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Senior Prevention Advisor - Issues Management

Richmond, BC
Full Time
4 days ago

Do you thrive in resolving complex issues? Are you looking for interesting, challenging work that offers great work life balance? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the OHS Practice Support department as a Senior Prevention Advisor.

Reporting to the Director of OHS Practice and Engineering Support, this role communicates and coordinates on divisional responses to issues arising through various channels to ensure the interests of Prevention Services are effectively promoted and managed. This includes facilitating responses from media and government requests for information on Prevention activities, strategies, and operations by coordinating effective responses to queries from external stakeholders, including industry associations, unions, and members of the public, through working with Government and Media Relations.

How you'll make a difference: You'll help ensure B.C. workers go home safely at the end of their workday.

Where you'll work

At WorkSafeBC, we offer a hybrid work model that combines the convenience of working remotely with the dynamism of working in one of our offices, based on the operational needs of the position.

In this role, you'll work primarily from your B.C. home and occasionally in our Richmond office.

What you'll do
  • Plan, develop and manage project strategies for complex issues, including facilitating internal task teams and managing external stakeholder input to ensure effective management and resolution of the issue.
  • Communicates responses on behalf of Prevention Services to requests for information from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and communicate corporate practice on prevention matters, provide advice issuing variances and acceptances under the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
  • Provide key expertise on regulation and policy development, and lead the implementation of new regulation, policy or practice requirements including drafting and providing training to staff and management.
  • Provide analysis, advice, and leadership and ensure effective implementation of WorkSafeBC strategies, policies, practices, and services.
  • Design and manage complex research and analytical projects with respect to prevention issues, including legal and practice advice and development.
  • Draft guidelines and other corporate practice and process proposals to support legislative, regulatory and policy requirements/amendments and Divisional and industry practice requirements.
  • Prepare memoranda, Ministerial briefing notes, executive correspondence, decisions and other materials related to prevention matters.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of relevant statutory, regulatory, policy and practice requirements regarding prevention matters.
  • Make presentations to the Executive Leadership Team and other stakeholders.

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for people who can:
  • Strategically maneuver through sensitive political issues in a complex environment.
  • Deliver superior stakeholder management, both internally and externally.
  • Think strategically and analytically.
  • Lead projects, anticipate and resolve issues.
  • Collaborate with others to achieve strategic objectives.

Your background and experience:
  • This position requires a degree in media relations or public policy or business administration, experience with the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, would be an asset.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in government media or public relations, ideally in the public sector strategically managing government issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and analytical skills are required
  • Proven stakeholder and interpersonal relationships

We'll consider an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Written sample required:

Please provide one written sample. The written sample should be a report or essay on any topic which you have solely self-authored. Examples of documents to submit include reports, research papers, policy documents, technical documents, or briefing papers that have policy or legal considerations. Written submissions must not exceed 20 pages in length. Place your sample in the same document as your resume or cover letter and submit with your online application.

Important to know

Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:
  • Consent to a criminal record check
  • Confirm you're legally entitled to work in Canada

WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy (the "Policy") is suspended effective January 9, 2023, however we reserve the right to re-implement it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our Communicable Disease Prevention Program and related protocols remain in effect.

Who we are

At WorkSafeBC, we promote safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We're honoured to serve the 2.49 million workers and 263,000 registered employers in our province.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and rewarding. Our positions offer diversity and opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important, and so are the people we do it for.

Our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences that reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self.

Learn more: Discover who we are .

Our benefits

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that help you get the most out of work - and life. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes:
  • Defined benefit pension plan that provides you with a lifetime monthly pension when you retire
  • 4 weeks of vacation in your first year, with regular increases based on years of service
  • Benefits package that includes customizable options for health care and dental benefits, additional days off, and a health care spending account
  • Optional leave arrangements
  • Development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and more)

Learn more: Find out what we offer .

Want to apply?
  • Applications are welcomed immediately, however must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. PST on the closing date.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply . If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) when you submit your application.
Management and Executive