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Design Academy Eindhoven is looking for a

Facilities Officer with immediate effect

(32 hours a week)


Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) is an internationally leading educational institute in the field of Design. The various departments within the four-year higher vocational Bachelor programme and the two-year Master programme train students from different perspectives to produce critical and socially engaged designers. Besides the educational programmes, DAE has international research lectorates focussed on collaborative, interdisciplinary projects.

DAE sees design as a global phenomenon with an increasing urgency to reform social structures and systems. These include reforms in the fields of consumption, care, social organisation and future industries, but the list is inexhaustible. According to DAE, designers are responsible for exploring and finding alternatives.
DAE is home to about 700 students, from 40 different countries. The fact that many nationalities and cultures meet here, enriches our work area and contributes to the validity of the projects in a worldwide context. In addition to being a higher vocational education institute, DAE functions as an institute where there is room for debate. This interaction forms an important building block for both our curricula and our research agenda, and enables DAE to educate people who are capable of making meaningful contributions to social developments around the world.

Almost everyone who teaches at Design Academy Eindhoven is also a designer, and that makes the work climate quite unique. In our dynamic school it is important for you to be able to switch easily between various activities and have an affinity with design and development. The Facilities Officer is positioned within the organisation’s Servicebureau. It is an independent position involving regular coordination and meetings with colleagues from the Servicebureau, which is supervised by the Service Coordinator.

As a Facilities Officer you plan, prepare and execute operational activities within the set frameworks. You support and lend facility services within the scope of internal and external events. You monitor the safe, proper use, maintenance and operation of the building, facilities, systems and equipment. You have technical knowledge, you spot bottlenecks and solve any defects as soon as possible. You are capable of communicating clearly both in Dutch and in English, taking into consideration the international character of our organisation.

Your activities and responsibilities within the Servicebureau are wide-ranging and varied. These include ensuring the house rules are observed, and you take corrective action if necessary. You are the point of contact for students and colleagues with regard to the request and assessment of repairs, replacement and renewal of facilities. You manage and stock the storeroom and you ensure the purchase of materials, office supplies and study materials and tools. You maintain contact with suppliers. If necessary, you provide in-house emergency and first-aid assistance, and help in the event of calamities.

Job requirements:

  • You have an MBO level certificate or equivalent;
  • You have a minimum of three years relevant work experience. A technical background would be an added advantage;
  • You can work both independently and in a team;
  • You can set priorities and you are plan and solution oriented;
  • You are computer literate and skilled in working with digital and administrative systems;
  • You get energy from working in a dynamic organisation, and you can switch rapidly between various operational tasks;
  • You are customer friendly and have good communication skills. You have a good command of the Dutch and English language, both verbally and in writing;
  • You have obtained an in-house emergency response certificate (BHV), team leader in-house emergency response certificate (Ploegleider BHV), electrical engineering safety certificate (VOP) would be an added advantage and you are prepared to follow a course.

Our offer

We offer you a challenging position in an international and dynamic working environment. This concerns a 32-hour position, distributed over four days. It involves rotating shifts from Mondays to Fridays between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. and occasionally on Saturdays. Salary indication: band width of minimum € 1,911.26 – and maximum € 2,609.74 gross a month for a fulltime position (scale 5). The employment terms are in conformance with the collective wage agreement CAO-HBO, including 8% holiday pay and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. Initially, an annual contract is offered, with a possibility for extension.

Information and application

Please contact Anouk Purmer, Service Desk Coordinator, via phone number +31 (40) 239 39 39 for more information about the position content. Please submit your application with CV by email to vacatures@designacademy.nl for the attention of Karin Verhees, stating the position of Facilities Officer by 22 January at the latest. Selection interviews will take place on 24 January 2020.

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