Human Resource Consultant (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, V6A 4K6)

Requisition ID: 31773 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose & Function

The Human Resource Consultant is responsible for working strategically as a member of a decentralized HR team, providing consultative services on a wide range of human resource issues and opportunities to managers and staff of the business unit. In addition to working with a particular business unit, the Human Resources Consultant will be part of a broader HR team and will contribute to that work, potentially including participating in projects or taking on ongoing responsibilities within the larger organization.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The HR Consultant will provide direction, coaching and support across a broad spectrum which includes: interpretation of collective agreement provisions and corporate policies, workforce planning, job and organization design, and performance management. You will plan and lead investigatory and disciplinary meetings, grievance hearings/discussions, and will participate in labour management meetings. The HR Consultant works closely with: other HR Consultants, HR Associates, all our other HR functions and with managers, staff, and our unions, to foster a positive employee and labour relations environment.


The HR Consultant has an excellent track record and experience in a unionized setting providing generalist consultation to managers and in supporting and/or leading a diverse range of HR related processes, including complex investigations and grievance hearings. Skilled at anticipating business needs and identifying risks and opportunities, and moving to action, you are a proactive problem solver who has worked extensively in a rapidly changing environment. You possess strong communication, interpersonal, coaching, and facilitation skills and have demonstrated ability to build strong teams and relationships. Candidates will have a related university degree or diploma and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior generalist role in a unionized environment. This position may require frequent travel between work sites, and as such, ability to travel between City sites is required.

Business Unit/Department: Human Resources 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: August 2021 

Application Close: July 13, 2021

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

To be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity with a generous benefits package, please apply on our careers site.

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