Head of Unit

Introduction

We're a leading financial institution, a key player in the Maltese market and part of a highly diversified multi-national group of companies. With a team of over 270 employees, the Bank offers a full range of lending and savings solutions to both personal and business customers. We strive to offer a highly personalised service through our network of thirteen retail branches spread across the Maltese Islands.

We're a team of inspired people who believe that opportunities start with a conversation. We’re seeking to engage an experienced and dynamic professional to lead our Human Resources Management & Development Unit. This role reports into the Head of Human Resources, Property and Administration Department.

Duties & Responsibilities

You will be responsible for:

Strategic Leadership:

  • assisting in developing and implementing HR strategies aligned with the Bank’s overall goals;
  • providing guidance to senior management on HR matters;

Talent Acquisition and Retention:

  • overseeing recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes;
  • creating retention programs to attract and retain talent;

Employee Relations:

  • handling employee grievances, conflicts and disciplinary matters;
  • promoting a positive work environment;
  • maintaining an ongoing liaison with different Heads of Department/Units/Line Managers and employees;

Staff Development:

  • identifying training and development needs and creating tailor made training programs to address any gaps, utilising internal and external sources, as necessary, with a view to ensure that all staff achieve their full potential;
  • addressing regulatory training requirements;
  • providing the necessary training in line with the Bank’s strategic direction, growth and evolution;
  • coaching and mentoring staff;

Compensation and Benefits:

  • managing compensation structures, benefits and incentives;
  • overseeing the monthly payroll process;
  • assisting in designing and implementing performance appraisal systems.
  • ensuring compliance with legal requirements;
  • preparing annual budgets, monitoring and reporting accordingly, both internally and externally as required;

HR Policies and Procedures:

  • developing and updating HR policies and procedures, and
  • ensuring adherence to labour laws and regulations.

Competencies & Experience

The potential candidate should be reliable and trustworthy, well-organised with a disposition to learn and have a team-oriented approach.

You must:

  • have proven training, coaching, and/ or personal development skills.
  • have strong interpersonal skills to work with people across all levels, with diverse backgrounds and different nationalities;
  • demonstrate motivational abilities and a strong customer-focused background;
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills in both Maltese and English;
  • possess well-developed presentation skills;
  • have initiative, problem-solving, and negotiation skills;
  • be passionate about lifelong learning and development;
  • have strong organisational, planning, and multitasking abilities;
  • have very good understanding of the local legislative employment framework and practices;
  • have an enthusiastic, proactive, and innovative approach to work;
  • be a positive and outgaining person;
  • have solid IT literacy and be proficiency in MS Office product suite, and
  • be flexible and adaptable.

The following would be considered as an asset:

  • CIPD, Psychological and/or HR Management related degree, preferably at master’s degree level or reading towards obtaining such.
  • Minimum 10 years of banking experience, with at least 5 years of HR experience.
  • Knowledge of UK HR related legislative framework and employment practices.

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