Temporary FT Human Resources Partner

COMPETITION#: job2022.161
POSITION TITLE: Human Resources Partner (HRP)
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
UNION: Excluded
TERM: Parental leave coverage, temporary for 18 months or until return of incumbent
START DATE: August 2022
SCHEDULE: Monday- Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director, Human Resources & Labour Relations
WORKING CONDITIONS: Flexible working arrangements. Working from home options and office environment.


Please include your resume with a cover letter describing your fit for this position and send to Kim Woodward, Assistant Director, Human Resources & Labour Relations


RainCity Housing is a dynamic organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. With a goal of providing a home for everyone, RainCity employees are dedicated and driven professionals who can see the direct positive impact their work can have on others.

It is a great time to join RainCity Housing. Not only does the organization continue to grow but the Human Resources department is growing with it. We are developing an HR Strategic Plan to guide the coming years. We are also building the team in the size and expertise.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Partner (HRP) to join our team.  This position will work with program leadership to provide high-quality advice and support in the areas of labour and employee relations, collective agreement and policy interpretation, performance management, investigations, Disability Management, Occupational Health and Safety etc. We are looking for an experienced communicator with advanced relationship management skills and the ability to build productive partnerships with leadership, employees, and union representatives.

RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.


RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.


  • Encourages and supports a positive and collaborative labour relations environment by working effectively with the Union and its staff representatives.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with the leadership teams of the assigned group of programs; becomes an integral member of those teams as a trusted advisor.
  • Ensures advice complies with the collective agreement, legislative requirements, industry standards and corporate policies.
  • Manages the grievance process, liaising with legal counsel as required; prepares for and participates in arbitrations and mediations in conjunction with the HR leadership.
  • Works with HR leadership and key stakeholders to create, develop and implement effective organization-wide human resources initiatives, polices and processes.
  • Provides counseling and advice to management on performance management processes and issues, such as evaluation, engagement, recognition, coaching, discipline, attendance, and termination; ensures processes support the organization to achieve its goals.
  • Acts as the primary resource for health and wellness and return to work programs including EAP, LTD, EDMP, and Accommodation to ensure staff are supported in their mental and physical health; stays up to date on industry and organizational best practices on these issues.
  • Plays a lead role in Occupational Health and Safety for the assigned programs; implements and maintains a functioning health and safety program and Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee at each worksite; oversees OHS claims and record keeping processes.
  • Acts as a direct resource to managers in areas of staffing, training, performance management, occupational health and safety, employee wellness, labour relations.
  • Provides advice and guidance to managers pertaining to the interpretation and administration of the collective agreement for staff represented by the BCGEU, including investigation and discipline processes.
  • Gains insight into the operational and service delivery requirements of the assigned programs including strategy, long-term goals, staffing/talent levels, opportunities, and challenges; identifies and provides strategic human resources solutions.
  • Completes independent projects within the scope of the role to design and implement enhanced HR processes and services, or components of more complex projects on behalf of the HR team.
  • Supports/backfills other Human Resource Partners as needed


  • A post-secondary education in Human Resources, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • CPHR designation is an asset
  • Non-profit experience is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of Labour relations and human resources/ generalist experience, including Health and Safety and disability management
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office and HRIS
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Ability to understand, communicate and support the mission and values of RainCity Housing, and the models/methods of supporting clients including the principles of Housing First and Harm Reduction

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.


  • Meaningful work – work with a fun and dynamic HR team, providing support to achieve our goal of a home for every person
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous vacation plan
  • Employer paid extended health and dental benefits
  • Pension – we are members of the Municipal Pension Plan
  • Career development
  • Flexible working arrangements