Council of Governors

Governors play an important role in our Trust as members of our Council of Governors. They 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.

The Board of Directors and Council of Governors work closely together.  However, Governors are not involved in matters of day to day management such as budget setting, staffing issues or other operational matters.

Governors, who are volunteers are appointed by partner and stakeholder organisations or are elected by the Trust’s staff and public members.  All Governors will 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 of 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 will represent their own constituency;
  • Staff Governors who will represent staff from their own professional background;
  • Partnership Governors who are nominated by our partner organisations.

The Council of Governors holds four formal meetings each year plus an annual members meeting and general public meeting and these meetings are open to the public.

How to contact a Governor

Governors can be contacted through the Trust Secretary Office by any of the following methods:

Membership Office
Essex Partnership University Trust
The Lodge
Lodge Approach
SS11 7XX