Become a Governor

As a Governor your role will be to engage with our members and make sure their voice is heard.

  • Nominations open Monday 22 June 2020
  • Nominations close Monday 20 July 2020 at 5pm
  • Read the Governor prospectus here.
  • Find out more about our Trust here.
  • Apply to nominate yourself to become a Governor here.

We are looking for seven public Governors to represent our local communities and ensure their voice is heard within our Trust. There are two seats up for grabs in the Doncaster area, three on offer in Bassetlaw and a further two posts for the Rest of England and Wales.

Public governors play a vital role in representing the public and influencing how their local hospitals make plans to improve and develop services. Anyone interested in becoming a public governor are asked to submit their nomination before 5pm on 20 July 2020. Please note, you must first be a member of the Trust (sign-up here).

Governors are required to attend four meetings a year but their role is much more than those commitments. Public governors get involved in all manner of activities, offering crucial input and giving voice to the public in discussions about their local hospitals. They hold the Board of Directors to account and ask the questions they know the community would ask.

You do not need any special qualifications to become a governor, just enthusiasm and a desire to help improve patient care, and anyone who is a registered member of the Trust can put themselves forward for the role.  The Trust is also keen to increase the diversity of the Council of Governors to better mirror the users of the hospital services and welcome applications from people living with disabilities, from any race or religious background and young adults over the age of 16 who might have an interest in careers in healthcare.

If you are interested in being a governor and want to know more about what it involves or how to stand for election, please get in touch with the Foundation Trust office on 01302 644157 or email dbth.TrustBoardOffice@nhs.net. A short information guide for prospective governors is also available here.

The Trust will provide all necessary training, advice and support for those elected as governors. Governors who are elected will be in post for a period of three years and will be eligible to stand for re-election at the end of that period.


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