Royal Devon Governor elections 2024

Want to make a difference for your community? Become a governor

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking for people to bring the voices of their communities to the Trust by nominating themselves to be a public governor.

What is a governor?

Governors share their feedback with members of the Board of Directors, those at the highest level of the Trust, to represent the interests of local people.

As well as representing people in your area, governors play a vital role in the governance of the Trust. The Council of Governors appoints the Trust’s Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) and holds them to account for the performance of the Board.

Public governors work alongside staff governors and appointed governors from Devon County Council and the University of Exeter, so that the Council of Governors as a whole represents the voices of the Trust’s staff, patients and wider communities.

Governors have a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, but what they share is a passion for helping to shape local health services in a way that best meets the needs of patients and the public.

You can nominate yourself from Friday 19 July. The closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 6 August.

Find out more about the role and how to apply: https://royaldevon.nhs.uk/about-us/foundation-trust-and-membership/council-of-governors/governor-elections/

The Trust is holding three information webinars where can find out more about the role, hear from some of the current governors, and ask any questions. Click on the dates below to register and get the joining link: