Job Posting 90903

Senior People Services Advisor
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closing tomorrow (Mon, 6 Feb)
full time


($84,795 - $99,759 Annually)


Reporting to the Manager, People Services, the Senior People Services Advisor is responsible for proactively managing an assigned portfolio by providing senior level expertise and advice to managers regarding routine and complex employee relations, performance and attendance management, conflict resolution, talent management, organizational development, contract interpretation and administration, return to work and accommodations and other related matters. He/she/they guides, develops and implements strategic and tactical HR initiatives to align business goals. The position resolves complex human resources issues and researches, analyzes and prepare recommendations aligning to HR programs and initiatives.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or other relevant discipline.

  • Extensive experience in employee relations and human resources within a unionized environment.

  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer


  • Considerable knowledge of the philosophies and practices relating to human resources and employee relations.

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of Commission and government human resources and labour relations policies and procedures, collective agreement provisions and terms and conditions of employment, and other legislations including Human Rights and Employment Standards.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Commission’s organization structure, its programs and operating practices.

  • Considerable knowledge of using organizational development techniques to build and deliver business goals.

  • Ability to provide senior level advice regarding the application of policies, legislation and practices, handle grievances and represent management in hearings.

  • Ability to analyze complex situations, determine appropriate courses of action, and make effective decisions.

  • Ability to conduct needs assessments through interviews and focus groups to understand challenges and goals to implement solutions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with all levels of Commission staff, unions and government agencies.

  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to staff.

  • Ability to exercise discretion, tact, diplomacy and good judgment.

  • Ability to travel periodically including overnight.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, facilitation and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, negotiation and influencing techniques and skills.

  • Proficient in the use of HRIS computer systems and computer applications including proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel).

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