Compensation & Benefits Advisor - People Services

​Req ID: 145062
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Flexible within the Zone
Department: PS Compensation & Benefits EZ/NZ/WZ
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: MGMT/NON-Union
 Management/Non Union Position
Posting Closing Date: 10-Feb-23

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Compensation and Benefits the Compensation and Benefits Advisor is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of all employee life cycle transactions through the administration of pension plans, insured and self-insured benefits plans, and terms and conditions of employment as described by legislation, collective agreements and policies.

The Advisor acts as a first point of contact and resource for managers, employees, and People Services colleagues in ensuring compliance and alignment with relevant legislation, regulations, collective agreements, policies, operational and strategic objectives, and the mission, vision and values of the organization. The Advisor is responsible to maintain a high degree of data and business process quality and integrity, and to actively participate in the continuous improvement process. The Advisor applies a broad base of knowledge and experience in successfully carrying out the responsibilities of the role.


This is a repost, candidates who previously applied do not need to reapply. 

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Graduate of post-secondary degree/diploma in Human Resources or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Relevant certification in employee pensions, benefits, and business enterprise information systems (particularly SAP and SuccessFactors) preferred
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the administration of pensions and benefits, and terms and conditions of employment as related to the validation and processing of employee life cycle transactions in a business enterprise software system (particularly SAP and SuccessFactors), preferably in a unionized health care environment
  • Experience in health leaves and/or retirements would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including ability to work as a team member and ability to foster collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking, synthesize information, problem solve and utilize good judgment in decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; recognize sensitive issues and respond appropriately
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development
  • Some travel will be required
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Permanent full-time position; 75 hours biweekly

Compensation and Incentives

$28.05 - $35.06 hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Management/Non Union bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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