Chief of Clinical Transformation Officer

Competitive Salary
16 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
Job Type

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UHSussex) was formed on 1 April 2021. We employ nearly 20,000 people and have an operating budget of more than £1 billion.  We run seven hospitals in Chichester, Worthing, Shoreham, Haywards Health and Brighton and Hove, as well as numerous community and satellite services. The trust is 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 that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost.

Our journey has started and we are excited about the opportunities for clinical services to be arranged in a very different way across Sussex, 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.

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 Richard Murphy or Melanie Shearer by email to

Closing date: Monday 10th May 2021; Final Panel interviews: w/c 7th June 2021