About WCB Nova Scotia
On behalf of WCB Nova Scotia, Venor is recruiting for a General Counsel.
By working to keep Nova Scotians safe, healthy, and on the job, and supporting them when their lives are impacted by workplace injury, WCB Nova Scotia is contributing to a safer, stronger province. We provide workplace injury insurance to approximately 19,500 employers and 335,000 workers across the province. Our vision is a Nova Scotia safe and secure from workplace injury.
WCB Nova Scotia is consistently recognized as a Top Employer in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia, and has also been recognized nationally as a Top 100 Employer and as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
The General Counsel is responsible for the provision of legal and strategic expertise, advice, and counsel on a broad range of legal issues to protect and advance the legal interests of WCB of Nova Scotia. They will provide leadership and direction to the Legal Services team and oversee all legal aspects of the organization to ensure that WCB Nova Scotia conducts operations and business activities following the Workers’ Compensation Act, regulations, and other applicable legislation related to the operations of WCB Nova Scotia.
As the ideal candidate, you will possess a university degree in Law, and a minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience in a relevant field with at least five (5) years in progressive leadership/management roles. You also bring a practicing insured status with the Nova Scotia Barristers Society (or you are eligible to become so). Experience in the workers’ compensation field and an in-depth knowledge of the Nova Scotia Workers’ Compensation Act would be considered an asset.
As safety champions, all employees are responsible for following safe work procedures; using personal protective and safety equipment as required; knowing and complying with all regulations; reporting any illness or injury immediately to their manager; reporting unsafe acts and unsafe conditions; and cooperating with occupational health and safety initiatives. We are a scent-reduced environment. WCB champions safety and promotes a diverse and respectful workplace.
WCB Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting and developing their employees