Business Partner, Communications

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Technical Safety BC
August 5, 2021
Vancouver, Canada
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Established professional, Strategic advisor
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The Marketing & Communications team develops and leads Technical Safety BC’s corporate brand strategy, communications, and marketing programs to build awareness, enhance familiarity and improve the safety behaviour of the public, stakeholders, clients and colleagues.

The primary responsibility of this position is to support the development and execution of external corporate communications and media relations, and to provide strategic communications advice to other teams across the organization. This work includes development of proactive media relations strategies, as well as responsive crisis communications and issues management.

The successful candidate must be able to plan and execute multiple complex projects within stringent timelines and budget parameters, and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams. Key communications products required include media releases, communications plans, business plans, annual reports, state of safety reporting, public safety campaigns.

Status: Regular, Full-Time, Union
Number of Positions: 1
Pay Rate: $36.42/hr - $42.17/hr
Location: Vancouver
Reports to: Leader, Corporate and Employee Communications

As a Business Partner, Communications, you will be responsible for:

Media Relations

  • Monitors external media for brand sentiment and reach, and to identify content relevant to Technical Safety BC operations.
  • Supports integrated marketing and communication strategy through delivery of earned media campaigns that promote Technical Safety BC’s strategic objectives, products and services.
  • Responds to media enquiries regarding Technical Safety BC issues, including major critical incidents.
  • Maintains strong relationships with media outlets and journalists.
  • Develops and monitors metrics to evaluate effectiveness of media relations activity and drive improvement.

Corporate Communications

  • Coordinates development of major publications, including annual reports, business plans, state of safety report, through the use of project management tools and approaches (timelines, work plans, monitoring, documentation, reporting, evaluation).
  • Writes and edits a diverse range of communications products, including communications plans, media releases, briefing notes, articles, web content.
  • Provides communications advice and support to other internal teams and projects.
  • Reviews communications materials for consistency with brand standards.
  • Contributes to the development, execution and monitoring of annual and quarterly corporate communications plans.
  • In collaboration with other teams, creates multi-channel communications plans that promote Technical Safety BCs mandate, values and strategic objectives.
  • Works with Executive Team and other internal stakeholders to identify opportunities to promote distinct thought leadership and technical subject matter expertise.
  • Contributes to development of strategies for communicating Technical Safety BC’s corporate social responsibility work, climate strategy, and Indigenous relations and reconciliation approach.

You have:

  • Degree in communications or public relations, supplemented by a minimum of 5 years’ experience in corporate communications and media relations.
  • Understanding of the technical disciplines regulated by Technical Safety BC is an asset.

You can be described as:

  • Excellent oral and written communicator – you use your exceptional communication skills to work effectively with a diverse group of people with different levels of technical background to get the job done.
  • A great storyteller – who recognizes that compelling content is a strategic tool.
  • A problem solver – you have the ability to identify potential concerns, and to respond to issues and enquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Comfortable with change – can quickly establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • A strategic thinker – you have strong analytical skills and “big picture” thinking that can support cross functional project teams to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Empathetic – you know how to focus on, and show empathy for, how employees and clients experience and interact with our company.

About Technical Safety BC

Technical Safety BC (formerly BC Safety Authority) is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province. In addition to issuing permits, licenses and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research. Through simplification of our initiatives we promote understanding and engagement, making safety accessible to everyone. As society changes, we create and adopt new ideas, skills, and tools that will enable us to meet the safety challenges of a highly-connected world.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the safety system in B.C. We are strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. Technical Safety BC welcomes those who would contribute to further diversifying our organization, as we are an equal opportunity employer.

Our values guide our work.

  • We See Genius in Diversity
  • We Foster Confidence
  • We Make the Complex Simple
  • We Adapt

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online by internal deadline 5:00 PM PT August 16, 2021. This opportunity will remain posted until filled. To see a full list of our current opportunities or to learn more about Technical Safety BC, please visit our website at

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