Head of People - Human Resources jobs in Malta - May 2024
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Head of People


Published on 06 May 2024

Expires in 10 days (05 Jun 2024)

Our client, a leading educational institution in Malta, is recruiting for a Head of People to assume responsibility for leading the HR department and ensuring the implementation of HR strategies that attract, develop, motivate and retain a high-performing workforce. Reporting to the Head of School, your duties will include;

  • Oversee all aspects of the HR function, including recruitment, onboarding, training and development, performance management, and employee relations.
  • Hold regular meetings with all members of the HRM and set up a plan for the department, as well as implement HR strategies according to the schools' goals and objectives
  • Review, on an ongoing basis, the organisational structure in order to best meet the schools’ goals and objectives.
  • Lead the ongoing development of job descriptions, succession planning, development of staff handbook, as well as leading key stakeholders
  • Develop the use of Talexio (HR System) for HR purposes.
  • Ensure that all HR policies reflect the developing needs of the schools.
  • Be familiar with all aspects of current Employment Law, ensuring that the school is fully compliant with employment practices, occupation health and safety requirements and best practice in diversity and inclusion.
  • Hold meetings with Senior Leaders to plan and estimate the staffing needs deployment, and ensure that the recruitment process identifies the best candidates in a timely fashion, complying with the necessary background checks. 
  • In conjunction with the finance department, prepare payroll estimates for subsequent approval from the Principal and Board of Directors before recruitment.
  • Establishing compensation structures and evaluating competitive pay practices, as well as guiding the HR Administrators to offer the best financial package to selected candidates.
  • Assist the finance department to generate payroll.
  • Manage and oversee employee benefits and wellbeing programmes, ensuring competitiveness and compliance.
  •  Partner with senior leaders to provide guidance and support on HR-related issues and initiatives.
  • Regularly hold formal and informal meetings to interact with and get to know staff and their needs and concerns.
  • Ensure that proper recognition (financial and non-financial) and appreciation are given to a job well done.
  • Engage in resolving workplace conflicts.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership role within HR, coupled with a strong local HR background
  • Strong knowledge of Local Employment Law, HR best practices and current trends
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Proven experience developing and implementing HR strategies
  • Strong understanding of employment law and regulations
  • Proficiency in HR software and systems, such as Talexio
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to align HR initiatives with organizational goals
  • Excellent problem-solving, decision-making skills and the ability to work well within a team
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field.
  • Health Insurance

Full Time
Job Type
Senior Management
Experience Level
Human Resources
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