Find out more about our Governor elections
Nominations to stand for election as a governor at NSFT are now closed for this year.
Thank you to all our nominees for putting their names forward.
To find out who is standing, please see the 'Elections to the Council of Governors' section below and click on the 'Statement of nominated candidates'.
Voting will open on Monday 20 November 2023 and close at 5pm on Friday 8 December 2023.
Voting papers will be sent to Trust members by Civica Election Services (CES), an independent organisation which runs our election process to ensure it is unbiased, fair and legal.
Only Trust members can stand for election or vote in Council of Governors elections. Trust membership is open to service users, carers, staff and members of the wider public. Please visit our membership page for more information and email Membership@nsft.nhs.uk if you have any questions.
Elections to the Council of Governors
2023 Formal documents
- Notice of Poll 2023 [pdf] 221KB
- Uncontested Report 2023 [pdf] 269KB
- Statement of Nominated Candidates [pdf] 146KB
- Notice of Election 2023.pdf [pdf] 280KB
Please direct all enquiries to the Returning Officer, Abi Walcott-Daniel, at Civica Election Services (CES). Call 020 8889 9203 or email email@example.com
Rules and regulations for elections to the Council of Governors
Elections to the Council of Governors take place every year for those governors who have come to the end of their term, or who have stopped being a governor during the previous year. Governors are usually elected for three-year terms, starting on 1 February. They can be re-elected twice, serving up to nine years.
Our Constitution contains the rules for elections and the circumstances under which a person cannot stand as a Governor. These elections take place under the Department of Health's model rules for elections.
Members can only stand as a Governor for the constituency of which they are a member (that is, staff members can only be Staff Governors).
CES sends ballot papers to all members in the constituencies where seats are being contested, to vote on who should represent them.
For the election regulations and information about the Trust, please contact Jean Clark, Trust Secretary. Call 01603 421233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on the Council and the role of the Governor
The Council represents the interests of our Foundation Trust members and partner organisations. They feed back information to the members who elected or appointed them.
Governors must act in the best interest of the Trust and in accordance with the seven principles of public life – the Nolan Principles:
The Council meets six times a year in public and Governors should attend these meetings. There are also subgroups of the Council.
If you would like to stand as a Governor, we hope the following information is useful:
- Information for people interested in standing for election as a Foundation Trust Governor
- Details of future Council meetings held in public are on the Events Calendar, together with the agenda and papers when they are available
- Papers from previous Council of Governors meetings held in public and the Board of Directors meetings held in public are also on the Events Calendar
- Our Code of Conduct
- Govenors Expenses Policy
- Monitor also publishes information on the statutory duties for governors