Governor elections

Our governors play an integral role in the running of our trust and represent you!

Each governor has a constituency and is committed to talking to local people to make sure your voices and opinions on the Trust are heard. The Trust’s Constitution sets out the principles of how the Council of Governors is governed.

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South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust will be holding elections to appoint new governors in one public and two staff constituencies.

As a governor you can play a key role in shaping the future of our services so, if you are interested in being involved, find out more about what it means to be a governor and apply to stand in this year’s elections.

To be eligible to be a governor you must be a member of the constituency you wish to stand for and be 16 or over. To find out more email company.secretary@scas.nhs.uk or visit elections.

15

Public Governors

Elected by members

6

Staff Governors

Elected by staff members

1

Community First Responder Governor

6

Appointed Governors

 

 

Structure of our Council of Governors

Our Council of Governors is made up of three different types of governors.

You can view our current list of Governors here

The dates of our Council of Governors meetings can be viewed here

Upcoming elections

We have one vacancy for a public Governor in Oxfordshire and two vacancies for staff Governors.

Governor vacancies:

Public governor vacancies

  • Oxfordshire = 1

Staff governor vacancies

  • 999 North = 1
  • 999 South = 1

The nominations will be held from 4 March to 19 March. This is your opportunity to submit your nomination if you want to stand in the elections. You need to be a member in order to stand in the elections. You can register here to be a member.

Please note that you can’t stand in the elections unless you are a member. Once you have become a member, you can nominate yourself. For details on how to nominate yourself to become a Governor download our ‘Notice of Election’ document.

The elections will be held in April with results available in May. 

  • 4 March = Nominations open
  • 19 March (17:00) = Nominations close
  • 22 March = Deadline for candidate withdrawal
  • 10 April  = Elections open
  • 30 April (17:00) = Elections close
  • 1 May = Results

Notice of nominations

Public:

Staff:
Staff:

Notice of poll

It is hereby declared that elections are to be held in the following constituencies:

Public: Oxfordshire

1 to elect

  • TBC

Voting will open on 10 April 2023 and voting instructions will be distributed to qualifying members by email or by post. The poll will close at 5 pm on 30 April.  Members who have received their voting instructions by post have the choice of casting their vote by returning the ballot paper by post or casting a vote online. Members who have received their voting instructions by email can cast a vote online only.

Votes can be cast by returning the ballot paper by post to:
Civica Election Services
The Election Centre
33 Clarendon Road
LONDON N8 0NW

Votes can be cast online at the following website: www.cesvotes.com/scas2023

All votes must be received by the Independent Scrutineer (Civica Election Services), at the address or website, above no later than 5pm on 30 April 2024.Inquiries about replacement ballot papers or voting instructions should be directed by telephone to the Returning Officer on 020 8889 9203 no later than 30 April. The contact address for each of these candidates is C/O Ciara Hutchinson, The Returning Officer, Civica Election Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW and the email address is ftnominationenquiries@cesvotes.com

 

Contact with a governor should be addressed to them at the following address:

FAO Company Secretary
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
7-8 Talisman Business Centre
Talisman Road
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 6HR.

Or you can send an email to governors@scas.nhs.uk. Please remember to include the name of the Governor/s you would like to contact in your message.

How many governors do we have in total?

  • Public governors – Elected by our members who live in their county, broken down as follows: Hampshire x 6, Berkshire x 3, Oxfordshire x 3 and Buckinghamshire x 3
  • Staff governors – Elected by SCAS FT staff members, broken down as follows: 999 EOC x1, 999 Operations North x 1, NHS111 x 1, PTS and Logistics Field Staff x 1, 999 Operations South x 1, Corporate, Support, other x 1.
  • Community First Responder Governor (CFR) – Elected by SCAS CFRs to represent their views
  • Appointed Governors – Come from organisations that work closely with SCAS, for example local charities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, and local authorities.

Want to know more about the Governor role?

NHS Providers (who are the membership organisation for NHS public provider trusts), have produced a guide on their website. Click here to view.

You could also download the SCAS Constitution document for reference purposes.

See also our Policies and Procedures.