appointing the chair and other non-executive directors
removing, if three quarters of the council of governors decide that it is necessary, the chair or other non-executive directors
approving, by a majority, the appointment of the Chief Executive by the non-executive directors
appointing or removing the trust's auditor
to support and engage with the trust board
to hold the non-executive directors to account for the performance of the trust board
to represent the interests of the members of the trust as a whole and the interests of the public
approving 'significant transactions'
deciding whether non-NHS work would significantly impact on the trust's core role
approving, by an overall majority, an application by the trust to enter into a merger, acquisition, separation or dissolution
approving amendments to the trust's constitution
Our board of directors has a duty to consult, and listen to, the views of the council of governors.
The council of governors is made up of:
appointed members from organisations that the trust works with
people who use the trust's services elected by our membership
carers of people who use the trust's services elected by our membership
members of the public elected by our membership
members of staff elected by our membership
How to become a governor
Governors are elected to the council of governors from the public, service user, carer and staff constituencies. Elected governors serve a three year term on the council of governors. The call for Nominations for 2021 has now closed and elections will run from 8 October to 2 November 2021.
Governors are also appointed by partner organisations.