Senior Management Assistant at the Donders Centre for Cognition

Senior Management Assistant at the Donders Centre for Cognition

Published Deadline Location
17 Nov 2 Dec Nijmegen

Job description

Do you like variety in your work, are you flexible and do you master administrative systems quickly? Then you have a part to play as a service-oriented and independent all-round Management Assistant. We are a dynamic institute with an informal work environment where you can actively think along about further optimizing the organisation. In this way, you contribute to a pleasant and professional working environment for our scientists and management team.

The Donders Centre for Cognition, embedded in the Faculty of Social Sciences, has an opening for a service-oriented and independent all-round Management Assistant. We are a dynamic institute that is constantly moving forward in its field, where you can actively contribute your ideas about further optimising the organisation. In this way, you will help us maintain a pleasant and professional workplace for our scientists and management team. You will work in an informal environment with an open culture.

Together with two part-time colleagues, you will support the Institute’s management. You will maintain close contact with management assistants from other units within the Institute, each with its own responsibility. You will work closely with the scientific director and management director and you will relieve them of all kinds of administrative burdens. You will act as a point of contact for queries from staff and external parties. You will handle telephone calls and manage (complex) agendas, emails and mailings, and occasionally take minutes. You will make appointments, reserve meeting rooms, order catering as well as make other practical and logistical arrangements (e.g. stock and material orders).

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • You are proactive, accurate, immune to stress and result-oriented.
  • You know how to keep things organised in a dynamic environment.
  • You have planning and organisation skills.
  • You are open, accessible, involved, creative, enterprising, flexible and a real team player with a good sense of humour.
  • You are an energetic professional with a positive attitude towards innovation.
  • Preferably, you are used to working in a science environment with academic staff or have experience working with professionals in a large complex organisation.
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English and Dutch.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: It concerns a temporary employment for one year. There is a possibility of a fixed contract if the evaluation after one year is positive.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.9 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,471 and a maximum of €3,336 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 7).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for one year. There is a possibility of a fixed contract if the evaluation after one year is positive.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Employer

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research centre, that houses more than 700 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. Research at the Donders Institute is focused around four themes: 1. Language and communication, 2. Perception, action and decision-making, 3. Development and lifelong plasticity, 4. Natural computing & neurotechnology. Excellent, state-of-the-art research facilities are available for the broad range of neuroscience research that is being conducted at the Donders Institute. The Donders Institute has been assessed by an international evaluation committee as ‘excellent’ and recognised as a ‘very stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as for young talent’. The Donders Institute fosters a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.

Radboud University
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

Additional information

For questions about the position, please contact Maaike Rengers, Management Director at +31 24 36 12 632 or maaike.rengers@donders.ru.nl.

Specifications

  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • €2471—€3336 per month
  • 1200427

Employer

Location

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

You can apply until 2 December 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Maaike Rengers. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
The first round of interviews will take place on Friday 16 December. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.
We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

Application procedure

Application procedure

You can apply until 2 December 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Maaike Rengers. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
The first round of interviews will take place on Friday 16 December. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.
We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

Make sure to apply no later than 2 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).