Policy Writer- Health & Safety Specialist (6 month contract)

Website Shuswap Band

To develop and update policies and procedures that are essential to the growth and development of the
Shuswap Band community and organization.

Who Are You?
You understand and know from experience how foundational policies and procedures are to enhancing
efficiency and building independence that empowers people to make clear and consistent decisions that
drive alignment and unity.
You are an exceptionally communicator and natural collaborator. You know how to ask the right questions
to get the answers you need to move projects forward.
You understand business fundamentals and create synergies that align financial, governance,
administration, housing, lands management, human resources and health and safety policies and
You are passionate about Indigenious culture and prosperity. This fuels your interest to grow and evolve
with the band and collaborate on developing projects.

What Will You Do?
Reporting to the Chief Administration Officer (CAO), you will collaborate with senior leaders on
developing and updating policies and procedures.
You will work closely with operational leaders to implement and ensure policies and procedures are being
used effectively in day-to-day operations and are helping their team members follow standard process,
empowering them to make good decisions that drive effective teamwork.

Key Responsibilities
• Consult with senior leaders to identify what policies and procedures need to be developed,
updated, and implemented operationally.
• Refer to the FMB framework to ensure proper consultation and implementation protocols are
• Work closely with the CAO and Director of Finance (DOF) to understand what current templates
and tools to use and update. Prepare policies for Chief and Council review and approval prior to
• Ensure policies and procedures are clear and provide a basis for making good decisions.
• Align with Chief and Council and Senior leaders to help clarity decision making authority,
delegation of authority and how they align with the vision and strategic direction for the bands
administration and community.
• Refer to current development of laws, policies, procedure forms and checklist to guide what has
to be done and by when. Work with CAO and DOF on what policies need to be added or revised.
• Work with the Health and Safety Consultant and managers to develop an operational Health and
Safety manual, onboarding plan and organize what mandatory training should be delivered to all
team members.
• Attend and lead bi-weekly Health and Safety meetings.
• Create and implement an audit and investigation procedure. Create a Health and Safety program
framework highlighting mandatory legal requirements and how to review audits and investigations
as part of the Health and Safety program updates.
• Make recommendations to CAO on how to operationalize the Health and Safety program.

Qualifications and Terms
• Experience in creating and implementing policies and procedures.
• Experience in developing and implementing Health and Safety programs and safe work practices.
• Formal education in technical writing, communications and health and safety is ideal.
• Minimum of 2 year’s work experience in administration and health and safety.
• Intermediate computer skills. Proficient with MS Word and Excel.
• Possess a Drivers License with a clean drivers abstract.
• Must be able to work onsite, in Invermere, BC and travel as required.

Personal Attributes
• Excellent communication skills. Proven ability to communicate clearly and professionally both orally
and in writing.
• Excellent organizational skills. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks with consideration to timelines
and directives.
• Attention to detail. Able to use critical thinking skills to be able to troubleshoot challenges and find
• Understand general practice of maintaining confidentiality.
• Collaborate effectively with community members, band staff and external partners.
• Understanding of the Shuswap Band community, culture, and Secwepemc values.
• Understands the effects of intergenerational trauma, the effects of colonization and residential
schools, and a trauma informed workplace. Knows how to apply these cultural understandings within
business foundations and practices.

How to Apply
We value diversity and welcome all qualified candidates to apply. Employment and promotion of an
Indigenous person or Shuswap Band members will be administered in a fair and reasonable manner and
is consistent with the Canadian Human Rights Commission Policy on “Aboriginal Employment

If interested, please apply to nmorgan@shuswapband.ca by February 6, 2023. Only qualified candidates
will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to nmorgan@shuswapband.ca.