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HR Advisor

Surrey, BC
Full Time

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city-and their careers-forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey.

Employment Status

Exempt - Regular Full-Time


Reporting to the Manager, Labour Relations, the Human Resources Advisor is responsible for supporting assigned departments with a diverse range of human resources services including: providing advice on Collective Agreement and policy interpretation, leading investigations, performing full-cycle recruitment for management positions, and handling sensitive employee and union relations issues.


    • Develop strong relationships with Managers and provide support on all HR matters. • Ensure HR practices are consistent and comply with legislation, collective agreements, administrative regulations, policies and procedures. • Prepare and lead investigations, act as a point of contact for enquiries about employee issues, Collective Agreement interpretation and HR policies. • Lead full-cycle recruitment for management positions, including: sourcing, interviews, managing offers, references, and provide support and guidance to the assigned HR Assistant for portfolio. • Train and advise managers on strategies for recruitment, selection, and interview evaluation procedures. • Discuss terms and conditions of employment and benefits with staff members. • Help assigned departments with a variety of HR strategies to build and maintain high performing teams. • Develop and deliver communication on key HR programs, policies, and procedures. • Write and present information on briefings on a range of HR related topics. • Work on HR special projects and perform other job-related duties.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field, with five (5) years of progressively responsible human resources experience within a unionized public sector environment at an advisory level. The ideal candidate will be an inclusive and effective team member, committed to collaborative problem solving and excellent client service with demonstrated organizational, negotiations, and communication skills. A Chartered Human Resources Professional designation (CPHR) is preferred.
    • Alignment with City of Surrey Values - Integrity, Service, Innovation, Community, Teamwork. • Advanced knowledge of human resource best practices, principles, relevant legislation, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines. • Strong Knowledge of labour relations and recruitment experience with a good understanding of how to manage in unionized environments. • High degree of integrity and professional ethics. • Demonstrated experience in recruitment and selection. • Experience with HR information system including, accessing, inputting, and compiling data. • Experience in providing advice and support to senior managers on HR matters. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, management, bargaining agents, and external contacts in a manner that builds trust, credibility, and rapport.

    • Ability to work independently, take initiative and exercise good judgement. • Strong critical thinking skills and an ability to interpret complex data and make sound decisions. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail with a respect for confidentiality. • An ability to thrive and multi-task within a fast paced, rapidly growing and evolving municipal environment. • Strong organizational and administrative skills.

Other Information

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity, please contact Carol Robinson at Harbour West Consulting at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Harbout West will respond to all who express interest.

Conditions of Employment

This position requires completion of a Police Information Check. Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until filled.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community

Human Resources