Team Manager Digital Competence Centre (DCC)

Team Manager Digital Competence Centre (DCC)

Published Deadline Location
23 May 11 Jun Enschede

Job description

As team manager, you coordinate and support the team of data stewards and other members in the DCC by chairing DCC meetings, further developing the Research Data Management educational curriculum at the university, identifying opportunities for internal and external collaboration, and developing RDM guidelines for the faculties and the UT. You oversee the implementation of initiatives defined in the DCC action plan and actively seek new opportunities for internal and external collaboration, such as attending national meetings of local DCC coordinators, and communicating with managers of the newly launched Thematic Digital Competence Centres ( by NWO. You will be involved in further defining and extending the DCC network of expertise concerning FAIR data, digitalization of science, and Open Science. A close collaboration has been established with the TDCC's, which provide the opportunity to participate in projects with external organizations on topics that are relevant for all DCC's and organizations such as development of software management plans and guidelines.

The UT-DCC actively collaborates with researchers and staff to provide innovative (ICT-)services and tools. Our team of data stewards is appointed within the faculties but is also Involved in central services and developments. As team manager, you collaborate and communicate with faculty research support coordinators on a regular basis to align faculty and DCC-central tasks of the data steward team and to identify needs and opportunities. You translate ideas into concrete projects and activities and coordinate their implementation.

The UT-DCC actively collaborates with researchers and organizations within its network such as the Open Science Community Twente, SURF, and 4TU.ResearchData. As team manager, you will support the DCC steering group in maintaining and expanding these contacts. You will oversee communication channels supported by the DCC communication specialist, such as website and social media, and ensure the activities of the DCC are up to par with university and national developments in the fields of RDM and Open Science.

  • Identifying common needs and wants and coordinating the team of data stewards in initiatives and services to support Open Science, especially FAIR data and Open Access, Research Data Management (RDM), ICT-facilities and services for research, as well as digitalization of science;
  • Coordinating the further implementation of FAIR data principles at the University of Twente at the policy and guideline level;
  • Supporting and developing the DCC network across faculties and services at the UT, as well as with external partners, in collaboration with the DCC communication specialist;
  • Representing the DCC in local and national (Thematic) DCC meetings as well as international networks for sharing best practices and knowledge exchange on / initiation of joint initiatives;


University of Twente (UT)


  • In possession of a university master's degree at minimum, a PhD degree is a plus;
  • Affinity / experience with scientific research in a university environment or similar setting;
  • Knowledge of Open Science principles, especially FAIR data and Open Access are a plus;
  • Knowledge of and affinity with ICT developments and (academic) organization and work processes;
  • Strong coordinating and organizational capacity and/or demonstrable experience in a coordinating role;
  • Good command of the English language is required (at least level C1), fluency in Dutch is preferred.

Conditions of employment

  • Fulltime/parttime position for 24-40 hours a week.
  • Appointment in a permanent position after a positive first year evaluation.
  • The salary on a full-time basis, depending on education and experience, is a minimum of € 3974,- and a maximum of € 6181,- gross per month (scale 11/12 collective labor agreement Dutch Universities).
  • In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive secondary employment conditions.
  • Holiday allowance
  • Employment Conditions Selection Model
  • Opportunities for education
  • Working from home for part of the appointment


The University of Twente launched its Digital Competence Centre (DCC) in 2021, supported by impulse funding of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The resulting DCC is organized in two parts: the core DCC which houses the data stewards and ICT- account managers of the department Library, ICT services & Archive (LISA), and the network DCC, consisting of researchers and faculty support staff inside and outside of the UT.

The UT-DCC aims to be a hub of expertise within the university with a focus on Open Science, especially FAIR data and Open Access, Research Data Management (RDM), ICT facilities and services for research, as well as digitalization of science. A robust organization has been built which has resulted in innovative developments and support in the university. To further these developments, we are looking for an enthusiastic team manager.

You will be appointed at Library, ICT services & Archive (LISA), department Embedded Information Services (EIS), which houses the data steward team. You will report to the head of department for Embedded Information Services and have regular meetings with the other members of the DCC steering group (head of department Demand Supply Management (DSM) and director of LISA). You collaborate closely with colleagues in the faculties to develop and maintain DCC services.

Additional information

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy van Ginkel, head of the department Embedded Information Services / university librarian (

Please submit your application by filling in the form including a motivation letter and current CV (choose 'apply now').

According to our screening policy, a screening can be part of the selection process as well as an assessment.


  • IT
  • 24—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1154


University of Twente (UT)

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Make sure to apply no later than 11 Jun 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).