Scrum Master

Scrum Master

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Do you have excellent organisational skills, and do you enjoy optimising work processes and cooperation within teams? Are you a people-person and like to work on team- and individual development? Do you also have affinity with contributing to our education? Then this role might be the one for you.

We are looking for a talented professional to take on the combined role of Scrum Master for two of our teams: Educational Media, and Society Based Education (0.8 FTE).
At the Teaching and Learning Centre we employ the Agile working method. As Scrum Master (we call it Flow Master), you are responsible for an effective and transparent agile way of working. You will support the team in planning and executing the ‘how’ and the ‘when’ using Agile artefacts and routines. In addition, you will coach team members in self-organisation and working in a multidisciplinary manner. You will work closely with the team’s Product Owner.

Our Educational Media team (currently 12 colleagues) is responsible for producing thousands of in-studio, on-location, and streamed knowledge clips (videos) and events on behalf of the university each year.

Our Society Based Education team (currently 7 colleagues) connects society and education at WUR by translating real questions into research projects that students of the university work on within their courses.
Your duties and responsibilities include:
  • you will help two Agile teams to become high-performance teams by facilitating the project/work planning and monitoring progress. You will also help the teams to work transparently, with an emphasis on value creation in an educational context;
  • you will coach team members in self-organisation, effective cooperation, behavioural change, and collaboration;
  • you will organise and facilitate Agile methodologies (e.g., Retrospective, Planning, etc.), as well as the Kanban board (Jira), the knowledge matrix, and the backlog used by the team;
  • you will have HR tasks such as doing the Performance and Development talks with the team members, give learning & development support (both team and individual level), and tasks in recruitment and absenteeism;
  • you will provide pro-active support for other relevant tasks, e.g., the organisation of brainstorming sessions, as well as events or workshops within TLC;
  • you will be an active member of the organisation’s support network (e.g., Scrum/Flow Master’s guild, Peer Coaching group, support from internal team coaches) for developing competences, exchange of experiences and sharing knowledge. You will participate in regular departmental meetings for all our Scum Masters and Product Owners.


Wageningen University & Research


The ideal candidate for this role is flexible, professional, and thoughtful. It goes without saying that organisational and facilitation skills are a must. Other requirements for being able to perform this role well:
  • you have at least a HBO Bachelor’s degree;
  • you have at least five years of work experience in a relevant field (e.g. Scrum master, project management with an emphasis on education-oriented products, media development, Team lead, educational advisor, etc.);
  • you have an excellent command of written and spoken English (C2). Proficiency in Dutch language is a strong pre;
  • excellent communication, organisation, documentation, coaching, learning and group facilitation skills (soft skills).

You can see that there are plenty of challenges ahead of you. These challenges can also be seen as development opportunities. So if you do not yet have the track-record required in the vacancy, but do have solid work experience, we would also like to invite you to apply.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between € 4.332,- and € 5.929,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 11). For this position we offer a temporary contract for the period of 1 year and 0.8 fte with the possibility of a permanent contract after one year.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the Best University” in the Netherlands for the 19th consecutive time.


Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 students and over 150.000 participants to WUR’s Continuing Education, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

Education and Student Affairs
‘Education and Student Affairs’ (ESA) is – as central department in Wageningen University and Research – responsible for the strategy, the implementation as well as the support for and innovation of its education. The department matches supply and demand in education, is responsible for all the administrative processes, guarantees the quality of its education and develops and implements the university’s vision for education. In addition to its accredited educational BSc and MSc programmes, ESA initiates and develops new educational activities, including an online education portfolio and professional education. More than 200 employees work at the department of Education and Student Affairs. Since 15 years, Wageningen University and Research has a leading position in the Netherlands for its quality education and education facilities.

The Teaching and Learning Centre
As part of TLC, the Teaching and Learning (TLC), aims at optimising learning and teaching and educational innovations at our university. TLC seeks to inspire lecturers, facilitate and support their teaching and the education environment and finally to enhance lecturers’ professional teaching competences. The Teaching and Learning Centre employs around 75 staff members in 6 teams:
  • Training & Advice - offers pedagogical advice and educational training, workshops and courses, such as the University Teaching Qualification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs).
  • Lifelong Learning Creation (3LC) - supports creation of continuing education beyond the bachelor and master phases, as well as curriculum development.
  • Online Learning Environment - offers functional management of the digital learning environment (Brightspace) and emerging educational technology applications.
  • Educational Media - supports the production of media and associated capture and distribution technologies.
  • Digital Assessments - responsible for all the digital assessments in education and associate technologies.
  • Society Based Education - stimulates and organises real life cases in education offered by societal partners (from business, governmental-, to civil society organisations).

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated


  • Policy and staff
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • P1513127-1


Wageningen University & Research

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