Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to be a Non-Executive Director of the Trust you must reside in one of the Trust’s constituencies as outlined in Annex 1 of the constitution. 

A link to the constitution is provided here.  The constituencies cover the whole of England.


Section 30.1 of the constitution outlines the circumstance that would disqualify an individual from a position on our Board of Directors.  This section is copied below:

(i) a person who has been adjudged bankrupt or whose estate has been sequestrated and (in either case) has not been discharged.

(ii) a person who has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, their creditors and has not been discharged in respect of it.

(iii) 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 them.

(iv) in the case of a Non-Executive Director, they no longer residing in one of the public constituencies outlined in Annex 1;

(v) they are a person whose tenure of office as a Chair or as a Member or Director of a health service body has been terminated on the grounds that their appointment is not in the interests of public service, for non-attendance at meetings, or for non-disclosure of a pecuniary interest;

(vi) they have had their name removed from any list prepared pursuant to paragraph 10 of the National Health Service (Performers List), Regulations 2004 or Section 151 of the 2006 Act (or similar provision elsewhere) and has not subsequently had their name included on such a list;

(vii) they have been dismissed otherwise than by reason of redundancy from any paid employment with a health service body;

(viii) Monitor has exercised its powers under the 2006 Act to remove that person as a Director of the Trust or any other NHS foundation trust within their jurisdiction or has suspended them from office or has disqualified them from holding office as a Director of the Trust or of any other NHS foundation trust for a specified period;

(ix) they are incapable by reason of mental disorder, illness or injury of managing and administering their property and affairs;

(x) they are registered as a sex offender pursuant to Part l of the Sex Offenders Act 1997;

(xi) they have been identified as a vexatious complainant and has been notified to the effect by notice in writing given by the Chief Executive;

(xii) they are a member of the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee;

(xiii) they have been unable to dedicate adequate time to the role and responsibilities of a Director of the Trust; or

(xiv) they have been identified as a person who has failed to comply with or otherwise contravened the Trust’s Zero-Tolerance Policy (as 12 amended from time to time) and have been given notice to that effect by the Chief Executive.