Director, Labour Relations

  • London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)
  • Jul 21, 2022
Full time Director

Job Description

Who We are
London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre
located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music. As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC is a world-class innovator in clinical care, research and teaching, delivering both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. The Human Resources portfolio serves a workforce of close to 15,000 employed and credentialed staff dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while working together to shape the future of health.

Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources & Workforce Wellness, the Director of Labour Relations leads a critical component of Human Resources. Positive employee-employer relations are vital to the well-being and success of LHSC. The Director of Labour Relations promotes harmonious labour/management relations, productive work environments and fair and equitable treatment of employees through consistent application of collective agreements, legislation and workplace policies. The Director and their team are responsible to support the day to day HR operational needs of LHSC leaders and staff that includes:

  • Participating in the development and operationalizing of an Employee and Labour Relations strategic and tactical plan;
  • Acting as the LHSC spokesperson in the negotiation of Collective Agreements;
  • Ensure execution of collective agreements and employment legislation, including training, coaching and development;
  • Ensuring implementation of employment legislation, including training, coaching and development;
  • Working with appropriate stakeholders with respect to grievance, complaints and conflict resolutions and representing LHSC at arbitration, board hearings, settlement conferences and wrongful dismissal hearings;
  • Providing guidance and advice on issues, including but not limited to, respecting human resources and employee relations management, collective agreements (negotiation, information, interpretation, application), performance matters, workplace investigations, grievances, complaints and arbitration issues, labour relations-related legislation and regulations;
  • Creating, implementing and continually managing employee and labour relations metrics;
  • Representing LHSC for matters pertaining to employee and labour relations at regional and OHA meetings/consultation.

We are looking for a Director of Labour Relations to lead strategic and tactical people service delivery initiatives across LHSC. The ideal candidate is interested in architecting an exceptional employee and labour experience and excels in a dynamic, fast-paced, data-driven environment.

As a member of LHSC’s Human Resource Leadership Team, you will be a trusted advisor
within Human Resources as well as within the organization. You will be accountable for driving a range of high priority initiatives for LHSC. You will lead, build, and develop a team of Managers, Consultants and Advisors to support your mandate and key objectives.

Most importantly, you are driven by a passion to contribute and play a part in advancing the work that LHSC does for staff and patients. If your career stage has you ready to leverage your HR leadership to promote growth and make an impact in an exciting role, then we look forward to hearing from you!

You will demonstrate strong business acumen including management of multi-million dollar operating and capital budgets. You have exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills that contribute to identifying problems and issues, evaluating the interdependence of decisions, questioning and challenging the status quo, and designing and implementing processes for improvement.

Who You Are

  • You are self-aware of own assumptions, values, strengths and limitations
  • You manage and develop self while modeling qualities such as curiosity, honesty, integrity, resilience, and confidence
  • You are learning agile and have a learning orientation toward mistakes
  • You engage and support others to foster development, personal goals and encourage a
  • healthy organization
  • You achieve results and thrive in a fast -paced, high -change environment
  • You facilitate an environment of collaboration, cooperation, connections, partnerships and networks
  • What You Will Bring with You
  • Successful completion of a recognized Master’s Degree in business or health profession*
  • Minimum of 6 to 8 years’ leadership experience, preferably in progressively more responsible leadership position(s)
  • Minimum 5 years' previous experience and understanding in Human Resources preferable in healthcare
  • Previous leadership experience in Negotiations and leader of a Labour Team
  • CHRP/CHRL designation preferred
  • Member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) who have, or are in process of attaining the Canadian Health Executive (CHE) Select certification program preferred

*or consideration will be given to a Baccalaureate and prior experience assessment

Other Information
London Health Sciences Centre fosters a culture of patient and staff safety whereby all
employees are guided by LHSC's Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct.

LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes
applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable

Submission Requirements (please submit in one MS Word document)
       Cover Letter, Resume and Listing of Education, Credentials and Certifications

Please be advised that a reference check will be conducted as part of the selection process.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a health review which includes providing vaccination records or proof of immunity against :

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella,
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox),
  • Hepatitis B,
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio;
  • Meningitis,
  • Documentation of Tuberculosis Skin testing,
  • A completed COVID vaccine series (two vaccines).

Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. To discuss the opportunity further, please contact Thomas Patterson, Deputy Managing Director at Alumni Global on or +44 7970 339 151.

Job Category



London, Ontario