Become a Governor of our Trust

If you would like to get more involved in the work of the Trust or develop your skills further, the role of a Governor may be for you.

Governors within the NHS have an important role to play as they help NHS organisations such as ours to develop healthcare services which meet the needs of local people. They also approve the appointments of some of the most senior people, including the Trust Chairman and Chief Executive, and are given opportunities to get involved in other activities and sub-groups.

Governor elections

Our governor elections will begin on 26 January, when members of the public will be able to nominate themselves to stand for their constituency. Nominees must be at least 16 years old, and a resident of one of our constituencies (Bradford West, Bradford East, Bradford South, Shipley, Keighley, Craven, and Rest of England). Our Governor information booklet provides further details about the role of a Governor. Members of the public who wish to nominate themselves will be able to do so via the Electoral Reform Services website.

In order to apply to become a Governor or vote in the election, you need to be a member of the Trust. Membership is free and you can complete a membership form on our become a member page.

To find out more, come along to one of our Governor meetings at New Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire BD18 3LD:

  • Tuesday 23 January, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 24 January, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Those wishing to attend can register by contacting the Membership office via email ( or telephone (01274 363552).

Watch the Trust’s lead governor, Colin Perry, as he talks about his role and why it matters.


For more information, please contact our Membership office on 01274 363 552.