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    Marketing, Communication & Advertising
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    • Date Posted
      November 20,2021
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    Marketing and Communications Adviser for the Centre for Security & Digitalisation

    Security and digitisation are becoming increasingly intertwined. On the one hand, digitisation is leading to new security problems, such as the many different forms of cybercrime, as well as problems caused by professionals’ lack of understanding of increasingly complex digital systems. On the other, however, it offers opportunities and options for tackling security issues. These include new digital detection methods and in particular those involving the advanced analysis of a range of data streams. This creates an increasing demand for professionals from different areas of application to enrich the knowledge of methods and techniques in the digital domain and further their own expertise. This knowledge and expertise is important for a better safeguarding of security in general.

    The Centre for Security & Digitalisation
    In September 2021, the Centre for Security and Digitalisation (CVD) opened its doors in Apeldoorn. At the initiative of Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the University of Twente (UT), ROC Aventus, the Police Academy (PA), the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, the Municipality of Apeldoorn and companies in Apeldoorn, this knowledge centre will contribute to the security of our increasingly digital society. The CVD primarily aims to further the training of professionals from domains where advanced digitisation has a prominent role in combination with security matters. This is done by offering a range of educational and research activities to both students and company staff.

    The CVD partners are committed to developing the knowledge centre into a national institute that offers high-quality education for regular students and professionals. The Centre will also be a hub for applied research into social issues in the fields of security and digitisation.

    The CVD is based on three pillars:

    • Education: Saxion and the Police Academy offer higher professional training courses at the centre. Furthermore, the VeiligheidsLAB is point of contact for practical questions – from both public and private organisations – regarding education and research at the relevant educational institutions.
    • Research The University of Twente in collaboration with Saxion and the Police Academy, is developing a demand-driven research agenda for security and digitisation.
    • Entrepreneurship: Start-ups are given room to develop in and around the Centre.

    We are seeking a Marketing and Communication Adviser for the CVD. Do you have experience in internal, change and project communication? Do you believe in the power of connecting, and know how to create an impact in complex collaborations between higher education, government bodies and the business community? Then we are looking for you!

    What will you be doing?
    You are member of a project team from the participating partner organisations that will oversee the further development of the CVD. You will contribute current knowledge and skills in the areas of marketing and communication (both online and offline) and change management, and know what it takes to put a new partnership on the map. You have a talent for advising, facilitating and mediating. You will provide concrete and effective advice to the board and management and subsequently make proposals for communication interventions and the corresponding schedule. You will also manage this process. In addition, as a content expert, you will work closely with internal stakeholders such as the CVD board and management, and you will participate in several of the Centre’s sub-projects.

    As a member of the CVD project team, you will shape the Centre’s marketing and communication activities on a strategic, tactical and operational level. To do so you will be working closely with fellow professionals from the founders of the CVD.

    Your profile

    • You are an experienced strategic adviser with a hands-on mentality and with a clear vision of internal and change communication.
    • You are proactive; you see opportunities and turn them into high-impact communication campaigns.
    • You are a strong go-getter; you are someone who not only thinks but also takes action and actually gets things done.
    • You have a good sense for organisations and you can easily navigate your way around a political, administrative organisation.
    • You have at least 5 years’ experience as marketing and communication professional in a complex organisation and/or programmes and projects.
    • You have knowledge of the broad field of communication and knowledge of change management.
    • You know how to translate complex issues into accessible texts for colleagues.
    • Experience in facilitating and leading meetings and team sessions is an advantage.
    • You have experience with agile working methods (Lean, Scrum).
    • You have up-to-date knowledge of online communication methods and using social media.

    The position
    We offer good primary and secondary employment terms and conditions. The position is ranked at scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Universities of Applied Sciences. The position is for 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week). The appointment is for a period of two years. The place of employment is Apeldoorn, but it is also possible to work partly from home.

    Interested? Please send your application to The deadline for applications is 7 December 2021.

    If you have any questions about the position, please call Karin Effing on +31 (0) 611 291 795.

    For more information about the CVD, visit

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