Become a governor

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If you are interested in playing an active role as a member of our Trust, you may consider standing as a Governor role within the Council of Governors.

To become a Governor you must nominate yourself in the relevant election period. For more information on Governor elections, please click here. 

You must meet the criteria listed in the Trust Constitution in order to be eligible for a Governor position. If you meet any of the below criteria then you shall be considered as not eligible for post:

  • You are under 16 years of age
  • You are not a member of LPFT or the relevant class constituency
  • You have already fulfilled a Governor role for a period of 9 years
  • You have been convicted of an offence in the past 5 years
  • You are an immediate family member of a Director or Governor
  • You have been dismissed from any paid employment with a Health Service body
  • You have been adjudged bankrupt, or your estate has been sequestered

For more information on Governor roles or eligibility, please contact the Governor and Membership team, as per the details in the sidebar. 

Once successfully elected, Governors receive support and training in their roles; newly elected Governors shall also be required to undertake an enhanced Volunteers' DBS check.

Please note that Governor roles are voluntary and not paid; however, expenses in connection with attending meetings can be claimed – such as mileage allowances or public transport costs. Transport to meetings can also be arranged if required.

You can also click here for more details on becoming a Governor in our FAQ section.

Useful contacts

Membership team
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St George's
Lincoln LN1 1FS

Telephone: 01522 309202

Email: LPFT.governor-member@nhs.net

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