Human Resource Manager – Union

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Human Resource Manager – Union
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West Side Vancouver
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Company Profile:   Not-for-Profit organization in service industry.

Job Profile:   The Manager, HR will report to the Managing Director and will oversee two staff in HR.  You will be the point person for the management of relationship with the union. Union related matters will take up to 50% of your role.

The position offers a full scope of human resource responsibility in a fast-changing environment.  You will support the organizations leadership with the development of long-term human resource planning support, succession planning, learning and retention of staff.  You will be serving a base of 400 staff.


 Formulates and recommends to the Managing Director, a strategic plan for Human Resources designed to support the attainment of the objectives of the organization.

  • Provides advice, counsel and leadership to all stakeholders on human resources matters. Works closely with management to continually implement strategies to improve team and group effectiveness.  Regularly evaluates, when necessary, leads changes to the organizational culture, structure and processes.
  • Develops and oversees progressive human resource policies and programs that contribute to employee motivation and development and support the organization’s ability to hire and retain quality staff.
  • Point person for management of relationship with union (s) under the terms of the collective agreement (s). Provides leadership and direction to any labour negotiations.
  • Communicates, motivates, guides, and directs all those involved with the organization to contribute fully to the realization of the mission, goals, and objectives. Very focused on effective two-way communications with all personnel.  Establishes, by example, a high level of professionalism throughout the organization.
  • Responsible for the production and revision of Personnel Policies for both Full-time and Part-time employees.
  • Ensures an effective feedback mechanism is in place to continually evaluate the service provided by Human Resources.
  • Upon analysis of the feedback, prepares for the Managing Director a report that indicates strengths and weaknesses and a plan of action for continued enhancement of performance.
  • Takes the leadership role in providing a high level of HR services to Managers and employees including – Talent Management, Recruitment and Retention, Performance Management Training & Development, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations
  • Communicates effectively with all internal groups on human resources and labour relations issues.
  • Evaluates and generates job descriptions, ensuring a clear understanding of roles, job duties, and expectations.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of emerging trends in human resources and labour relations management, which may be of benefit to the organization.
  • Other duties as required.


 Post secondary education with a focus on human resources is preferred combined with work experience

  • Experience with union collective agreements and negotiations is required
  • Industry experience in private or non-profit sector. Ideally in one of the following areas:  service industry, such as retail, restaurant or hotels; non-profit with a membership base and elected Board of Directors; university or college with similar responsibilities.
  • Approachable leader who can coach and mentor young staff. Able to inspire and motivate others.
  • Strong planning, organizational and administrative skills and not afraid to roll up sleeves and get the job done
  • Exceptional business management skills, including financial management and managing budgets
  • Strong negotiation skills and judgement
  • Familiarity with contract law, employment law. Labour Code, and Health and Safety legislation would be a benefit
  • Able to support elected leaders in HR decision-making responsibilities
  • Comfortable in an ever-changing environment
  • Relates to a wide spectrum of people and able to build and maintain positive, productive relationships
  • Team player
  • Articulate communicator capable of being a strong representative for the organization with internal and external stakeholders. Is diplomatic, open and candid with others and demonstrates highly effective listening skills.

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Karen Epp


Karen Epp, CPC is the Senior Finance and Accounting Recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc and brings over twenty years of experience recruiting professionals in Accounting, Finance, Insurance, Banking, and Human Resources. One of the advantages of working with Karen in your search for Accounting Professionals is the extensive long standing relationships with candidates and reputable clients.

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