HR Policy Advisor on Diversity & Inclusion HR (1 fte)

HR Policy Advisor on Diversity & Inclusion HR (1 fte)

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12 Dec 3 Jan Rotterdam

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Job description

We are looking for an experienced, substantial advisor/”policy director” who can start work on the theme Diversity & Inclusion within the field of HR at short notice. The job includes the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Policy development and implementation of our current D&I HR policy;

  • Monitoring of our project objectives with the help of statistics;

  • Embedding and connecting D&I in existing HR processes and projects;

  • Helping (together with the HR partners) faculties to implement our diversity policy;

  • Offering real tools to faculties and HR partners. Recruitment & Selection, Awareness, Talent Management, Gender Pay Gap, Support for female scholars and raising interest in other diversity groups are relevant, content-related themes;

  • Giving advice on D&I HR to various stakeholders, Chief Diversity Officer;

  • Working with, and contributing to, the diversity networks.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Experience and background

  • We are looking for an experienced policy/organisation advisor who can work independently to develop strategic policy and decision-making processes and can translate policy to actual actions and tools.

  • Nonetheless, you must be an expert on HR and Diversity & Inclusion and have a broad organisational (theorist) view;

  • You must have a university education;

  • You are independent, focused on results and can negotiate with the various stakeholders; You connect/direct;

  • You oversee everything, you can make choices within the frameworks and you can add focus.

Competencies and personality

  • You have good analytical skills, which includes statistical analyses;

  • You have organisational sensitivity, you bring people together, you can work effectively in a political and administrative environment;

  • You have good writing skills (both in terms of content and structure), you are to the point and can visualise policy plans where necessary;

  • You can organise your work in projects;

  • You can present things in an engaging manner;

  • You can coach and supervise trainees, etc.;

  • You focus on results, you are energetic, have networking abilities and work well with people (in a directing role).

  • You have perseverance and persuasiveness;

Conditions of employment

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers:

  • A challenging advisory and directing position in a dedicated, enthusiastic and hard-working team of professionals in a knowledge-intensive, socially involved organisation;

  • Good terms of employment in accordance with the CAO NU (collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities). The initial contract is for twelve months, at the end of which, if the organisation’s circumstances remain unchanged and your performance is good, we shall offer you an open-ended contract. The salary is based on scale 12 CAO-NU, starting at € 4,406.00 gross per month to a maximum of € 5,656.00 gross per month on a full-time contract of 38 hours per week. Salary classification is based on the candidate’s experience and expertise;

  • Moreover, the university has good employment conditions, which include an end-of-year bonus (8.3%), holiday allowance (8%), paid parental leave, 41 holiday days per annum (based on a 40-hour working week) sabbatical leave, discounts with healthcare insurance companies and discounts on gym/sports memberships. You can make arrangements about flexible working hours and it is possible to put together a personal bonus package every year with the Individual Selection Package of Employment Conditions; you will also receive a monthly work-related costs allowance. The university encourages “life-long learning” and therefore offers excellent education facilities.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success


The Human Resources challenges

Erasmus University has worded its very ambitious plans for impact, education, research and operational management in its strategy, which also includes a number of important intentions related to our HR. A top-quality university needs top-quality professionals who can make sure we meet our objectives and who can grow and develop in an organisation that gives them the scope to do so. Relevant themes are talent management, long-term employability, diversity and inclusion, leadership and organisational development.

Diversity & Inclusion: our EUR-wide Diversity Team

We have launched a strategic, EUR-wide programme for Diversity & Inclusion aimed at our education, our students, our research and our HR, which is why we define “diversity” in the broadest sense of the word. Our EUR-wide Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) programme aims to create equal opportunities and an inclusive learning and working environment for all students and staff at Erasmus University.

Due to the broad scope of the programmes, the Diversity Team is positioned in the General Management Directorate. Considering the many projects on Diversity & Inclusion that are connected to HR, we have appointed a Policy Advisor to work on the theme Diversity & Inclusion within the HR Unit. Our Policy Advisor works closely with, and is part of, the D&I Team. Within HR, the Advisor manages the embedding of the D&I theme into wider HR themes, such as career policy and mobility, recruitment & selection and leadership, so we anchor our objectives into D&I into all our HR policy and instruments.

Following the departure of our current Advisor, we are looking for a new colleague who can continue to roll out this subject in the HR Unit jointly with the D&I Teams, with enthusiasm and a determination to deliver.

The HR Unit

Our HR Unit is part of the University Support Centre (USC). The USC is where we have united all the generic support facilities, including HR, at the university.

HR consists of three teams: Policy, Advice and Support; in addition, there are the “HR specials” such as HR Legal, absenteeism case managers and job-to-job supervisors. We also have a Training and Development Platform (TOP). At present, the Policy Team comprises a Head of HR Policy, 3 Senior Policy Officers, 3 Policy Officers, 1 Junior Policy Officer and two trainees. Moreover, we currently have a flexible shell with 2 interim Project Managers and 2 project staff.

The position we are seeking to fill focuses entirely on the theme Diversity & Inclusion within HR. You will join the HR Policy Team and work closely with the central Diversity Team. The HR Policy Team concentrates on preparing and analysing policy, the development of corporate policy frameworks and working out the details, and coordinating, formulated policy in implementation plans. The actual implementation of policy is, in principle, the responsibility of the HR partners and the faculties. Of course, the Head of the team and the Policy Advisors work very closely with the HR Advice Team. The entire policy cycle is based on co-creation. We work extremely closely with the organisation and involve all the relevant stakeholders in the projects and planning process (both at management level and staff level). Our work is project-based, we work with multidisciplinary project groups and coordinate it with various forums. Support levels and stakeholder management are important criteria for the EUR-wide HR policy. The Diversity & Inclusion Policy Advisor reports to the Head of HR Policy.


  • HRM
  • max. 40 hours per week, temporary
  • University Graduate
  • HR-12122018


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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