Programme Manager
Wageningen University
Netherlands

Programme Manager

Published on
July 14, 2022

Location Wageningen

We are looking for

Are you a highly motivated colleague who will strengthen our Sharing Research Facilities (SRF) team to further work on the proactive facility strategy, to create more impact and value with our research facilities? With plenty of opportunities to work from home and a great work-life balance.

Advanced research facilities form an essential part of the innovation strategy of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), to create solutions that have impact on the world’s challenges. To secure healthy food and living conditions, innovative, state of the art research facilities are indispensable. Our team is positioned within Corporate Value Creation, to coordinate investments in research infrastructure, to optimise collaboration and increase value. To this end, we make research facilities visible and stimulate sharing of research facilities within our organization as well as with external organizations. We are looking for a new Programme Manager who will proactively work within the SRF team to further develop our vision on research facilities.

Being part of the SRF means being in the centre of innovation processes in which all different kind of organisations and people are involved, both within WUR as well as external organisations. From professors, senior researchers etc. to people working on Finance & Control, Purchase and Corporate Strategy, and from managers and researchers within companies, SMEs and Start-ups to the Province of Gelderland, Foodvalley, Oost-NL and the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Agriculture.

The role as programme manager SRF , involves:

  • General Secretary of the Scientific Advisory Board and Steering Committee of SRF, both in reporting but also at operational level to execute and/or implement activities. E.g. coordinate both the internal as well as the external approval process for funding of research facilities;  
  • Coordinating the process from ideation to realisation of research facilities within WUR, by involving and connecting all relevant stakeholders;
  • Subsidy execution: initiate and coordinate investments in advanced research facilities;
  • Monitoring impact and reporting on the SRF progress to our funding partners;
  • Act as liaison to ministries LNV, EZK and province about infrastructure;
  • Together with the Manager Shared Research Facilities develop a long term facility strategy for WUR to generate maximal impact and value; 
  • Further extend our sharing network with both internal and external parties.

We ask

For this position we intent to find a highly motivated and enthusiastic Programme Manager who:

  • Is a team player and operates at academic level in the WUR domain;
  • At least 5 years recent relevant work experience within a public or academic organisation;
  • Experienced with grant application processes;
  • Excellent communication skills (orally and written) in English and Dutch;
  • Able to represent WUR internally and externally on different levels;
  • Excellent relation management skills, work independently and both organisational and personal sensitivity skills are essential.

We offer

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 4%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between € 4.477 and € 6.229  for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 11/12). Additionally, a contract for 0,8 FTE can be discussed.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

More information

For more information about this position please contact Petra Roubos, Manager Shared Research Facilities, by phone +31 317 487991 or e-mail Petra.roubos@wur.nl. Petra will be absent from the 18th of July until the 6th of August.

For more information on the contractual aspects please contact Greetje van de Hulsbeek (HR advisor) via e-mail greetje.vandehulsbeek@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?

You can apply directly using the apply button on this vacancy page which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including the 29th of August 2022.  We realize that the holiday season is upon us. When we see a match a job interview will be planned in consultation.

Equal opportunities

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University and Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 7.200 employees and 13.200 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen’s unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

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