The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Financial Services
Full-time - Permanent

Butterfield employs more than 1,300 people across 10 jurisdictions. Our Human Resources team focuses on all areas of HR including recruitment and retention, learning and development, talent management, culture and engagement, payroll and benefits, and information management and analytics. Our global team works closely with key stakeholders and leaders to provide a strategic partnership ensuring the business has the talent and resources required to meet growing demands while working collaboratively to create a positive and rewarding employee experience.

This position is located in Halifax and reports to the Assistant Vice President, Human Resources (AVP, HR) and is responsible for providing HR Generalist support to the full HR function to a portfolio of Bermudian clients to include: recruitment & selection activities; managing the employee new hire and exit processes; managing the administration of policies, procedures and programmes; executing employee initiatives and assisting with special projects as assigned.

What you'll do


• Coordinating all aspects of the employee life cycle (i.e. recruitment, onboarding, probation, job change, contract renewal, exits) per organisational processes and procedures
• Managing all aspects of the recruitment and selection process for an assigned portfolio of client departments, including preparing job advertisements, conducting interviews, overseeing reference checks, short-listing/selecting/advising of regret of applicants, and preparing offer letters by negotiating within set guidelines
• Consulting with clients on various employment activity requests such as promotions, transfers, job title changes, job re-evaluations, salary adjustments, etc.
• Preparing immigration applications for all work permit types, when required
• Providing advice and guidance to management and employees on all HR policies, processes, benefits, and best practices for a variety of HR matters
• Consulting with clients on various employment activity requests such as promotions, transfers, job title changes, job re-evaluations, salary adjustments, etc.
• Providing support for all HR initiatives and leading special projects or programmes in a variety of HR disciplines as required
• Assisting with the development and review of HR related policies and procedures and offering recommendations for continuous improvement
• Maintaining various HR reports that track and measure the above activities and generating other reports as required.
• Maintaining knowledge of HR legislation, practices, and trends

What you'll need


• Post-secondary education in Human Resources or Business with three years' experience in a similar role, or equivalent, preferably in the financial services industry
• Track record of leading projects in a variety of HR disciplines, including compensation, benefits and talent development
• Experience with immigration applications and a good understanding and interpretation of the Department of Immigration work permit policy
• Knowledge of local employment legislation and Bank policies, procedures and practices, as well as the ability to apply them daily
• Knowledge of compensation and benefit programmes
• Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to analyse and interpret information and develop recommendations for appropriate course of action
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as good interpersonal skills
• Good report writing skills
• Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information effectively, and operate with absolute discretion
• Ability to operate with integrity and remain impartial
• Team player with the ability to work independently when required
• Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications
• This position may require travel to Bermuda one (1) to two (2) times a year

A little bit about us

Butterfield Support Services (Halifax) Limited

Our Vision

To be the leading independent offshore bank and trust company

Our Mission

To build relationships and wealth

Our Values

Approachable - Collaborative - Empowered - Impactful


Butterfield is a full-service bank and wealth manager headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, providing services to clients from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, where our principal banking operations are located, and The Bahamas, Switzerland, Singapore and the United Kingdom, where we offer specialized financial services. Banking services comprise deposit, cash management and lending solutions for individual, business and institutional clients. Wealth management services are composed of trust, private banking, asset management and custody. In Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey, we offer both banking and wealth management. In The Bahamas, Singapore and Switzerland, we offer select wealth management services. In the UK, we offer residential property lending. In Jersey, we offer select banking and wealth management services. Butterfield recently established a Support Services Centre in Halifax, NS. Butterfield is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB) and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB.BH).

Butterfield in Halifax

Butterfield Support Services (Halifax) Limited provides centralized, shared services and support to the Butterfield Group in the areas of Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations, Client Services, and Compliance. Our team in Halifax is expanding to meet the growing and diverse needs of our businesses globally.

Why Butterfield?

With more than 1,200 financial services professionals across ten international jurisdictions, the Butterfield experience is enhanced by robust learning and development opportunities, and comprehensive benefits. We provide a respectful environment where we value the diversity of our employees and the talents and experiences they bring to work. With a 160-year tradition of service excellence we empower individuals to achieve their potential and make a positive impact on our business, our clients and our communities.

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