Could you be one of our Governors?

Governors 2016

Are you interested in being a Governor at Oxleas?

Elected Governors play a vital role in making sure that the views of the wider community are taken into account in developing our services.

The role is voluntary and our Governors come from all walks of life. Governors  have an ambassadorial role representing and promoting the trust by acting as a link between patients, the public and the Board of Directors. To do this, governors meet and engage with their members at our Annual Members’ Meeting, Members’ Focus Groups, other trust and public events and when visiting services.

Commitments would include attending the Council of Governors’ meetings four times a year and our Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM).

Being a governor is a serious and important role. The statutory duties of the Council of Governors are:

  • To hold the trust’s non-executive directors individually and collectively to account for the performance of the Board of Directors
  • To represent the interests of the members of the trust as a whole and the interests of the public.

For all meetings, governors need to read agendas and supporting papers in advance of the meeting, and some documents can be lengthy.

Governors are also expected to comment on documents and plans and ask any relevant questions at meetings. We provide training and support to help you do this.
We have 42 governors, made up of staff, public, service user/carer and appointed.

If you can answer ‘yes’ to the following statements, you are eligible to apply to become a governor:

  • I am a member of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (you can become a member today)
  • I am aged 16 years or older
  • I have some time to spare
  • I can commit to being a governor for the next three years
  • I am interested in the NHS
  • I am interested in becoming a governor.

We currently have the following governor vacancies:

  • Public: Bromley
  • Public: Greenwich
  • Service User/Carer: Working Age Adult Mental Health Services
  • Service User/Carer: Adult Community Health Services
  • Service User/Carer: Older People Mental Health Services
  • Service User/Carer: Children’s Services
  • Service User/Carer: Learning Disability Services

How to apply:

To find out more information visit:

Telephone: 0208 889 9203
Text: Text 2FT OX and your name and address to 88802
Post: Electoral Reform Services Limited, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW

For more information, visit our Governors Election page.

Published on 7th July 2016