Executive Director, Services to Adults
Management Band 5
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.
Bring your vision, leadership and program administration skills to this important role
The Public Guardian and Trustee (“PGT”) of British Columbia is a corporation sole, created under the Public Guardian and Trustee Act which operates independently under provincial legislation to protect the legal and financial interests of children under the age of 19 years; protect the legal, financial, and in some cases personal and health care interests of adults who require assistance in decision making; and administer the estates of deceased and missing persons. As a result of obligations created by statute, the Public Guardian and Trustee exercises quasi-judicial authority in specified situations. In addition, the Public Guardian and Trustee is called upon to provide independent comments to the Court when the legal or financial interests of minors, adults under mental disability or estates are at risk. The Public Guardian and Trustee is independent of government in its case-related decision making responsibilities.
The Public Guardian and Trustee strives to promote family involvement in securing appropriate protection for individuals or their estates. The Public Guardian and Trustee must observe prudent business practices, is bound by fiduciary principles and is ultimately accountable to the Court. The services of the Public Guardian and Trustee extend to clients resident throughout the province and, less frequently, in other provinces and countries throughout the world.
Reporting to the position of the PGT, the Executive Director, Services to Adults works with independence and exerts significant influence across the organization by providing strategic direction and advice to the PGT and Executive Committee. The Executive Director is accountable for ensuring that the statutory and program activities are discharged in a way which is effective, appropriate, and economic. The Executive Director advises the Public Guardian and Trustee and leads the Division in designing and delivering provincial policies and programs which meet the changing needs of vulnerable adults. The Executive Director may sit on inter-ministerial committees and liaise with community groups and other government agencies which represent and serve the different client groups of the Division. The position ensures that the views of all stakeholders and client groups are appropriately represented in program delivery. The Executive Director leads a division of over 110 staff and provides direct supervision to ten managers and administrative leadership to four lawyers.
The PGT is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our clients. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact email@example.com. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Degree in health, social work, business, public administration or a related discipline.
- A minimum of 10 years progressive management experience in health, social work, business, public administration or a related field.
Related experience must include all of the following:
- Experience as an executive and leader in a public sector environment, including direct service delivery, in the social services area.
- Experience in program or policy development in the social services area.
- Experience leading major projects.
- Experience working with external senior officials and organizations.
Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
- Master’s Degree in health, social work, business, public administration or a related discipline.
- Occasional travel within the province is required.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
Enhanced Security Screening will be required.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.