Governor Elections 2017


Our Council of Governors, which has been in place since May 2016, provides an essential link between the Trusts’ Members and the organisation. It meets formally at least three times a year and comprises of elected local members, members of staff, and representatives of local partner organisations. Governors are an important group of people within the Trust, who represent the views of our membership by being the “voice” of local people and surrounding communities.

Governors play a key role in the governance of the Trust and work hard to ensure that the interests of all members are taken into account whenever key decisions are made.

Governors also play an essential role in holding the Board of Directors to account, through the nonexecutive directors, for the performance of the Board. 

We currently have 14 vacant seats on the Council of Governors these are:


Public vacant seats 

2 public members Liverpool

1 public member Sefton

1 public member Knowsley

1 public member Ribble Valley

1 public member Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester

1 public member Cheshire, St Helens, Wirral, West Midlands and Wales

1 public member the rest of England 


Staff vacant seats

1 medical staff member transferred from Calderstones

1 Nursing staff member transferred from Calderstones

1 other clinical, scientific, technical or therapeutic staff members from Calderstones


Service User vacant seats

1 Service User member Local (Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley)

1 Service User member the rest of England and Wales


Carer vacant seats

1 Carer member the rest of England and Wales


I'm interested in becoming a governor. What do I do next? 

The nomination process for members to stand as governors runs from 27 June 2017 to 25 July 2017. The election will run from 15 August to 11 September 2017 and the outcomes of the elections will be published on 12 September 2017. 

If you are able to, please attend one of our governor awareness training session’s dates available here. 

You will need to be a member in order to stand for election. If you are not currently a member but would like to be please click here.

You will need to complete the nomination form with the eligibility form and submit them by the closing date 5pm on Tuesday 25 July 2017. The nomination form and our governor awareness pack are available below:

 Find out more about Trust governors here