Nominations open for National Voices' Board of Trustees

Thu, 10 October 2019

Nominations for three elected member Trustees to join our Board are open from today until 6 November. Voting will run from 8– 25 of November, with new trustees confirmed at the AGM on 6 December.

These vacancies arise because Red Godfrey-Sagoo from Marie Curie, Olivia Bell from Versus Arthritis and David Crepaz Kaye from the Mental Health Foundation have reached the end of their terms and will stand down. Sally Hughes from the British Heart Foundation is standing for re-election at the end of her term.  A huge thank you to all of our trustees, who have led from the front during this period of organisational change.

This is a great opportunity to participate in our work for the next three years, after our strategic refresh. We have a renewed focus on the strength that comes from our membership and our understanding of the real life experiences people have when they need or use services. Previous trustee elections have been hotly contested so act early!

The current Trustees are listed on our website. In line with our constitution, the Board is made up of a majority of elected Trustees from our membership and a minority of independently appointed Trustees.  Elected Trustees are vital for bringing member voice and perspectives into the heart of our work.

You may nominate yourself or be nominated by your colleagues; in both instances, we will need to confirm your nomination with your Member Representative. If you are not sure who this is, contact membership.   Nominees need to have an established relationship with the nominating organisation: for example as a member of staff, trustee or volunteer.

Nominees will need to provide a headshot, details of their areas of expertise, skill and knowledge, and a candidate statement of no more than 500 words describing their suitability for the role by email to and include your name, title, and organisation.

Alternatively, you can complete the Nominations form below.

Trustees serve for an initial, three-year term of office and may then stand for re-election for a second term. If you want to talk about being a Trustee please contact Charlotte at or Hilary .

All full members of National Voices are eligible and are encouraged to  nominate a representative to become a trustee.  We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate that they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Finance management, with an accountancy or financial qualification and prepared to sit on the audit and risk committee
  • Business development or fundraising through partnerships
  • High level influencing experience with system leaders across health, care or politics
  • Understanding of and connections with the evolving digital and tech architecture of the health and care landscape

We especially welcome applications from members of black or minority ethnic communities, men, and people based outside the South East of England.