Local Ambulance Service seeks new Governor.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following notification of a vacancy for a Governor for the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation trust which serves Hollingbourne. Please Read More for further information.

Dear All,

Are you looking for a rewarding voluntary role that can make a difference? Why not stand for election as a Governor for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust? Nominations close on the 14th January at 5pm! You can submit your nomination online here for Governor positions in Kent, Surrey, East Sussex & West Sussex: http://www.ersvotes.com/SECAMB

Our members are eligible to stand for election as a Governor for the Trust (a three year term). Alternatively, they can also use their vote to choose someone to represent them. Voting ballot packs will go out to members on 1st February. Not yet a member/ know someone that would be great at this role? Membership is free and anyone in the areas we serve can sign up to be a member here: http://www.secamb.nhs.uk/get_involved/membership_zone.aspx and you will then be eligible to stand and vote in our elections.

What do Governors do?
• Represent the interests of our members (staff and public), sharing views and concerns with the Board at our Council meetings.
• Act as ambassadors for the Trust in their local community by taking part in membership engagement activities and getting to know local stakeholders.
• Recruit/appoint Non-Executives including the Chair.
• Work closely with our Non-Executives to hold them to account for the performance of the Board.
• Contribute to our annual plans.
• Plan our membership events and much more!

How to stand or vote in elections is detailed in our member newsletter and also published on our website. The role is voluntary but travel expenses will be reimbursed. Our Governors give between 2 – 3 days a month to the Trust and meetings are held across the areas we serve: Kent, Surrey & Sussex. Full training and support will be provided to enable you to get the most from the role.
“The role of Governor is a fantastic opportunity to get under the skin of SECAmb and to be part of a mechanism that can result in real organisational change!” – Charles Adler, Governor.

We hope that you may consider standing for election this year. If you have any immediate questions prior to submitting your nomination do get in touch – 0300 123 9180 or email Katie.Spendiff@secamb.nhs.uk

Kind regards,

Katie Spendiff
Corporate Governance & Membership Manager
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Nexus House, 4 Gatwick Road, Crawley, RH10 9BG (for satnav: RH10 9AX).
Membership Office: 0300 123 9180 | Mobile/text: 07770 728250
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