THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF GRIMSBY
IS SEARCHING FOR A
MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The Town of Grimsby is one of the fastest growing communities in Niagara and is the Gateway to the
Niagara Region. The Human Resources Manager reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer and
is part of the Town’s Corporate Leadership Team in implementing the corporate strategic plan and
This role operates as a key partner, present at the Senior Leadership table providing Human Resources
strategy and consultation. The Manager, works collaboratively with people leaders to ensure strong
leadership development practices, foster a culture of excellence, inclusion, high performance and
recognition that will attract, retain, develop and engage all Town employees.
The Manager is responsible for providing leadership in all areas of human resources including but not
limited to talent management, HR planning and strategy, organizational development, employee
relations, policy development, maintaining effective employee services, performance management and
workforce development including the creation of a learning environment. By aligning the human
resources functions to corporate values and strategic priorities, the Manager will contribute to ensuring
competitive advantage and winning conditions for the organization and its people.
Duties and Responsibilities
Human Resources Management (50%)
- Provide Human Resources leadership and operational advice in the areas of organizational
transformation, design and effectiveness, talent management, workforce planning,
diversity and inclusion and the employee experience
- Lead all human resources functions and work collaboratively with all departments to
provide effective and timely human resources services and advice on best practices
- Act as a strategic business partner to support people solutions in achieving high
performance, employee engagement and positive culture
- Manage full recruitment cycle from job postings, candidate assessments to job offer
- Responsible for job evaluations and compensation reviews; recommend, plan, and
implement pay structure revisions; maintain consistent and up-to-date job descriptions
- Plan, lead, develop and implement HR policies, processes, guidelines for the organization
including the Employee Code of Conduct
- Develop and administer corporate HR programs such as employee recognition and
- Provide consultation, advice, and support on employee performance management,
formal coaching, discipline, termination, and negotiating exit agreements
- Provide HR expert advice and guidance on organizational changes and restructuring plans
- Responsible for leading negotiations of workplace collaborative agreements
- Provide consultation, advice, and support concerning the interpretation and
administration of workplace collaborative agreements
- Handle all grievance activities and mediation meetings, and prepare written and verbal
responses on behalf of the corporation
- Conduct workplace investigations ranging from workplace harassment to Human Rights
- Work with Corporate Leadership team to identify and design learning priorities for the
- Lead the development of processes, tools, and programs which promote employee
training and professional development
- Facilitate and contribute to sessions/workshops including semi-annual people leaders
- Manage WSIB claims, accommodations, return to work program (including for non-work
related injuries), and attendance management
- Provide direct support and advice for Occupational Health & Safety workplace matters
- Liaise with regulatory officials/agencies related to the human resources functions at the
federal, provincial and municipal levels
- Prepare, complete reports and present related Human Resources matters to Council,
Corporate Leadership Team, People Leaders, working groups and other stakeholders on
Human Resources programs and policies
- Provide human resources input to payroll administration and employee health and life
- Act as a resource for the Director of Finance regarding the Town's Health and Life benefits
- Lead and execute HR emergency response and continuity plans
- Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies
in human resources and employment law, apply this knowledge to policy, practice, and
resources to senior leadership
- Foster a culture of respect, equity, diversity, and inclusion
Strategy and Planning (25%)
- Provide strategic direction on the analysis of human resources issues including short and
- Develop, maintain and execute a people strategy to achieve and support the Town’s
- Collaborate with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategic
priorities related to HR planning and strategy including organizational development
- Lead the development and execution of the recruitment strategy on both a corporate and
department level to meet business needs
- Participate with the CAO and Directors in Strategic Planning (i.e. current situation analysis,
environmental assessment, business/economic outlook, future legislation impact,
setting/updating of corporate goals and strategies)
- Lead the development and implementation of a talent management strategy including
workforce and succession planning for the organization
- Review, plan and develop learning strategies to ensure business needs are being met
- Develop and implement innovative HR solutions to ensure the alignment of organizational
effectiveness and organizational strategies that includes employee engagement
- Responsible for researching, developing, recommending, implementing and managing
various HR projects to address identified needs of the organization/departments
- Participate in corporate projects in an advisory and/or contributor role
People Leadership (15%)
- Direct and provide leadership for the activities and coaching of direct reports, providing
work direction, setting expectations and priorities, assigning tasks/projects, addressing
staff issues/gaps, ensuring results are achieved, managing performance and skills
- Provide guidance to Payroll and Health and Safety functions
- Manage external human resources consultants and/or service providers
- Ensure focus on service excellence, transparency, integrity and results to enhance HR
service delivery and the client experience
- Exercise leadership in the development and maintenance of a professional, effective, and
positive work environment
Administration and Financial Management (10%)
- Manage operations of the Office of Human Resources: business planning, budgeting,
tracking expenditures, resourcing, etc.
- Review and sign off on employee change requests (i.e. new hires, pay increments, status
- Prepare correspondence and documents pertaining to HR and/or employee matters
- Manage divisional procurement requirements and invoice payments
- Serve as a lead for third party temporary recruitment agencies activities
- Review and negotiate HR-related contracts and agreements
- Complete corporate administrative duties for the Human Resources division as needed
- Works in a safe manner in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act,
associated regulations, other applicable legislation, Town by-laws, policies, procedures,
The Successful Candidate Will Possess the Following:
- Other related duties, as assigned
- Post-secondary education in Human Resources, Business Administration, Law or a related field.
- Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.
- Valid and unrestricted Class “G” driver’s licence with access to reliable transportation and be
able to travel to various work locations across the Town.
- Seven (7) years of progressive human resources experience, including but not limited to
employee and labour relations, recruitment and talent acquisition, performance management,
training and development, employee compensation, health and wellness, succession planning,
policy development, and administration and legislative compliance.
- Three (3) years of management/supervisory experience.
- Considerable experience designing and implementing HR programs and initiatives that motivate
staff in a high performance work culture.
- Considerable experience working in a unionized or employee working agreement environment.
- Considerable knowledge of relevant employment legislation, acts and regulations such as the
Ontario Human Rights Code, Employment Standards Act and Occupational Health and Safety
- Considerable knowledge of change management and organizational development principles and
- A dynamic and engaged leadership style that fosters strong working relationships based on
credibility and open communication.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate professionally
and develop and maintain effective work relationships with various levels of staff and
- Excellent consultation, customer service focus and interpersonal skills, and ability to work co-
operatively as an effective team member.
- Strong problem-solving, conflict resolution and critical thinking skills, and political expertise to
facilitate consensus and persuade/negotiate with a variety of stakeholders.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive and
- Strong research and analytical skills and ability to conceptualize and develop options and
recommend solutions to support decision making.
- Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to work under pressure and
meet tight deadlines under time constraints, and adjust work priorities in response to
- Takes initiative and applies best practices to continuously improve processes to enhance service
delivery, efficiency and effectiveness.
This is a permanent full-time position working 35 hours per week.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email to
email@example.com no later than July 30, 2021. Please quote the position title in the subject line. We
thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Town of Grimsby is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free
recruitment and selection processes, and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of
applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of Human Resources,
firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance. Personal information collected will be used in accordance with
the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate