and from all backgrounds become Governors

If you look at our list of current Governors you will see people of all ages and from all backgrounds.  They became Governors for many different reasons: some who wanted to contribute to their local community or have expertise in a particular area, others as the next step in their recovery or as a way of putting something back, and then there are those who are looking to progress their careers and gain valuable experience. 

What do Governors do?

Our Governors play a very important role in ensuring that the Trust acts in a way which is consistent with our objectives and values. They also act as the Trust’s ambassadors providing the stakeholder, public or staff representation on the strategic direction of the Trust.

Governors help ensure that the Trust meets its objectives. They act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors on the direction of the Trust and help to ensure that it adheres to its vision and values. As a Governor you will also be consulted on plans for changes to the way local health services are delivered. You will play a vitally important role in forming a link to the communities that the Trust serves including service users and carers.  

Governors are expected to attend four Council of Governor meetings per year which are based at our Head Office in Hatfield. Governors can get involved in a variety of activities as well as having the opportunity to join one of four subcommittees covering:

  • quality and effectiveness
  • engagement
  • performance and appointments
  • remuneration

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Take the first step towards getting nominated today

If you are a member of the Trust you will receive a nomination pack by post or email.  Simply follow the instructions on how to get nominated. If you are not a member and would like to become one visit the Get Involved page.

Alternatively you can get a copy of the nomination form by contacting Electoral Reform Services as follows:

Tel: 020 8889 9203

Post: The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW

Email: ftnominationenquiries@electoralreform.co.uk 

Internet: www.ersvotes.com/HPUFT2019  Here you can find out about the election, download forms and register to complete your nomination online.

Notice of Election

To view the Notice of Election click here


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