Welcome from the Chair


Thank you for your interest in joining our Board as a Non-Executive Director

At University Hospitals Sussex (UHSussex), we are proud to put our patients first. Our 20,000 colleagues across Sussex are passionate about providing excellent patient care, every time for our 1.8 million patients across Sussex in our seven hospitals and additional satellite facilities and community services.

We are ambitious – and in the last year we have developed a new clinical operating model, appointed a new CEO, enhanced our leadership team and set out the ongoing improvements we want to make as a key part of the new ‘integrated care system’ for Sussex.


As a university hospitals trust, we have strong partnerships with local teaching and training organisations, including the universities of Sussex, Brighton and Chichester and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. We draw on these partnerships to secure a strong pipeline of future talent as well as investing in research and academic excellence.

Our greatest strength is our people. Our colleagues are dedicated and compassionate. Through our Patient First strategy we are equipping all our staff with the tools and skills they need to drive continuous improvement. In this way, we are able to provide fulfilling careers at the Trust, helping us to continue to attract and retain the brightest and best.

Our 3Ts (Teaching, Trauma and Tertiary Care) development at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, has seen the Louisa Martindale Building open which will see many of our patients being treated on brand new, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, providing much improved patient care and experience while enhancing our research capabilities.

Our focus is now on enhancing and diversifying our non-executive team and we are looking to appoint new non-executive directors. We are specifically looking for candidates with a background in finance with the potential to become the chair of our Sustainability Committee. We are also open to considering potentially a further candidate with one or more of the following skills or background:

  • Clinical
  • Digital transformation
  • Voluntary sector.

Whatever your professional background, you must also share a passion for patient care and demonstrate an alignment with our values. In addition, we would particularly welcome candidates from groups currently under-represented at board level because we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture, believing everyone should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

If you think you have the drive and commitment to make a real difference and would like to learn more please contact our recruitment partners Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on 07939 250362 or by email at [email protected]

Alan McCarthy
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust