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Are you an innovative people leader and connector, passionate about attracting a diverse and specialized workforce? The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is seeking a Director, Talent Acquisition (TA) to support some of the most iconic - and life-saving - health care programs and services in the province, with BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS). The TA Director will ensure high impact recruitment efforts, innovation and strategic thinking will help drive ambitious plans for the way we work with the health sector - and the communities we serve.

Reporting to the Executive Director, HR Services and Recruitment, the TA Director is committed to the success of a large team of professionals focused on filling corporate and clinical roles. You are a people-focused coach and mentor, bringing strong expertise and creativity in the delivery of recruitment, sourcing, and executive search services.

You will be focused on attracting and retaining the best possible talent, on a provincial, national and global scale. BCEHS hires hundreds of candidates every year. A champion for consistent, high quality candidate and hiring manager experiences, you will partner with operational leaders across BCEHS to proactively support workforce planning. Together with your teammates, you will help create a culture of inclusion and belonging.

What you'll do

  • Strengthen hiring practices throughout BCEHS - remove barriers, cultivate innovation, and ensure responsive TA operating processes and systems.
  • Partner to create strategies to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce at all levels.
  • Build productive partnerships and provide consistent and high quality service to hiring leaders.
  • Define TA vision and philosophy; motivate and support the team to reach their maximum potential while fostering team spirit, trust, respect and commitment to service.
  • Create best in class reporting to understand trends and target key areas including difficult to fill positions which ensure specialized health care delivery across BC.
  • Using workforce planning and analytics as a guide, proactively plan for upcoming opportunities related to hiring and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Make and support decisions that have broad implications within the complex boundaries of provincial health care legislation and policies.

What you bring

  • Level of education, training and experience equivalent to a degree in Human Resources or related discipline.
  • 10 years of related, high volume recruitment experience including five years at a leadership level. Experience in a unionized environment is a strong asset.
  • Dynamic team player attitude, with the ability to inspire and engage others, build networks and develop trusting relationships at all levels.
  • High commitment to staff and team building, with proven ability to coach, develop, influence and motivate others.
  • Proven ability to create and nurture environments that promote outstanding client service, best practices, innovation and outcomes.
  • Expertise in developing purpose-based, data-driven strategy combined with the ability to think critically and systemically address and respond to key priorities.
  • Broad understanding of recruitment best practices and policies.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to facilitate, negotiate, and influence others to achieve results.
  • Knowledge of health care and its business needs is an asset.
  • Understanding of applicable HR processes and legislation, relevant collective agreements, and principles of union relationships.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including
  • 2,000 courses, such as our San'Yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Flexible work options including flex-time, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: 2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC

Closing date: June 13, 2022

Requisition # 220530-HRDIR

What we do

BC Emergency Services or BCEHS ( provides out-of-hospital emergency care services and inter-facility patient transfers throughout BC and oversees the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network. BCEHS is supported by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

PHSA plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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