Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)


Competition Number: LAA-22-01

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: Edmonton or Calgary, AB

Posting: External

Competition Ends: February 2, 2022

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.

Who You Are

Working at Legal Aid Alberta means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You are a thorough professional who understands that HR is evolving, you ensure smooth HR operations and are highly skilled with dealing with clients. You bring with yourself experience of collaborating with business teams and can provide solutions based on organizational goals and objectives. You have ability to build strong employee relations and have excellent communication skills especially in tough situations. Fast-paced work environments give you a rush and you’re always up for a challenge. You love learning new things, solving problems, and can adapt to change quickly. You care deeply about the success of our team and our organization.

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager HR Services, some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Providing day-to-day consultation, guidance, and support on a variety of employee relation issues (attendance management, performance planning/management, progressive corrective action, investigations, situational coaching).
  • Providing direction and support to leaders on the interpretation and application of policies, Collective Agreement, and/or governing legislation.
  • Identifying opportunities and working collaboratively with leaders and employees to implement action plans to improve workplace effectiveness and enhance employee engagement.
  • Managing short term disability leaves and monitoring Long Term Disability including establishing any graduated return to work programs and accommodations in partnership with management and any third-party service provider.
  • Assisting in identifying, developing, and facilitating appropriate employee and leadership development.
  • Providing guidance and support to leaders with the annual performance planning/management cycle, including employee development and succession planning.
  • Identifying and recommending changes to policies, programs, or procedures to improve organizational effectiveness and/or achieve business objectives.
  • Participating in projects and other initiatives (within and potentially outside of Human Resources) in support of Legal Aid Alberta’s strategic plan and business objectives.


Education and Experience:

  • Completion of a Degree or Diploma in Business, Management, Human Resources, or equivalency
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in Human Resources with at least two years as a HR generalist or a business partner.
  • CPHR designation or working towards one would be an asset.
  • Previous experience in providing Human Resource services in a unionized work environment will be an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Applied knowledge of progressive HR management practices, principles, legislation, standards, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of relevant HR policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Employment Legislation, Human Rights Legislation, Employment Standards, and regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to express ideas and recommendations clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence change.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong initiative and action orientated with a sense of urgency to get things completed.
  • A positive, “can-do” attitude with client focused approach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Ability to operate with discretion and without vested self-interest.

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • Competitive wage
  • 8% RRSP employer contribution
  • Paid professional days
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid holiday closure (winter break)
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Health and wellness accounts
  • Employee assistance program
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Team environment
  • Weekends off

How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Reference competition number [LAA-22-01]. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Legal Aid Alberta has implemented a COVID 19-Vaccination Policy, requiring employees provide proof of vaccination, OR negative results of a privately administered, Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab-based PCR test performed within the preceding 48 hours of attending the office or workplace. This policy will be reviewed monthly and revised or repealed as the COVID-19 situation in Alberta changes.
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.

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