Summer 2019 governor elections

On Tuesday 11 July 2019, our Summer 2019 governor elections began. Click here to read the Notice of Election. There are five governor seats available, read our Governor information booklet  to find out more details on eligibility to become a governor, in which constituencies the seats are available and how you can become a governor.

Want to put yourself forward for election? Here’s how:

Eligible members will receive a Notice of the Election in the post around 11 July 2019, inviting them to request and complete a nomination form if they want to stand for election. Staff will be advised of the election electronically.

The elections will be run on our behalf by an election company, the Electoral Reform Services.

  • If you want to put yourself forward for election you will need to request a nomination form from the election company, fill it in and then return it to them by 26 July 2019.
  • You will need to provide a 250 word statement on your background and why you want to become a governor, including a recent photograph. This is all explained on the form.
  • If there are fewer candidates than vacant seats in a constituency they will automatically become a governor and so there will be no need for a vote in that constituency.
  • If there are more candidates than seats in a constituency, every member of that constituency will be sent a voting form so they can vote for which candidate they want to represent them on the Council of Governors.
  • Even if you don’t stand for election yourself, you can still have your say and vote for a candidate. Voting forms will be sent to members on 14 August 2019 and members have until 6 September 2019 to return their vote.
  • Once voting has ended we will contact all the successful and unsuccessful candidates on 9 September   The successful candidates will then be invited to an induction event to help prepare for the role.

You can request a nomination form via:

Web: www.ersvotes.com/bdct19

Telephone: 020 8889 9203

Email: ftnominationenquiries@electoralreform.co.uk    

Post: Electoral Reform Services Limited, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London. N8 0NW

For further information about the role of a governor or details of our upcoming elections please contact the Membership Office on: ft@bdct.nhs.uk or 01274 363544 or see our FAQs.

Watch the videos of Jenny Moran-Whitehead, non-clinical staff governor, and Colin Perry, public governor, to find out more about the role of a governor:

Queries

If you have any queries about the role of a Governor or membership of the Trust, please contact our Membership office on 01274 363 552.

Take a look at the Council of Governors meeting papers