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Senior HR Advisor (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

Senior HR Advisor (0.8 1.0 FTE)

We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Eindhoven University. We invite you to join our team.
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Human Resources Management


About our team
We have a great opportunity for you to join the Human Resources Management department (HRM) where you’ll provide HR support to our colleagues and customers across the university. We are looking forward to you joining our team where we work together in a challenging and inspiring environment.

The HRM department consists of approximately 100 enthusiastic colleagues. In addition to HR Advice, HRM also comprises the Talent attraction team, Policy, HR Services & E-HRM, Learning & Development and OHSE&R departments. We achieve results together, we engage others, we have a drive for quality and a culture of learning and we are adaptive to change.

As HR advisor you are part of the advice team and will be seconded to a faculty and/or department. Also, you will contribute to the further professionalization and further development of  HR policy and advice for the relevant organizational unit. In addition, you will actively participate in university-wide HRM projects.

About you …

  • You thrive on finding ways to support managers whose main focus is not on management but on research and education.
  • You can build a relationship with our (academic) managers where you develop from
    HR advisor to trusted HR partner. You support the manager in keeping an overview, supported by HR data and understanding the business needs, rather than working ‘case-based’. Your unsolicited advice is heard and taken seriously.
  • You really want to know the faculty /or department you work for inside out. This knowledge enables you to advise department board or colleagues of HRM policy or L&D on trends or recurring issues surpassing an individual department.
  • You balance the business approach with a warm understanding of people. Enabling you to coach management and employees in a respectful way, contributing to a smoothly running team or de-escalating complex cases.
  • You understand HR is a balance act between the advisory role and an operational role when you ensure the processes are correctly set up. You acknowledge the importance of performing your administrative tasks correct and on time. TU/e works with AFAS Insite.  
  • You can keep your focus, decide what to prioritize and what not, keep an overview of what needs to be done, when and how. And you are a colleague that contributes to the success of our team. By sharing ideas and contributing to university-wide projects. And as a bonus we value your humor, we work hard but it is ok to also have fun working together.


As a candidate:

  • You have a relevant Bachelor or Master’s degree, for example in Human Resources Management;
  • You have 7-10 years of HR work experience within a complex and preferably similar organization;
  • You have an excellent oral and written command of the Dutch and English languages (C1 level);
  • You are able to maintain an overview by means of a process-oriented and project-oriented approach.
  • You have good communication skills, can switch quickly and get to the core of the case/problem/subject.

You have a high degree of independence and flexibility as an HR professional. You show persuasiveness and are able to connect with people. You are result-oriented and make a professional contribution to the development of HRM as a discipline at the TU/e and the HR advisory role within it.

About TU/e
With excellent research and education programs, we are part of national and international academic networks, we participate in collaborations with industry and social organizations, and we are the academic heart of the top technology region of Brainport. TU/e is an important hub in a world-class high-tech ecosystem. We are internationally renowned for our expertise in basic scientific and technological disciplines.

TU/e has the ambition to be one of the leading universities in the field of science and technology. In the coming years we will strengthen our base in fundamental research, invest in individual research talent and develop leadership in interdisciplinary research themes: Smart materials & processes, Complex high-tech systems, Bioengineering Health, Renewable energy, Human-centered systems and environments and Data-driven intelligent systems. Three challenges are fundamental to our vision for 2030: a sustainable world, the technological revolution, and the impact of technology on society. TU/e is a people-oriented employer that offers opportunities for talent - both for scientific and support staff - for personal development and to meet the challenges of tomorrow together.


  • Initially, this is a one-year temporary post, during which further opportunities will be explored for permanent employment.
  • Depending on knowledge and experience, the salary will be scale 10  or scale 11, this amount to a maximum of € 5.230,00 (salary scale 11) gross per month under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • We believe it is important that our employees continue to develop themselves and offer various facilities to do so.
  • We also offer attractive secondary benefits, such as 41 days of vacation for a 40-hour week, 8% holiday allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, a generous employer's contribution to the ABP pension plan, a selection model for conditions of employment, childcare on the campus and excellent sports facilities.
  • We support hybrid working; you work partly on campus and partly at home by arrangement.
  • And most important, you will be working within a team of incredibly nice, helpful, inspiring, and motivated colleagues in a dynamic and energetic environment within our Campus.

Informatie en sollicitatie

More information

Please contact Frank Kuipers, Manager OHSE&R/part HRM (f.a.kuipers[at] or Suzan Rondeel, HR Advisor HRM (s.rondeel[at] for more information about the content of the position.

Depending on your CV and work experience, you will be appointed directly at the TU/e.

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