Chair Recruitment

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for appointment as Chair, candidates must be: 

  • a member of a Public Constituency (you must live in England or Wales)
  • a  member of the Service User and Carer Constituency;

If you are not a member of the Trust then you can sign up here

Criteria for Disqualification

The following may not become or continue as a member of the Board of Directors:

  • a person who has been adjudged bankrupt or whose estate has been sequestrated and (in either case) has not been discharged;
  • a person who has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his/her creditors and has not been discharged in respect of it;
  • a person who within the preceding five years has been convicted in the British Islands of any offence if a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of not less than three months (without the option of a fine) was imposed on them;
  • a person, who within the preceding five years has been convicted in the British Islands of any offence if he/she was detained under a Court order made pursuant to the Mental Health Act 1983 for a period of not less than three months;
  • a person who, within the preceding five years has been subject to an Anti-Social Behaviour Order made under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 as amended;
  • a person who has at any time been subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 or a Sex Offenders Order made under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 as amended;
  • an 'unfit person' as defined in the trust's provider licence (as may be amended from time to time);
  • a person who does not comply with the “CQC guidance regarding appointments to senior positions in organisations subject to CQC regulations,” i.e. the CQC’s Fit and Proper Person Test. See Annex 9, section 6 for details of the Test (see link to the Trust's Constitution below)

If you would like to view the Trust's Constitution in full, you can view it here

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