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Election News 2021

Governor Election 2021

Our Governor Elections started on Tuesday 7 September 2021 and are being run by an independent organisation called Civica Election Services (CES) to ensure the elections are conducted in a fair and legal manner. You can view the Notice of Election for more information here: Notice of election

We are seeking nominations to the following Public, Service users, Carers and Staff Governor vacant seats on our Council of Governors.

Public

  • Doncaster – one seat
  • Rotherham – three seats
  • North Lincolnshire – two seats
  • Rest of England – one seat.

Service users

  • Mental Health – two seats
  • Learning Disabilities – one seat
  • Specialist Services – one seat
  • Community Services – two seats.

Carers

  • Mental Health – two seats
  • Learning Disabilities – one seat
  • Specialist Services – one seat
  • Community Services – one seat.

Staff

  • Nursing – one seat
  • Allied Health Professionals – one seat
  • Community Nursing – one seat
  • Social Care – one seat
  • Non-Clinical – one seat.

Nominations close on 28 September 2021.

If you are interested in standing as a governor you can submit your nomination form online.

Can I stand to become a Governor?

To be eligible to stand in this year’s Governor Elections you must either be a staff member or be a public member aged 16 and over and living in one of the above areas with a vacant seat(s) or be someone that has used (or cared for someone hat has used) one of the Trust’s services within the last five years.

If you would like to nominate yourself for one of the public Governor seats but have not joined as a public member, please complete our online application form

If you are a permanent staff member of this Trust or have worked with us for more than a year, then you are automatically a member and can nominate yourself to become a staff Governor.

What do Governors do?

Our Governors, elected by our members and staff, are vital in helping us to make decisions about how we plan, run and develop our services and to make sure the views of our members, users of our services and their carers, as well as local people are taken on board. Governors play a vital role and perform a range of statutory and non-statutory duties. The role of a Governor is voluntary; however, Governors can claim out of pocket expenses while carrying out the role.

Prospective Governor discussion sessions

To find out more about the role of a Governor and ask questions please email rdash.ftmembershipoffice@nhs.net to register to join one of our virtual Teams sessions:

Thursday 16 September 2021, 6 to 7pm
Monday 20 September 2021, 6 to 7pm.

More information about the role of Governors can be found at Information and Guidance for prospective Governors.