Head of Prevention Services @ WorkSafeBC


Head of Prevention Services

Since 1917, WorkSafeBC has helped to improve the health and safety of British Columbians in the workplace by building a sustainable no-fault insurance and regulatory system that supports both workers and employers — now and for generations to come. WorkSafeBC is committed to creating safe and healthy workplaces and providing compassionate and responsive service driven by our core values of accountability, compassion, excellence, integrity, and respect. This is done through partnering with workers and employers to help British Columbians come home from work safe every day. Recognized as one of B.C.’s Top Employers, WorksafeBC offers a healthy, engaging and supportive workplace to enable its people to fulfil the mission of preventing workplace injury, illness, and death, and supporting injured workers through fair compensation and effective rehabilitation.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, as the Head of Prevention Services, you are an inspiring, collaborative, and impactful leader that demonstrates shared purpose and cross-enterprise approach, instilling trust, fostering respect, and creating innovative opportunities that will advance Prevention Services’ mandate across B.C.

You will utilize your extensive senior leadership experience within occupational health and safety or regulatory environments to lead and manage Prevention Services to implement the corporate vision, embody organizational values, and deliver on the strategic priorities set by the Enterprise Leadership Team (ELT) and Board of Directors. As a member of the ELT, you will provide organization-wide strategic leadership and motivate and empower a large, diverse team of professionals. As a manager, you will inspire and act as a role model of WorkSafeBC’s core values and behaviours while providing strategic direction, oversee senior-level staffing, development, and performance. This is a dynamic, demanding role that requires a deep understanding of the continuously changing occupational health and safety landscape in the service of proactively moving WorkSafeBC forward.

Excellence in communication, ability to establish and maintain highly productive working relationships will be critical to your success. This includes engaging with your team, the media, and other internal and external stakeholders — as will your capacity for strategic and forward thinking, coupled with a successful track record in designing, implementing, and measuring enterprise-level initiatives and strategies.

A degree in business or public administration, law, and/or an occupational health and safety-related discipline will round out your qualifications. A master's degree in business or equivalent postgraduate training is considered an asset.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/18377. For more information, please contact Kyle Mechar of Odgers Berndtson. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

About WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and WorkSafeBC  throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.

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