To be appointed Non-Executive Director, candidates must be a member of the Foundation Trust.  Eligibility and criteria for disqualification as a member or as a director are shown below:

All non-executive directors must be members of the Trust.

Eligibility to become a Non-Executive Director

A person may be appointed as Chair or Non-Executive Director only if they are a member of the Public Constituency. The Public Constituency is comprised of the following areas:

  • Bury
  • Oldham
  • Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale
  • Stockport
  • Tameside & Glossop
  • Rest of England; and
  • they are not disqualified by virtue of paragraph 29 of the Trust’s Constitution shown below.

Criteria for Disqualification

The Trust’s constitution places a number of restrictions on an individual’s ability to become or continue as a director. A person may not become or continue as a director of the Trust if:

  • 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 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 him;
  • Further provisions as to the circumstances in which an individual may not become or continue as a director of the trust are set out in Annex 9 of Trust’s Constitution.