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BC Liquor Distribution Branch

BAND 2 - HR Advisor

Burnaby, BC
2 days ago
65,600 per year

HR Advisor
Management Band 2

At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of ‘Service. Relationships. Results.’ is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.

The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.

We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations – from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC’s Top Employers 12 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.

In Human Resources (HR), we support a large, distributed organization with a range of services from our Talent & Compensation, Organizational Development & Change, Employee Relations and Investigations, and Occupational Health and Safety teams. You’ll get the opportunity to flex your skills in supporting retail, warehouse, and corporate office environments with a unionized employee base. In HR, we know that ensuring employees feel valued and respected and providing opportunities for learning and development is how our business is able to drive efficiencies and profitability.

As part of the Talent team, the HR Advisor provides subject-matter expertise and consulting in the areas of recruitment and selection. A big part of your role is to partner with LDB Executives, Directors and management in the organization to proactively develop and recommend strategies to support the needs of the business as it relates to recruitment priorities while ensuring compliance with Human Resource policies, frameworks and legislative requirements.

Each HR Advisor supports a diverse portfolio of clients in the business and provides direction and support to their team of two, an HR Coordinator and HR Assistant.

The HR Advisor plays a key role in continuous improvements that align to the organizational goals and strategies.

Work will take place in a standard office environment. Successful completion of criminal record check is required. Travel between the Burnaby head office and Delta distribution centre is required for this role. A valid BC driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle is preferred.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for temporary future opportunities may be established.Â

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

Post-secondary education such as a diploma and/or degree in human resource management, business administration or a related field, and recent (within the last five years), related experience*.

*Recent, related experience must include:
    •A minimum of two years of experience delivering recruitment and selection services to a diverse client group, preferably in a leadership or advisory capacity. •Experience in leading a team and providing clear direction and support to administrative support staff, preferably as a direct supervisor.

Preference may be given to those candidates with:
    •Experience in a unionized workplace dealing with collective agreement(s) •Experience in a recruitment role in an organization with a formalized recruitment process subject to external audit.

How to Apply & Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.

A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Nicole O’Reilly, Senior Manager, Talent & Organizational Design at 604-252-8559.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


Job Category

Human Resources, Leadership and Management

Additional Information

Job Profile Band 2 HR Advisor

Human Resources