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Oxford University Hospitals' Council of Governors was set up with an election cycle of alternate years so that not all the governors are up for election at once. This was to maintain some continuity and experience on the Council. Although we have had some by-elections, this is our first complete set of elections for half the elected seats on the council.

We have vacancies for both public and staff governors in the following constituencies.

Public constituency Governor vacancy
Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire 1
Cherwell 1
Oxford City 1
Northamptonshire and Warwickshire 1
South Oxfordshire 1
Vale of White Horse 1
West Oxfordshire 1
Staff constituency
Staff - Clinical 2
Staff - Non-clinical 1

Every public member living in the constituencies above; and staff members in the clinical and non-clinical constituency will have a right to vote and stand for the role of governor in the constituency that they live in.

In order to participate in the election as a candidate or voter you must be a member of the Trust or be a staff member in the clinical or non-clinical constituency on or before the closing date for the receipt of nominations which is Friday 21 July 2017.

Election process

Elections are conducted independently of the Trust by a company with expertise in running local government elections and elections for other Foundation Trusts.

The timetable that the elections will follow is below:

Event Date
Publication of Notice of Election Thursday 22 June 2017
Deadline for Receipt of Nominations 5.00pm Friday 21 July 2017
Publication of Statement of Nominations Monday 24 July 2017
Deadline for Candidate Withdrawals Wednesday 26 July 2017
Notice of Poll / Issue of Ballot Packs Monday 7 August 2017
Close of Poll 5.00pm Thursday 31 August 2017
Declaration of Result Friday 1 September 2017

Once they are elected the governor will take part in an induction programme which will include information about their role, learning from the experience of other governors, and clarity about their responsibilities and those which are exercised by the Board of Directors.

Contact UK Engage

Election documents

Useful documents

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