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Sheffield Children’s begins search for new governors

Ruth Brown chief exec
12 May 2022

Sheffield Children’s has opened nominations for new governors to represent the public. Those elected will influence how the Trust makes plans to improve and develop services.

This year, colleagues from non-clinical and other clinical healthcare professions can nominate themselves to become a staff governor.

Being a governor is an essential role at Sheffield Children’s and has many elements including representing the interests of the Trust’s staff, members and the public and holding non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Board of Directors.

An information pack about the governor role can be found here.

You can nominate yourself at

You don’t need any formal qualifications – just enthusiasm and a desire to help improve patient care. Some governors have previous experience of working with local communities while others bring skills that they gain through paid or voluntary work.

Most governors’ meetings are held virtually, allowing governors to play their part from home. As the NHS learns more lessons as a result of the pandemic, services will be reshaped for the better to meet children’s needs in new and innovative ways. Governors have a vital role in steering this process.

The Trust is particularly keen to increase the diversity of the Council of Governors to better mirror the users of its services and welcomes nominations from people of any background.

The Trust will provide all necessary training, advice and support for those elected as governors. Governors who are elected will be in post for a period of three years and will be eligible to stand for re-election at the end of that period.

Anyone interested in being a governor should contact the Corporate Affairs Team on 0114 2717593 or email

Nominations can be completed from Thursday 12 May and close 5pm Monday 13 June 2022.

If you have any questions about submitting your nomination form please contact 020 8889 9203 or

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