Vacancies for Public Governors at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

BRADFORD Teaching Hospitals is seeking public governors to sit on the Foundation Trust’s Council.

This is an exciting opportunity to represent the interests of our service users, our local communities and our Foundation Trust members.

We are seeking to fill three seats in the public constituencies of Bradford West, Bradford South and Shipley.

As a governor you will be able to:

  • ensure there is robust challenge about the strategic direction of the Trust, our vision and how we are performing
  • share with the Board and Council of Governors the views of the local people you represent: actively seeking out what they think about the services provided by Bradford Teaching Hospitals
  • take part in meetings of the Council of Governors, its committees, governor training days and Joint Council of Governors/Board of Directors sessions to represent the views from your constituencies as you carry out the statutory duties of a governor.

Laura Parsons, Associate Director of Corporate Governance/Board Secretary, said: “The Council of Governors has an important role in making our Foundation Trust publicly accountable for the services it provides.

“It is important that people stand as governors so that we have the voices of our local communities influencing the important decisions that we make.

“We actively encourage people to take part in aspects of hospital life and this is one more way that people can get involved.”

The council is made up of staff, appointed governors from partner organisations and 13 elected members from our public and patient constituencies. Candidates must be a Foundation Trust member, aged 16 or over and live in the area they want to represent.

Virtual session

To find out more about the role you can join an informal virtual session with Chairman, Dr Maxwell Mclean, and two of our governors on Tuesday, 9 March from 4.15pm to 5.15pm. To book, email: membership@btft.nhs.uk or phone 01274 364794

You can also contact Head of Corporate Governance, Jacqui Maurice, for an informal chat on: 01274 382685 or email: corporate.governance@bthft.nhs.uk

The election process is being run by Civica Election Services. More information and nomination forms are available online at: www.cesvotes.com/BradfordTeaching2021 or via telephone to: 0208 889 9203 or by email: ftnominationenquiries@cesvotes.com or by text: Text 2FT BT and your name and address to 88802 or by post: Civica Election Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Rd, Wood Green, London N8 0NW.

All nominations should be received by the Returning Officer, Ciara Hutchinson, at the address or website as detailed above, by 5pm on Monday, 15 March 2021.

Voting papers will be distributed to members, within the relevant constituencies, on Thursday, 8 April 2021. The deadline for return of completed voting papers is Tuesday 4 May 2021.

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