Senior Manager, Safety and Wellness

August 10 2022
Industries Retail
Categories Beauty, Wellness, Health, Security, Disability, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, HR, Training, Human Resources, Training, Personal Care, Wellness, Retail, Store Operations - Management
Burnaby, BC

Senior Manager, Safety and Wellness
Band Management 3

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

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 Organizational 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.

The Senior Manager, Safety & Wellness reports to the Director, Health & Safety and applies an understanding of LDB operations, comprehensive knowledge of legislated safety requirements and collective and component agreements, to manage the provision of services related to employee safety. This position develops, implements and maintains LDB-wide wellness and safety programs in order to maximize employee health by promoting wellness and minimizing the risk of physical injury in the workplace.

The Senior Manager, Safety & Wellness directs a team of Safety Advisors, a Safety Coordinator, a Wellness Coordinator, and an Emergency Programs Manager. The position is responsible for providing advice and guidance to senior leadership and promotes and fosters the development of a best-in-class safety culture by driving ongoing improvement to the LDB’s health and safety performance. This position may require overnight travel within the Province of British Columbia.

A criminal record check is required.

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 permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

A post-secondary degree or diploma in occupational health and safety, or related education, with a minimum of 5 years of recent, related* and progressive experience in safety management.

*Recent, related experience must have occurred within the last 8 years and must include the following:

  • Developing recommendations for organization-wide safety programs to align with best practices and strategic goals, including providing metrics such as return on investment.
  • Creating, implementing, and maintaining innovative safety programs, preferably within a large organization.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience managing a team of employees as a direct supervisor and providing guidance to senior advisor-level staff.
  • Experience within a government or crown organization or similar public institution (e.g., educational institute).
  • Experience developing and delivering employee wellness programs.
  • Experience developing programs aligned with best practices in retail or distribution environments.
  • Experience collaborating and developing programs in conjunction with a disability management team.

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 Kriti Verma, HR Advisor at 604-252-8578.

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. Late applications will not be accepted.

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