Universiteit Twente

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Operations Manager for TUCCR

Job description

For our newly established Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research (TUCCR), we are looking for an Operations Manager.

TUCCR is a public-private partnership where experts, professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students from industry and knowledge partners collaborate to deliver talents, innovations, and know-how in the domain of cybersecurity. Its founding partners are Betaalvereniging Nederland, BetterBe, Cisco, NCSC, NDIX, Northwave, SIDN, SURF, Thales, TNO, and the University of Twente. We have the ambition to expand the network of partners further and for our centre to be amongst the top cybersecurity research & innovation centres in the Netherlands. TUCCR is sustained by professionals and researchers from various disciplines including computer science, behavioural and social sciences, quantum physics, electrical engineering and mathematics. We are jointly providing the Cybersecurity education for more than 1000 students in our computer science bachelor and master programs.

Purpose of the operations manager
The operations manager is responsible for the execution and supervision of the operational, administrative and communication activities of TUCCR. The operations manager supports the management of TUCCR in carrying out the operational and organisational tasks related to stakeholder management and execution of the TUCCR activities, as well as supervision of administrative and contractual matters through interactions with the faculty and departmental staff responsible for administration, legal and finance.


  • Operational support to the TUCCR management with respect to activity initiation, monitoring, and reporting, stakeholder meetings, strategic meetings and events.
  • Supervision of administrative, legal, and financial processes related to TUCCR activities, contracts and finances.
  • Orchestration and supervision of communication activities around TUCCR activities and events amongst others via the TUCCR website, newsletters and social media.
Your profile
  • You have completed a business administration, business management, or similar education at least at bachelor level;
  • You ideally have demonstrable work experience in a comparable position;
  • You have a proactive and hands-on attitude with very good and crisp communication skills;
  • You work independently, but you also function well in a team;
  • You are internationally oriented and have a very good command of the Dutch and English languages in speaking and writing;
  • You have good digital skills;
  • Finally, you are an enthusiastic colleague who finds a friendly atmosphere in the team important and would like to help make a success of all activities of TUCCR.
Our offer
  • We offer a position for at least 0.5 fte. You will be initially employed for two years. An extension after this period is a possibility;
  • Our terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO) and include a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • Depending on your relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full-time basis ranges from € 3746,-- to € 5127,-- per month;
  • A minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A fulltime employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis;
  • Furthermore, we offer excellent professional and personal development programs;
  • Finally, you will work in a lively, inspiring and dynamic working environment in an organization focusing on internationalization, where you will have a high degree of responsibility and independence.
Information and application

Please send your application before April 20, 2021 via the 'Apply now' button below, and include:

  • A motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for this position.
  • A detailed CV.

For more information or questions regarding this vacancy, you can contact Stephan Maathuis (email s.j.maathuis@utwente.nl, phone +31534894699).

About the department

Digital Society Institute (DSI)
The University of Twente’s mission as a people-first university of technology places us in the crossfire of digital advancement and the disruption it can cause. As scientists and tech pioneers, our task is to drive digitalization. As cross-disciplinarian connectors, we must take care that reality and virtuality are integrated safely, sustainably, and inclusively. As societal impactors, we face unpredictable forces and chart unknown territory, always intent on researching and co-designing solutions that will create a humane cyberworld. This is the domain of the Digital Society Institute, which supports, guides and connects UT’s scientists who perform scientific research in technology that is essential for digitalization, on methods and techniques for integrating digital technology in our environments, and in how we can come to intelligent, well-informed decision making. An important aspect of our mission is to conduct research that has an impact on society.

About the organization

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

As an employer, the EEMCS Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customizable conditions.

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

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