Job title :
CORPORATE DIRECTOR, WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
PERMANENT FULL TIME
Enjoy the satisfaction of a rewarding leadership career in Human Resources at Interior Health in beautiful British Columbia. Health and Safety is a priority at Interior Health and we are seeking a leader in Workplace Health and Safety to motivate, influence, and lead positive change and initiatives across the organization.
Led by a forward-thinking leadership team focused on innovation and giving people room to grow, we are looking for people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live, work and play. As a top 100 BC Employer, we also offer one of the best benefits packages in Canada, including Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, a defined pension plan and paid vacation starting at 4 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks annually. This position can be located in any of the beautiful communities within the Interior Health region.
About the Role
The Corporate Director, Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and service delivery of the WH&S department, it’s centres of excellence and for overseeing the effective and efficient delivery of workplace health and safety services across Interior Health. The Corporate Director leads a team of workplace health and safety professionals and together they provide strategic advice, develop policy, lead change and are recognized experts in high impact and sustainable health and safety management practices to support the achievement of a physical and psychological healthy and safe workplace culture.
1. Creates, communicates and models the vision for WH&S in alignment with IH strategy.
2. Translates the IH vision for health and safety into a critical few strategies and leads the organization toward the vision.
3. Establishes short, medium, and long-term goals and objectives for the WH&S department.
4. Establishes a clear planning and prioritization framework considering constraints, opportunities and challenges in order to ensure priority work is completed.
5. Designs and implements workplace health and safety governance structures and processes.
6. Develops effective health and safety systems, policies, program design, and service delivery functions to support the achievement of healthy and safe workplaces.
7. Promotes and models behaviours consistent with the IH Vision, Mission, Values and the IH vision for health and safety in the workplace, and holds the WH&S team accountable for the same.
8. Builds an efficient and effective WH&S structure and team through resource allocation, recruitment, development, motivation, promotion, performance management and succession planning.
9. Develops and oversees effective communication and collaborative processes with management, employees, and union representatives to promote the exchange of information and ideas.
10. Initiates and develops influential relationships and partnerships with other Health Authorities, outside agencies, provincial committees and working groups by representing IH interests and influencing provincial strategy.
11. Develops and manages annual operating and capital budgets for areas of responsibility.
12. Prepares and reviews internal and external alternative funding proposals and recommends allocation and distribution of financial resources to meet service requirements.
13. Establishes and monitors leading and lagging Key Performance Indicators to track results and implement corrective actions.
14. Actively conducts project reviews with the team and provides feedback on opportunities.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Training, and Experience
- Master’s degree in a relevant discipline preferred.
- Minimum of ten years of recent, related experience in progressively more complex management/leadership roles in a large multi-union environment preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement WH&S strategies, policies, and infrastructure.
- Comprehensive knowledge of employee health and safety regulations and human resources practices and an understanding of a complex multi-union healthcare environment.
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
- Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all
- Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting
- Achieves Results/Process Orientation – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence, accepting that use of process orientation and a ‘good relationship’ are concrete deliverables
- Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
- System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to unify, energize, and motivate people.
- Ability to drive and facilitate change.
- Demonstrated ability to execute and hold others accountable for results.
- Ability to influence others at all levels of the organization and well as external stakeholders.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to make effective presentations to groups.
- Ability to anticipate potential points of controversy and manage them accordingly.
- Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to articulate and model core values and inspire others to do the same
- Ability to develop and implement innovative, credible and practical solutions that provide long term impact
- Ability to successfully utilize management strategies and programs.
- Demonstrated ability to use benchmarking and research to improve performance.
- Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic fast paced environment with complex planning processes across multiple projects.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.