Manager, Safety and Compliance

  • Whistler Sport Legacies
  • Professional
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 4910 Glacier Lane, Whistler
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on October 23, 2023

Job Description

Manager, Safety and Compliance manages fulfillment of Whistler Sport Legacies’ commitment to a superior standard of safety while reporting to the President and CEO. Responsibilities include providing leadership in the prevention of incident, injuries and illnesses across all operations and venues and for ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation.

Primarily this role drives WSL’s three venues in maintaining and continuing improvement of health and safety while also carrying out venue first aid responder duties. Regular Full Time role may evolve and shift over time while requiring flexibility to assist the team with other activities or initiatives and will require weekend or evening schedules.

Ask about affordable staff accommodation in our brand new facility.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Primary responsibilities include managing:
WSL COR internal audit and acts as point contact for external audits
Hazard assessment completion and ensures adequate controls are in place to manage identified risks
Incident reporting and investigation program including ensuring proper documentation of an incident in a timely fashion, investigating the incident, performing root cause analysis, stewarding the implementation of corrective actions and creating/sharing lessons learned
External consultants who will guide and support WSL safety and compliance programs and key obligations
Annual review of the SMS program and action plan
Venue work plans and venue attendance to be determined in conjunction with venue Managing Directors
Develop and assist implementation of a WSL health and safety management system including policies, procedures and processes designed to protect employees, volunteers, contractors, members of the public and the environment from the risks associated with the operations of the organization and ensure the system is compliant with all regulatory requirements
Actively participate in the development of the WSL business plan and new business activities, as part of the WSL management team,
Ensure adherence to and champion all WSL company policies and procedures
Work with WSL venue operational managers to ensure effective safety operations
Guide colleagues responsible for day-to-day management of health, safety and environmental aspects of the operations of the organization
Coach and provide advice/support to personnel in safety management practices, develop and deliver safety, health and environment training and orientation programs, promotion of safety awareness, and ongoing initiatives designed to protect persons and the environment
Establish and maintain relationships with partner organizations and internal stakeholders
Manage and enhance relationship with applicable regulatory authorities as assigned
Oversee all WCB claims and administer claims at all venues
Carry out a leadership role in the Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee established at each venue in compliance with WorkSafe BC regulations
Establish and monitor systems aimed at preventing, preparing for, and responding to emergencies at all venues in co-ordination with internal and external parties including BC Ambulance and Whistler Fire services
Assist with other initiatives as directed
Flexibility to work weekends and evenings
Carry out Whistler Sport Legacies’ customer service philosophy AIM: All Interactions Matter
Assist team with other duties as assigned or required

First Aid Response – all venues
Ensure colleague training programs are in place and appropriate
Make certain OFA are trained, competent and knowledgeable in response protocols
Safeguard equipment related to onsite first aid is compliant with current regulatory requirements

Leadership and Culture
Responsible for directing and managing colleagues when directed with emphasis on the following areas:
Position Description review, recruitment and selection
Performance management
Succession planning
Management of appropriate partners/vendors
Positive representative of Whistler Sport Legacies, both internally and externally
Take personal accountability and responsibility for actions, and take initiative to find creative solutions to problems or issues
Lead by example by modeling organizational values and behaviors
Resolve conflicts effectively and efficiently
Position Requirements

University/college degree or technical diploma from a recognized post secondary institution or equivalent combination of education and experience
Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) certification required
Minimum 5 years of related work experience required
Previous experience working with external consultants required
Demonstrated experience and ability to implement, manage and perform audits
Detailed knowledge of the regulatory framework of health, safety and the environment in British Columbia
Ability to analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and government legislation and regulations
Satisfactory criminal record check is mandatory prior to commencement of employment
Experience in adult learning/training
Previous experience in the field of sport, construction and public safety an asset
OFA III, (or equivalent) CPR / First Aid Certification
Environmental stewardship practice an asset
Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license required
Valid Class 4 Unrestricted BC driver’s license an asset

Leadership: Creative, innovative, demonstrates initiative and leads change where applicable and necessary. Respected within the community
Sport Development: Comprehensive understanding of athlete development
Business Skills: Organizational management including budgeting, human resources, business development, reporting and Board engagement
Team Player: The ego is checked at the door. Has the best interest of Sport and WSL at heart and engages the team and stakeholders through an open, honest and collaborative process
Community Involvement: Solid understanding of the Sea-to-Sky community, especially Whistler, and how partnerships are developed, nurtured, strengthened and cares about the region
Partnership Development: Proven track record in developing strategic partnerships both in sport and the community

Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as good interpersonal skills
Strong skills and working knowledge of MS Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Keen and can-do attitude
Strong public speaking and presentation skills
Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to perform in high pressure, multi-tasking environments
Self-directed entrepreneurial spirit is essential
Flexible and adaptable to work efficiently in variety of settings
Willingness to assist other team members, including outside the department, as needed and requested
Passion for exceptional customer service is essential

Fluency in English required

Physical Requirements
Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Able to lift up to 50 lbs
Comfortable working in confined spaces and elevated heights
Ability to distinguish colours for monitoring alarms on all equipment, tools, and computers


Competitive $70,000/year start wage plus benefits.

Other Perks/Benefits

Affordable accommodation for full time role Competitive wage Benefits package and perks including health & wellness options - see website for details

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