Branch Manager, Corporate Safety and Employee Health
Are you ready to make a career shift with unlimited possibilities? Where you’ll lead a team and entire city into success? Where you’re a KEY player positioning Edmonton for success among other municipalities?
If you’ve read this far, we have a remarkable opportunity to create a legacy within the City of Edmonton. This is a one of a kind role for an exceptional leader. You’re a proven relationship builder and connector with respect to stakeholders and the community. You have a deep understanding of our city’s unique corporate context, direction and priorities. You’ll also show personal drive and commitment to providing service excellence to staff, business partners and the public.
The Branch Manager, Corporate Safety and Employee Health works closely with the Executive Leadership Team, Managers, unions, staff at all levels and industry leaders. This role also provides functional leadership to the Directors of Operational Safety and Enviso within the Departments of City Operations, Citizen Services and Integrated Infrastructure Services.
As the successful candidate, you will champion the City’s safety, health and wellness practices, processes, and culture resulting in the City becoming a recognized municipal leader in employee/workplace safety, disability management and return to work and employee mental health support and prevention.
This position requires the successful candidate to:
Lead the alignment of structure, process, competencies, leadership style and culture to the strategy of the branch and department
Champion the strategic direction of safety, wellness, and disability management programs, systems and initiatives while continuously exploring effective ways for the delivery of services and solutions to the corporation
Advance the corporation in adopting and embracing a safety culture of excellence
Lead the Branch and operational Departments in building and championing customer service standards of excellence in the delivery of safety, health, wellness services
Actively participate in the development of safety, disability management and mental health & wellness strategies and translate this direction into branch and corporate level programs required to achieve Executive Leadership Team’s vision and priorities
Assess priorities and identify gaps in existing safety and health & wellness programming and services in order to provide leadership and guidance to the corporation in influencing and motivating active integration of Occupational Health and Safety practices into business areas’ everyday operations and culture
Foster integration within the Corporation to ensure a thorough and seamless delivery of programs, projects and services
Actively represent the City of Edmonton and participate on external Provincial and governmental committees, boards and meetings, including the Government of Alberta Health and Safety Committee
Ensure the corporation’s alignment with, and adherence to the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Code
Oversee the development of measurable and effective safety and health & wellness metrics and ensure associated performance measures are consistently implemented, monitored and achieved
Ensure the prudent and effective use of financial resources in the conceptualization and delivery of the corporation’s, department’s and branch work
Recognized University degree in Business, or a relevant discipline
A Master Degree would be an asset
A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in a diverse organization within both the public and private sectors including leading a professional team in the field of Health and Safety programs and systems
Broad exposure to workplace and public safety , employee health and wellness practices of excellence within large organizations
Proven experience as a change agent and catalyst for the delivery of change while inspiring staff and colleagues at all levels in all roles
Exceptional presentation skills; ability to present effectively to City Council, media and stakeholders
Knowledge of relevant municipal government and provincial legislation
A high degree of business acumen; able to assess implications of decisions and actions; able to understand how strategies and tactics work in the municipal sector
Proven success in fostering strategic relationships with business partners by understanding their business needs and objectives and working collaboratively to implement strategies that enable a shared vision of success
A professional demeanor and the ability to interact with persuasiveness, influence and confidence, an excellent communicator and facilitator, with solid people skills and competence in writing
Demonstrated expertise in building high performance teams that generate results
We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week, Monday - Friday