Chief Delivery and Strategy Officer

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust


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    21 February 2022

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    University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

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This is an exceptional opportunity at one of the largest and most complex Trusts in England.  As Chief Strategy and Delivery Officer you will be joining a new leadership team responsible for a workforce of nearly 20,000 and an operating budget of more than £1 billion. We run seven hospitals as well as numerous community and satellite services, responsible for all district general acute services for Brighton and Hove, West and Mid Sussex and parts of East Sussex. We also provide specialised and tertiary services across Sussex and parts of the South East, including neuroscience, arterial vascular surgery, neonatology, specialised paediatric, cardiac, cancer, renal, infectious diseases and HIV medicine services.

Our vision ‘Excellent care, every time’ is at the heart of all that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. As Chief Strategy and Delivery Officer you will lead on Strategy and Planning, Business Intelligence and Performance and Delivery oversight. You will have an instrumental role in driving the overall vision of the Trust, providing inspirational strategic and professional guidance to our Board and senior workforce. Playing a major part in the corporate management and strategic planning of the Trust you will contribute to the development of a culture of continuous improvement within the Trust in line with our pioneering Patient First approach, as well as developing effective working relationships with key external stakeholders.

This has been a time of unprecedented challenge for the NHS, but as we recover from the Pandemic and support the development of the Sussex Integrated Care System we must harness the opportunities to transform our services for the people of Sussex and beyond. For this pivotal Board position, we are keen to hear from leaders with Board level or equivalent experience with a track record of strategic development and transformational change and performance management. Whilst healthcare experience and an understanding of the pressures faced by the Acute Sector is desirable we welcome interest from those who can bring transferable experience from similarly complex regulated environments. 

For more information, click on the button below and contact Julia St Clare, 07807 631 564 or Melanie Shearer on 07785 616 548


Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 21st February 2022

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson via MS Teams
Monday 7th March 2022

Stakeholder Engagement Sessions
w/c 28th March 2022

Panel Interviews
w/c 28th March 2022

How to Apply


To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.



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