Current Postings

Surrey Police Service

HR Advisor

Surrey Police Service

Posting Date
May 2024

Surrey, BC

Salary Range (CAD)
P2: $104,807 – $123,302
P1: $87,201 - $102,589


Organizational Profile
Surrey Police Service (SPS) is Surrey’s new municipal police agency. The transition from the RCMP to SPS is well underway and SPS has spent the past three years building a local, modern, accountable police service for Surrey residents. On November 29, 2024, SPS will become the police of jurisdiction, assuming responsibility for policing and law enforcement in Surrey.

SPS is working to redefine policing with innovative new approaches and community-based solutions. It’s an exciting time as SPS continues to expand our team with talented people who want to help shape the future of policing in Surrey. We have already hired over 400 employees and will grow to be one of the largest independent police services in Canada. Since day one, SPS has been intentional about building a culture that is inclusive, respectful, and supportive, with a strong focus on employee wellness and career development.

About the Role
SPS is looking for a dynamic HR Advisor (Exempt) to join their quickly growing HR team! As SPS continues to build as an organization there is an opportunity to be a key player to establish internal processes and structures. SPS looks forward to welcoming a successful candidate who brings seasoned HR expertise and experience along with an open mind and eagerness to share their ideas and take on various bodies of work and projects. Reporting to the Inspector, Human Resources in the Support Services Bureau, the HR Advisor will play an essential role in providing comprehensive HR support and guidance to both employees and management while ensuring compliance with labour laws, relevant policies, and collective bargaining agreements. They will be responsible for managing various HR functions including employee relations, leading investigations, collective agreement and policy interpretation, and recruitment. The HR Advisor will partner closely with the HR team, employees, and managers to maintain positive labour relations and foster a productive work environment.

The successful candidate will be highly organized and solutions-focused with an ability to think critically and efficiently. The candidate will thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative environment with an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with clients, team members, the union and key stakeholders. They will have a proven ability to research, understand, and synthesize data with strong attention to detail. The ability to work independently, take initiative and exercise good judgment is required for this role. The successful candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience within a unionized public sector environment including experience in labour relations, with an undergraduate degree in Human Resources or a related field. A CPHR designation is preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered. Applicants will be required to obtain and maintain the relevant level of security clearance.

The P2 annual salary range for this role is $104,807 - $123,302. Junior candidates may be considered at a HR Advisor (P1) level with an annual salary range of $87,201 - $102,589. Applicants will be required to obtain and maintain the relevant level of security clearance. When joining the SPS team, civilian employees can expect to receive a competitive compensation and benefits package, career training and development opportunities, and access to a wide range of health and wellness programs designed to ensure employees are cared for and supported.

Contact Details
Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with SPS, please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604- 9984032 or forward your resume, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to

Thank you for your interest in working with SPS. SPS prides itself on hiring individuals that model the mission, vision, and values of SPS through unquestioned integrity and sustaining a visible, credible, inclusive, and respected profile.
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