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Management Assistant (m/f)

We are looking for

KWR is looking for a management assistant who can master new tasks quickly. You have good social skills and a strong, self-reliant character. You know how to set the right priorities and you thrive in a dynamic work environment. In addition, you take initiative, you are flexible, ethical, customer-oriented, and conscientious, you have strong organizational skills, you can cope with stress, you are proactive and an excellent team player. You enjoy your basic duties such as filing, planning, taking minutes and agenda management, and you do this with the greatest care. In this position you are responsible for your own work.

Our minimum requirements are

  • MBO/HBO work experience and intellectual credentials;
  • A relevant training (secretary or management assistant training, for example).
  • A pro-active approach to your work;
  • At least three years of working experience in a similar position;
  • Familiarity with the MS Office package (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • A sound mastery of both written and spoken Dutch and English.

The team

The executive board secretariat is a small, close-knit and informal team of four colleagues that organizes effective support for the organization. Due to the busy workload of the secretariat, we are looking for a second management assistant (m/f) who works independently in close coordination with his/her immediate colleague.

The basic work in this position consists of:

  • You manage the agenda of the manager Corporate Services/CFO and set priorities in her agenda;
  • You are in control of her busy mailbox;
  • you provide support to the Chief Science Officers;
  • You are the first point of contact for the team leaders within our knowledge groups Sustainability & Transitions and Water;
  • You set up introduction schedules for new colleagues in consultation with the teaml eaders;
  • You plan meetings and take care of meeting documents and/or their distribution.

And furthermore, you deal with daily mail and all additional business.

About us

Safe and clean drinking water is a major public good. KWR is a research institute with an international reputation in the field of water quality, the water cycle and sustainable development. ‘Bridging science to practice’ is our mission. At our fully sustainable building with ‘state of the art’ laboratories, our workforce of approximately 190 people engages on innovative projects located in the Netherlands and, increasingly, elsewhere inside and outside Europe. Our shareholders are the ten Dutch water companies and the Belgian water company, ‘De Watergroup’.

Our researchers work at the interface of science, business and society. Their strength lies in their translation of scientific knowledge into applicable, practical solutions for clients in the Dutch and international water sector. To support our research, KWR has specialized laboratories and a testing hall, and we also build our own test arrays. In addition, company-specific software is developed for use on projects.

We offer

We attach great importance to personal growth and career development, and provide a range of options in that respect such as courses and skills training. A good life-work balance is a priority for us. KWR offers excellent primary and secondary employment conditions, and we are a party to the Water Companies collective labour agreement (Flexible Budget for Employment Conditions, ABP pension). Home working for some of the working hours is also an option. The maximum gross monthly salary is € 3,363 (2021-2022 Water Companies collective labour agreement).

KWR works in an activity-based way in a new and highly transparent building with the aim of furthering teamwork and the exchange of knowledge. If you are looking for a position with a socially relevant organization involving working with others and making a significant contribution to the water cycle (both national and international), KWR is the right place for you.

Are you an independent and service-oriented management assistant with experience and would you like to join our team? Send your CV and cover letter by email to vacancy@kwrwater.nl stating vacancy number 1336020.

Suitable candidates will be invited immediately for a first interview.

More information

For more detailed information about the position, please contact Nicoline Scholman (policy support officer) on +31 (0)30-6069548 or by email .

For information about the application procedure, You can contact José van Lieshout (Human Resources Advisor) on +31 (0)30-6069536 or by email .


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