Chief Privacy Officer and Legal Counsel
City : Burnaby
Category : Legal
Industry : Insurance
Employer : Pacific Blue Cross
If you’re someone with a passion for leading an organization to better understand privacy risks and impacts and are wanting to take on a great career opportunity with a local not-for-profit health insurance provider by managing privacy obligations and enabling the business to make decisions by being well-informed about privacy, we want to hear from you.
Your skills in understanding privacy legislation and best practices in BC will help Pacific Blue Cross be able to provide sustainable healthcare.
We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package and work-life balance. Our workplace culture values health and wellness, diversity and equality, continuing education, environmental sustainability and giving back to the community.
We are now recruiting for a Chief Privacy Officer and Legal Counsel to join our team. The role is currently working in a hybrid structure with days in the office at our headquarters located in Burnaby, BC. Apply this week if you would like to take on this role.
Key Ways This Position Makes An Impact
This role is a key leadership role responsible for ensuring PBC appropriately manages its privacy obligations by enabling the business to be clear about the privacy risks and impacts.
In this role you would act as the Chief Privacy Officer and carry out the privacy function ensuring PBC has appropriate practices and controls in place regarding personal information, responding to privacy inquiries, information access request, and issues with potential breaches.
This role liaises with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC and any other external stakeholders regarding privacy issues.
You would lead the Privacy Function on management committees and identify areas to improved processes and operational efficiency. You would also lead the incident response team.
In this role you would conduct Privacy Impact Assessments to help assess new or redesigned operational activities and would identify ways to improve Privacy Function processes.
This role would facilitate appropriate education and training on privacy issues for staff.
You would monitor and pro-actively provide advice on privacy trends and new or proposed regulatory requirements.
This role provides practical legal advice and guidance relating to privacy issues.
In this role you would act as a resources on enterprise projects to support business units while managing legal and regulatory risks.
Relationship Building and Professional Development
You would build and maintain internal business relationships and pursue opportunities to build external networks.
The role maintains current knowledge on privacy governance, legislative trends, and best practices.
Key Experiences You Bring To This Role
- Law degree (J.D. or LLB) and membership in good standing with active practice status in the Law Society of British Columbia, or another law society in Canada with the ability to become called in British Columbia
- Recognized designations in privacy
- A minimum of ten years’ experience practicing law in insurance, privacy, financial services, or related field
- Excellent knowledge of privacy legislation, principles, and practices
- Practical understanding of operational risks and mitigation strategies applicable to the insurance and/or financial institution industry
- Experience working in a unionized environment
- Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Strong legal skills, business acumen, leadership skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills
If you’re excited about taking on this opportunity, we invite you to apply today and start the conversation with us about this position.
Together we can create a healthier British Columbia through teamwork, exceptional service and accountability that will help improve sustainable healthcare.
Please apply via our website this week at http://www.pbchbs.com/company/careers/
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
We strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and employees feel empowered to freely participate and contribute regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, education level, parental status, or socioeconomic status. PBC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.
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