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At Coast Capital, we’re not dreaming about a better future, we’re building one.

As a member-owned cooperative, we’re helping our members with their real goals and real challenges so they can live the real life they want. It’s what we’ve been doing for over 80 years, and it’s why today we stand almost 600,000 members strong. Plus, we invest 10% of our budgeted profits back into our community – almost $90 million since 2000 alone – because when our members do well, we believe our communities should do well too.  

Senior Human Resource Advisor

Location: British Columbia (CA-BC), Surrey   

Job Type: Full Time 

myWork Options: Hybrid

What’s the job?

With your help, we’re going to change the way employees feel about work - we want our employees to be excited to come to work every day, we want to help them achieve their goals and have a lot of fun. That’s why we’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced HR Advisor to help us out. Your enthusiasm stems from taking a consultative approach in developing and supporting people to achieve business results while fostering a high performance environment within client groups and the HR team. If you’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get the job done while having fun then you might be who we are looking for. 


What you’ll get to do:

  • Serve as a strategic HR Advisor for senior business unit leaders; provide consultation, coaching and guidance on all HR initiatives for assigned client portfolio.
  • Provides confidential operational guidance, counsel and support to leaders in all functional HR areas including employee relations, performance and career development, employment litigation and liability, employee engagement and retention, and workforce planning.
  • Provides guidance on, and interpretation of, all People & Culture policies, processes and procedures; collaborates on the development and implementation of People & Culture programs that result in improving business productivity, efficiencies, and retention
  • Provides insights and guidance to business and enterprise level talent management initiatives to develop, motivate, engage and retain talent to support business growth and continuity.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on federal and provincial labour laws.
  • Facilitates employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations practices.
  • Maintains compliance with federal and provincial employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Develops relationships with business leaders to foster ongoing and open conversation and trust; serves as leadership coach and confidant, providing counsel and feedback necessary to optimize leadership effectiveness throughout assigned client groups
  • Works effectively with Centres of Excellence (Talent Aquisition, Compensation, Payroll & Benefits, Change Management, and Learning & Development) in partnership to best support the client groups.


What you’ll bring:

  • 7+ years’ progressive human resources management experience including five years’ experience in employee relations.
  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma with a specialization in Business Management, Business Administration or Human Resources Management; or post-graduate certificate in HR Management preferred
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation
  • Critical thinking, analytical and project management skills
  • Strong ability to negotiate and influence at all levels of the organization; ability to build and maintain credibility at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
  • Strategic and operational talent management expertise.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications i.e. Excel and PowerPoint


Why join Coast Capital?

Purpose is our North Star.  We look at everything through our purpose. It informs the advice we provide our members, the experiences and products we create, and the programs we build to support our employees and communities.

Committed to inclusion and engagement. We have an ongoing focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion and routinely track how we’re doing, and what we need to do to keep improving. We foster a culture where everyone can feel safe to be who they really are and thrive.

A career that grows with you. We believe in developing our people and promoting from within. Many employees have spent decades, and sometimes their entire careers, with Coast Capital and have progressed from the frontlines to senior leadership.

Work where you’re most effective. In 2020 the world changed, and that includes how we work. In response to COVID-19 we launched myWork, which gives employees flexibility in where they work based on the nature of their role.

Benefits that flex to the needs of you and your family.  We offer comprehensive, customizable benefits for you and your family, so you can choose what fits best for you and your lifestyle.

Retirement options. We also take care of our employees once they retire. That’s why we offer the choice of a defined contribution or defined benefit pension plan or RSP’s.

Mortgage and auto financing benefits. Employees save thousands on their mortgages and auto loans with best-in-category benefits.

Real recognition. We recognize excellence throughout the year, through an online community that lets employees give kudos and thanks throughout the year.  We’re human, which means we like to have fun with events, celebrations, and recognition throughout the year.

An award winning culture. We’re a Platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and are regularly recognized by Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and the BC Top Employers Awards.

We reinvest 10% back into the community. When we do well, our communities do well. That’s why since 2000 we’ve invested over $90 million into our member’s communities. 

Double your impact. Through our employee volunteer program, Coast Capital donates $10 for every hour you volunteer to a Canadian charity or non-profit of your choice.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Coast Capital

At Coast Capital, we value diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re not all the same and we like it that way. We don’t just accept differences - we celebrate, support, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, our members, and our community. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

COVID-19 at Coast Capital

Coast Capital Savings is committed to the health and safety of our employees, member, and communities. With this commitment in mind, Coast Capital complies with all public health mandates (provincially and/or federally, as applicable) and has implemented various safety measures, including requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and making COVID vaccination a pre-condition to employment with Coast Capital. All successful applicants must provide acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19, before any contract of employment becomes final and binding, and before your start date can be set.

Exceptions may apply where vaccination is not possible for medical or religious reasons that are protected under Canadian human rights laws. Should successful applicants require a medical or religious accommodation related to vaccination please discuss whether an exception may apply with your Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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