HR Policy Advisor Strategy / Employee Survey Project Leader (0.8 FTE)

HR Policy Advisor Strategy / Employee Survey Project Leader (0.8 FTE)

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13 Jul 14 Aug Rotterdam

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For the HR Strategy team at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (EUR), we are looking for a Project Leader / Policy Advisor who will, among other things, shape our new Employee Survey (ES). We are looking for someone who can take up the vision on this, the way we implement it and the link to other measurements and goals in the organization. Creating positive social impact is at the heart of EUR's strategy. To this end, we want to be a Great Place to Work for all our employees. We see the employee survey as a means and a goal to continuously improve this Great Place to Work. In addition to the MO, we as HR also want to know how our services are experienced in the organization.

Job description

As a strategic HR Policy Advisor and Project Leader, you will work with colleagues to professionalize our services. With your passion for strategy and policy you are able to make the link between current HR themes and the ambitions of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). You are proactive, fulfill a pioneering role as project leader or advisor and steer towards achieving results. You create internal support for the development, optimization and implementation of the ES, and (new) services, policies and processes and for the customer satisfaction surveu (CSS). The measurements for both need to be developed (. The relationship to HR Analytics can then be made to gain insight into whether we are pushing the right buttons with our HR agenda. So an affinity with data and HR analytics is important.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Developing a vision on employee engagement research
  • Translating vision into an action plan for design and implementation of the ES
  • Drafting the project objectives and definition related to the employee research project
  • Initiating and conducting preliminary research on possible providers / parties who will conduct these surveys
  • Ensuring internal support for the vision and approach
  • Ensuring alignment with the EUR and HR strategy and objectives, so that the measurements reflect the right results and can be used by the organization to adjust / further improve.
  • Carry out measurements in 2022 and 2023
  • Develop an approach and a way of working based on 'customer satisfaction' in coordination with other EUR services (professional services).
  • Set up and implement an HR CSS.
  • Ensuring the further development of the measurements (metrics) to HR analytics.

You will work from the office and from home and have a lot of autonomy in the execution and planning of your work.

Your colleagues and focus areas

You will join a team of professionals with a heart for the EUR, a passion for people and a focus on development and growth. The HR Strategy team is the link between the EUR strategy and HR, and facilitates the HR Management Team in monitoring and implementing the HR strategy within HR and the organization. This is a one-year project. In 2022 we want to measure the 'engagement and enablement' of our employees. The 'new style' ES should be ready and implemented in 2023.

About 55 colleagues are employed within the HR department. HR consists of the teams: Advice, Services, Learning & Career Centre, Health Safety & Wellbeing and a small staff (secretariat, HR Strategy and HR Legal).

As Policy Advisor - Project Leader you will work closely with colleagues within HR Strategy and the HR department. You report functionally to the Coordinator of HR Strategy and hierachically to the Director of HR. In addition, you also actively work on your own development by participating in training courses or networks to keep your own knowledge up to standard.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


You have:

  • HBO/WO work and thinking level;
  • Approximately 2 - 5 years of relevant work experience in a complex (political-administrative) organization;
  • Experience in developing HR policy and/or leading HR projects;
  • Knowledge of current developments in the HR field (employee surveys / customer satisfaction / affinity with HR analytics);
  • Pro-activity, communication skills and you are entrepreneurial and connective;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dutch and/or English (level C1);

Conditions of employment

We offer an internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good terms of employment in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The employment contract is for the period of 12 months for 0.7 - 0.9 FTE. The salary depends on your knowledge and experience and for a full-time appointment amounts to between € 3.098,- and € 5.439,- gross per month (scale 10-11, CAO NU). The EUR has attractive terms of employment, including 8% vacation pay, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and a very generous leave scheme. Furthermore, the EUR is affiliated with ABP for pension provision and we offer partially paid parental leave. Employees can also make use of EUR facilities, such as the Training and Development Platform (TOP), the Erasmus Sports Center and the University Library. Internal candidates enjoy a preferential position over external candidates.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to be an equitable and inclusive community. We foster an open culture where everyone is supported to reach their full potential. We view inclusiveness of talent as the foundation of our successes and the diversity of perspectives and individuals as a highly valuable outcome of this. EUR offers equal opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, employment disability, citizenship or any other aspect that makes them unique. We hope to meet you in our community.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.


  • HRM
  • 28—36 hours per week
  • €3098—€5439 per month
  • University graduate
  • PRO/HR/220713


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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