Being a Governor - Frequently Asked Questions. Questions. Will I get paid? Governor positions are unpaid, but travel expenses will be reimbursed Will becoming a Governor affect my benefits?
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I want to stand as a service user Governor, what if I pass the 5 year point during my term?
You can continue until your full term of three years is up, but then you will need to register as a public or carer member, if appropriate and can stand as a Governor in that category at the next election
Can I run an election campaign?
Yes but funding will not be provided by the Trust
Are Council meetings open?
Council meetings will normally be open to the public, however occasionally confidential matters may need to be discussed in private
Yes if the information is public, but any requests for information from the Press must be referred to the Trusts Communication Department. If you are not sure please check with the Foundation Trust Office
Will there be a Remuneration Committee?
No this is a sub committee of the Board of Directors
Will the Council of Governors set rates of pay for the Chairman and Non Executive Directors?
Yes, the Nominations and Appointments sub committee will undertake this role on behalf of the Council of Governors