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Director, Communications and Events
Management Band 3   

Over time through performance based in-range movement employees will have the opportunity to reach the maximum of their position’s salary band. The starting salary for this position is expected to be approximately $76,200.06 - $90,000.

This posting is for one temporary opportunity ending November 12, 2021, that may be extended. A permanent appointment may result from this temporary appointment.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Apply your sound judgement, decision-making and analytical skills in a key leadership role

The Lieutenant Governor is the direct and personal representative in the province of the Sovereign (The Queen of Canada).  The position is not only the Chief Executive Officer of the government but is also the embodiment of the Crown in British Columbia. The Office of Lieutenant Governor and Government House itself is multi-dimensional, supporting several distinct lines of business including constitutional and international protocol matters, ceremonial and hospitality events, and the management and maintenance of Government House as a National Historic Site. The Office of the Lieutenant Governor is managed and maintained by staff and others, who coordinate constitutional, ceremonial, protocol, diplomatic, administrative and operational activities at Government House and other locations.

The Director, Communications and Events leads and manages all communications and public outreach, as well as the coordination and planning of engagements attended by the Lieutenant Governor and of events and programs held at Government House.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. We acknowledge all Indigenous peoples on whose territories we work and play. We honour their connections to the land and respect the importance of the diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. Consider joining our team and helping us build an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Diploma in areas such as business, communications, protocol or public relations. Preference may be given to candidates with a Bachelor's degree or higher in the listed field of studies.

  • Experience developing and / or administering complex and impactful communications and / or stakeholder engagement strategies.

  • Experience planning and executing high-volume and high-profile events that have included indigenous, provincial, national and international leaders.

  • Experience managing staff and delegating tasks.

  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience in administering budgets and/or finance.


  • May require working long hours and/or outside of standard work hours/days.

  • May require travel within the Province.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.              

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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