Become A Governor At North West Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust

Public governors play an important role at the North West Boroughs NHS foundation Trust 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 the 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 they deliver services (Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington, Wigan and Sefton), plus the seventh constituency called ‘other’, which represents areas outside of these six boroughs.

The number of governor seats in each borough is currently based on population size.

Current vacancies:

They have public governor vacancies in the following constituencies:

Knowsley x 4 vacancies
Wigan x 3 vacancies
St Helens x 4 vacancies
Sefton x 2 vacancies
Other x 1 vacancy (this covers the rest of England)

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.

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