Corporate Counsel, Legal Services
- Richmond, BC
- Lawyer - In House Counsel
- Area of Practice
- Corporate/Commercial Law
- Job Type
- Permanent, Full time
- Minimum Level of Education
- Professional degree - LL.B
- Minimum Number of Years in Practice
- 1-3 years
We're looking for a corporate commercial lawyer to join our in-house Corporate/Commercial Legal Services team to provide strategic advice and legal solutions to a variety of internal clients. As a member of our Corporate/Commercial Legal Services team, you'll provide high quality, confidential, timely, and cost effective legal advice on corporate/commercial, procurement, privacy, policy, governance, and other matters. As a confidential advisor to management, you'll be responsible for protecting WorkSafeBC and the Board of Directors from legal risk and you'll provide legal advice to support the effective delivery of WorkSafeBC services and programs.
Consider joining a strong, committed team who value hard work but prioritize a healthy lifestyle with a strong focus on work life balance. Our team's values reflect those of the organization, whose mandate is to improve health and safety of workplaces across the province.
What you'll do
As the corporate counsel you will be involved in a wide variety of in-house corporate/commercial legal matters. Your responsibilities will include:
- Providing strategic advice to internal business groups in the development of new initiatives, including identifying legal issues and risks
- Providing confidential advice to support governance activities
- Identifying and assessing actual and potential legal risks to WorkSafeBC, including liaising with management to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and options for mitigating risk
- Advising internal clients on all phases of the procurement process, including providing strategic legal advice on compliance with procurement law, drafting and advising contract requirements, and contract/vendor management
- Advising on issues related to the interpretation of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
- Negotiating agreements on behalf of WorkSafeBC with external parties and their legal counsel, and advise on and participate in stakeholder engagement planning and activities related to service providers
Is this a good fit for you?
We're looking for someone who can:
- Bring a client-focused, service-oriented approach to providing services to internal clients
- Provide effective leadership, motivation, and direction by translating strategic plans into clear actionable goals
Your experience and educational background:
- A law degree and member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia
- A minimum of three years of recent, related experience as a practicing lawyer with in-depth knowledge of corporate commercial law with a focus on one or more of the following areas: contract drafting, procurement, corporate governance, construction law, real estate, privacy, and intellectual property
Who are we?
At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and health workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We're honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 238,000 registered employers in our province.
What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?
It's challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.
Being part of WorkSafeBC means being party of a strong, committed team. Your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.
If you're a successful applicant, we'll be making a conditional offer contingent upon a cleared criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you'll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once you get clearance, your offer of employment will be confirmed.
WorkSafeBC is an inclusive and accessible employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Only those under consideration will be contacted. If you're unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest.
This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.