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Help shape the future of healthcare in Rotherham…Nominate yourself to be one of our Trust Governors!

17 Feb 2016 15:30:29
Governor Elections 2016

On Thursday 3 March, nominations for our Council of Governors Elections 2016 will open for two weeks until 18 March. During that time, we will be looking for Members of the Trust, who are passionate about healthcare and who want to do something to support the future of their local Trust, to consider becoming Governors.

Governors play an essential part in the Foundation Trust structure. They represent the interests and views of Trust Members and the general public within their constituency, giving them the opportunity to influence the future direction of the Trust.

As well as engaging with the public, promoting new services and contributing their experience to a number of Council sub-committees, Governors also have a number of statutory duties, such as participating in the appointment of the Chairman and Non-executive Directors and holding the Non-executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board. Governors, like members of the public, may observe the Trust’s Board meetings, but also have opportunities to meet with members of the Trust Board to share the views of those they represent and to take part in activities to support this work.

No previous experience is required as we will provide full training, support and information packs to assist newcomers in the role.

If you would like to hear more about the role, or to ask any questions, please contact the Foundation Trust Office on 01709 427800, or email foundation.trust@rothgen.nhs.uk. You can also find more information on our website at: http://www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/Corporate_Governance_Information/Governors_Elections/ 

The vacancies available this year are:

Wentworth North – 2 vacancies
(Hoober, Swinton, Wath, Harley, Wentworth, Brampton, Upper Haugh)

Wentworth Valley – 1 vacancy
(Hellaby, Maltby, Wickersley, Flanderwell, Bramley, Listerdale)

Rotherham South – 2 vacancies
(Boston Castle, Rotherham East and Sitwell, Town Centre, Eastwood, Canklow, Moorgate, Whiston)

Rest of England – 1 vacancy
(All areas not within the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council boundaries)

Rotherham North – 2 vacancies
(Kepple, Rotherham West, Wingfield, Thorpe Hesley, Kimberworth Park, Greasbrough, Masbrough)

constituencies map

We encourage anyone who is interested to apply. Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 18 March 2016.

How to apply: A nomination form can be obtained by calling Jonathan Tait at The Electoral Reform Services Ltd on 0208 889 9203, by emailing jonathan.tait@electoralreform.co.uk or texting ‘2FT RO’ and your name and address to 88802. Nomination forms are also available for collection from the Foundation Trust Office, Level D, at Rotherham Hospital.

After the nominations period has closed, voting in the relevant constituencies will open for Members like you to decide who will become the next Governor to represent your constituency. Ballot papers will be distributed to qualifying members on Monday 11 April 2016. Completed ballot papers must be received by the Independent Scrutineer by noon on Friday 29 April 2016. Please make the most of this opportunity to vote and make your voice heard. 
Want to find out more about being a Governor?

We’re inviting you to find out more about the role of Public Governor and our Trust. Drop-in sessions will take place at the following times in the Board Room (Level D) at Rotherham Hospital, Moorgate Road, S60 2UD:

• 6.00pm on Thursday 18 February
• 12noon on Thursday 25 February

Please confirm your attendance by contacting Dawn Stewart, Corporate Governance Manager on 01709 427022. Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

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