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Position of Commissioner of Police in the Malta Police Force in the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement

Date: Apr 24, 2020
Position of Commissioner of Police in the Malta Police Force in the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement
In accordance with clause 3.1 (I) of the current Collective Agreement, nomenclatures importing the male gender include also the female gender.
1.The Public Service Commission invites applications for the position of Commissioner of Police in the Malta Police Force in the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement.
Duration of Assignment and Conditions
2.1 A selected candidate will enter into a forty-eight (48) month assignment as Commissioner of Police at the Malta Police Force, which may be renewed for further periods.
2.2 The position of Commissioner of Police is subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months.
2.3 Since this is a top management position, the position of Commissioner of Police falls under Regulation 7(4)(b) of Subsidiary Legislation 452.81 entitled 'Contracts of Service for a Fixed Term Regulations', meaning that the selected candidate will not attain indefinite status through this position.
Terms and Conditions
3.1 The salary for the position of Commissioner of Police is that of Salary Scale 2.
3.2 In addition to the salary, a Commissioner of Police will benefit from a car allowance (in lieu of car), a responsibility allowance of 20% of basic salary, an expense allowance, a communications allowance, a project-based allowance of up to 20% of basic salary and an annual performance bonus of up to 15% of basic salary.
4.1 The duties of Commissioner of Police include:
Developing partnerships with other Forces, local and foreign institutions to increase the capability of the Force to reduce crime and address national threats;
Striving to reduce criminality to levels comparable to international standards;
Preparing policy papers which can generate long-term policy thinking;
Ensuring timely accomplishment of identified priorities and goals;
Determining the operational strategy for the Malta Police Force to deliver the priorities of Government for policing and crime;
Having direction and control over all the Force;
Being able to unleash the potential of all Police Force members through a long-term learning strategy;
Providing effective leadership to the Force and displaying values and ethical standards established in the Police Code of Ethics;
Developing policy strategies that increase the legitimacy of the Malta Police and guarantee high levels of public confidence;
Leading the development and understanding of the evidence base for threat, risk and harm facing the local population;
Developing policy and strategy throughout the force;
Establishing long-term, healthy working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and diverse communities;
Chairing the Force's Senior Management Board on a regular basis.
Key Experience Criteria
5.1 By the closing time and date of this call for application, applicants must:
Be citizens of Malta;
Be able to communicate proficiently in Maltese and English;
Be accountable, self-confident, assertive and emotionally intelligent;

Possess the right acumen, aptitude, people and leadership skills to engage and motivate the entire Police Force in the successful attainment of individual and organisational goals;
Show evidence of being able to successfully lead a transformational change in the Police Force;
Have effective skills to reduce crime in challenging and changing situations;
Show evidence of displaying visible and empowering leadership;
Display ability of providing professional advice, guidance and monitoring on all arising policing matters;
Demonstrate capability of driving performance and service across all districts and branches;
Show evidence of a lasting commitment to respecting and valuing difference and inclusion;
Have a commitment to serving the public and developing excellent services and support for victims of crime;
Be ready to work outside normal working hours due to the nature of this role;
Be of conduct which is appropriate to the position.
Due consideration will be given to applicants with relevant academic qualifications, preferably at Masters level.
Submission of Supporting Documentation
6.1 Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials, copies of which should be attached to the application.
Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable.
6.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
Selection Procedures

Eligible applicants will be required to sit for a psychometric test. Subsequently, they will be called for an extended interview followed by an individual interview. The selection procedure shall proceed in accordance with the provisions of article 6 of the Police Act, Chapter 164 of the Laws of Malta.
7.1 The Public Service Commission (PSC) shall assess eligible applicants to determine their suitability for the position and shall shortlist those two (2) candidates who, in its opinion, are the most suitable. The decision of the Public Service Commission (PSC) shall be final.
7.2 The short list will be referred to Cabinet who shall, after consideration of the two (2) candidates, refer to the Minister responsible for the Malta Police Force that candidate whom it deems most suitable.
7.3 The Minister responsible for the Malta Police Force will refer the identified candidate for a hearing before the Public Appointments Committee (PAC) established by virtue of Article 37 of the Public Administration Act. The provisions of Article 38 of same act shall, mutatis mutandis, apply for the said hearing.
7.4 If the PAC delivers a favourable recommendation on the selected candidate, the Prime Minister shall appoint the candidate chosen after consultation with the PSC.

7.5 If there is only one eligible candidate, the process established at paragraphs 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to that candidate.
7.6 The candidates who are not selected will be notified accordingly by the Public Service Commission (PSC).
Submission of Applications
8. Prospective applicants are invited to apply through the Recruitment Portal only ( by not later than end of business of Monday, 11th May, 2020.

Guidelines to assist those interested in the submission of applications online may be viewed at: (
Queries regarding any of the foregoing terms and conditions may be referred to the Executive Secretary (Public Service Commission) at (
Complete Application Checklist
Applications must include:
a detailed curriculum vitae (in Europass format);

a motivational statement of not more than 300 words explaining why they consider themselves to be qualified for the position;

a four-year plan outlining their vision for the Malta Police Force, in accordance to the set template attached to the call for applications in the Recruitment Portal; and​
Applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service must produce a Service and Leave Record Form (GP47) issued not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application. Those applying from outside the 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.