Secretary

Secretary

Published Deadline Location
4 Jun 1 Jul Wageningen

Job description

As secretary you will be working at the secretariat of the Microbiology chair group. The secretariat currently consists of two secretaries, a financial officer and operational manager (supervisor). Together with your colleagues you will be responsible for a smooth administration. Despite having your own focus areas and assigned tasks, you are also able to fill-in for your colleague when needed.

Besides this you play an active role in the most common secretarial tasks, such as:
  • e-mail correspondence;
  • updating the personnel systems;
  • booking meeting rooms and catering;
  • ordering a variety of supplies and services;
  • keeping records up to date (WUR-accounts, office occupancy, supply stocks etc.);
  • administering student internships;
  • writing meeting minutes;
  • assist in travel requests, organizing small events and ad hoc tasks.

Career development is an important value for us. It might be that, based on your development, a wider package of responsibilities will be offered.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

Besides the above tasks we are also looking for someone who:
  • has a vocational education;
  • is willing to learn the structure of the university and its systems;
  • is feeling comfortable working with MS office programs (mostly, Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Teams and Sharepoint);
  • speaks both proficient Dutch and English;
  • and not unimportant, someone who sees what needs to be done!

Please note: Due to immigration law it will not be possible to obtain a working permit if you are not an EU-passport holder. Therefore we kindly request only to apply if you are either in the possession of a Dutch working permit or an EU-passport holder.

In our international working environment, there is an increasing amount of communication in English. For this position it is about language level B2.

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

We offer you a very exciting position for 24 hours a week, with a possible expansion in the future.

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 € 2618,- and € 3298,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 6). Initially, we offer you a one-year contract, which will then be extended to an open-ended contract if there is mutual enthusiasm. Of course, we would be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions. Depending future needs, there could be an opportunity to expand your tasks and hours

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.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.

Because we expect you to work and live in the Netherlands our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about for example helping your partner to find a job, housing, or schooling.

Finally, certain categories of international staff may be eligible for a tax exemption on a part of their salary during the first five years in the Netherlands.

Employer

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, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, 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.

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 and do not appreciate unasked for services from recruitment agencies. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Sarash de Wilde, Operational Manager, by e-mail: Sarash.deWilde@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, corporate recruiter, by email: Rutger.Voorrips@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be open till the 1st of July 2024. Don’t wait with your application. As soon as we have suitable applicants, we will start the interviewing process.

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Specifications

  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 24 hours per week
  • €2618—€3298 per month
  • Secondary vocational higher level +
  • P1535888-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Sarash de Wilde, Operational Manager, by e-mail: Sarash.deWilde@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, corporate recruiter, by email: Rutger.Voorrips@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be open till the 1st of July 2024. Don’t wait with your application. As soon as we have suitable applicants, we will start the interviewing process.

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Application procedure

Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Sarash de Wilde, Operational Manager, by e-mail: Sarash.deWilde@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, corporate recruiter, by email: Rutger.Voorrips@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be open till the 1st of July 2024. Don’t wait with your application. As soon as we have suitable applicants, we will start the interviewing process.

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Make sure to apply no later than 1 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).