Non-Executive Directors

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) is an acute teaching hospital which provides District General Hospital services to our local populations in and around the City of Brighton and Hove, Mid Sussex and the western part of East Sussex and more specialised and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the south east of England.

This is an exceptional opportunity and time to join the Trust Board and to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

We have recently signed the contract for the £484m redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital which will redevelop the front half of the County Hospital site, with two new state-of-the-art hospital buildings replacing the current outdated facilities. The first of the new buildings is due to open in 2020 and the second in 2023.

We are looking for 2 to 3 individuals to join our board. One of the roles will be as Chair of the Audit Committee and will need recent and relevant financial experience. For all of the roles we are looking for candidates who share our values and bring executive or non-executive experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Finance experience gained in a complex organisation, with a recognised financial qualification as they will be required to chair the Audit Committee.
• Commercial change, business development and/or competition experience
• Major capital programmes
• Risk management or regulation where safety or quality is the priority
• Voluntary, community or social care experience and an understanding of the opportunities for integration and partnerships
• Economic analysis expertise gained in a complex organisation
• Clinical or healthcare related expertise gained from academic, research, regulatory or clinically focussed roles
• Application of informatics in a complex organisation

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best Boards are those that reflect the communities they serve. We particularly welcome applications from women and people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, who are under-represented on this Board


Preference will be given to candidates who live in Sussex, Kent and Surrey, or have strong connections with the area. We will accept applications from those with the appropriate experience living in the surrounding areas.

For an informal and confidential discussion with the Chair of the Trust, Julian Lee, regarding the role please contact his PA, Melanie Woodfield-Bailey, on 01273 523254 prior to the closing date. You can also contact Melanie Woodfield-Bailey if you wish to arrange an informal and confidential discussion with Lewis Doyle, current Chair of the Audit Committee, regarding the role of the Audit Committee.

Please apply via the NHS Trust Development Authority website – http://www.ntda.nhs.uk/blog/2016/01/22/brighton-and-sussex-university-hospitals-nhs-trust-1-non-executive-director-2-designate-non-executive-directors/ – sending your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are applying and how you meet the role description and person specification. Only applications with both a CV and supporting statement will be considered.

Closing Date: 26th February
Interview dates: Week commencing 7th March

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