Executive Recruitment
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Eligibility Criteria

Only a member of The Trust’s public constituency is eligible for appointment as Chair. 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 (link below). Candidates who reside in the ‘Out of Area’ constituency covering the rest of England will need to be easily accessible to the Trust Headquarters in Bolton.

Criteria for Disqualification

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 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 Isles 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 him;
  • 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 Chairman) of the trust;
  • a person who is a member of a local authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee covering 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 chairman or as an officer 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
    • refused without reasonable cause to fulfil any training requirement established by the Board of Directors; or
    • 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.
  • on the basis of disclosures obtained through an application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), they are not considered suitable by the trust’s director responsible for Human Resources;
  • they are a person who has had his name removed or been suspended from any list (including any performers list maintained by a primary care trust) prepared under the 2006 Act or under any related subordinate legislation or who has otherwise been suspended or disqualified from any healthcare profession, and has not subsequently had his name included in such a list or had his suspension lifted or qualification reinstated.
  • they have within the preceding five (5) years been:
    • made subject to a Hospital Order under section 37 of the MHA whether or not subject to restrictions under section 41;
    • made subject to an interim Hospital Order under section 38 of the MHA;
    • made subject to a transfer direction under section 48 of the MHA whether or not subject to restrictions under section 49; and/or
    • made subject to an order under the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 as amended.
  • they have previously been or are currently subject to a sex offender order and/or required to register under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 or have committed a sexual offence prior to the requirement to register under current legislation.

You can view the Fit and Proper Person Declaration here 

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