Board of Variance Recruitment

The City of Victoria is now inviting applications from interested citizens to fill a vacancy on the Board of Variance.

The deadline for the submission of all applications to City Hall has been extended to 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2013.

The Board of Variance is an autonomous body that hears and decides upon appeals to vary requirements of the Zoning Regulation Bylaw. Experience in areas such as land use planning, architecture, building design, engineering, planning law, and the building industry, along with an understanding of zoning bylaws and how to read architectural plans, are an asset in performing duties required of Board members.

The Board consists of five members appointed by City Council. The Chairperson for the Board is selected by the members of the Board.

Time Commitment
The Board meets at City Hall every second and fourth Thursday of each month from 12 noon until about 2 p.m., or until all appeals have been heard. Site inspections are done individually before the meetings.

Members of the Board of Variance serve without remuneration, but are entitled to receive payment for expenses incurred to conduct their official duties on the Board, including their transportation to and from their home or office to meetings of the Board or on inspection trips to view sites involved in appeals.

Staff Contact
Duane Blewett, Senior Planning Technician, Planning and Development Department at 250.361.0359 or for more information on how the Board of Variance conducts its business.

Apply to:
The Legislative Services office at City Hall with a completed and signed application to: Corporate Administrator, City of Victoria, 1 Centennial Square, Victoria BC V8W 1P6, fax: 250.361.0348. Application forms are available at the Legislative Services office or by clicking here [PDF - 44 KB].

Applicants forwarding submissions are requested to provide their name, address, postal code, home, mobile and/or business telephone numbers, e-mail address, occupation, history of community involvement, other relevant history, technical or special expertise and area of community interest.

Read the Terms and Qualifications [PDF - 67 KB]