Labour Relations Coordinator

Peterborough (City), Ontario
March 11, 2019
March 22, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Job Details:

Develop, coordinate and manage all labour relations processes for the City of Peterborough.

Provide sound guidance and advice to Division Managers, Commissioners and the Chief administrative Officer (CAO) on various labour relations matters. Working with client groups in both non-union and union environments, provide proactive leadership and support in all areas of labour relations. Provide coaching and counseling to Division Managers on effectively resolving complex labour relations matters; ensuring adherence to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures and Collective Agreements.


Knowledge and experience normally associated with a University Honours Degree in Human Resource Management, Labour Relations or a related field with a minimum of 7 years related human resource management and labour relations experience, preferably in a multi-union public sector environment.  A legal background with experience in labour and/or employment law would be an asset.

Candidates must have: Expertise in interpreting and administrating of collective agreement provisions; and working knowledge of relevant labour and employment legislation as well as demonstrated participation as a leader in the collective bargaining process. Extensive labour relations experience dealing with conflict/dispute resolution and grievances, arbitration, human rights and third party facilitation /mediation training is required. Ability to identify and resolve conflict, and build strong interpersonal relationships and be capable of dealing effectively with staff. Possess strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral), excellent analytical and problem solving ability, negotiation and mediation skills. Demonstrated ability to confidently handle contentious matters with sensitivity, confidentiality, and professionalism at all times. Must possess some level of proficiency in financial matters, such as wage regression lines. Administrative and organizational skills, ability to function in a computerized environment including knowledge of word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), and presentation software (PowerPoint).  Candidates must be flexible in managing the demands of the workload and should be well organized and a self-starter. Should have a creative/innovative focus on service delivery; a commitment to continuous improvement; a respect for the diversity of opinions, perspectives and ideas; and be comfortable with changing priorities and demands.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé and cover letter, quoting file number, 19-P-31, no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019, to:

City of Peterborough, Human Resources Division, City Hall, 500 George Street North, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3R9. Fax: (705) 742-7021