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Chief People Officer

  • company Debono Group Holdings Ltd
  • job type Full Time

About Us

Debono Group is a long-established multifaceted group of companies whose primary aim is to achieve business growth through innovation. The company is well renowned in the market for Michael Debono Limited, importer of Toyota in Malta and Storage Systems Limited. More recently, the company has turned its attention to the development of shared transportation solutions. In a short time, it has managed to launch Malta’s first Car Sharing operation and Malta’s first ever ride pooling provider with Cool Ride Pooling. Debono Group aims to continue growing by focusing on improving mobility as a service in the local market.

Company Dream

To give back one hour to the people to do what they love!


Reporting to the Group CEO, the Chief People Officer shall be responsible for the development and implementation of the HR Strategy. S/he will lead in the management  of key HR  areas such as but not limited to recruitment and retention, resource/talent management, training and development, communication, employee engagement/recognition, employment law compliance and the development and implementation of a proactive  human resources function.

  • Leading the development, implementation and evaluation of human resources strategies, policies and programmes;
  • Developing and implementing a plan to build and embed our Company vision, mission and values across the organization;
  • Working closely with senior management to plan talent development and growth for the future;
  • Developing comprehensive skill matrices for the entire business in order to address any gaps and  to promote a consistent personal development culture, with key training, ensuring that the business is underpinned  with an adequate succession strategy;
  • Assisting departments in the development of plans for their human capital needs and to manage the identification and recruitment process related to new hires, including contracting and effective induction into the business;
  • Providing support, coaching and advice to managers and employees on all human resources issues to ensure resolution of employment related matters, including dealing with escalated employee grievances and disputes; 
  • Undertaking effective annual budget. Managing budgets, maximizing resources whilst monitoring expenditure and costs at all times. Being aware of budgets, costs and constraints to promote efficient and cost-effective solutions, ensuring that all aspects of the various projects remain within agreed budgets and identify any variances that might arise;
  • Preparation and analysis of HR metrics and data;
  • Producing regular progress updates and reports as required. Participating and presenting updated in quarterly Board Meetings;
  • Ensuring all policies and procedures are up to date and legally compliant;
  • Implement new, and enhance existing employee recognition and reward programs;
  • Implementation of employee engagement and communication initiatives to improve and enhance the perceptions and experience of our employees and enhancing employee NPS;
  • Ensuring the administrative elements of the HR function and being dispensed effectively;
  • Maintaining knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation.  Ensuring adherence to legal requirements and advising management on needed actions to remain compliant;
  • Preparation for HR audits (internal and external);
  • Designing accountability mechanism;
  • Overall management of Employee relations.


The ideal candidate for this role should possess a high work ethic, excellent people and communication skills, knowledge of labor regulations and HR Practices, strategic thinking abilities and strong organizational skills. The CPO should improve HR Processes, implement strategies that support business growth, improve morale and employee retention, enhance safety and wellness, strengthen relations between staff and employers, manage job satisfaction, attract the  best recruits and  promote the organization’s values.  The CPO shall possess the following attributes and experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management (considered an asset)
  • Three years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strategic and long-term thinker
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High organized
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Budget management experience
  • Strong people skills
  • Knowledge of local employment legislation
  • Computer literacy
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: 3993/22
  • Published on: August 04, 2022
  • Primary Job Focus: Human Resources
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience: C-Level
  • Status: Vacancy Opened
  • Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

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