Posted: Jan 5, 2023

Admin & HR | Human Resources Manager - FT

Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2023

Experience the Berwick Difference

Are you a Human Resources Specialist who is passionate about serving people and having fun? If this sounds like you, then Berwick Retirement has an exciting opportunity for you to lead our people and culture.

We are looking for a progressive leader to serve as Human Resources Manager at our dynamic and innovative Head Office in Victoria.

Since 1989 Berwick Retirement Communities has been committed to offering the highest quality in retirement living. We have eight residences across British Columbia: Victoria (2), Nanaimo, Comox, Kamloops, Campbell River, Qualicum Beach, and Parksville. We are proud to be an award winning group that is Vancouver Island Owned & Managed. Submit a resume and see the Berwick difference!

We Offer:

  • A Head Office culture that is forward thinking, collaborative, supportive and fun
  • The opportunity and support to make a difference in your daily work
  • Full-time days Monday- Friday 40 hours weekly
  • Flexible work schedule with opportunity for hybrid remote work
  • Employer Matched Group RRSP
  • Comprehensive Dental, Vision, Extended Medical benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted Meal Program and Complimentary Onsite Gym Use
  • Vacation starting at 3 weeks
  • Development and Education Opportunities

About the Role:

The Human Resources Manager is responsible all aspects of identifying, developing and executing innovative HR strategies as well as Recruitment, Employee Relations and Benefit and Talent Management initiatives. As a member of our Head Office team, you will play a key role in driving and protecting the company culture, while bringing strong people-focused practices and potential impacts to the forefront of strategic business discussions and decisions.

The Human Resources Manager ensures adherence with provincial and federal employment labour law and develops and recommends human resource policies, procedures and programs for implementation company wide.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • You feel at home with technology, and possess the ability to administrate, and effectively maximize HRIS software
  • You have strong data analysis skills with the ability to operationalize HR initiatives based on data points
  • You can develop and execute a strategic HR plan across the organization
  • You are able to create, implement and monitor a Talent Matrix Program
  • Development and analysis of a staff education platform
  • Ability to evaluate and develop Employee Engagement and Retention Initiatives
  • Data-driven analysis of the job posting process. Occasionally participates in the recruitment and selection process as needed.
  • Administration and ongoing development of job descriptions and specifications. Ensures job descriptions are kept up to date and reflect best practices.
  • Maintains a current understanding of changing employment/labour law, Human Resources practices, and best practices. Makes proactive recommendations to senior management and implements changes as necessary


  • Degree or Diploma in human resource management combined with 3-5 years experience in a leadership capacity. The equivalent combination of education and experience in a human resource or business capacity will be considered.
  • Experience managing an HRIS
  • Experience in payroll and benefits administration.
  • Experience in Project management would be an asset
  • Knowledge of provincial Employment Standards Act, BC Human Rights Code, WorkSafeBC regulations, BC Labour Code, and employment law principles
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and trusting relationships with managers, the union, employees, and colleagues.
  • Excellent in use of word processing, database and spreadsheet applications

Note: A criminal record check is required pursuant to the Criminal Records Review Act for working with vulnerable adults. Current TB test also required, as well as proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s).

What Our Staff Are Saying About Working With Berwick Retirement Communities

I love working at Berwick. Each day presents different opportunities to challenge ourselves. I get to work closely with staff and residents to ensure that the programs we offer are the highest quality and most up to date. We have such a great team that supports each one other and inspires me to do my best.

Jacqueline, Active Living Manager Berwick on the Park since 2017.

Working at Berwick has been a very meaningful and rewarding experience. Being able to connect with the residents and the staff in many different aspects makes each day special. The teams all work well together and compliment one another to make your day feel very successful.

-Melissa, Operations Support Manager Berwick on the Lake since 2021.

I love working with the Marquise and Berwick team. Together we are a family who demonstrates pride, dedication, loyalty within our team. It is so easy to come to work when you absolutely love your job. It is a pleasure to watch my team grow with our residents as it brings them so much joy to listen to their stories; the residents become our family.

-Marlo, Director of Hospitality at Berwick Comox Valley since 2015.