BC Pension Corporation

Senior Communications Advisor


Branch: Digital Experience and Communication Services

Job Type: Regular and Temporary Full Time

Classification: Communications Officer R21

Union/Excluded: BCGEU

Salary Range: $58,629.96 to $66,726.25 per annum (effective April 14th, 2019)

Security Clearance: Not Required

Competition: PC19:47176


Closing Date: April 26, 2019

Geographically Restricted: No - Funding for relocation will not be provided.


Why work with us?

At BC Pension Corporation, we are committed to our people. We are an organization with wellbeing at its core; offering an outstanding workplace experience where all employees can achieve their full potential.  Some highlights of what we offer include:

  • Flexible work schedules (mobility work, modified work weeks, job sharing, etc.)
  • Competitive compensation
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • Comprehensive extended health and dental benefits for you and your family, including 100% employer paid MSP premium coverage
  • Defined benefit pension program
  • Health & wellness programs – lunchtime seminars, community health activities (yoga, kayaking, etc.) and a comprehensive Employee & Family Assistance Program

One in nine BC citizens is a member of one of the five pension plans we serve 

To learn more about us and how you can be a part of a culture that encourages innovation, continuous improvement and a passion for delivering an outstanding customer experience, visit bcpensioncorp.ca 


What is the opportunity?

The Senior Communications Advisor reports to the Assistant Director and is responsible for developing and implementing external communications to support the programs and initiatives of the five public sector pension plans within the mandate of the Pension Corporation. The Senior Communications Advisor provides expert communications advice and direction to Boards of Trustees, senior executive and plan staff, and manages the development and execution of all communications materials. The Senior Communications Advisor ensures that the corporation effectively connects with members, member unions and associations and pension plan employers, through the planning, implementation and ongoing evaluation of strategic communications initiatives. The Senior Communications Advisor provides a full range of content services for the corporation, including researching, writing and editing a variety of communications materials for print and electronic publication.

The Senior Communications Advisor acts as the project lead in the production of multiple products on concurrent and time-sensitive production schedules. The Senior Communications Advisor supports a wide variety of programs and initiatives relating to a designated pension plan(s) and manages the flow of communication and information between boards, committees, executive staff and stakeholders through the provision of communications advice and expertise and production of publications and materials. A high level of independent decision making and judgment is required to identify issues and ensure that all information prepared and delivered is appropriate, accurate and consistent with both corporate and board standards, policy and expectations.

The Senior Communications Advisor establishes and maintains strong working relationships with numerous internal and external contacts and clients, including:

  • Pension boards of trustees (comprising of plan member and plan employer representatives from each of the five pension plans), board committees and pension board Secretariat managers.
  • Board Chairs of the five pension plans.
  • BC Pension Corporation executive staff CEO, vice presidents, and the corporate board chair.
  • British Columbia Investment Management Corporation.
  • Members of the public, including active and retired plan members.
  • Pension plan directors and staff, including team leaders, senior business analysts, senior policy analysts and senior financial officers.
  • Contractors and other external vendors.
  • Other pension plan administrators.

What do you need to succeed?


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (Communications, Journalism, English, Public Relations).
  • Minimum of (4) years' of experience in the following:
    • Developing a wide range of content for publication;
    • Web writing, editing, and speech writing;
    • Communication planning;
    • Using software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Interested in applying?

 To learn more about the Senior Communications Advisor position, please review the job description at the bottom of this page.


Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and employment history in order to clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements as listed above.  Please ensure your resume includes the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.


 Please submit your application through the "apply now" feature located at the top of this page.


Important details

If you are unable to access the links, please contact us by email at jobs@pensionsbc.ca.

Lesser qualified applicants may be appointed at a lower level.  An eligibility list may be established.  This appointment may be extended or may become regular.

Testing may be required. 

We thank you for your interest in working with us. You will be informed of your status in this competition as soon as possible.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm PST on the closing date referenced above. Late applications will not be considered.


Diversity & Inclusion

BC Pension Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at jobs@pensionsbc.ca.   

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