Government of New Brunswick

Vacancy for appointment


Board of Directors worker representatives

WorkSafeNB is a public body serving employers, workers, injured workers and their dependents. WorkSafeNB's authority is derived from the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission and Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal Act, the Workers' Compensation Act, the Firefighters' Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and corresponding regulations. WorkSafeNB has dual responsibility for workers' compensation, as well as health and safety in New Brunswick workplaces.

The Board of Directors of WorkSafeNB is comprised of a chairperson, a part-time vice-chairperson, and a minimum of eight additional part-time members, equally representative of workers and employers. The president and chief executive officer also sits on the board as a non-voting member.

The board of directors strives to create a board that is knowledgeable with respect to health, safety and workers' compensation. It endeavours to recruit members who have diverse backgrounds and are able to contribute their experiences in providing effective and efficient stewardship to ensure the sustainability of WorkSafeNB.

Current positions to be filled:
Board of Directors of WorkSafeNB
Two Worker Representatives



The board of directors provides leadership and direction to WorkSafeNB through sound governance and approaches its tasks and responsibilities in a manner that emphasizes strategic thinking and focuses on long-term goals.

The direction of WorkSafeNB is examined annually during the strategic planning and risk assessment process, where the board of directors affirms or adjusts the organization's vision, mission, mandate, values, goals, and strategies. All activities carried out by WorkSafeNB and all decisions made by the board of directors should aim to achieve the board's strategic goals. Board members balance the needs of numerous stakeholders and provide leadership within the parameters of legislation in the following areas:

Board structure and functioning;

  • Strategic planning.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Policy and legislation.
  • Investments and finances.
  • Human Resources.
  • Program evaluation.
  • Accountability.


To successfully contribute as a board member representing employers, members should possess some of the following attributes:

  • Understand the role of a policy-based board and its decision-making processe.
  • Possess knowledge of the vision, mission, mandate, values, goals and strategies of WorkSafeNB, as well as knowledge of and/or experience with the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission and Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal Act, the Workers' Compensation Act, the Firefighters' Compensation Act, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, or the ability to become knowledgeable with experience.
  • Be familiar with the legislated mandate of WorkSafeNB.
  • Possess experience in a field related to health, safety, and/or workers' compensation, or in a field related to the management of a workers' compensation system.
  • Possess a leadership capacity in one of the following areas: occupational health and safety, workers' compensation claims, accounting, finance, investments, the insurance industry, actuarial valuation, risk management, health care, law, or another related field.
  • Have the ability to access and consult with a network of stakeholders.
  • Be able to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Be able to think independently, to understand and communicate opinions and positions on complex issues.
  • Be able to work in a team-oriented environment where consensus building is emphasized.
  • Possess interpersonal, planning and leadership skills.
  • Exhibit a high level of understanding of complex issues related to WorkSafeNB, its legislation, and/or of issues that impact WorkSafeNB's business.
  • Be willing to commit up to 40 days per year to the requirements and activities of the board of directors.
  • Be an ethical, goal-oriented, self-starter who is committed to sound and transparent governance.
  • Reside in New Brunswick.
  • Prior experience with other boards will be considered an asset.


Essential Qualifications/Asset Qualifications:
The composition of the board must reflect the gender and linguistic representation, as well as the cultural and geographic diversity of the province.


Board members receive a $200.00 per diem and reimbursement of expenses.


Expressions of interest (a resume and cover letter) may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail or fax, with details of education, volunteer, board/committee, work experience, and contact information (telephone, civic address   and e-mail). In addition, please complete the application form.

Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
Attention: Katelin Cummings
470 York Street, P.O Box 6000 Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1

Fax: (506) 453-3780

While we appreciate the interest of those who submit an expression of interest, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. Inquiries relating to specific opportunities can be made after the deadline passes and should be directed to the responsible department.

Deadline for Submission :

11 October 2017

Type of Appointment :

Order in Council

Term :

The Lieutenant-Governor in Council appoints board members for a term of up to five (5) years.

Associated / Responsible Department :

E-mail address for submissions :

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Note: Please ensure you have attached necessary documents in Word or PDF format. Links to cloud-based documents (Skydrive, Google Docs, etc.) or other download areas (FTP sites) cannot be accepted due to current Government of New Brunswick security policies.