Senior Professional Officer (Legal) in Grade 5 within the Legal Unit

About the Malta Business Registry

The Malta Business Registry, established under Subsidiary Legislation 497.27, is responsible for the registration of new commercial partnerships, the registration of documents related to commercial partnerships, the issuing of certified documentation including certificates of good-standing amongst others, the reservation of company names, the collection of registration and other fees, the publication of notices and the imposition and collection of penalties.  The Registry also conducts investigations of companies and the keeping of the company and partnership register.


The Role

The eventual appointee will be appointed at a Senior Professional Officer (Legal) in Grade 5 level (starting salary from €35,620) and will report to the Chief Legal Officer. The Individual selected for this role will be entrusted with responsibilities relating to the following duties which shall include:

  • Contribute towards the achievement of the Agency’s strategic and legal objectives;
  • Provide timely, accurate and focused legal information to Chief Legal;
  • In charge for the enforcement of penalties;
  • Liaise with the Agency’s in-house and/or outsourced Legal Procurators on a regular basis for the successful endeavour of all court cases;
  • Familiar with Anti-Money laundering legislation;
  • Liaise with the Compliance & Enforcement Section on a regular basis, particularly on matters involving enforcement notices and other related legal issues;
  • Liaise with the Agency’s Research Section on a regular basis, particularly on legal matters relating to the transposition of EU Directives and their implementation measures;
  • Participate in the drafting of legal documents;
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of Maltese and European legislation and provide the Agency with the required support regarding the interpretation of the assigned legal documentation;
  • Participate in ensuring that the Agency meets its obligations in terms of local legislation, EU directives and corporate governance requirements;
  • Keep abreast with developments, policies and procedures issued by EU institutions, the Government of Malta, its authorities and entities as well as organisations and constituted bodies; and
  • Any other duties described above may change depending on the exigencies of the Agency.

About You

We are looking for candidates who possess a University of Malta Degree in Legal (LL.D) or equivalent academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 7 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC)* or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level; AND also possess a minimum of four (4) years working experience in a related area. Applicants must also be in possession of a warrant to practice the legal profession in Malta.

* It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview.

Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on http://www.ncfhe.org.mt under MQRIC heading.


How To Apply

Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to careers.mbr@mbr.mt

C.V and covering letter will be received by not later than Monday, 18th November 2019.

The MBR will disregard any C.V.s and covering letters received after deadline. Candidates should assess and check before submitting their information whether they fulfil all the requirements as specified in this Vacancy notice, particularly in terms of qualifications and relevant professional experience. The MBR reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.


Data Protection

The MBR shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. 


Appeal Procedure

If a candidate considers that s/he has been adversely affected by a particular decision, s/he can lodge a complaint within one (1) month from the time the candidate is notified of the application/interview feedback, addressed to the MBR Chief Operations Officer, AM Business Centre, Triq il-Labour, Zejtun ZTN 2401.


Submission of Information

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate’s appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.


Jobsplus Public Call Permit Reference: 810/2019

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