Policy Officer Education (0,8-1,0 fte)

Policy Officer Education (0,8-1,0 fte)

Published Deadline Location
6 Jun 2 Jul Eindhoven

Job description

Are you passionate about high quality education and do you want to make a difference? Are you looking for a challenging position in which you will focus on developing and implementing our education policy? Do you want to be part of a of a close team working together with different stakeholders in an dynamic and ambitious organization? Do you have excellent analytical, communication, and organizational skills? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a leading research university specializing in engineering science and technology with a strong connection to industry. Following the strategic goals, the Department of the Built Environment (BE) aims to educate future generations of students to meet today's and tomorrow's complex societal challenges.
We consider in-depth disciplinary knowledge as key for professional leadership and true autonomy in future professions. Our education is small-scale. Students are offered a maximum degree of freedom to select courses in the discipline of their preference. Collaborative skills are trained in joint challenge-based projects that address societal challenges. We educate life-long learners, students with the abilities and attitude to maintain an open mind.

We are currently seeking a Policy Officer Education to join our dynamic team at the Department of the Built Environment. As a Policy Officer, you will be part of the Education and Student Affairs (ESA) team, providing a wide range of services to support education, such as advising students, supporting teachers, quality assurance, and educational policy.

As a Policy Officer for Education you will play an important role in the shaping and execution of the departmental educational programs. You will oversee the strategy, policy, regulations, and execution of education, ensuring they are aligned and balanced. Working closely with key stakeholders such as program directors, manager ESA, program coordinator, quality assurance, teacher support, Examination and Program Committees, teachers, and students, you will have the opportunity to take on various roles such as analyst, advisor, expert, and project leader on a wide range of education related topics. Your well-developed analytical and conceptual skills enable you to develop policy proposals within given frameworks. You involve relevant stakeholders in decision making processes and your excellent (Dutch and English) communication and organizational skills will be essential in creating support for successful implementation of educational policies and improvement projects.

As a departmental Policy Officer you will also play a role in TU/e-wide education policy projects and be an active member of the policy chain.

If you're ready to make a real difference in our education and take your career to the next level, you are invited to apply for this position. As we value diversity and inclusion within our team, preference will be given to a male candidate in case of equal suitability.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • You  have/hold at least a MSc degree in a field relevant to this position.
  • You have a background in or demonstrable affinity with educational management and education change processes.
  • You have work experience in an academic environment.
  • You have an affinity with the department of the Built Environment and the student population.
  • You have knowledge of and experience in policy making.
  • You have highly developed analytical and conceptual skills.
  • You are able to keep an overview of multiple dossiers at the same time and you can organize and plan your work well and independently.
  • You are result-oriented, enterprising, persuasive, service-oriented and enjoy working in a team.
  • You have an eye for organizational relationships and differences in interests.
  • You are proficient in English (minimum C1 level) and Dutch (minimum C1), and have strong communicative skills.

If you are concerned that you don't meet all the requirements sufficiently, but the job does excite you, then be sure to respond, we would love to look at your profile.

Conditions of employment

An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are among the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. We also offer you:
  • A monthly salary of minimum €4.332 to maximum €5.929 for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (scale 11 collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.

Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!

Additional information

About TU/e

TU/e is a leading international university that educates engineers of the future and pushes the boundaries of science and technology for a better world. An international community of close to 7,000 employees and 13,000 students work and study on the vibrant and inspiring campus.

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More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact the hiring manager: Jan van der Meulen, manager ESA, j.v.d.meulen@tue.nl or +31 40 247 8591.

For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment, please contact Kevin Caris, HR Advisor, HRAdviceBE@tue.nl or +31 40 247 8835.  

Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.


If you are interested, please use the 'apply' button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

We look forward to receiving your application!


  • Policy and staff
  • Engineering
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V38.7511


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Make sure to apply no later than 2 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).