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.
You can register your interest in becoming a governor by emailing
Keep an eye on our website too, as we will update the section below whenever we are holding elections.
Upcoming vacancies:
In early 2020 we will have public governor vacancies in the following constituencies:
Knowsley x 1 vacancy
Warrington x 1 vacancy
Halton x 1 vacancy
Wigan x 3 vacancies
St Helens x 2 vacancies
Other x 2 vacancies (this covers the rest of England)
How do I become a staff governor?
Our staff governors are elected to represent the interests of staff members within their staff groups. We have five staff groups which include: Nursing, Medical, Allied Health Professionals, Managers (8a and above) and Support Services.
Upcoming vacancies:
In early 2020 we will have staff governor vacancies in the following constituencies:
Support Services* x 2 vacancy (*support services includes all staff that would not fit into any other category)
Information Session for Prospective Governors
Come along to our open afternoon from 10.00am-12.00pm on Tuesday 17 December 2019 in Room 3, Education Centre, Hollins Park, Winwick, Warrington, WA2 8WA, where we will give you more information on what it means to be a Governor for the Trust.
You will be provided with details on the role of a Governor and information regarding the completion of the 250 word election statement. We would encourage you to attend if you wish to nominate yourself for the role of Governor.  Elections will be open early January 2020.
Please contact the Company Secretary Team on 01925 664 878 or to book your place.