Person Specification

UHSussex values: Compassion, Communication, Teamwork, Respect, Professionalism and Inclusion
  • Demonstrate clear commitment to and understanding of the Trust’s values
  • Track record of success in embedding culture and organisational values that inspire staff to deliver outstanding patient care and outcomes
Education, Qualifications and Development
  • Evidence of Master’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of management and leadership development
  • Appropriate professional qualification
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development
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Leadership Style
  • Significant and successful track record as an inclusive, values-driven, visionary leader at Chief Executive level in a large, complex organisation or system, ideally within an acute NHS environment or international equivalent
  • Evidence of an inspiring, compassionate leadership style, with the drive, energy, and enthusiasm to build relationships, motivate and empower staff to deliver outstanding care despite challenging circumstances and sustained pressure
  • Visible commitment to learning and continuous improvement
  • A credible and influential leader with integrity, high standards, political acumen and emotional intelligence
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • An effective decision maker who is resilient under pressure and experienced in dealing with conflicting priorities and challenges
  • Success in overcoming challenges, implementing change at scale and building collegiate teams that achieve strategic, operational, and financial goals
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver sustainable performance in complex circumstances
  • Experience of building a values-based, positive culture in a large, multi-site organisation
  • Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills to engage with staff, external stakeholders and the media
  • Experience of operating in the public eye, and within a complex accountability framework
  • Expert understanding of the dynamics and complexities of the NHS, and the significant health inequalities present in the local population
  • Commitment to the values and ethical standards of UK public service, meeting fit and proper persons requirements
  • Proven ability to design and implement clinically led, innovative and ambitious strategies and systems to achieve organisational goals on a reliable, sustainable basis
  • Experience of providing leadership at a place and system-level, building and sustaining strong relationships and successful alliances across organisational boundaries with all health and care partners
  • Building relationships within and outside an organisation to support strong civic partnerships
  • Experience of clinical research and innovation, shaping regional approaches and influencing national healthcare priorities
  • Experience of implementing improvement methodologies and best practice from local, national, and international peers
  • Commitment to excellent corporate governance, with an advanced approach to risk management, assurance systems and holding to account
  • An in-depth understanding of digital systems and their potential to transform healthcare
  • Strong analytical and data-evaluation skills, and an eye for detail
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Personal Qualities and Attributes
  • Respected for openness, honesty and integrity
  • Primary commitment to quality and safety for patients and staff
  • Professional credibility, gravitas, insight and curiosity
  • Able to build relationships and work constructively and collaboratively with the Board, clinical and all other staff, partners and stakeholders
  • Committed to recruiting, developing, empowering and retaining the best staff at all levels in the organisation
  • Resilient with a determination to overcome challenges, learn from mistakes, recover from setbacks and deliver improvement
  • Commitment and passion for improving the reliability, accessibility and impact of healthcare services for the benefit of patients
  • Motivated to translate innovation and research into measurable health improvements, establishing the Trust’s position as a leader in the field
  • Commitment to promoting and celebrating equality and diversity in the workplace and in service delivery
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn from others, internally and externally