Director of Safety Services

Championing Safety Culture. Impacting Lives.

At Construction Safety Nova Scotia, we are leaders in Occupational Health & Safety. Working with industry partners, we are making Nova Scotia safer. Our passion and drive ensures that loved ones arrive home after a productive workday and that they remain healthy and vibrant members of our communities. Together, construction workers and employers will make the Nova Scotia construction industry the safest in Canada.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Safety Services will be responsible for leading the Safety Services team to provide high quality value-add services to Construction Safety Nova Scotia's members. This role will be responsible for inspiring and motivating the Safety Services team in achieving the Association's mandate of creating a culture of safety in Nova Scotia through the development & delivery of best-in-class safety advice and consulting, educational materials, training, resources, education opportunities and safety advocacy.

A dynamic and collaborative leader, the Director will help grow and develop our talented Safety Services team and actively participate with our executive leadership team, while promoting a culture of empowerment, innovation, accountability and results. The Director will plan, budget and execute on strategy for the Safety Services team and lead change by gaining buy-in from key stakeholders on changes related to people, processes, technology, and how CSNS delivers education and safety advisory services. They will build, lead and inspire a high performing team to create, develop and update curriculum, delivery channels and best practise advisory services. They will also be responsible for quality planning, policy development, and identifying quality standard issues for their division, and working with the Director, Quality and Innovation.

The successful candidate has a post-secondary education in business, science, engineering, an MBA or a related field. A Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation or an equivalent designation and extensive knowledge and experience with ISO and quality management systems is considered an asset. A PMP and/or Lean Six Sigma certification will also be considered an asset. Along with industry, safety, and construction knowledge, the successful candidate also has proven success leading and managing projects, a deep understanding and experience creating and working with budgets, financial reporting, and analysis. With a continuous improvement mindset, the successful candidate will have proven experience in successfully leading teams through significant change and managing projects from start to finish. The successful candidate will have the ability to build and sustain relationships at all levels within the organization, with members, the Board and external stakeholders.

An excellent listener and collaborator, the Director will have experience leading, motivating and developing a team of people. The successful candidate is curious, driven to contribute to the organization strategically, live its mission, and commit to achieving results that build member value. In addition, they are an exceptional communicator, relationship builder and organization ambassador.

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In alignment with our Inclusion and Diversity Initiative and as we evolve and grow as an organization, CSNS is committed to increasing representation in our organization and strives to institute active measures to eliminate discrimination and to do our part to reduce the historic under-representation of Indigenous peoples, racially visible persons, people with disabilities, women and persons belonging to sexual orientation and or gender minority groups within our board and workforce. Applicants may feel free to self-identify in their application.

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