Project manager (0.8-1.0 FTE)


University of Groningen Library (UB)


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen (UG) is an internationally oriented university that ranks among the best universities in Europe. UG teaching and research staff are passionate about their work in a wide variety of fields and are given the opportunity to make the most of their talents. The University aims to reward the talents, ambitions, and achievements of its 36,000 students and 7,500 staff members.

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The University of Groningen Library (UB) is the information hub of the University of Groningen (UG). As a centre of expertise and service provision, the UB is innovative, professional, and customer-oriented. The UB capitalizes on IT to boost the availability of information, promote research at the UG, and make academic work and knowledge open and accessible for future generations. The UB helps to enhance student success rates by providing facilities that are tailored to suit students’ needs.

The UB is continually expanding and improving its services, processes, and products on a project-by-project basis. We use pilots and prototypes to try out new things, have our own UB Library app that we are further developing, and scout out possibilities for deploying business intelligence (BI) in our organization.

Job description

What will you do?
You will work within the Department of Development & Innovation. In this department, developers, managers, consultants, and project managers work together on the development and management of our applications. Your work station will be located within the UB, in the bustling city centre of Groningen.

As project manager, you will delve into innovative projects initiated by the UB. To this end, you will work together with internal partners, such as faculties and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), as well as external partners both on a national and international level. Examples include suppliers and the consortium of the National Library of the Netherlands and other university libraries (UKB).

In your work as project manager, you will be supported by the Project Office.


You are an experienced, independent, and flexible project manager. You can respond well to various situations and contexts and can communicate well in this. You can motivate people to get behind your projects, you achieve results, monitor progress, and are a good and proactive communicator.

In addition, you possess the following competences:

● the ability to think and work at a university or university of applied sciences level
● extensive project management experience using Prince2 principles
● good organizational skills
● core competences: persuasiveness, result-orientation, excellent planning and organizational skills, the ability to work as part of a team, the ability to work to a budget, organizational sensitivity
● good oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English.

An affinity with the world of academic teaching and research is an advantage

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, we offer the following terms of employment:

● a maximum salary, depending on qualifications and experience, of € 5,439 (salary scale 11) gross per month for a full-time position. The corresponding UFO profile is Project Manager 4
● an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus over the annual gross income
● a one-year contract After the agreed end date, and depending on the outcome of your Results & Development interview and other (internal) circumstances, your contract may be converted into a contract for an indefinite period.

Job Application

You can apply by submitting your application letter and curriculum vitae before 12 September 2022. Only submissions via the application form will be considered.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP):

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Marijke Folgering, Head of Development & Innovation (for information about the position)

Ryanka Hazekamp, HR-Advisor (for information about the application procedure)

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 222443E

Digital application form