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Notice of Council of Governors Elections

Notice is hereby given that elections will be held for the Council of Governors of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Elections are to be held for the following number of Governors in the following constituencies:

Constituency, class and seats

Public – Camden (two seats)

Student (one seat)

To stand for election you must be a member of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, within the constituency and class for which you wish to stand as a candidate.

To be eligible for the newly created role of Student Governor, students must be on a Trust course of two or more years in duration, and be a current student or have been a student in the past three years.

Nominations may be completed online or returned by post or email. To access the online nomination portal or download a nomination form in PDF or Microsoft Word format, please visit our Council of Governors election portal.

Completed nominations must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 5pm on Thursday 17 March 2022.

Read our Notice of Election for further information about the election process and how to nominate a candidate.

Timetable for 2022 Elections

Tuesday 1 March: Publication of notice of election

Thursday 17 March: Deadline for receipt of nominations

Friday 18 March: Publication of statement of nominations

Tuesday 22 March: Deadline for candidate withdrawals

Friday 1 April: Notice of poll / issue of ballot packs

Thursday 28 April: Close of poll – 5pm

Friday 29 April: Declaration of result

Why become a Governor?

Brian Rock, Director of Education & Training and Dean of Postgraduate Studies, said:

“It’s vital that the student voice is heard at the Council of Governors, and I’m excited about the potential to increase student involvement in the working of the Trust through this new role of Student Governor. We are particularly keen to receive nominations from students from under-represented backgrounds who are keen to assist us in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our work.”

Kathy Elliott, Lead Governor and Stakeholder Governor, as Vice-Chair of Voluntary Action Camden, said:

“The Tavistock and Portman has been delivering mental health services to communities in Camden for decades, so it’s vitally important that our Council of Governors includes people from these communities. We particularly encourage past and present service users, and people from under-represented backgrounds, to apply and take on this rewarding role.”