People Practices Advisor – BC Assessment

16 June 2023

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People Practices Advisor

Bring your passion for people-centred programs and your knowledge in leadership and career development, performance management and succession planning to this new and exciting role in the People Division at BC Assessment.
Organization Overview 
BC Assessment is a Provincial Crown Corporation that develops and maintains real property assessments throughout British Columbia in addition to providing real property information. BC Assessment serves the citizens of British Columbia and has 13 offices throughout the province.
In BC Assessment, our people and culture are important to us. We work together to create a culture that appreciates differences in all forms. We trust and respect each other, and are invited to bring our whole selves to work. We are committed to making BC Assessment the best possible place to work, and through our efforts ultimately contribute to a better British Columbia. Our digitally agile, service-centric employees are productive, engaged, and work collaboratively in a modern flexible workplace. Our employees are at the heart of our organization and we are proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for the tenth year!
At BC Assessment, we offer competitive benefits for our employees:

  • Work-life balance – 35-hour work weeks, hybrid work options and flexible work schedules.
  • Public Service Pension Plan – one of the best in Canada, allowing you to plan for your future.
  • Health and Wellness – generous extended health and dental benefits through Pacific Blue Cross and an Employee Assistance Program to help support our employees overall well-being.
    We offer a reduced-cost bus pass through the BC Transit ProPASS program and our Uptown office has a secure bike storage and secure change rooms with lockers.
  • Career development – we want you to grow and learn with us! We provide ongoing learning, leadership development and career development scholarship program.
  • Our office is located in Saanich, BC at Uptown which overlooks several shops and coffee shops and is walking distance to the Galloping Goose trail network.

The Strategic People Programs team develops and implements people strategies that support the business and the people of BC Assessment. The team is located at our Uptown office and oversees learning and development, diversity & inclusion, leadership development, engagement and culture, succession planning and performance management for all BC Assessment employees. Your colleagues in the Strategic People Programs team will be a talented group of learning, organizational development, diversity and inclusion and engagement professionals who regularly meet to share their work, get feedback, and challenge each other in their thinking.  As a team, we are focusing our efforts on preparing BCA for the work of the future. 
Job Overview
Reporting to the Director, Strategic People Programs, the People Practice Advisor will focus on leadership and career development, lead succession planning practice, performance management and workforce development plans.  You will build out our career development supports, developing programs and tools for mentoring and knowledge transfer and reinforce the success of these processes through our performance management process.
To be successful you will have a passion for informing your work through the use of employee consultation, leadership and career development tools, data and workforce analytics.  You will relish the opportunity to work collaboratively with all areas and levels of the business, and challenge status quo thinking.  You will foster talent by working both through individual coaching and developing system-wide frameworks, ensuring BC Assessment has the right people, in the right place at the right time.
Key Accountabilities
Succession Planning and Management

  • Works closely with the Executive and Senior Leadership Team members to develop and implement succession plans for positions identified as critical to organization continuity and success.
  • Develops and implements programs which identify and provide development opportunities and resources to high performing individuals with the potential to increased scope of responsibility over time.
  • Identifies qualified executive coaches to provide coaching services to management. Procures, negotiates and manages contracts to ensure the delivery of services.

Leadership Development

  • Works closely with the People Practice Advisor (Learning Centre) to identify leadership and team development needs and provides input in the design, development and delivery of leadership and management programs
  • Identifies qualified external education partners or consultants to develop and/or deliver leadership and team development programs, and when necessary, procures, negotiates and manages contracts to ensure the delivery of services.
  • Provides coaching support to leaders individually and in teams to sharpen or modify leadership team behavior to align with BCA’s values and to improve performance and organizational effectiveness
  • As necessary, develops course content and facilitates learning programs including developing micro learning and attends development programs to evaluate the content and/or quality of delivery.

Career Development

  • Works closely with the People Practice Advisor (Learning) and the Manager of Talent Acquisition to develop and implement programs that build career management capabilities
  • Provides coaching support to employees and managers individually and in groups on career management • Develops and implements mentoring and knowledge transfer strategies

Performance Development

  • Provides oversight to the corporate performance management program and partners with Talent Systems Lead to further enable the use of Workday for performance management purposes.

Workforce Planning

  • Conducts current workforce analysis, identifies strategically important roles, and leads scenario planning sessions to identify possible scenarios and identify the most likely future for planning.
  • Works closely with the Executive and Senior Leadership Team to develop and implement Strategic Workforce Plans, aligned with the corporate Strategic Plan
  • Partners with business leaders and the Manager of Talent Acquisition and the People Practice Advisor (Learning) to identify workforce gaps, and create strategies and plans to manage these gaps.
  • Works closely with the Executive and Senior Leadership Team members to develop and implement succession plans for positions identified as critical to organization continuity and success.

Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

  • Completion of a related degree in Leadership and Training, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Human Resources, Management Development or Adult Education.
  • Master’s degree in OD, Organization Behaviour or Leadership would be an asset.
  • Coaching designation would be an asset.


  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in people and organization development, preferably in a unionized environment.
  • Experience in the design, development and delivery of corporate programs.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.

Location: Victoria, BC – Uptown
Compensation: $94,790 to $115,850
Competition Close Date: open until filled
This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.
We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.
Application Instructions

  • Please complete the full application for this position, including your education, certifications and experience that are relevant to and/or required per the stated qualifications.  If you are an internal employee, please ensure that your employee profile contains your relevant education and experience.
  • Upload your resume and cover letter; once you submit your application, you will not be able to add documents.
  • If a questionnaire is present, please complete it fully.  Responses may be used to shortlist candidates against the stated job requirements.
  • All BC Assessment employees must live in British Columbia. If you do not currently reside in, or live within commuting distance of the location(s) of the position to which you are applying, please make clear your relocation intentions as part of your cover letter.
    Offers of employment are conditional upon a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.  All information provided in your application may be subject to verification.  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of qualifications and/or supporting documentation (e.g. copies of certificates, diplomas, degrees, driver’s license) as a condition of employment.