The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague / Villamedia

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague, issued on 20 January 2023

Job description
Are you an ambitious communications advisor with courage, creativity, strong advisory skills and a sense of social development, governance and politics? Then we are looking for you as a communications advisor for the portfolios Emancipation, Higher Education and Natural Sciences.

As a communications advisor, you translate the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science’s policy into clear communication for the target groups. You are the point of contact for political colleagues in the area of ​​liberation and for a number of projects for higher education and natural sciences. You ensure that communication is an integral part of the political process.

Your work is versatile. For a moment, think about a strategy for more acceptance and safety for LGBTIQ+ people, or for more women at the top of business. And in the second moment you work with communication about student welfare or open science. Sometimes a process takes a few months, sometimes it’s a sprint of a few days.

With sharp analyzes and creativity, you turn communication questions into a catchy strategy. You work in an interdisciplinary team closely with colleagues from the Communications Department: communications advisors, content creators, spokespersons, public speaking advisors, speech writers, communications researchers and media analysts.

You are proactive, solution-oriented and persuasive. You advise at a high level and ensure strategy and implementation of communication. You change quickly and think critically when necessary. As a game distributor, you keep track of the goals in the long term. It goes without saying that you are aware of the latest (online) developments in the field of communication.

What do you want to do?

• you are the point of contact for political colleagues working on the themes of your portfolio and projects;
• you collect what is happening in the field and include that insight in your advice. In this way, you clarify what our policy means in practice;
• with your sharp analyzes and your creativity, you translate current, sometimes complex communication problems into an attractive strategy;
• you work in an interdisciplinary team on a common strategy around priority themes;
• you give direction, maintain control and ensure the implementation of the communication approach.
• for online and offline campaigns you manage external advertising and campaign agencies;
• you easily exchange with communication professionals from other organizations.

Job requirements

What are we asking?

• you have at least three years of work experience in a similar position;
• you are a persuasive adviser and like to roll up your sleeves;
• you have an antenna for developments in society, media and politics and great empathy;
• you are a quick thinker and dare to think against it if necessary;
• you can organize well, maintain an overview, are result-oriented and not afraid of deadlines;
• you have knowledge of online communication.

Terms of employment
Salary level: scale 11
Monthly salary: Min €3,503 – Max. €5,343 (gross)
Employment: Fixed-term employment contract with a view to indefinite employment
Contract duration: 1 year
Minimum number of hours per week: 32
Maximum number of hours per week: 36

Other employment conditions
In addition to the salary, you will receive an individual election budget (IKB). SCV consists of money (16.37% of your gross annual salary) and time. With the IKB, you make the choices that suit you, and you can put together some of your terms of employment yourself. You can, for example, choose to have part of your monthly income paid out when you want it. You can also convert this budget into leave and vice versa or spend it on tax-friendly goals. The national government attaches great importance to personal growth and career development and offers numerous opportunities for this. Perks include various study facilities, company fitness, full reimbursement of your public transport costs, commuting and partially paid parental leave.

In addition to the salary, you will receive an individual election budget (IKB). SCV consists of money (16.37% of your gross annual salary) and time. With the IKB, you make the choices that suit you, and you can put together some of your terms of employment yourself. You can, for example, choose to have part of your monthly income paid out when you want it. You can also convert this budget into leave and vice versa or spend it on tax-friendly goals. The national government attaches great importance to personal growth and career development and offers numerous opportunities for this. Perks include various study facilities, company fitness, full reimbursement of your public transport costs, commuting and partially paid parental leave.

We offer you the opportunity to celebrate the holidays that are important to you without having to take time off. You can, for example, exchange Ascension Day and/or Pentecost for another holiday. You make agreements about this with your manager.

Special circumstances

• The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science is actively engaged in creating a spacious working environment. Together we work towards an organization where every employee feels involved and valued. In addition to your talents, experience and motivation, various aspects of your identity also make our organization richer, more innovative and more fun. Talent as foundation, diversity as strength.
• If candidates respond who are on work-to-work status, they will be prioritized over employees who are voluntarily mobile. If you belong to this group, please attach a nomination or proof and indicate it in the appropriate field.
• Acquisition in response to this ad is not valued.

Other information:
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Apply?
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