Deputy Divisional Director of Operations – Medicine Division (University Hospitals Sussex)

Our Organisation

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS foundation trust which provides clinical services to people in Brighton and Hove, parts of East Sussex and West Sussex.

We run seven hospitals across Brighton & Hove and West Sussex. The mission of University Hospitals Sussex – what we are striving to achieve – is to provide ‘excellent care every time’. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First, exemplified by a Care Quality Commission rating of Outstanding.

Our 5 year strategy focuses on a supportive working environment that represents the trusts values, contribution to research activity and professional development and research.

Job Overview

We have an extremely exciting opportunity to join our team as Deputy Divisional Director of Operations for our Medicine Division. Reporting to the Divisional Director of Operations, this role forms a key part of our Divisional Management team and works closely with clinical, operational and corporate colleagues across the Trust and beyond. As Deputy Director of Operations, you will lead on all aspects of performance management and service delivery within the Division. You will work together with our colleagues to ensure that quality, performance, constitutional standards, CIP and budgetary targets are monitored and delivered.

Main Responsibilities

This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop and progress your career into a Director of Operations, with support from the current Divisional Director to achieve this progression. We are seeking a motivated and influential leader who is partnership led and who has significant operational management experience within the NHS. This is a tough but rewarding role and the successful post holder will need to have strong personal resilience to deal with the day-to-day pressures of leading large and complex services through the busiest time the NHS has ever seen.

Your duties will be completed with passion whilst leading and motivating from the front, promoting the trusts value of compassion, communication, teamwork, respect, professionalism and inclusion; allowing your staff to thrive and deliver outstanding patient care.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In recruiting to our Trust, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We especially welcome applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage, LGBTQ+ communities, and from people with lived experience of disability.

If you would like a further discussion on the role, in the first instance please contact our executive search partner Finn McNulty at Hunter Healthcare on 07966 006091 or


Date Event
Sunday 7th May Job Closes