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Senior Policy Advisor Job in Eindhoven, Netherlands 2022

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands

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Education and Student Affairs (ESA) department offers Senior policy advisor Job at the Eindhoven University of Technology – Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior policy advisor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: max € 5,922.00 gross per month

Education and Student Affairs (ESA) department
department Policy, Advice and Projects
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

We are looking for someone who:

  • Holds at least a MSc/MA degree in a field relevant to this position and who wants to develop further in this field;
  • Has at least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Has an excellent feeling for the relationships within the working environment of the TU/e;
  • Identifies relevant internal and external developments, both at national and international level, and incorporates them into policy proposals and advice;
  • Has the ability to deal with different interests in the organization in a flexible and adequate way;
  • Is highly skilled in English (and preferrable also Dutch) oral and written communication and has a concie and accessible writing style, in which he/she can also coach and support others proactively;
  • Is able to share his/her own knowledge and thereby professionalize colleagues and can work in a team;
  • Can keep a good overview of dossiers;
  • Has a solid personality and leadership skills.

Responsibilities/Job Description

At the TU/e we have great ambitions which are described in our vision 2030. Examples of focus areas for the upcoming years are from teaching to learning, challenge based learning and personal learning paths. You will be playing a role in the translation and implementation of our strategic goals into workable solutions for our students, lecturers and support staff.  You are able to obtain your results in a focused manner and are able to take along all stakeholders in the faculties and other service departments. You are a team player who is communicative in word and writing, has excellent analytical/research skills, result-oriented, customer-focused, investigative and connecting. Furthermore, you will be playing a supervisory role on dossiers/projects and this requires managerial skills.

Tasks consist of for example and not exclusive:

  • Collecting information to draft policy
  • Draft policy proposals (tactical and operational)
  • Draft implementation plan and make sure the policy is implemented in the organization
  • Perform a business case analysis and or feasibility tests on policy
  • Check for links to either custom oriented and efficient working and/or strategy 2030 of the university and keep an eye on national and international developments and collaborations
  • Report to the stakeholders
  • Play a supervisory role in dossiers and for some of our colleagues.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your motivation letter and CV can be sent digitally until December 1, 2021 by using the button "apply directly/apply now".We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way. Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary, please combine files.

First round of interviews will be scheduled in the week of December 6 and second interviews in the week of December 13 (exact dates to be determined).

About the Project

The Education and Student Affairs (ESA) department is the central service point for lecturers and (prospective) students of the Eindhoven University of Technology and provides a range of services in the field of educational support, educational logistics, study skills, career guidance, use of ICT resources in education, professional skills and language education. In addition, ESA supports the Executive Board, the Deans of the Bachelor's College, Graduate School and Honors Academy, as well as the faculties in the areas of educational policy, laws and regulations, quality assurance, training and institutional accreditation, educational innovation and internationalization.

Within the ESA department, as policy advisor you are part of our Policy, Advice & Projects department. Our department considers itself a linking pin between the strategic goals set by our executive and education board and the departments and community. In the department a number of expertise come together, like business information, education law, policy advice and project management. You will mainly work on larger tactical policy subjects (this can vary in time) and may be taking on a secretary role of an official body or  and you will be asked to have a supervisory role on several subjects which we will determine in dialogue.

Key words and values for our team are :

Result and development oriented, customer (student and lecturer) oriented, in collaboration, across departments, safe work environment.

About the Employer: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Note or Other details

  • We offer a 0.8-1.0 FTE appointment for the position. Depending on age and experience, the salary will be a minimum of € 4,612.00 and a maximum of € 5,922.00 gross per month (salary scale 12);
  • We offer a temporary appointment for a period of one year. If the performance is good and the financial conditions of our organization remain the same, the employment contract can be extended;
  • We also offer good benefits, including a year-end bonus of 8.3%, vacation allowance of 8% and excellent sports facilities;
  • Depending on CV and work experience, an appointment via EUFLEX (secondment agency of the TU/e).

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Contact details

For more information about this vacancy you can contact dr. D.W.J. van der Schaft, (manager department Policy, Advice and Projects, ESA).

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact HR Services, e-mail: or call 040 247 4486.

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