Director, People, Culture and Inclusion

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Job ID: J0521-1175
Classification: SEG-01
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 112300/Year
Maximum Salary: 132100/Year
Closing Date: June 18, 2021

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country's democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation's diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director, People, Culture and Inclusion provides vision and oversight for the development of talent-management solutions, including policies, programs, and services related to diversity and inclusion, learning and professional development, performance management, recognition, labour relations, and health and safety. When doing so, the Director, People, Culture and Inclusion will frequently interact with the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (CIBA) and other related subcommittees comprised of various senators.

Open to

The general public, to staff one (1) permanent position in the Human Resources Directorate.

This selection process may be used to staff other similar positions in the future.


• University degree in business administration, human resources, law, industrial relations, or another relevant field;
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience managing a team of HR specialists;
• Progressive HR experience in demonstrating knowledge of various functions of human resources, including labour relations, diversity and inclusion, talent development, health and safety, and performance management;
• Extensive experience in providing HR services and in making recommendations to senior executives on a variety of HR–related topics;
• Extensive experience in developing and implementing HR programs, policies, guidelines, and processes;
• Experience establishing solid working relationships with clients and stakeholders at various organizational levels, as well as in consulting and collaborating with them to develop solutions adapted to their business needs;
• Experience in developing and delivering briefings and presentations to senior stakeholders on issues that require discretion, judgment, and tact;
• Experience in interpreting policy , in driving insights through data analytics, and in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters;
• Experience in developing business plans and resource forecasts and in managing operational budgets;
• Recognized Human Resources professional designation (e.g., CHRP) considered an asset.

Linguistic Requirements



Ethical leader
Strategic thinker
Engaging team builder
Effective communicator
Sound decision maker
People management
Financial management
Action management

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace in which all employees are provided with full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.