Legal Counsel - LSLR
Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC)
Legal Counsel
STATUS: Full-Time
CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Make the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) your career destination. HEABC is a
knowledge organization that stimulates innovation in BC health human resources and contributes to the
sustainability of the health care system. Our mission, vision and values, combined with our strategic initiatives are
what make HEABC a leader in strategic human resources in health care. We value integrity, respect, leadership,
courage, excellence and teamwork. Join our highly talented team in a culture of learning, innovation and visionary

The Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) takes a provincial leadership role in human
resources and labour relations issues management for more than 218 publicly funded health care employers.
HEABC is responsible for negotiating six major provincial agreements covering more than 138,000 unionized
health care employees covering nurses, health science professionals, ambulance paramedics and ambulance
dispatchers, physician residents, and support workers in both facilities and community settings.

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Reporting to the Director, Legal Services and Labour Relations, the Legal Counsel performs a broad range of legal

services as part of the HEABC in-house legal team including:
  • Acting as counsel in a variety of arbitral hearing forums on cases that have high value and/or an industry

  • Providing legal advice relating to a comprehensive range of policy and legal issues;
  • Acting as a resource to collective bargaining teams and/ or participating in collective bargaining, and
  • Identifying areas for strategic litigation and member education.
Ideally, you have experience with court applications (judicial reviews or matters before the Court of Appeal) and
labour relations board work and enjoy mentoring others.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Act as counsel in informal and formal grievance arbitration hearings, Labour Relations Board matters

and before the court. Experience in labour relations board work and/or judicial reviews is desirable.
2. Research and provide legal advice and opinions (verbal and written) to HEABC members on a variety
of issues relating to labour relations and other areas of the law (including employment, privacy, and
human rights).
3. Communicate on behalf of HEABC with HEABC members, Government, committees, and/or other
external groups on a variety issues relating to health care labour relations.

4. Conduct research and provide legal advice and opinions (verbal and written) to HEABC on legal issues
related to corporate functions.
5. Be part of a team of individuals involved in health sector collective bargaining, as required including
drafting support and advice.

6. Act as a resource and mentor to other members of the Legal Services & Labour Relations Department

and identifies areas for strategic litigation and member education.

Education and Experience:
  • A degree in law.
  • A current member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia and a minimum of seven (7)
years’ recent, related experience, preferably in a labour and employment law department, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent strategic, analytical and problem solving skills; a team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated familiarity with labour relations dispute resolution, such as
labour arbitrations and labour relations board hearings, including related legislation and rules.
  • Expertise in research, evaluation and interpretation of legal issues.
Along with a competitive salary, HEABC offers generous vacation, health, and pension plan benefits.

If you're looking for a fulfilling and challenging HEABC, Human Resources
career within a dynamic organization, please 300 – 2889 East 12th Ave
submit a cover letter and resume outlining Vancouver, BC V5M 4T5
your experience to: Email:

Fax 604.736.2715

We wish to thank all applications for their interest and effort in applying; however, only those candidates selected
for an interview will be contacted.