Manager of Human Resources and Organizational Development – District of Central Saanich (Central Saanich, BC)

Located on Southern Vancouver Island, the District of Central Saanich is home to breathtaking beaches, rolling farmlands, destination parks, wineries, restaurants, hotels and the world famous Butchart Gardens.  Our quintessential West Coast environment is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors, whether biking, picking berries at a local farm, scuba diving at McKenzie Bight, picnicking at Island View Beach, paddling or boating.

This vibrant community is home to 17,000 people, the Tsawout and Tsartlip First Nations, and has the highest concentration of agricultural production in the region.  The overriding philosophy of Central Saanich is to retain the current rural character, agricultural land base and a much as possible provide for slow, long-term growth where it will have the least impact on the agricultural lands and the environment. The progressive and stable Council is committed to upholding a healthy, sustainable community where the citizens of Central Saanich can thrive. 

The District is looking for a Manager who can serve as the subject matter expert in Human Resources and Organizational Development and can provide strategic and professional advice to the Chief Administrative Officer, Directors and Managers.  The Manager will lead the development and delivery of human resources services and programs, and the management of labour and employee relations.  The Manager will support organizational capacity and an engaged workforce through the delivery of core human resources services and programs, and organizational initiatives.

The ideal candidate will possess a relevant undergraduate degree in a related field. Extensive experience of seven years or more as a human resources generalist including accountability for health and safety program management experience is required.    A minimum of two years proven organizational development and change leadership capability and experience in developing and implementing cross organization change plans is desirable.  Significant knowledge of the theory and practice of HR management prepares you to serve in this role as subject matter expert. 

You have demonstrated leadership abilities and value collaboration.  You have demonstrated the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees and association representatives.  You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are flexible and willing to change priorities to meet changing deadlines.  You are an effective and persuasive communicator. Your ability to deliver human resource and organizational development services through a strategic and customer focused lens will be a key to success.

The District is offering a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, as well as a generous benefit and vacation package.  Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes by January 15, 2021 to:

Christine Culham
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Central Saanich
1903 Mount Newton X Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 2A9

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