John Dimech
General Manager

John joined VacancyCentre in January 2016 after having spent over 30 years in the hospitality/tourism industry and more recently 5 years in recruitment. John has an excellent track record in management and always strived to exceed targets. John is responsible mainly for the general management in respect of the recruitment business and managing a team of recruiters and support staff, as well as assisting candidates in their next career move and delivering the best talent to clients.

  • Has travelled around the world on business and leisure trips, visiting Australia Korea, China, Florida, Alaska and several European countries and the excitement of travelling has not worn off yet, despite the hassle at airports nowadays due to security.
  • Enjoys reading thrillers mostly of Jeffrey Archer, John Grisham and Michael Connelly
  • Played basketball locally and internationally with local and national teams and coached various basketball teams up to mid-90s. Played tennis until a few years ago and still plays basketball with friends weekly to this day.
  • John would not venture in doing anything unless he finds it fulfilling
Sarah Miceli
Team Leader

Sarah joined VacancyCentre in 2013. She is mainly responsible for providing ongoing recruitment assistance to both employers and career seekers alike. She loves connecting with interesting new people and others around her, which makes her passionate about what she does within her role in recruitment. Sarah strives to identify unique skills and talents that she can use to bring out the best in people, and uses this to communicate new ideas and concepts as effectively as possible.

  • Sarah loves to travel and doesn’t categorise between short and long trips, if there’s an opportunity to explore and take a few snap shots, she’s there!
  • Always the summer girl, she has always loved the beach which always gives a sense of peace and calm.
  • A quote Sarah has always gone by is “Never know what to expect”
  • She believes in making the best out of every situation, hence loving the challenges that come along with learning new things and always tries to see the brighter side.
Svetlana Pandolfino
Marketing Executive

Svetlana joined VacancyCentre in October 2017 as a Marketing Executive. Her previous work experience in the Real Estate Industry, Customer Service, Performing Arts and as a Freelance Photographer in Malta, brings an array of experience within different industries for digital marketing, advertising and public relations.

  • Svetlana would describe herself as an ambitious and worldly person, and enjoys meeting people from all walks of life, countries and cultures.
  • Svetlana loves performing, photography, traveling and learning new languages.
  • Her favorite quotes are from a poem called ‘Desiderata’ by Max Ehrmann (1952).
Cheryl Vassallo
Recruitment Consultant

Cheryl joined CSB Group in the beginning of 2014 as a Front Office Administrator and has moved on to VacancyCentre as Recruitment Officer. Cheryl brings her background in administration and training to the table and grew to be passionate about HR and hence taking this on as a career path. Cheryl is mainly responsible for providing efficient first line Recruitment and HR support both via telephone and email whilst pre-screening and identifying suitable candidates for positions being handled by the Recruitment Officers.

  • She truly enjoys helping people in any way possible and thinks laughter is the great healer in life, and a great way to turn things around when things aren’t going perfectly.
  • Cheryl enjoys reading, photography and daydreaming about her next travel adventure which usually involves something to do with jumping out of a plane or off a mountaintop.
  • Her favorite quote which she lives life by is: ‘Your behaviour is everything you say and do. The secret of success is to start thinking about the choices you have. Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up’
Francesca Buhagiar
Recruitment Consultant

Francesca joined VacancyCentre in August 2015 and is thus still at the start of her recruitment adventure. Francesca is mainly responsible for providing ongoing recruitment assistance to various clients and candidates. Francesca graduated with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and is passionate about organizational psychology. She believes that she can put the skills she acquired in psychology to good use, by analysing candidate’s personalities and attributes and matching them to a job suitable to them.

  • She loves being around people and is at ease with young and old alike.
  • She is a keen listener and is always ready to give a helping hand to family and friends in need.
  • Francesca has a passion for singing. In fact she currently trains in classical voice. She also forms parts of the Manuel Theatre Youth Opera. Being a part of this group, has helped Francesca to learn how to work in a team, which she believes is essential for achieving outstanding results.
  • She has a positive personality and always tries to see the bright side of life.
  • Her motto is “Believe to achieve ”.
Michael Saliba
Recruitment Consultant

Michael Saliba joined VacancyCentre in May 2017 as a Recruitment Consultant specialising in IT Recruitment. With a Masters in Crime & Forensic Science and an Award in HR & People Management, Michael brings a dynamic and unique approach to recruitment at VacancyCentre. He also has a background in music, with experience being a full-time Violinist with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a Violin Tutor for Adults at the Johann Strauss School of Music.

  • He truly enjoys being surrounded by family and good friends, as there is always something new that he looks forward to – to create new experiences/memories with his loved ones.
  • Michael is an avid Juventus Fan and his hobbies include travelling, watching movies and TV series, reading a good adventure/thriller book and cooking.
  • His favorite quote is: “Learning never exhausts the mind” (Leonardo Da Vinci). He believes that learning is an on-going life process, ultimately enabling you to explore the unexplored!
Francesco Portigliotti
Recruitment Consultant

Francesco Ulisse joined VacancyCentre in September 2017 as a Recruitment Consultant specialising in Financial Services. With a Masters in Work, Organisational and Personnel Psychology, Francesco brings a knowledge of career development and an understanding of colleagues, clients and candidates in and out of the workplace.

  • Francesco would describe himself as an International being that enjoys spending time with people.
  • His hobbies include dancing Salsa, playing piano and learning languages.
  • His favourite quote and life motto is:  “Like most of the stories you cannot choose where you begin, but you can determine where you will end up.”
Daria Paprocka
Recruitment Consultant

Daria joined VacancyCentre in November 2017 and is thus still at the start of her recruitment adventure in Malta, specialising in Recruitment for Administration and Marketing. With a Bachelor of Arts in European Business and a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management along with her previous work experience in Recruitment in Warsaw and HR in Krakow, Daria is a great addition to the team, with a sea of opportunity ahead of her.

  • Daria is a curious person who loves listening to good music, cooking and hiking in the mountains!
  • Her favourite quote is: “Do my best, so that I can’t blame myself for anything.”