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Our public governors are elected by our
Governors hold office for three years. Standing for election is
a simple process and all our members will be notified in advance of
any election - see below for information about any current election
and previous elections. For more information about the
role, you may wish to download our Handbook
about being a Governor.
If you might be interested in standing in the future or would
simply like more information about the role of a governor, please
contact the Membership Office.
Stand for election as a SECAmb Governor
If you have an interest in, and commitment to,
improving public health, increasing the public’s understanding and
awareness of the ambulance service, and want a challenging
voluntary role that can make a difference, then becoming a SECAmb
Governor may be for you. You do not need to have a background in
health services, just an interest in your local ambulance service.
We hold elections in our public and staff constituencies on a
rolling basis every second and third year.
Nominations are now closed and voting will commence on 8th February
2017. Thank you to all of our members who put themselves forward
for nomination in the elections.
You can find the '2017 Statement of Candidates' here, and
also on the Electoral Reform Services website, scroll down and
click on 'Statement of Candidates': www.ersvotes.com/secamb2017
here for the notice of poll for the elections.
Full candidate statements and details of how to vote will be
issued to members in the constituencies where elections are taking
place on the 8th February 2017. You have until the 28th
February to cast your vote. If you have not
received these details on or shortly after the 8th
Feb and believe you should have, please contact the Membership
Office on 01273 484821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming elections are as follows:
Public (West Sussex) – 1 to elect (from a vacant position in
the 2016 elections)
Public (East Sussex) – 1 to elect
Public (Surrey and North East Hampshire) – 2 to elect
Public (Kent) – 3 to elect
Public (Medway) – 1 to elect
Staff (Operational) – 1 to elect
SECAmb does not choose its public or staff Governors
– they are elected by our members. Governors in a Foundation Trust
represent the voice of the people in their constituencies, protect
and promote their interests, and will receive information about the
Trust’s plans to ensure they are always in the best interests of
The timeline for the election process is as follows:
Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 Voting packs are despatched to our members
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 Close of election
Wednesday, 1 Mar 2017 Declaration of results
In general, we are looking for an active, engaged and challenging
Council of Governors; one that ensures members' interests and the
interests of patients and the wider public are taken into account
in the development of services. You must be a member in order to
stand for election as a Governor – if you know someone who is
interested in standing for election but isn’t yet a member, they
still have time to join (up to 19 January).
The following Governor responsibilities are set out in more detail
in the Governor Handbook: · Attendance at six Council of Governors
meetings per year. ·
Undertaking statutory duties, such as appointing and setting pay
and conditions for the Chair and Non-Executive Directors.
Representing members and ensuring their voice is heard.
Acting in an advisory role, bringing the public and patient
perspective to the Council of Governors.
Being an ambassador and guardian for SECAmb, including reaching out
to new members, and ensuring SECAmb puts the needs of patients at
the heart of everything we do.
Governors are also expected to sign a confidentiality agreement and
abide by the Trust’s Code of Conduct for Governors, details of
which can be found in the Governor Handbook. In order to comply
with safeguarding requirements, newly elected Governors will be
expected to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service check (which
replaces the Criminal Records Bureau CRB). The cost of the check is
paid for by the Trust. The disclosure is returned to the
individual, who will then be expected to send a copy of the
disclosure to the Trust.
If you have any questions about the role of our Governors, please
contact the Membership Office on 01273 484821 or email email@example.com
Results of the 2016 Governor elections
The results of the 2016 elections are as
Staff – Operational: Charlie Adler
Staff – Operational: Nigel Coles
Staff – Non-Operational: Alison Stebbings
Public - East Sussex – Peter Gwilliam (re-elected)
Public - Surrey – Mike Hill (re-elected)
Public - Surrey - Peter Beaumont
Public - Kent - James Crawley
Public - West Sussex – Geoff Lovell (elected uncontested)
formal results of voting
Brighton and Hove public constituency - April-June
2015The results of the election were announced on 19
June and Jean Gaston-Parry has
been re-elected for a second three year term of office from 21 June
2015 until 20 June 2018. Thank you to all members who voted and
especially to the other candidate for the position.
Read the result
of the election.
Read the official notice of
Read the official notice of
Previous election results:
Elections to the Council in five constituencies concluded on 27
the formal Results of Voting
Please note that due to their only being one candidate for the
vacancy in Medway, Mr Paul Chaplin has been elected unopposed and
will begin his role on the Council in March.
the Official Notice of Election
the Official Statement of Candidates
We held elections in several constituencies between January
and March 2013.
formal notice of election results
Notice of Poll: which confirms candidates' names and the
constituenices in which they are standing for election.
Brighton and Hove constituency:
of voting: Brighton and Hove 2012
of election: Brighton and Hove 2012
View the official
Notice of Poll (Kent 2011)
the official election results for Kent 2011
Please note that while Michael Whitcombe won the election, he
was subsequently appointed as a member of SECAmb staff and was
therefore ineligible to be a public governor. As set out in our
constitution, we then approached the candidate with the next
highest number of votes and Margaret Bridges was appointed as a
public governor for Kent.
Inaugural elections 2010
Our first elections for staff and public governors were held in
November and December 2010. The results were announced on 14
We'd like to thank all our members who took the time to
Find out who your public governor(s)
View the official
Notice of Poll (2010)
View the official
election results (2010)
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