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    Filling of Headships Positions

     Reference No. OPM Circular No 9/2024

    Public Service Employees  


    Headship Positions
    Published Date: 03/05/2024 11:00
    Closing Date: 17/05/2024 17:15
    Ministry: Office of the Prime Minister

View File Ċirkulari UPM Nru 9/2024 
View File OPM Circular No 9/2024  
View File Appendix 'A' to OPM Circular No 9/2024 

Required Documents

GP47/Certificate of Conduct 
The Senior Appointments Advisory Committee (SAAC) wishes to identify suitable public officers who could be recommended to fill a position in the Higher Executive Service, hereinafter referred to as Headship Positions1 in Grade 3 (Salary Scale 3) shown in the list marked Appendix 'A' attached to this Circular. The appointment shall be made on the basis of an Agreement for a period of four years and will be subject to a one year probationary period.

1Headship Positions include ‘Heads of Department’ and ‘Other offices with statutory powers’ listed in the Second Schedule of the Public Administration Act (CAP 595), as well as any other positions of Director General and Director not listed therein

Executive Secretary
Public Service Commission
Salary scale 3


The position description for the advertised position can be viewed from this <link>.


Appendix A - Heads of Department listed in the Second Schedule of the Public Administration Act.

For applicants to be eligible in respect of these positions they must be:-

(a) senior public officers who have a substantive grade of Scale 7 or higher or who have served for six consecutive years in the Public Service/Public Sector in positions classified in Scale 7 or higher; and

(b) proficient and able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in the Maltese and English languages. 

Senior Public Officers applying for these Headship Positions must be confirmed in their current substantive grade.

Officers currently occupying a Headship Position, and who have served at least one year of the term of their current performance agreement, may apply for any of the positions advertised in this circular, subject to having satisfied the pertinent eligibility requirements. The one-year term eligibility criterion does not apply when one is applying for a higher position.
Ministry/Department:Office of the Principal Permanent Secretary
Contact Person:Ms Paula Zahra
Management Support Directorate
Office of the Prime Minister
Auberge de Castille
Valletta - VLT 1061
Contact Telephone Number:2200 1510
E-mail:[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.