Senior Consultant, Employee Relations
Job Description

Join Canada’s lifeline

We’re seeking a Senior Consultant, Employee Relations to join our team.

Be part of a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, diverse and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. We are the connection between the sincere generosity of donors, and the heartfelt appreciation of recipients. Thousands of Canadians depend on our programs every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells, organs and tissues.

If you are smart, quick-witted, have a passion for labour and employee relations and enjoy working with a team of professionals who love to work hard and have fun, this is the place for you. By negotiating collective agreements, overseeing grievance/arbitration, tribunal and Labour Board matters, and providing expert advice to both front-line and senior business leaders you can help shape the future of the national blood system outside of Quebec and save lives.  In a highly regulated, complex and changing organization with over 35 collective agreements in nine provincial jurisdictions, you will never stop learning and growing, or ever want for interesting and challenging work.

Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada’s lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living.

  • Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Labour/Industrial Relations or equivalent education
  • Five years of progressive labour relations experience including spokesperson experience in collective bargaining
  • Experience in health care and/or manufacturing is an asset
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment, tact, and discretion
  • Ability to collaborate without unduly delaying deliverables
  • Required to develop effective relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to contribute in a professional team environment
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, identify solutions, and make recommendations when information may be limited
  • Must challenge your way of thinking and to be open to feedback
  • Extensive knowledge of employment and labour-related legislation, jurisprudence, and principles
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated ability in dispute resolution, investigative methods, as well as negotiation, mediation and facilitation
  • This position requires travel on a regular basis

Company Overview

Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization that operates independently from government. Created through a memorandum of understanding between the federal, provincial and territorial governments, we opened our doors in 1998. Our funding comes primarily from provincial and territorial governments.

Canadian Blood Services is one part of Canada’s broader network of health-care systems, and the only national manufacturer of biological products funded by Canada’s provincial and territorial governments. We provide blood and blood products, as well as transfusion and stem cell registry services, on behalf of all provincial and territorial governments except Quebec. Our national transplant registry for interprovincial organ sharing and related programs extend to all provinces and territories.

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