The Real Estate Council of British Columbia protects the public interest by enforcing the licensing and licensee conduct requirements of the Real Estate Services Act. We license individuals and brokerages engaged in real estate sales, rental and strata property management, set entry qualifications, investigate complaints against licensees and impose disciplinary sanctions under the Act.
We are responsible for ensuring that the interests of consumers who use the services of real estate licensees are adequately protected against wrongful actions by real estate professionals. We encourage public confidence by impartially setting and enforcing standards of conduct, education, competency and licensing for real estate professionals.
We are accountable to government, and we advise government on real estate industry issues.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
An opportunity currently exists to join RECBC’s legal team as Legal Counsel. Reporting to the Manager, Legal Services, and to the Director, Legal & Compliance for special projects, you will primarily be responsible for the prosecution and hearing of cases under the Real Estate Services Act. You will also participate in appeals to the Financial Services Tribunal, applications for judicial review, and the prosecution or defence of other civil claims. Additional ways in which you will contribute include helping to develop policies and procedures, liaising with stakeholders and generally working to enhance RECBC’s reputation as a trusted regulatory authority.
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:
- At least 5 years of litigation experience, preferably including administrative or regulatory law experience, which may be gained in-house or in private practice.
- Strong communication, organization, and analytical skills
- Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
- Demonstrated change management, mediation and negotiation skills
- Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
- Member in good standing with the Law Society of BC
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN RETURN:
At RECBC, we want to ensure that we are continually investing in our greatest resource - our people.
In addition to living out your values by working towards fulfilling the mandates of RECBC, we hope to make your employment experience with us the best it can be with employee perks and benefits that contribute to a balanced and enjoyable lifestyle for you and your family.
Here is what you can expect from us;
- Flexible working hours
- Paid time off
- Gym membership
- Pension plans
- Health insurance
- Maternity leaves
- Ergonomic workstations
- Employee family assistance programs
- Employee professional development and training program
This is an opportunity to participate meaningfully in the protection and advancement of British Columbia’s real estate industry as part of a collaborative and motivated team. If you want a rewarding career in an environment which values innovation, transparency and accountability, consider the Real Estate Council of British Columbia.
The team at Real Estate Council of British Columbia thanks you for your interest!
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