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The challenge

The tasks are performed within a private educational institution. 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 understands the organisation and the working method of the school; he is skilled in solving problems concerning complaints, disruptions, maintenance and set-up of rooms and he has practically-oriented knowledge to deal with devices and their possible applications.


Tasks include:

Daily oversight of the behavior 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 take action 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 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 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 25 colleagues), members of the different teams work together on a daily basis. 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 integer. 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 a natural authority. You have good command of the English language (may also be a native English speaker) and comfortable within an international environment. You have affinity with the education and the students. Experience with company emergency response or first aid is a pre-requisite, or the candidate is 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?

Nyenrode Business Universiteit Amsterdam can be characterized by a combination of a high level of professionality and an informal atmosphere. We pay special attention to the development of our employees. Depending on age and work experience, we offer a gross salary of minimum €1.898,-- and maximum € 2.711,-- for fulltime employment. (Scale 5). 


Please apply online, through our website. Should you have any questions about this vacancy you can contact Maartje Jongma, Manager operations Nyenrode Amsterdam via or by phone: 06-51926844. More information on Nyenrode and the programs can be found on


Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.