WCB Nova Scotia is looking for a talented Communications Advisor to join their team to support a range of external and internal communications and partnerships projects, activities and issues as well as preparing a variety of communications tactical plans and producing content. This includes website and intranet articles and information, social media content, key messages, briefing documents, publications, and surveys.
Reporting to the Manager, Communications and Partnerships, you will cover a range of professional communications and partnerships work, including development and implementation of tactical communications plans, government and stakeholder outreach plans, briefing documents, and supporting materials in relation to health and safety and workers’ compensation issues. This will be done in collaboration with the Senior Communications Advisor and in consultation with project leaders; implementing tactical communications plans to support projects. These include but are not limited to: the annual rate announcement; establishing and adhering to budgets, managing the production and distribution of communications content and materials including design, printing, and ongoing contact with vendors. You will also support partnership outreach activities including the CEO podcast, leadership outreach and special events.
As the Communications Advisor, you will be responsible for contracting, management, production and coordination of the Annual Report and employer newsletter and for functioning as the editor and writer of various publications, and maintaining the WCB’s website. You will also manage, facilitate and participate in focus groups and surveys, including preparation of preliminary research and process planning.
You will provide strategic communications counsel and support on issues concerning occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation, participate in or lead interdisciplinary projects and assignments, respond to inquiries from the general public, prepare speeches, non-routine correspondence, prepare and deliver presentations, and coordinate information sessions or events for internal and external customers.
About WCB Nova Scotia
It’s an exciting time to work for the WCB – they have undergone a significant business transformation to better meet the needs of those they serve. They don’t just provide workplace injury insurance to approximately 19,500 employers and 335,000 workers across the province but also work with employers to help prevent injuries. In addition, they keep Nova Scotians safe, healthy, and on the job, supporting them when their lives are impacted by a workplace injury. WCB Nova Scotia is consistently recognized as a Top Employer in Atlantic Canada and in Nova Scotia and has also been recognized nationally as a Top 100 Employer and as one of the Most Admired Corporate Cultures. WCB Nova Scotia champions safety and promotes a diverse and respectful workplace.
As the ideal candidate, you have a degree or diploma in Public Relations coupled with two years’ experience in a strategic communications environment (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). Furthermore, you have experience in internal and external communications including developing strategic communications plans. You are highly analytical and research-oriented whether that be statistical, literary or electronic. You are known to be interpersonal, organized, and resourceful in the workplace. Your writing and presentation skills are outstanding and you have developed strong project management skills throughout your career. Navigating social media platforms to deliver targeted communication and marketing plans comes naturally to you.
WCB Nova Scotia offers a comprehensive overall compensation package. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Nada Halaweh at Nada@venor.ca to learn more. When applying, please attach your resume and cover letter in a pdf format in one document.
Venor and WCB embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. WCB Nova Scotia is an equal-opportunity employer committed to supporting and developing our employees. Visit their website at www.wcb.ns.ca. WCB Nova Scotia champions safety and promotes a diverse and respectful workplace. They are a scent and allergy-reduced environment.