Secretary (M/F) executive secretary (24 hours)

Are you as a secretary ready for a new, ambitious and pleasant working environment with lots of dynamics? Are you someone who can work in a structured way, does not lose sight of the details and keeps an overview? Then read on quickly.

The position

The (basic) duties in this position are:

  • scheduling all possible appointments, including their logistical organization;
  • managing and prioritizing agendas of the director and dep. director;
  • coordinating and organizing meetings, travel, delegation visits and corporate events.

We are looking for

KWR is looking for a secretary with experience, who is quick to master new tasks. Complex schedules, full mailboxes and ad hoc work do not scare you off. On the contrary: all the variety and not knowing in advance how your day will turn out gives you energy! You sometimes take the minutes at meetings and organize internal events down to the last detail. You have good social skills and a strong personality. Furthermore, you are flexible, professional, organizationally strong and have a positive attitude. You enjoy (basic) work such as filing, planning and agenda management and you are the business card of our management. Because we replace each other, we determine the fixed working days by mutual agreement.

Your profile:

  • MBO/HBO working and thinking level;
  • Relevant education;
  • Proactive work attitude;
  • 5 years’ work experience in a similar position;
  • Skilled with the MS Office package (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint);
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language (both verbal and written).

Our offer for you

We are strongly committed to personal growth and career development and offer various opportunities to do so, including a good introduction to the organization and various courses and skills training. A good work/life balance is paramount to us. KWR has excellent primary and secondary terms of employment. The position is scaled in salary scale H: €3,842- €4,997 on a full-time basis including the Flexible Employment Conditions Budget of 22.11%. KWR is affiliated with the collective labor agreement for water companies (WWb).

In addition, you can perform your hands-on work in a sustainably built, appealing building that is designed for collaboration and knowledge sharing between colleagues, teams and business contacts. With this position and our profile, KWR offers an exceptional working environment.

About the team

The executive secretariat is a small, close-knit team of five colleagues that provides adequate support to the Executive Board, the management team, the Supervisory Board, the Science Council (internal) and the External Scientific Advisory Board. The executive secretariat is managed by the executive secretary and also consists of a policy assistant, an executive secretariat secretary and two management assistants. The colleagues in the team each have their own set of tasks, but work closely together in these tasks.


About KWR

KWR is an internationally renowned research institute in the fields of water quality, the water cycle and sustainable development. ‘Bridging science to practice’ is our mission. From our almost completely sustainable building with ‘state of the art’ laboratories, our more than 200 employees work from two knowledge groups on innovative projects in the Netherlands and, increasingly, in and outside Europe. The ten Dutch drinking water companies and the Belgian ‘De Watergroep’ are our shareholders.


Do you think this position suits you? Then email your cover letter and resume to quoting job number 245504.


More information

For more substantive information about this position, please contact Mireille Henst (Executive Secretary) by phone 030-6069747 or by e-mail .

For information about the application process, please contact Eduard Post (Human Resources Advisor) by phone 030-6069633 or by e-mail .


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