Eligibility Criteria

Our Constitution stipulates that a person may not become or continue as a Board Member:

  • If they have been adjudged bankrupt or their estate has been sequestrated and (in either case) they have not been discharged;
  • If they have made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, their creditors and they have not been discharged in respect to it;
  • If they have, within the preceding five years, been convicted in the British Islands of any offence, and a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of three months or more (without the option of a fine) was imposed on them;
  • If they do not meet the requirements of Section 16 of Schedule 7 to the 2006 Act;
  • If they are a person whose tenure of office as a Director of a Health Service Body has been terminated on the grounds that their appointment is not in the interests of public service, for non-attendance at meetings, or for nondisclosure of a pecuniary interest;
  • If they have in the preceding ten years been dismissed by the Trust or its predecessor on any grounds, or in the case of another organisation, on any grounds other than redundancy or ill-health;
  • If they have failed to declare an interest in accordance with Standing Orders or, contrary to Standing Orders, has voted at a meeting on a matter on which they have an interest, or, has failed to declare any interests to the Secretary as required by this Constitution or the Standing Orders and in this sub-paragraph, interest includes a pecuniary and a non-pecuniary interest, in either case whether direct or indirect;
  • If they have become a member of the Council of Governors; or
  • If they have resigned from office by giving notice.

Board appointments must satisfy the requirements of Regulation 5: Fit and Proper Persons: Directors of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, including all future amendments to the regulation.

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