Human Resources Advisors

Job No: 131782
Location: Vancouver

  • A rewarding opportunity for a professional with Human Resources advising, labour relations, compensation, HRIS, Payroll and Benefits, and Reporting experience.
  • Make a positive impact by joining a team that is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in need by creating an inspiring working environment.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary and a variety of excellent benefits including 4 weeks vacation to start.

About Legal Aid BC

Legal Aid BC (LABC) is a non-profit organization created by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979 to provide legal information, advice, and representation services. Our vision is to be a client-focused legal aid that ensures access to justice for all and our mission is to provide the legal aid services that people need and to promote better access to justice.

At Legal Aid BC, we know that our continued ability to help the people who need us is thanks to the hardworking individuals who make up our team and are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in need. We foster a positive culture of open communication for our team to thrive within and this culture is underpinned by our values of service, diversity, integrity, accountability, and leadership.  

To learn why legal aid matters please visit our homepage by clicking here.

An Opportunity to Make an Impact

Legal Aid BC currently has an exciting opportunity for two Human Resources Advisors to join our team in our downtown Vancouver office on a full-time basis. This role will see you working mostly from home during the current pandemic, with the possibility to operate from our flexible workplace on an on-going basis.

Reporting to the Manager of Human Resources and Organizational Development, the successful candidates within these roles will take the lead on the HRIS, Payroll, Benefits and Compensation, and Reporting requirements at LABC as well as labour and employee relations, and a complete range of other human resources programs and services.

As a member of our team, you will use your expertise to manage recruitment processes and also provide strategic leadership and guidance on key HR matters including employee and labour relations, contract and policy administration, management coaching, performance management, training and development, health and safety, recruitment and workforce planning, and job classification. 

Key accountabilities include, but aren't limited to:

  • Partnering with managers to identify resourcing needs and managing the recruitment process from end to end while working with the BCGEU job classification system. 
  • Overseeing the onboarding process to ensure compliance with policies/procedures, collective agreements, and applicable legislation. 
  • Working with management/staff to interpret collective agreement articles, process grievances, and maintaining cooperative working relationships with union officials. 
  • Administering the BCGEU job classification system and providing procedural advice on job description development and reclassification. 
  • Acting as a resource to management in regards to performance management, collective agreements, policies, and procedures. 
  • Working with managers to identify current/future skills requirements and assisting with training and succession plans. 
  • Participating in the planning of HR programs and services including the development, implementation, and maintenance of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, standards, controls, and guidelines.  
  • Managing short and long term disability benefits claims. 
  • Assisting with the development of bargaining plan strategies, proposals, and costing. 
  • Ensuring compliance with all WorkSafeBC and other applicable legislation requirements. 
  • Facilitating monthly meetings and coordinating with the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Occupational First Aid Attendants, and Emergency Wardens. 
  • Managing the HRIS/Payroll (Ceridian Dayforce) system.
  • Managing the LABC’s payroll and salary and benefits administration.

More About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a university degree or certificate in Human Resources, along with at least 4 - 6 years of generalist experience in a unionized environment where you provided HR and labour relations advice, administration and interpretation of collective agreements, and grievance handling. You'll also join us with a CPHR designation or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Previous experience working within or with a crown, non-profit, or government organization is an asset. Experience with payroll and Ceridian Dayforce is required, however it is only required for one of the two roles we have available so candidates without this experience are still invited to apply. 

With sound knowledge of relevant government policies, legislation, and regulations you will also be familiar with union collective agreements and contract provisions. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, unions, management, and external contacts is essential as is the ability to provide senior-level HR/labour relations advice administration and interpretation of collective agreements and grievance handling support. 

As a superior communicator, you will work well within a team environment as well as independently. Armed with experience and sound judgement, you can make effective recommendations and support the resolution of sensitive HR matters while maintaining confidentiality, tact, and professionalism at all times. 

Please note that as a key liaison between the Society and union staff representatives, previous experience in a unionized environment is essential. 

About the Salary and Benefits 

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary based on your skills and experience, as well as comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Four weeks paid vacation to start that grows the longer you're with LABC.
  • An excellent employee benefits package, where premiums are 100% paid by LABC.
  • A generous pension plan.
  • Support for training and professional development.
  • An employee and family assistance counselling program.
  • $300 a year towards Employee Wellness programs.
  • Generous leave provisions (sick time, special leaves).
  • 13 paid statutory holidays.
  • Annual team social events and divisional events.

Upon joining Legal Aid BC you'll be welcomed into a friendly environment where communication is valued at all levels. Though the work that we do may be challenging it's also highly rewarding and allows us to make a tangible positive difference in the lives of others.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to work for an organization that is making a difference - apply today!

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