Board Appointments

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria for Non-Executive Directors

To be eligible to become a public member of the Trust candidates must live in one of the public constitutional areas outlined in Annex 1 of the Trust’s constitution. The areas are:

  • Pennine Lancashire
  • Fylde Coast
  • Central Lancashire
  • West Lancashire
  • North Lancashire and South Cumbria
  • Out of Area

A person may be appointed as a non-executive director only if:

  • The person is a member of a Public Constituency, or
  • where any of the trust's hospitals includes a medical or dental school provided by a university, the person exercises functions for the purposes of that university.

Disqualification from Membership

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 in relation to whom a moratorium period under a debt relief order applies under Part 7A of the Insolvency Act 1986;
  • A person who has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his 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 is a member of the Council of Governors;
  • A person who is the spouse, partner, parent or child of a member of the Board of Directors (including the Chair) of the trust;
  • A person who is a member of a committee which has any role on behalf of a local authority to scrutinise health matters;
  • A person who is the subject of a disqualification order made under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986;
  • A person whose tenure of office as a chair or as a member or director of a health service body has been terminated on the grounds that their appointment is not in the interests of the health service, for non-attendance at meetings, or for nondisclosure of a pecuniary interest;
  • A person who has within the preceding five (5) years been dismissed, otherwise than by reason of redundancy, from any paid employment with a health service body;

In the case of a non-executive director, a person who has:

  1. refused without reasonable cause to fulfil any training requirement established by the Board of Directors; or
  2. refused to sign and deliver to the Secretary a statement in the form required by the Board of Directors confirming acceptance of the code of conduct for directors.

You can apply to become a Member of the Trust here.