Communications Advisor

Back to Blogs Posted: November 25, 2019
November 25, 2019
North Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional


ICBC is committed to delivering consistently high quality customer service to all British Columbians. If you are reliable and dependable, we welcome you to make the most of your skills and take the opportunity to join our talented, diverse and inclusive team. You can expect a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a challenging work environment. Drive your career with us.

Position Highlights

ICBC’s Communications and Community Affairs department team has an exciting opportunity for a Communications Advisor with a focus on developing communications plans for high-profile corporate initiatives. The advisor may also help develop communications plans for high-profile corporate initiatives. This is a senior position within the department and will, at times, require availability outside of normal working hours.

In this role, you will:

•Develop communications strategies and plans, which support ICBC’s corporate strategy.

•Plan and coordinate the supporting implementation activities.

•Write internal and external communication materials.

•Provide strategic advice to senior management and business areas to help manage related risks and issues.

•Mentor and coach junior members of the Communications team in the development of their communications plans.

•Build and maintain positive working relationships across the organization to enable effective communications planning and delivery.

•Liaise with other members of the Communications team to ensure a common understanding of current issues, activities and key messages; and also lead/participate in initiatives that support the other areas of the team.

Position Requirements

•You have a background in corporate communications planning in a large multi-stakeholder organization or an equivalent combination of experience and education (preferably an undergraduate degree in a related field).

•Experience working for a Crown corporation is an asset.

•You have experience doing work that requires the understanding of complex concepts and procedures.

•You’re a team player with excellent organizational skills, strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.

•You’re willing to work as hard as the job demands and put in the hours required to ensure your projects are a success.

Other strengths include

•Knowledge of the principals, concepts, standards and best practices in the communications planning and related functions including stakeholder relations, issues management, media relations and government relations.

•Familiarity with the nature of issues and communication challenges within the Crown Corporation and/or corporate environment. •Familiarity with the current legislative and regulatory environment, government structure and political relationships and practices. •Strategic and business planning skills. •Interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills.

Only candidates legally entitled to work in Canada at present will be considered for this position.

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