Nominations for Sheffield Health and Social Care's governor elections are now open and will close at 5pm on 12 June 2023.
Governors play an essential role of our Trust, providing a bridge between our membership, our community and our Board. There are statutory duties that governors perform however most importantly they represent their communities. They help us to learn, develop and continue to grow as a Trust.
Kat Myrie is our current staff nurse governor and enjoys the chance it gives staff to have a voice, she said: "Becoming a governor allows a chance for staff to be able to shape the direction of the Trust and gives fellow colleagues a voice. I was elected to the nursing staff governor seat in February this year and have experienced various opportunities as part of my governor role.
"During Safeguarding Awareness week, I had the opportunity to speak to nurses from different services and I fed back information to the Board via the Council of Governors meeting. I observed one of the Board subcommittee meetings, and I have been involved in the recruitment processes for members of the Board."
Governors, like Kat, offer valuable contributions to ensure good corporate governance and are also involved in the Trust in other ways while also attending meetings and events at Trust sites and in the community.
We currently have governor elections for roles in the following areas:
- Staff - 4 vacancies
- Public - 6 vacancies
- Carer - 1 vacancy
- Service User - 7 vacancies
- Young Service User/Carer - 1 vacancy
Our public governor vacancies are in the following constituencies:
- Public North East - 2 vacancies
- Public North West - 1 vacancy
- Public South East - 2 vacancies
- Public South West - 1 vacancy
To find out more about our current governors and what positions are currently available, visit our dedicated page here.