Vancouver Coastal Health

Compensation & Classification Advisor

Job Description


Job Title:Compensation & Classification Advisor
Work Site:Compensation & Classification, Employee Engagement - 601 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Status:Regular Full Time
Start Date:As soon as possible

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 135594-fkh

Are you the next Compensation & Classification Advisor at Vancouver Coastal Health? Apply today to join our team!

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for a Compensation & Classification Advisor to join the Compensation & Classification team. Apply today to join our team!


As a Compensation & Classification Advisor with VCH you will:

  • Provide comprehensive work design, job evaluation, and classification services for both unionized and excluded positions as part of an integrated Employee Engagement team providing services for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).
  • Provide specialized consultation to Employee Engagement team members, management and senior leadership.
  • Analyze the impact of work design initiatives and/or issues that maintain consistency with broader organizational vision and strategies; mitigate risks and realize efficiencies.
  • Liaise with VCH employees, union representatives, employer bargaining agents, legal council, other health authorities, and external organizations to exchange information, influence and support consistent and fair practices.
  • Investigate classification grievances, interpret relevant collective agreement language, policies, regulations and jurisprudence related to area; negotiate resolutions and represent the organization in third party dispute processes regarding job classification or exclusions.


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.




Education & Experience

  • Baccalaureate in a related field plus three to five (3-5) years’ recent related experience in work design, job evaluation and classification in a unionized environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current membership with a recognized professional association such as the WorldatWork or the Human Resources Management Association is an asset.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Identifies relevant job facts and writes these in a succinct and creative manner.
  • Consistently applies expertise in work design techniques and industry job evaluation systems.
  • Knowledgably interprets collective agreements and arbitral jurisprudence related to assigned areas.
  • Fosters open and respectful relationships with management and unions that contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
  • Negotiates and influences within a collaborative framework to resolve conflict.
  • Communicates in a compelling manner in order to influence decision-making and/or resolve disputes.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff – both current and prospective – have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.


To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.


VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.


Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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