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Communications Leader

  • Organization BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
  • Location Within BC
  • Closing Date Open Until Filled

Salary Range: $77,822 – $111,869 per year

BCPSQC is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognize that there are a variety of experiences that contribute to the overall qualifications for each role. If you feel that you could excel in this position, but do not necessarily meet the formal requirements, we want to hear from you!

In particular, we encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas at the Council to apply.

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Role Summary

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council builds a foundation of quality, provides advice and makes recommendations to the Minister of Health on matters related to patient safety and quality of care in all health care sectors.  The Council brings health system stakeholders together in partnership to promote and inform provincially coordinated, innovative and patient- and family-centred approaches to patient safety and quality in British Columbia.

Reporting to the Director of Communications & Public Relations, the Communications Leader provides communication services and advice to the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s various departments, projects and initiatives. The Leader develops and supports implementation of communications plans. They also provide expertise and guidance to their peers in writing, editing and producing consistent and quality communications materials for the Council. The Communications Leader plans strategy and develops a coordinated action plan to ensure communications are of high quality, consistent and successful in facilitating change, while maintaining relationships among both internal and external stakeholders.

The Communications Leader has an ability to convene multiple system partners and maintain excellent professional relationships. They are a resourceful, creative, and customer-focused individual capable of seeing the big picture and yet not shy about rolling up their sleeves to work shoulder-to-shoulder with team members to implement tactics and meet deadlines. The Leader should be a dynamic self-starter capable of prioritizing competing deadlines and able to make connections between the Council’s projects and initiatives and the broader health care environment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Writes and implements communications plans for Council projects and initiatives.
  • Monitors and reports on communications outcomes.
  • Implements the organization’s brand strategy, including brand guidelines and ensuring consistency across the organization’s materials.
  • Identifies key components and underlying issues and systematically analyzes problems and determines solutions.
  • Liaises and collaborates on joint initiatives and events with health stakeholders including Health Authorities, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions, provincial and federal agencies, patients and other members of the community, and affiliated professional organizations and groups.
  • Manages vendors and creative agencies where required.
  • Writes, edits and produces diverse communications including media releases, newsletters, web copy and social posts, brochures, speeches and presentations to ensure overall quality, consistency and effectiveness of complex communication materials.
  • As a contributor to the Council’s team, participates in the development of strategy aimed at increasing awareness within target groups.

Qualifications

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as a Degree in Journalism, Public Relations or Communications, combined with at least five years of experience in a communications role. Master’s degree preferred.

Demonstrated ability in developing, implementing, measuring and reporting communications programs and projects.  Advanced skills and experience in journalistic and business writing, as well as the skill to develop compelling written and multimedia presentations to target and engage a variety of stakeholders. Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive issues with skill, tact and diplomacy. Flexibility to reprioritize quickly to meet changing priorities. Strong communication and relationship skills including the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. Uses broad knowledge of the social, political and economic environment in the provision of strategic advice to internal teams relating to government, community and media communications.

This position is open until filled.

Send resume and cover letter to: careers@bcpsqc.ca

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council as of October 26, 2021.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.