Vacancy Career counsellor (0,9 FTE;M/F)

Vacancy Career counsellor (0,9 FTE;M/F)

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15 Oct 31 Oct Maastricht

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Job description

We are looking for someone to support our team for 36 hours per week

Our new colleague will be involved in the following activities:

  • Delivering workshops and lectures in both English and Dutch. Topics a.o.: competence development, exploring the labour market, entering the labour market, making decisions, etc.
  • Career counselling: short talks with students that have a question on how to enter the labour market Individual talks with a coaching approach with students who have a question about their career development
  • Project-based work: innovations and improvements in the field of student employability, within the Student Counseling department and UM
  • Account management: excellent collaboration with various stakeholders (staff members, policy advisers, mentors, course coordinators, employability coordinators, program coordinators) within various faculties and departments at central level


Maastricht University (UM)


Who are we looking for?

  • Someone with experience in delivering training or leading groups for education purposes
  • Someone with affinity with the target group (UM students of all faculties, all years, all nationalities)
  • Proficient in English and Dutch
  • Preferably an academic degree
  • Experience in project-based working, preferably in the context of higher education
  • Someone with knowledge of and affinity with the (international) labor market and student employability
  • Preferably flexible in planning (working days Monday – Friday)


The career advisor is by nature pro-active, looks for co-operation, is communicative and is able to empathize with different relevant, academic target groups.

  • Verbal and oral expression
  • Planning and organizing
  • Flexibility
  • Result oriented
  • Customer oriented
  • Political savvy

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with prospect of permanent employment.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.

What do we offer?

Temporary employment with a term of 1 year with an outlook on a permanent employment if you perform well.

This position is classified in the UFO profile of (study) career councellor 1, scale 10 (VSNU) with a minimum: € 2.836,00 gross, maximum:  € 4.474,00 gross per month with a full-time employment contract. 

The size of the employment is 0.9 FTE.

Work location Student Service Center: Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


UM Career Services

UM Career Services together with UM Psychologists is part of UM Student Guidance and located at the UM Student Services Centre.  The UM Student Services Centre provides information to future and present students about entry, registration, fees and diploma-validation. Students can also find legal advice on study related matters, career advice or help from a psychologist here.

UM Career Services plays a leading role in the domain of student employability within UM. We support students from all faculties and all study years in their professional development and prepare them for their path to the (international) labor market. UM Career Services offers online tools, lectures, workshops and individual guidance to students. This is done in the SSC, co-curricularly and within various educational programs at bachelor and master level.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • max. 34.2 hours per week
  • €2836—€4474 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • AT2021.405E


Maastricht University (UM)

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Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL, Maastricht

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