Manager, Safety and Compliance

Whistler Sport Legacies

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Manager, Safety and Compliance manages fulfillment of Whistler Sport Legacies’ commitment to a superior standard of safety while reporting to the President and CEO.  Responsibilities include providing leadership in the prevention of incident, injuries and illnesses across all operations and venues and for ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation. 

Primarily this role drives WSL’s three venues in maintaining and continuing improvement of health and safety while also carrying out venue first aid responder duties.  Regular Full Time role may evolve and shift over time while requiring flexibility to assist the team with other activities or initiatives and will require weekend or evening schedules.

Competitive $70,000/year start wage plus benefits.

Ask about affordable staff accommodation in our brand new facility.



  • Primary responsibilities include managing:
    • WSL COR internal audit and acts as point contact for external audits
    • Hazard assessment completion and ensures adequate controls are in place to manage identified risks
    • Incident reporting and investigation program including ensuring proper documentation of an incident in a timely fashion, investigating the incident, performing root cause analysis, stewarding the implementation of corrective actions and creating/sharing lessons learned
    • External consultants who will guide and support WSL safety and compliance programs and key obligations
    • Annual review of the SMS program and action plan
  • Venue work plans and venue attendance to be determined in conjunction with venue Managing Directors
  • Develop and assist implementation of a WSL health and safety management system including policies, procedures and processes designed to protect employees, volunteers, contractors, members of the public and the environment from the risks associated with the operations of the organization and ensure the system is compliant with all regulatory requirements
  • Actively participate in the development of the WSL business plan and new business activities, as part of the WSL management team,
  • Ensure adherence to and champion all WSL company policies and procedures
  • Work with WSL venue operational managers to ensure effective safety operations
  • Guide colleagues responsible for day-to-day management of health, safety and environmental aspects of the operations of the organization
  • Coach and provide advice/support to personnel in safety management practices, develop and deliver safety, health and environment training and orientation programs, promotion of safety awareness, and ongoing initiatives designed to protect persons and the environment
  • Establish and maintain relationships with partner organizations and internal stakeholders
  • Manage and enhance relationship with applicable regulatory authorities as assigned
  • Oversee all WCB claims and administer claims at all venues
  • Carry out a leadership role in the Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee established at each venue in compliance with WorkSafe BC regulations
  • Establish and monitor systems aimed at preventing, preparing for, and responding to emergencies at all venues in co-ordination with internal and external parties including BC Ambulance and Whistler Fire services
  • Assist with other initiatives as directed
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evenings
  • Carry out Whistler Sport Legacies’ customer service philosophy AIM:  All Interactions Matter
  • Assist team with other duties as assigned or required

First Aid Response – all venues

  • Ensure colleague training programs are in place and appropriate
  • Make certain OFA are trained, competent and knowledgeable in response protocols
  • Safeguard equipment related to onsite first aid is compliant with current regulatory requirements

Leadership and Culture

  • Responsible for directing and managing colleagues when directed with emphasis on the following areas:
    • Position Description review, recruitment and selection
    • Performance management
    • Succession planning
    • Management of appropriate partners/vendors
  • Positive representative of Whistler Sport Legacies, both internally and externally
  • Take personal accountability and responsibility for actions, and take initiative to find creative solutions to problems or issues
  • Lead by example by modeling organizational values and behaviors
  • Resolve conflicts effectively and efficiently

Position Requirements


  • University/college degree or technical diploma from a recognized post secondary institution or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) certification required
  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience required
  • Previous experience working with external consultants required
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to implement, manage and perform audits
  • Detailed knowledge of the regulatory framework of health, safety and the environment in British Columbia
  • Ability to analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and government legislation and regulations
  • Satisfactory criminal record check is mandatory prior to commencement of employment
  • Experience in adult learning/training
  • Previous experience in the field of sport, construction and public safety an asset
  • OFA III, (or equivalent) CPR / First Aid Certification
  • Environmental stewardship practice an asset
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license required
  • Valid Class 4 Unrestricted BC driver’s license an asset


  • Leadership:  Creative, innovative, demonstrates initiative and leads change where applicable and necessary.  Respected within the community
  • Sport Development:  Comprehensive understanding of athlete development
  • Business Skills:  Organizational management including budgeting, human resources, business development, reporting and Board engagement
  • Team Player:  The ego is checked at the door.  Has the best interest of Sport and WSL at heart and engages the team and stakeholders through an open, honest and collaborative process
  • Community Involvement:  Solid understanding of the Sea-to-Sky community, especially Whistler, and how partnerships are developed, nurtured, strengthened and cares about the region
  • Partnership DevelopmentProven track record in developing strategic partnerships both in sport and the community


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as good interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills and working knowledge of MS Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Keen and can-do attitude
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to perform in high pressure, multi-tasking environments
  • Self-directed entrepreneurial spirit is essential
  • Flexible and adaptable to work efficiently in variety of settings
  • Willingness to assist other team members, including outside the department, as needed and requested
  • Passion for exceptional customer service is essential


  • Fluency in English required

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Comfortable working in confined spaces and elevated heights
  • Ability to distinguish colours for monitoring alarms on all equipment, tools, and computers

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