Are you a motivated and enthusiastic individual who would like to represent the interests of your local community on health related matters?
At certain points throughout the year, we encourage our public members to increase their involvement with the Trust by standing for election in one of six vacant governor positions. There are currently no governor vacancies available.
To be eligible to become a governor you must be:
- A public member of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- A resident of the constituency you wish to stand for
- 16 years of age or over.
View the notice of poll for our latest Council of Governor elections.
What role do governors play in the NHS Foundation Trust?
Being a governor can be a very rewarding experience, and governors have the opportunity to:
- Represent the views of their constituents and shape the way our services are delivered
- Hold the Board's non-executive directors to account for the Trust’s performance
- Attend events throughout the year which offer them the chance to engage with members of their constituency and members of staff
- Fulfil statutory responsibilities such as the appointment of Non-Executive Directors and the trust Chairman.
Governors serve a term of three years and reasonable travel expenses are paid.
The Council of Governors is a body of 26 elected and appointed members who have a direct involvement in the running and development of the foundation trust. The Council is made up of 16 elected public governors, four elected staff governors and six appointed governors and is presided over by the Chairman.
Read our Becoming a governor of Derbyshire Healthcare leaflet to find out more about this exciting opportunity.