Language and Culture Centre Coordinator

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Are you the professional connector and people-oriented colleague we are looking for?

Proud. Inspired. Future-oriented. These are words that you experience in your responsibility for the Language and Culture Centre. You feel proud of seeing the development of your students and your team. You are inspired by cultural diversity and become energized when developing and building a HZ wide Language and Culture Center (LCC). In a people-oriented way you daily lead a team of employees and create an open culture and dialogue and a nice workspace.

Together with your teaching colleagues you develop a sound learning climate for the students of the various study programmes. You give your colleagues plenty of confidence and space to use their professional skills and challenge them to continuously develop themselves. In addition to the individual development of your colleagues, team development is also central and you guide your colleagues towards more result responsibility and self-organizing capacity. Combining this with educational development and implementation inspires you. In addition, you are a connector pur sang who, in dialogue and cooperation with the study programmes, arrives at an innovation of language education in the study programme curricula.

Do you recognize yourself in this role where it is all about students and facilitating their language development and cultural awareness? Are you characterized by people in your area as an approachable colleague, as an ambitious professional and as a people-oriented manager? Do you feel at home in an international work environment? Then apply for the vacancy Language and Culture Centre Coordinator at HZ University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen.

Your work – our demands
As the coordinator, you will coach the LCC team, which consists of eight language teachers (Dutch and English) of different nationalities and you will be the coordinator for the Cambridge Exam Centre. The LCC is part of the HZ business, hospitality and vitality domain but provides language and culture education for all HZ study programmes.

A more detailed description of your work as a coordinator is laid down in the profile, which is available here. In it you will also find the job requirements used in the selection procedure. Specifically for this position, we are looking for:

  • A connector with a clear vision of (higher) education of modern and foreign languages and intercultural skills;
  • An independent team player who wants to put his or her weight to innovative language education as part of the curricula of the HZ study programmes and to build out a further positioning of the LCC;
  • An innovator who wants to build an intercultural community together with the team and the study programmes within HZ;
  • A customer-oriented colleague who will further implement the cursory language education and further development of the Cambridge Exam Centre within HZ, among other things by strengthening the cooperation with British Council, incorporating and coordinating the Cambridge Exam Centre in consultation with external partners.

To achieve this, we think it is important that you are aware of and have experience with the latest developments in the field of foreign language education. In your role as coordinator, it is important that you can communicate effectively with people of different nationalities and with external parties.

Grow with us
HZ is the personal university of applied sciences. About 550 employees are committed to providing high-quality education and research. This means that we have been in the top 3 of universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands for years. We provide education for approximately 4,800 students through 25 HBO programmes. Working at HZ means working in a lively environment where not one day looks the same. Where the lecturers know the names of their students. Where the lines are short. Where interdisciplinary cooperation is important. Whether you work as a lecturer, janitor, marketing employee, study programme coordinator, ICT specialist or HR advisor: together with your colleagues you form a team of professionals that train our students to become enterprising, innovative and values-driven professionals for a sustainable and globalizing society.

We believe that future-proof education starts with our employees. That is why, in addition to an inspiring, lively and international work, we offer you:

  • A temporary appointment for a period of one year. A temporary extension is possible;
  • A market-based salary in accordance with the HBO collective labour agreement, based on training and experience, of up to € 5717.25 on a full-time basis;
  • The ability to work on your personal and professional development.

Are you a motivating, future-oriented and innovative coordinator? Then apply before 14 April via the application button below. Would you rather have some more information first? Contact Daphne Zerbib-Jasperse, Director of the Business, Vitality & Hospitality Domain, +31 6 53352686. Would you like more information about the procedure? Please contact Emmy van den Broeke, staff advisor, via

Interviews will take place on 20 April 2021. Of course, we observe the guidelines and regulations of the RIVM and the government regarding the corona measures.

This vacancy is simultaneously opened internally and externally. In the event of equal suitability, internal candidates will have priority.

Acquisition as a result of the vacancy text is not appreciated.