Governor elections 2022

The results of our governor elections were announced on 16 August. Click here to see the results.

Voting is now closed

Thank you to all of the staff and public nominees that stood in the elections and to the members that voted. 

Calling all members – it’s time for you to vote for your future governors

Our governor nominations closed at 5pm on 29 June, and all eligible members  will have an opportunity to vote for the nominated members within their constituency in the upcoming elections. 

The voting opens on 20 July and all eligible members in the following constituencies will receive a direct notification of the voting process:


Number of seats available

Maximum number of nominated members you can vote for
Staff  2 2
Dudley  1 1
Sandwell  4
Walsall  2 2

Each vote counts, so please don’t delay in having your say by submitting your vote! Voting closes at 5pm on 15 August, with the results being announced on 16 August. 

Nominations are now closed!

Click here to view the Statement of Nominated Candidates.

We are excited to announce that our Governor elections will open on Monday 30 May. 

Why become a governor?

The governor role gives you the opportunity to:

  • Make a difference and have a positive contribution to the work of our Trust
  • Help us shape the future of our services and ensure that our patients and carers get the best possible care
  • Support and help continually achieve the Trust’s vision of: ‘Together with you to achieve healthier, happier lives'
  • Represent your own views and experiences that will have a positive impact on our Trust
  • Be an advocate for what matters the most to our communities, and share these with our Board of Directors
  • Be updated on the Trust’s performance and developments, as well as seek performance assurance from our Board of Directors
  • Act as an ambassador for your area of expertise or interest group
  • Attend and support the planning of member engagement events
  • Help build our membership community to ensure that it is representative of the communities we serve

You will receive on-going support and training to ensure that you have the confidence and skills to carry out the role.

Who can become a governor?

Anyone who is a member of the Trust and aged 16 or over can be a Governor. If you are not already a public member, you can sign up free using our online application form here. 

Staff employed by our Trust are automatically members unless they choose to opt out. All eligible staff will be informed directly on how to apply. 

Available seats

If you live in either Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton or Walsall and have a passion for making a difference in mental health, learning disability and children’s services in the Black Country, why not nominate yourself to become a governor of our Trust.

We have the following seats available:

  • Staff - 2 seats
  • Sandwell – 4 seats
  • Dudley – 1 seat
  • Wolverhampton – 2 seats
  • Walsall – 2 seats

Timetable for our elections


Nominations open Nomination forms are available on request from Civica Election Services (CES) on Monday 30 May
Deadline for receipt of nominations All nomination forms must be received at CES by 5pm on Wednesday 29 June 
Candidate withdrawal Should any nominees wish to withdraw their nomination, they must put this in writing to CES by 5pm on Monday 4 July 
Voting in elections Ballot papers will be distributed to all qualifying Members on Wednesday 20 July 
Voting closes Completed ballot papers must be received at CES by Monday 15 August
Results announced Results of the elections will be announced on Tuesday 16 August

How to apply

If you would like to stand you can submit your form online here.

If you require any assistance please contact Ciara Hutchinson by:

How to find out more?

To find out more, contact Erica Pearce in our membership office on:

Useful links

Voting report 

Uncontested report

Statement of Nominated Candidates 

Notice of Election

Being a Governor of our Trust

Statutory duties of governors

Information for prospective governors