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For the HdK we are looking for a committed D&I Officer who will promote an attitude of openness, curiosity and inclusivity.

The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) and the Royal Conservatoire (KC) together constitute the University of the Arts The Hague (Hogeschool der Kunsten Den Haag / HdK). The HdK offers a wide range of art programmes to around 1800 students, from bachelors, masters, a double degree to PhD options in conjunction with Leiden University. It also provides unique programmes for pupils and students in combination with primary and secondary education. The HdK is located at two sites in the centre of The Hague.

Both faculties of the HdK offer small-scale, intensive teaching. We support our students in developing their artistic and creative talents and their serious ambitions. We prepare them for a professional career as artists in a demanding and continually changing environment, enabling them to acquire a meaningful position in the community. A community in which they contribute through their artistic practice to a perpetually changing world.

The programmes are geared to what is primarily an international professional world, and are taught entirely in English. Students come from more than 70 countries and bring their various views, interests and cultural backgrounds to our institute. An institute which embraces curiosity and inquisitiveness and wants to contribute to the wellbeing of society as a whole.

The faculties each have a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. The working groups focus on topics like diversity, (social) equality, social justice and inclusion within the KABK and KC communities. These working groups are under development but the goals are to organise symposia, seminars, discussion groups, stimulate and facilitate grassroots initiatives by students, teachers and staff members and to give and guide input for curriculum development.

To further develop and implement our D&I policy we are looking for a

Diversity & Inclusion Officer (0,8 FE)

What will you do?

  • Formulate a strategic policy and plan of action on D&I through research on D&I issues within the faculties and help implement this policy and plan.
  • Promote awareness and expertise in the area of D&I which can be done by organising events, presentations, training programmes and workshops in cooperation with external and internal experts.
  • Provide expert advice on various D&I issues within the faculties and to the executive board.
  • Guide and support the D&I working groups of the faculties.
  • Develop inclusive procedures and working methods within the faculties and implement these in cooperation with all departments.
  • Provide support to staff and student networks and other grassroots initiatives.
  • Promote knowledge exchange and expertise development by participating in national and international networks of diversity officers.
  • Promote social safety and community building in the learning and working environment.
  • Promote an attitude of transparency, openness and curiosity, enabling all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential.

Who are we looking for? You are (someone with):

  • A WO or HBO master's degree.
  • Proven experience in making and implementing policy in diversity & inclusion, preferably within an educational institution.
  • Proactive and able to realise concrete and measurable results.
  • Able to lead projects with sensitivity and empathy.
  • A high degree of independence, but also the ability to work well in teams.
  • Excellent networking skills, intercultural sensitivity and social awareness.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written, in Dutch and English.
  • If possible, a network in and around The Hague.
  • And of course, affinity with the arts.

What do we offer?

A stimulating and dynamic post in an international and creative environment with every opportunity to further develop the position of D&I Officer at the HdK Den Haag. The appointment is in the first instance for one year with the prospect of a four-year contract in total. The post is classified as scale 11 in the Collective Agreement for Higher Education (CAO-HBO). Furthermore, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and a fixed year-end bonus of 8.3%; extended paid holiday leave, part of which is to be enjoyed during school holidays; good study and development opportunities.


The HdK is guided in this procedure by executive search agency Colourful People. For more information about HdK and this position, you can contact Naima Azough, senior partner at Colourful People by email: n.azough@colourfulpeople.nl or telephone: +31(0)6 4344 9717. You can apply for this position by uploading your letter and CV no later than 28 February 2021 via the “solliciteer’ button below.

Talks with the selection and advisory committee are scheduled for mid-March (see dates below). HdK aims to complete the procedure by the end of March 2021.

Important dates:

  • 11 March – 1st round of interviews
  • 16 March – 2nd round of interviews

More information about the HdK Den Haag, KABK and KC and our D&I policy can be found on these websites: www.hogeschoolderkunsten.nl, www.kabk.nl and www.koncon.nl.

HdK strives for a diverse and inclusive organisation and finds it important that this topic is addressed in our ongoing dialogue. That is why we are curious to know who you are!


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Publicatie datum:

12 Feb 2021


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