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Lead Provincial Legal Service

Requisition ID: 26415 

Position Number: 20034203

Posting End Date: October 22, 2019

City: Flexible in Manitoba

Site: Shared Health

Department / Unit: SH - Administrative Support Services 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: SH Exempt

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

The largest change to Manitobas provincial health-care system in a generation is laying the foundation for strategic system realignment and improved patient care. We require a proven leader with experience building and implementing shared services to join an integrated senior leadership team and build effective pan-system relationships that drive strategic and sustainable outcomes, provide centralized business functions, and enable the work of partner service delivery organizations and provincial health services. As this role is provincial in nature the work location is flexible and final determination of the work location will be made in consultation with the successful candidate. Falling under the portfolio of the Provincial Lead Administrative and Support Services, this position holds authority for independent decision-making over a team of professionals focused on providing the best possible advice to management decision-makers to enable innovative and sustainable services across the provincial health system.


The successful candidate for the position will manage a consultative provincial legal services practice with a culture of client service for public health system clients including Shared Health, six service delivery organizations (SDOs) and other applicable health care corporations. The successful candidate will bring together and lead a legal services team to ensure Shared Health and our client organizations across the province are supported with client focused services and effective and responsive legal advice that enables innovative and sustainable health services. With direct authority and accountability for overall service including assessing engagement scope, resolving service issues, and client satisfaction, the position will collaborate and engage with all client organizations on a regular basis to improve upon the provision of legal and other related services as required.


The successful candidate will support and represent client organizations ensuring appropriate risk management across all areas of the practice of law and privacy, provide appropriate advice and support to the executive team and board of the client organizations, and act as the primary contact for the overall management of external legal services. Depending on the experience of the candidate, they may also be appointed to act as the corporate secretary for one or more of the organizations supported by the legal shared services team. The successful candidates leadership, professionalism, diplomacy, and continuous improvement orientation will be evident as they collaborate to provide excellent customer service and support an integrated province-wide health-care system that provides multiculturally respectful health services delivery.


We would be pleased to share a full job description with interested candidates. Requests for more information may be directed to: Director Human Resources Barbara Weselak, CPHR via email to

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the practice of law
  • Previous experience directly managing a team of legal professionals in a general practice environment providing legal services in areas such as corporate, commercial, health, insurance, litigation, technology, intellectual property, procurement, privacy, taxation, Indigenous law, regulatory issues and labour and employment law to clients in geographically, culturally and operationally diverse areas an asset
  • Previous experience building and managing a high performing legal team in a shared services environment, with direct involvement in operational planning within an organization, and providing legal services in a health-care delivery environment are assets
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Postsecondary or postgraduate degree in law (LL.B or J.D.)
  • Must have a valid Manitoba drivers license and use of a personal motor vehicle for regular travel within the province
  • A member in good standing with the Law Society of Manitoba
Qualifications and Skills
  • Demonstrated comprehensive senior leadership capabilities. Shared Health has adopted the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework
Physical Requirements
  • Must be available for regular travel within the province, able to work safely in a typical computerized office environment, and able lift and move items of up to approximately 25 pounds


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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