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8 maltatoday | SUNDAY • 30 JANUARY 2022 NEWS VACANCY DEPUTY DIRECTOR (PLANNING) The role entails responsibilities for strategic and policy formulation, foreign policy research, EU affairs and funding functions. Successful candidates must be in possession of the following: - Qualifications At least a first degree or a comparable professional qualification as recognized by the MQRIC, preferably in Planning, or any other related subject, or a post-graduate degree or a Master's degree in Planning. Experience At least 5 years' post graduate experience in Planning, or 7 years' experience in a management position, with a track record of achievements in planning, including setting of objectives and implementation of effective change projects. Skills Highly developed interpersonal and leadership skills, communication, business analysis, service focus and strategic thinking skills. A demonstrated track record of goal and achievement orientation. Abilities Ability to formulate recommendations and solve problems. Ability to work under pressure as part of the Planning Authority Management team. Candidates are to present scanned copies of all qualifications with their application together with proof of local equivalence, for certificates which are not issued by the University of Malta or MCAST, which equivalence documentation is issued by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA). Candidates who are in possession of a foreign degree/s, are also to present a translated copy of their degree/s in English. All certificates and equivalence documentation are to be presented with the application, by the closing date for submissions. The above post is for a definite period of three (3) years. Interested candidates are advised to submit their application via email on together with a detailed curriculum vitae in PDF format, by not later than 3rd February 2022 and addressed to: The Executive Chairman Planning Authority Ref: Deputy Director (Planning) Jobsplus Permit No 53/2022 For further information visit our website JAMES DEBONO THE Planning Authority's planning directorate is recom- mending a refusal for plans by the owners of Mdina's gor- geous Palazzo Gourgion, for a seven-room hotel with two restaurants at roof and ground levels. The case officer said the plans would be in breach of zoning rules. A final decision will be taken by the Planning Authori- ty board on 25 February. Palazzo Gourgion sits adja- cent to the neo-Gothic build- ing fronting the main square of the Mdina Cathedral, and enjoys the highest level of pro- tection. Weighing on the proposal is a proposed roof terrace res- taurant, and another on the ground floor, which constitute a large proportion of the floor area of the entire project. The Superintendence for Cul- tural Heritage objected to the placing of tables, chairs and umbrellas on the rooftop "due to the consequential impact on Large restaurant and seven-room hotel could be in breach of local plan's zoning rules Mdina's Palazzo Gourgion eyes terrace restaurant, boutique hotel Pietà man dies A 54-year-old man succumbed to injuries he suffered after he was found outside a garage complex in Pietà early on Fri- day morning. Police said the man, a resident of the locality, was found ly- ing on the ground at around 6:30am on Hookham Frere Street, but released no details as to the nature of the injuries. Sources said foul play was be- ing excluded, as most probably the man fell on his own and hit his head. A medical team assisted the man and he was later taken to Mater Dei Hospital in an ambu- lance. He was then certified as suffering from serious injuries and in critical condition. Magistrate Astrid May Grima is leading an inquiry into the case. Police investigations are ongoing in order to establish the specifics of the case.

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