Chief of Clinical Transformation Officer

Competitive Salary
04 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021
Job Type

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for nearly four years and are planning to merger in April 2021. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all the CQC’s key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and is now rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forwards together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger is a technical but important process for both WSHT and BSUH to get the right leadership, structures, and governance in place. Our journey has started, but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce; and focus on the continuous improvement pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do.

We are excited about the opportunities the merger of these two ambitious, passionate Trusts will present, not least in enabling clinical services to be arranged in a very different way across Sussex. Together our aim is to be the best place to receive healthcare and the best place to work. We share a commitment to the people and communities of Sussex; and to working together to serve them.

Working as part of the Executive Team, the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer will oversee, support and enable the delivery of elements of the Trust’s improvement priority, providing leadership and support to the development of service change and improvement initiatives. They will also lead on the development and implementation of systemwide partnerships alongside fellow board colleagues, working through the ICS and other NHS organisations.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a track record gained in a clinical leadership roles at or near Board level within a large and complex healthcare organisation. You will understand how to drive clinical transformation across organisational boundaries, and be able to demonstrate how you have inspired and developed clinical leadership skills to deliver better outcomes for patients.

The new Chief of Clinical Transformation Officer will bring resilience, credibility, integrity, and creativity to the role, and will be passionate about providing the highest standards for staff and ultimately patient care.  Above all else, you will have a value set aligned to our own and the capability to inspire and motivate a wide range of staff and stakeholders in the Trust and across the Sussex ICS.

For more information, please contact Lucy Deane, Jim Canning or Melanie Shearer on 020 7426 3977or by email to

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Closing date: Monday 1st March 2021; Final Panel interviews: w/c 22nd March 2021