About the Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, hosting more than 1.5 million outpatient appointments, A&E visits and surgery cases each year from seven hospital sites across; Brighton, Chichester, Worthing, Shoreham and Haywards Heath.

The Trust was formed in 2021, following a merger of Brighton & Sussex and Western Sussex Hospital NHS Trusts, giving the new Trust a budget of over £1 billion and nearly 20,000 employees.

It holds responsibility for all district general acute services for patients across; Brighton and Hove, West Sussex, Mid Sussex, parts of East Sussex and provides the major trauma centre for the South East. The Trust also provides 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


Thank you for your interest in University Hospitals Sussex.  This is an exciting time to join, the Trust.  Our new 3Ts Hospital, part of the Government’s Future Hospitals Programme, will open in 2023.  The hospital is a critical part of the Trust’s strategic vision, including delivery of its clinical strategy, representing an opportunity to improve system wide services for people across Sussex.  The Operational Management Team are proud to play huge part in the day to day running of these busy hospitals. This key position will play a significant part of our recovery plans, as well as form part of the exciting new developments as we increase capacity across the Trust.

In January 2022, we launched our Patient First, Planet First Green Plan setting out our approach to supporting the NHS to become the world’s first net zero health service.  Our Commercial Directorate will have a key role in supporting the delivery of this programme and the changes needed to reduce carbon levels across our supply chain and transform the way that we deliver healthcare.

All staff within the team have access to training and development opportunities.  The Trust offers a wide range of active staff groups including our network groups for LGBTQ+, Disability, and SOAR for our Black, Asian and ethnic minority colleagues and allies.  Membership and participation in these networks is encouraged.

As an organisation we support an inclusive culture and diversity for our staff.  We are committed to encouraging further development and growth from diverse groups, and we welcome applications from people of all abilities and from under-represented groups, which we are able to support with our range of flexible and inclusive options.

If you are an experienced General Manager who wants to use their professional skills and expertise to make a difference and achieve lasting change for the population of Sussex then we would be delighted to hear from you.


To support the Trust with their plans, there is a General Manager post for the following Division:

Theatres, Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Pre-Op assessment

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Meet the Consultant

Steve Warne

Steve joins with over 12 years recruitment experience within senior NHS appointments. His specialism is within Operational Managers, Senior Commissioners and Programme Leads. He previously worked in the South and London, before moving north to Manchester in 2018. This makes him well connected to utilise the Crown Commercial Service Frameworks RM6002 (Permanent and Fixed Term) and RM6160 (Interim) and place quality candidates into the NHS across the whole UK.

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