Management and Communication Assistant
University of Amsterdam

Management and Communication Assistant for the Centre for Transformative Private Law

Publication date 30 April 2021

Closing date 30 May 2021

Level of education Higher professional education

Hours 18 hours per week

Salary indication €2,656 to €3,548 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week

Vacancy number 21-300

The Amsterdam Centre for Transformative seeks to hire a new management and communications assistant.

What are you going to do

You will provide management assistance to the academic director of The Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law (ACT) and help develop and implement an effective strategy for the communication of research outcomes and events to academic peers and the general public. The role comprises tasks such as the organization of academic events, updating and improving the website, creating periodical newsletters, increasing our presence on social media, drafting substantive content for the website, writing annual reports, recording research output, keeping the financial overview of the research centre up-to-date, organizing research stays, supporting the ACT director, preparing and following up on management meetings and decisions.

We are looking for somebody who is capable of creating and maintaining a realistic balance between diverging and changing priorities, and is capable of working under pressure while conducting a variety of activities.

What do we require

The ideal candidate:

  • is capable of thinking and operating as a professional;
  • has a proficient command of English; knowledge of Dutch is an advantage;
  • has had three years of experience and a good working knowledge of MS Office and Excel;
  • has a talent for organizational matters;
  • is accurate, flexible and capable of dealing with stress and peak loads;
  • has good communicative skills;
  • is proactive and service oriented;
  • is capable of functioning independently and within a team;
  • has a strong affinity with academic research (not necessarily in Law);
  • (preferably) has experience in the field of (academic) communications;
  • (preferably) has experience in writing annual reports;
  • (preferably) has experience with the publication software programs Pure and Hippo.

Our offer

The appointment will be for one year; subject to a positive evaluation a permanent position will follow. The salary will be in accordance with the salary scale for Secretary 1 at Dutch universities, i.e. salary scale 8 (depending on experience/education), ranging from €2,656 to €3,548 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week. This is excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

About us

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity. To work at the UvA is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. 

The Amsterdam Law School prides itself on its international orientation and strong social commitment. This is reflected by both its research and educational activities. The Amsterdam Law School offers three Bachelor’s programs, including the interdisciplinary English-language Bachelor Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) in cooperation with two other faculties, as well as a variety of Master's programs, several of which are taught exclusively in English (i.e. International and European Law, European Private Law, International Criminal Law, and Law & Finance). The Amsterdam Law School prepares students for a wide variety of legal careers including law firms, government, business and industry, the national and international judiciary, public service, human rights advocacy, and academia. With 5000 students and over 500 staff members, it is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law (ACT) is a leading international research centre on European private law. ACT offers high-quality contributions to research and education on the role of private law in constituting and changing societies. We understand private law in a broad sense, encompassing both traditional areas (including contract, tort, property, family, and company law) and relative newcomers in the field (such as consumer law, labour law, insolvency law and financial law). In our research and teaching we make use of a variety of methods in order to understand the various dimensions of private law.


Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • Professor Marija Bartl, Academic Director of the Centre for Transformative Private Law - ACT

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

You may send your letter of application, including a detailed curriculum vitae (combined as a single PDF attachment), by clicking on the link below.

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