This page will be updated throughout the election process.
2022 Governor elections
Do you want to be a Homerton Healthcare Governor?
Elections will be taking place over the summer to elect a total of 12 new Governors for Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors. The elections are due to various circumstances including terms finishing, or staff moving on to another trust. It’s an opportunity to make a difference.
It is a statutory requirement that we have governors, and that the elections abide by the national election rules by being administered by an independent company. Our elections will be run by UK Engage, an independent election services provider based in Stockport.
All Members are eligible to stand as Governor. To stand for election, you must be:
- a Member of Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (all staff are automatically members if they are employed by the Trust or have a fixed term contract of at least 12 months no matter where they live)
- within one of the constituencies and class for which you wish to stand as a candidate (you live in City, Hackney, or you are a member of staff).
Online voting for the Council of Governors election is now live and emails have been sent. Postal ballot papers will be available from week commencing 6 September. Voting closes 29 September at 5pm.
Why become a governor?
It is a great opportunity to influence the future direction of our Trust and to represent the interests of the public and our members. Our Members include staff. Governors have specific powers by law- for example they appoint the Chair of the Board of Directors, the non-executive Directors, and they must approve the appointment of the Chief Executive. Governors are therefore an important part of a Foundation’s Trust success and achievement and accountability. Governors do not run the Trust and are not responsible for its day-to-day management. This is the responsibility of the Executive Directors on the Board. Governors on the Council have a wide range of skills and experience - we are looking for ideas, interest and enthusiasm, rather than experience of the NHS. The role of Governor is voluntary and it is not paid.
If you would like to find out more about the role or to obtain a nomination pack:
phone: UK Engage on 0345 209 3770
online: Complete your nomination online at hub.ukevote.uk/homerton
write to: UK Engage, Image House, 10 Acorn Business Park, Heaton Lane, Stockport SK4 1AS