Operational Assistant (0,6 fte)

Operational Assistant (0,6 fte)

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19 Jun 30 Jun Maastricht

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*INTERNAL VACANCY - APPLICATION OPEN TO UM EMPLOYEES ONLY* The Marketing and Communications (M&C) team of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Operational Assistant for 0,6 fte.

Job description

The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is an international faculty with students and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds who are linked by their shared curiosity about the human brain. This curiosity drives us to explore the broad field of psychology from a biological and cognitive perspective. By using the Problem-Based Learning  method of teaching we encourage a similar curiosity in our students by handing them the tools to discover the world of the human brain.    

As an Operational Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting with the development, successful execution and evaluation of events that contribute to UM and FPN strategic goals and targets.

Most of the events are related to student recruitment, internal and external communications, alumni and student life / community building. 

Examples of events are:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Open Day
  • Graduation ceremonies
  • Introduction Days
  • Experience Days
  • Week of the International Student
  • Staff Intro Sessions
  • Alumni Perspectives


Maastricht University (UM)


What do we expect from you?

You thrive in an international work environment in a dynamic role with many responsibilities. You have an MBO+/HBO education level in a relevant field, for example in Event, Hotel or Facility Management. You have a minimum of 1 - 2 years relevant work experience in the field of Event Organisation. You are an enthusiastic team player, willing to learn more about the world of events in an educational setting. Furthermore, you are in command of the Dutch and English language (written and spoken).

Your profile / competences:

  • A minimum education level of MBO+/HBO in a relevant field, for example in Event, Hotel or Facility Management
  • 1 – 2 years experience in the field of Event organisation
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Stress resistant and a hands on approach to work
  • Flexibility: events also take place in weekends or during the evening
  • An eye for detail
  • Team player, with good interpersonal skills

Conditions of employment

The appointment (0,6 fte) will be for the period of 1 year. With shown suitability after 1 year, this contract will be changed to a permanent contract.

Salary scale: the position of Operational Assistant is ranked as Communications Officer 3 (UFO profile), salary scale 7 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities.

Employees also receive an 8% holiday and 8.3% year-end bonus given annually.  The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) and local UM provisions also apply. For more information: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees

Fixed-term contract: 1 year


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 18,000 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


  • Support staff (Clerical, Administrative, Facility)
  • 21.6—24 hours per week
  • €2261—€3052 per month
  • Secundary Vocational higher level +
  • AT2019.209


Maastricht University (UM)

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