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The challenge

The housemaster will play a central role within the organisation. He or she is responsible for complying with the code of conduct in relation to the learning and working environment. Interacting with the students is the main task; however, the tasks also include performing minor maintenance and repair work on the building and the responsibility for setting-up rooms and the opening and closing of the building. A core value of the organisation is personal attention. The tasks relating to this core value include monitoring students and holding them accountable to the code of conduct and the house rules. The housemaster is skilled in dealing with students during behavioural disturbances in a matter consistent with the agreements made and the school's rules. He or she understands the organisation and the working method of the school; The housemaster is skilled in solving problems concerning complaints, disruptions, maintenance, and set-up of rooms and has practically oriented knowledge to deal with devices and their possible applications.


Tasks include:

Daily oversight of the behaviour of staff and students and the use of the building.

  • Co-responsible for being approachable and providing services for the students. Serving as a point of contact for students.
  • Calling students to order or alerting the teacher or management team about behavioral issues in accordance with the internal code of conduct.
  • Ensuring that the public areas and offices are clean and tidy and remain so (clean desk policy)
  • Performing simple security activities for the building by maintaining a visible presence for passers-by and by checking the building premises to protect against vandalism and theft.
  • Setting-up lecture rooms including AV/IT devices and making sure the room is ready to use.

The maintenance and repair tasks for the building, grounds, and inventory - taking into account any (technical) maintenance requirements and agreements, include:

  • indicating disturbances and acting on them.
  • fixing simple defects.
  • listening to and recording any complaints of a technical nature.
  • requesting quotations from suppliers in consultation with the portfolio holder.


Who are we?

Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Nyenrode Business Universiteit offers a combination of sound theoretical framework, practical relevance, and personal development. Thanks to this combination, we develop sustainable added value for our students and for society. Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded in 1946 for and by business, with an international orientation. Nyenrode offers degree and executive education programs in business, management, accountancy and controlling, and conducts research in these disciplines. The mission of Nyenrode is: ‘Serving society by shaping responsible leaders’.

Nyenrode Business Universiteit Amsterdam

Nyenrode Business Universiteit has two locations, Breukelen and Amsterdam. The Amsterdam campus reinforces the international esteem of the university and has close relationships with local and international enterprises based in Amsterdam.

Nyenrode Business Universiteit Amsterdam is situated in a beautiful canal house on the Keizersgracht, where students get state of the art education, personal attention and connect with (inter)national student groups. We are part of a thriving business ecosystem; we have a world-class network of alumni and host our own incubator with start-ups where students can start their entrepreneurial life.
As we are a small organization (about 20 colleagues), members of the different teams work together daily. We also work closely together with our colleagues in Breukelen.


Who are you?

You are smart, flexible (also in working hours), enthusiastic and you have a ‘can do attitude’. You show ownership, you come up with solutions for issues yourself and advise pro-actively. You are a good communicator and a real team player. You are service & client oriented, reliable and you have an attitude of integrity. You flourish in a working environment with highly educated professionals and high demands in which you stand firm. And of course, you enjoy working with students and lecturers. You have natural authority. You have good command of the English language, and you feel comfortable within an international environment. You have affinity with education and students. Experience with company emergency response or first aid is a pre-requisite, alternatively you are prepared to follow this training. You report to the Manager Operations and work closely together with the other Housemasters, and the Reception team.


What do we have to offer?

We are a knowledge institute that is characterized by a personal, informal atmosphere and a professional approach. Result-oriented work methods and attention to personal development go hand in hand. You will be given the space to contribute to our objectives in your own way. Working at Nyenrode means working on a 13th-century wooded estate with a castle in Breukelen or at the Keizersgracht, in the historic center of Amsterdam.

  • A gross salary of up to € 2.837,- depending on your work experience, in the case of full-time employment (Scale 5).
  • Fixed 5,1 % end of year bonus
  • Flexible end of year bonus, up to 4,5% (2021 was 2,5%)
  • 30 days off (with the option of five more)
  • € 850 to be spent with Coolblue (online shop) to facilitate a home office.
  • Reimbursements for internet, gym, working from home, travel allowance, etc.
  • Pension scheme is through ABP
  • Bike plan 


We would like to receive your application in the form of a motivation letter and a curriculum vitae. You can apply through our website. Should you have any questions about this vacancy you can contact Maartje Jongma, Manager operations Nyenrode Amsterdam via or by phone: 06-42137132.