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Become a governor today and help make a difference

There is only one week left to nominate yourself to become a public governor for our Trust, and to represent the views of people living in your area. 

Vacancies are open for public governors across Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Walsall. If you are a resident aged 16 years or over with an interest in specialist healthcare, including mental health, learning disabilities and children’s community services, why not apply to become a governor and help make a difference.

Governors represent the interests of the people in the area they serve and provide a vital link between the Trust and the communities it serves. As well as gathering the views from local people and feeding that information back to the Trust, they also work on their behalf to improve health services for the future.

Whilst the role of the governor is a voluntary one, the Trust will support, and train those people interested in becoming a governor, to give them the confidence, and skills as well as the right knowledge, to enable them to take on this important role within the Trust.

The Trust’s Lead Governor, Mel Passmore, said: “If you have an interest in services provided by the Trust and would like an opportunity to represent your local community, this could be the role for you. It is a very rewarding role and being a governor you can help members shape the future of specialist healthcare services delivered by the Trust.” 

To apply for the role of governor, you must be a member of the Trust. You can sign up free by completing a membership form online here.

Being a member gives you an opportunity to stay informed about our Trust, services and future plans. There will also be opportunities to attend member events, such as health fairs and the Trust’s Annual General Meeting, and get involved in a range of membership activities. You will also have the opportunity to vote in the upcoming governor elections.

To find out more about the governor role, please feel free to contact the Trust’s Membership Office on 0121 612 8061, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit here.

Alternatively, you can contact Ciara Norris at Electoral Reform Services directly on 0208 889 9203 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a nomination form. Please note that nominations close on Wednesday 10th July.