Chairperson, Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal

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The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal is an independent, quasi-judicial, administrative tribunal established under the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, and Appeals Tribunal Act.  The purpose of the Tribunal is to decide appeals initiated by workers and/or employers who determine review of a decision made by WorkSafeNB is necessary. These decisions involve entitlement to Workers’ Compensation benefits for work-related injuries, employer assessment matters and compliance with Occupational Health and Safety laws.   

Reporting to the Minister, Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour, the Chairperson will work to enact and perfect the new legislation while making well informed, timely decisions on cases brought forth. As the Chief Adjudicative and Chief Executive Officer of the tribunal, you will bring a wealth of management experience, guiding the Vice Chairs and staff through the promotion of integrity and fairness of the Tribunal’s decisions. With overarching responsibility for maintaining the cost effective, efficient, executive management of the tribunal, the Chairperson’s ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders will be pivotal. 

A lawyer by profession, your practice areas will have touched on occupational health and safety, labour and employment or human rights law and will allow you to oversee the fulfillment of the legislative role as an administrative Appeals Tribunal. Your superior management skills will serve you well as you work through the continuous improvement of policies, procedures, and programs. With an unbiased view of workers compensation you can make decisions based on the real merits and justice of the case. Above all else you will have a passion for this critically important mandate and for making New Brunswick a safer place for workers and employers. 

Looking to put your stamp on a critically important mandate? If so, then we would love to discuss this role in more detail with you. To express your interest or to learn about the opportunity, please contact Mark Surrette or James Laing at 506-855-8169 or submit an online application at

Expiry Date: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014