How to become a governor

We hold regular elections where members can stand to be governors of our foundation trust.

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Have a voice, become a governor
Our public governors play an important role on our Council of Governors and bring valuable experiences and ideas to our Trust.

A public governor is elected by the members in the constituency they are standing to be a governor within. Each of our public governors is appointed for a period of up to three years.

The public constituency is drawn from seven areas. These are made up of six boroughs where we deliver our services (Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington, Wigan and Sefton), plus the seventh constituency called 'other', which represents areas outside of these six boroughs.

How do I become a public governor?
The Trust welcomes nominations from people of any age (16 and over), race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender, disability and those with caring responsibilities.
Please note that in order to be elected to our Council of Governors you will need to live in the constituency where you would like to be nominated.

Current vacancies:
 We have Public Governor vacancies in the following constituencies:
  • Knowsley x 3 vacancies
  • Warrington x 2 vacancies
  • Halton x 2 vacancies
  • Wigan x 2 vacancies
  • St Helens x 2 vacancies
  • Sefton x 2 vacancies
  • Other x 1 vacancy (this covers the rest of England)
We have staff governor vacancies in the following constituencies:
  • Allied Health Professional x 1 vacancy
  • Nursing x 1 vacancy
  • Support Services* x 1 vacancy (*support services includes all staff that would not fit into any other category)
The nomination period is now open and will end at 5pm on Friday 18 January 2019. All documentation is available by clicking on the links below:

If you require documentation posting to you, please contact the team on 01925 664 878 or