Executive Director, OH&S Services

Executive Director, Occupational Health & Safety Services - Health Employers Association of BC

HEABCEmployer: Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC)

Location: BC

Expires: no expiry date

Status: Full-time

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity to make a difference at a provincial level?


The Executive Director, Occupational Health & Safety Services reports to the President & CEO and is responsible for the strategic planning, development, leadership, execution and evaluation of province-wide initiatives in the areas of Attendance Support, Workplace Wellness and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)for BC’s public health care sector.

The Executive Director will develop partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders including Affiliate member employers, Health Authorities, Unions and a range of agencies including, but not limited to, WorksafeBC, SafeCare BC, and benefit providers.

The successful candidate will bring strong leadership, vision, and superior communication abilities to this role. An exceptional ability to develop partnerships and build consensus will be essential for success. A broad understanding of occupational health and safety issues is preferred. A solid understanding the operational realities of the health care sector would be an asset.

Along with a Master’s level of education in a relevant  area, you will have 10+ years’ experience in progressively more complex leadership roles. You have a proven ability to operate as a strategic business partner, build partnerships, reach consensus, set vision and direction. You have a solid history of implementing successful programs and can influence and negotiate sensitive situations and relationships.

Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC)

HEABC is a knowledge organization that stimulates innovation in BC health human resources and contributes to the sustainability of the BC 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. This is an opportunity to join our talented team in a culture of learning, innovation and leadership.

As the only bargaining organization in Canada representing the entire spectrum of health care employers, HEABC plays a critical, strategic role in the interdependent relationship between employers, unions and government.

We strive to enhance the working relationship between these groups. As the health care landscape continues to evolve, it takes a long-term strategic view to anticipate and plan for the future. HEABC is in the forefront of the health care labour relations and human resources sector.

Having a provincial leadership role in human resources and labour relations issues management for more than 230 publicly funded health care employers, HEABC is responsible for negotiating five major provincial agreements covering more than 115,000 unionized health care employees including nurses, health science professionals, physician residents, and support workers in both facilities and community settings. We also have a key role in the negotiation of the BC Physician Master Agreement and work closely with the Doctors of BC, the Ministry of Health and the Health Authorities on a range of physician related issues.

For more information, visit www.heabc.bc.ca.

Along with a competitive salary, HEABC offers generous vacation, health, and pension plan benefits.


If you're looking for a fulfilling and challenging career within a dynamic organization, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your experience to:

HEABC, Human Resources
200 – 1333 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 4C6
Email: Careers@heabc.bc.ca
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.