We recruit a fantastic Receptionist

UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future

UWC Maastricht 

We offer a challenging and engaging education for students from all age groups, equipping them with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to live a meaningful and flourishing life. The UWC Maastricht educational experience is about knowing and acting. We nurture an understanding of the world and its major challenges, and help students discover how they can serve others and make a positive contribution to society and the planet. We currently serve over 900 students from more than 100 countries, 200 of whom live in our residential community on campus.


The value of a UWC education

A UWC education is life-changing. We empower change makers and future leaders through the delivery of a unique programme in a deliberately diverse community. The educational ethos of UWC combines rigorous academic standards with experiential and inquiry-based learning in areas such as sustainability, intercultural dialogue, social justice, conflict resolution and social entrepreneurship. UWC students come together from very diverse backgrounds, including the most marginalised. Access to a UWC education is given independent of socio-economic background, supported through a rigorous admission process and a comprehensive scholarship programme: around 65% of UWC students attending the final two years of secondary school are awarded a full or partial scholarship. UWC’s 60,000 alumni are prized by top universities worldwide and, in their professional lives, they occupy positions of influence in industry, finance, civil society, government, healthcare, academia and the media.



UWC Maastricht is committed to upholding the highest standards in student safeguarding. Throughout the application process we will be assessing your suitability to work with children and young adults. Prior to an offer of employment being made, UWC Maastricht will check directly with current and past employers about safeguarding.


A deliberately diverse community

UWC Maastricht is committed to creating a deliberate diverse and inclusive school community, uniting students and staff from the rich diversity of human existence. We not only wish to bring together people from different national and cultural backgrounds, but also recognize differences around ethnicity, religion and belief, language, colour, socio-economic opportunity, physical and mental ability, political ideology, gender and gender expression, and sexuality. Actively pursuing such a community and creating equal opportunities for all of our stakeholders will allow us to celebrate our diversity and, in the process, discover our commonality as members of the human race.

UWC Maastricht recruits qualified and experienced staff from around the world who are committed to our school’s mission to make education a force for peace and a sustainable future. 


Join us!

UWC Maastricht has a part time vacancy (0,5812) for a


The job
The new colleague will work in the facilities team and share the receptionist job with another receptionist. The facilities team also consists of a Manager Facilities, a Caretaker team of 4 colleagues for the whole school and an Absence Registration Officer.

The Receptionist’s role will aim to provide a professional front of house reception in dealing with incoming visitors, taking and directing calls and general administration making a good first impression to all guests.

The responsibilities of the Receptionist are:

  • Hosting / welcoming visitors, staff and students.
  • 1st point of contact for guests, staff and students.
  • Ensure all calls are answered politely and put through to the appropriate department.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail, and e-mail.
  • Manage visitor and staff registration and updating student absences by absence of the absence administrator.
  • Ensure reception and meeting rooms are immaculately tidy at all times in cooperation with caretakers.
  • Process event forms, order lunch, monitor security etc.
  • Receive and distribute parcels and other deliveries.
  • Monitor registration and badges of all staff and visitors.
  • Manage (ordering) of front desk materials and office supplies for all staff.
  • Order flowers at request or for specific occasions.
  • Manage the sales of the UWCM branded merchandise materials.
  • Provide administrative support as required.
  • Be part of the UWCM First Aid / Emergency Response Team.
  • Any other duties as requested.

The successful profile & qualifications

Pursuing the UWC mission requires a commitment from our staff members to the following values:
International and cultural understanding, celebration of difference, personal responsibility and integrity, mutual responsibility and respect, compassion and service, respect for the environment, a sense of idealism, personal challenge, action and personal example.
It should be noted that the school is a dynamic and high energy environment: the satisfaction from working at UWC Maastricht is high – but so are the demands on time and engagement.

Education degree and Professional experience
A solid background in service management, administration and/or receptionwork.
Proven experience in a similar job.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies on a professional proficiency level:

  • Organizational: Creating a well-organized, orderly and task-oriented environment.
  • Collaboration with colleagues.
  • Interpersonal: Service oriented and personable.
  • Interaction with the environment: Ensuring good communication and coordination with staff, students and others that call or visit the school.
  • Reflection and development: Reflecting regularly on the development of personal and professional capabilities.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch.

UWC Maastricht is committed to upholding the highest standards in student safeguarding. Throughout the application process we will be assessing your suitability to work with children and young adults. Prior to an offer of employment being made, UWC Maastricht will check directly with current and past employers about safeguarding.

Terms of Employment / Remuneration
• You will get a contract of employment under Dutch law: the initial contract is for 1 year. The worktimes are divided over the week. The reception is open each work day from 7.45 until 17.00.
• The package will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position, according to the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Secondary Education (‘CAO VO’). The applicable pay scale is scale 5 in the CAO-VO.
• Participation in the school’s pension plan via the ABP Retirement/Pension Fund.
• Support in the application for the ‘30% Facility for Incoming Employees’ with the Dutch Tax Authorities (if relevant).
• Location: UWC Maastricht, the Netherlands.

To be able to work in the Netherlands, a (foreign) staff member must be able to successfully apply for:
 Residence and work permits for the Netherlands.
 A Dutch VOG (certificate of good conduct).

UWCM will assist in the application process for residence and work permits and VOG.

If you would like to know more about this challenging position, please contact our HR Team via vacancies@uwcmaastricht.nl / via +31(0)43 2410 410, or check our website www.uwcmaastricht.nl
Our procedure
After shortlisting, we determine the suitability of the remaining candidates to work in our school via online testing and screening, reference checks and interviews at our school.

Your application
You can express your interest by applying via our website via: https://www.uwcmaastricht.nl/about-us/working-with-us/vacancies and upload your motivation letter and CV.

The deadline for application is September 5, 2022. Further information can be found on our website via ‘Working with us’. UWCM reserves the right to identify and appoint a qualified candidate prior to the submission deadline.
Please be informed that our school is closed for Summer break between July 25 and August 29, 2022. Interviews will take place in September.



Your Application

Your application should meet the following requirements:

  • It contains a full CV and motivation letter.
  • Your application should be written in English, as we are working in an international environment.


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