Trustees and SAB members are appointed for an initial period of 4 years; however, the Trust places a high degree of focus on succession planning. It looks for potential future Trustees and SAB Members within the local communities and prides development opportunities within each SAB and the Trust Board. Skills audits are carried out annually across all areas of governance with a view to filling skills gaps as they arise, either through recruitment or training and development.
In addition to a comprehensive induction process, utilising both internal Trust resources and online training modules from the National College and National Governance Association, all Trustees and SAB Members undergo mandatory online training as below, as well as attending Trust-wide Governance Training sessions three times a year and being given personalised training opportunities dependent on skills gaps and area of interest.
More information on the role of governance can be found in the documents below.