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    Assistant Manager (Human Resources)

     Reference No. Government Gazette dated 17/03/2023

    General Public   


    Administrative and Managerial
    Published Date: 17/03/2023 12:00
    Closing Date: 03/04/2023 17:15
    Ministry: Ministry for Health

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1. The Director General (People Management), Ministry for Health invites applications for the post of Assistant Manager (Human Resources) in the Ministry for Health.

2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of six (6) months. 

2.2 During the probationary/trial period, appointees must successfully complete appropriate induction programmes organised by the Institute for the Public Services to be eligible for confirmation of appointment.

2.3 The salary for the post of Assistant Manager (Human Resources) is Salary Scale 11, which in the year 2023 is equivalent to €21,630.00 per annum, rising by annual increments of €375.17 up to a maximum of €23,881.02.

2.4 An Assistant Manager in Salary Scale 11 will progress to Scale 10 (€23,029.57 x €407.67 - €25,475.59) in the year 2023 on completion of three (3) years service as Assistant Manager in Salary Scale 11, subject to satisfactory performance.

2.5 Accepting appointment in this grade signifies that any pending applications within the Public Service are automatically considered renounced, unless the latter are applications for SAAC positions or applications for a definite position when the officer concerned holds an indefinite appointment.

2.6 Lateral applications by public officers who already hold an appointment in the same grade being advertised are allowed only if the area of specialisation of the vacancy is different to the one held by the applicant and requires a specific related qualification as an eligibility requirement, which the applicant must satisfy.

  1. Appointees within the Managerial/Officer/Practitioners streams must have served in their current post, and are to serve in this post, for a minimum of two (2) years before applying laterally. This is not applicable for promotion purposes, subject to the pertinent eligibility criteria.
  2. All other officers must be confirmed in appointment, and if appointed are to serve in this post for a minimum of two (2) years, before applying laterally. The latter condition is not applicable for promotion purposes.

2.7 It will not be possible to request a transfer before a two (2) year period from date of appointment.  On the lapse of a two (2) year period, appointees may only be transferred at own request to carry out duties elsewhere in Human Resources, in accordance with established vacancies.

2.8 The result will be valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of publication.


3. The job duties for the post of Assistant Manager (Human Resources) may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.

The objectives of the post are to support all human resources management functions including HR planning, compliance of delegated processes and the management of updated employee records/data/statistics upon which Strategic Human Resources Management decisions are taken. This role is complementary to that of People Management.


4.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
    1. citizens of Malta; or
    2. citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or 
    3. citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
    4. any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of their family relationship with persons mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or
    5. third country nationals who have been granted long-term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of the Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006 or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18(3) thereof, together with family members of such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the Family Reunification Regulations, 2007;  or
    6. in possession of a residence document issued in terms of the “Residence Status of United Kingdom Nationals and their Family Members in Malta in accordance with the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community Regulations”.

      The advice of the Citizenship Unit within Community Malta Agency and the Expatriates Unit within Identity Malta Agency should be sought as necessary in the interpretation of the above provisions.
      The appointment of candidates referred to at (b), (c), (d) and (e) above would necessitate the issue of an employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation.  Jobsplus should be consulted as necessary on this issue.

ii. proficient in the Maltese and English Languages; AND

iii. In possession of a recognised Diploma at MQF Level 5 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*) in Work and Human Resource Management or Training and Development or Public Administration or Public Management or Corporate Governance and Leadership or Leadership and Organisational Behavior or Management and Leadership or Strategy, Leadership and Change Management or Industrial Relations and Workplace Learning or Business Administration.

*A recognised qualification comparable to 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, as applicable, is only accepted subject to an MQRIC formal recognistion statement being submitted with the application. 

Public Officers applying for this post must be confirmed in their current appointment, unless the current appointment is in a different class/career stream or in a definite position. Reversion to previous unconfirmed appointment is not possible. 

4.2 (i) Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements.

(ii) Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualification in question.

(iii) Furthermore, candidates who are currently following a recognised programme of study at a higher MQF level than that requested above will also be considered.  Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, and attained the required MQF level, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.

4.3 Furthermore, candidates who have not yet formally obtained the qualification specified in paragraphs 4.1 (a) to 4.1 (c) or else as indicated in paragraph 4.2 will still be considered provided that they submit evidence that they are in the final phase of their course leading to such qualification. Appointees must obtain, or be approved, for the award of such qualification by the 31st October, 2023. If this stipulated deadline for the attainment of such qualification is not met, the appointment will be, for this reason, automatically terminated.

(a) The probation period and progress entitlement (as the case may be) start to count from date of appointment.
(b) Appointees will not benefit from any allowances until attainment of, or are approved for the indicated qualifications referred to in clauses 4.1 (iii) and 4.2.

4.4 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the post applied for. In the case of applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service, the GP 47 is to be requested by HR Unit of the ministry /department issuing the call for application from the Director responsible for HR where applicants are serving, while those applying from outside the Public Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application and state whether they have ever been in Government Service, giving details. 

4.5 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.4 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.

4.6 Applicants are obliged to immediately inform the Selection Board (if result has not yet been published, in which case the application should be withdrawn by the applicant) or the HR Unit within the issuing ministry / department (if result has been published) upon any change in the status of their appointment from the date of submission of their application until the closing date, or upon being called for appointment as a result, of this call for application, as the case may be. Non-observance of this instruction may lead to disciplinary action. On its part, at the start of the interview, the Selection Board will request the candidate to declare any changes in status of his/her current appointment from the date of submission of application.

4.7 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).

Ministry / Department :

Ministry for Health 

Contact Persons :

Maureen Mahoney 

Director General (People Management) 

Address :

People Management Division, 

Ministry for Health, 15, 

Palazzo Castellania, 

Merchant street, 

Valletta, VLT 1171

Telephone :

+356 22992604

Email address :

[email protected]

  • Note

  • In case of conflict in interpretation of any part/s of a call for applications, the final interpretation should be that of the published Maltese version of the call for applications.