Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

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Chair: Recruitment

Tuesday May 1, 2018

This is a unique opportunity to play a key leadership role in one of the highest performing and most innovative organisations in the NHS as well as help transform one of its most ambitious.

Western Sussex is one of only five acute hospital trusts rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is providing leadership support to its neighbour, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, in improving its performance and building a new organisational culture that can underpin longer-term achievement and success there.

While the two organisations are at different stages of their improvement journey, they are guided by the same ambition of always putting the patient first and are equally committed to empowering front line staff to identify and deliver positive change in all areas of their work.

This ‘Patient First’ approach to continuous improvement is positioning the two trusts as leading organisations in the development of hospital care and making them some of the most exciting and attractive places to work in the NHS.

Western Sussex Hospitals is now seeking a new Chair who shares the same commitment to improvement and innovation in patient care and can enhance the ability of the Board and Executive Team to provide the leadership each organisation needs to fulfil its great potential. 

We are looking forward to working with someone who can be both an influencer and ambassador for the two trusts among our stakeholders and within our communities, and who has a passion for quality and excellence to match that of our dedicated and innovative workforce.

We welcome applications from all sections of society, including people from BAME backgrounds and those with disabilities.

Closing date: Sunday, 20th May 2018

Selection to the post:  Monday, 4th June 2018

Please see Role Description for further details.

For more information about the role and the organisation please click here

Please apply via NHS Jobs which will require you to complete a short application form and provide your curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who can comment on your suitability for the role.  Enquiries with regard to the application process should be made to abigail.eastland@wsht.nhs.uk

Informal and confidential enquires are welcomed; please contact Karin Boulden, Senior HR Lead at karin.boulden@wsht.nhs.uk or by telephone 07917 264102 who can arrange for you to speak with the appropriate person to respond to your questions

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