Council of Governors
Governors play an important role in our Trust as members of our Council of Governors. The Council of Governors works together closely with the Board of Directors. However, governors are not involved in day-to-day management such as budget setting, staffing issues or other operational matters.
Governors reflect the views of the Trust’s members, promote and support the Trust’s strategy, hold the Board’s Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board, and help the Trust to decide its future direction. Find out more about what governors do here.
Governors are volunteers. They are appointed by partner and stakeholder organisations or elected by the trust’s staff and public members. All Governors hold terms of office as set out in the Trust’s constitution; this is normally for a period of up to three years with a maximum of three terms in office. Governors are eligible to stand again for election or appointment following a break of at least a year.
The Council of Governors is made up of
- Public governors who represent their own constituency;
- Staff governors who represent staff from their own professional background;
- Appointed governors who represent stakeholder organisations such as the local council or local charities.