Communication Officer

Nieuwegein municipality is looking for a file

Communication Officer

Permanent vacancy, 28 hours per week, 9 . scale

Communications team is looking for a Communications Officer.

You will be involved in various projects, in which you do both operational and tactical work. We are curious about your creative input. And we can’t wait for your organizational skills, either. Do you have the ambition to grow into a long-term consulting role? Nice, because that’s one possibility. curious? Read on, and we’ll be happy to tell you more!

Your team: Communication
The communications team of the Nieuwegein municipality consists of 18 employees. The team is responsible for the quality of communications for the municipality of Nieuwegein. We aim for a good relationship between the municipality and its stakeholders. We do this by directing advice, support, and monitoring communications from the organization with its various stakeholders. Our goal is to achieve a good relationship between the city and our organization. This is necessary to achieve municipal policy that meets the needs of residents, businessmen and organizations.

We work in different project teams on thematic topics (eg sustainability, city, social sphere). The communications team has a heart for the Newgens. We want residents to feel connected to the city and to understand what is going on. The team also shares with each other, they work hard and laugh a lot. Do you really see yourself working in this relaxed and diverse team?

What will you do as a liaison?
As a Communications Officer, in the municipality of Nieuwegein, you work on projects, innovations and (process) improvements. You are indispensable for the smooth running of the team.

In your role as a communications officer, you are operational and tactical. You are involved in various projects. You will participate, among others:

  • management and dissemination of content and monitoring of municipal social media channels;
  • content calendar management;
  • create, edit and publish content for our websites and intranet;
  • Create newsletters.
  • making the municipality’s page weekly in the local newspaper Het Kontakt/De Molenkruiser that goes door-to-door;
  • Supervision of publications (publications, handouts, etc.);
  • Analyze data from social media channels and share results regularly with the team;
  • Further development of the newsroom in Nieuwegein. And make tam tam.
  • support liaison advisors;
  • A permanent role in the crisis liaison team.

You have a lot of freedom to present and implement all your creative ideas and improvement suggestions.

What we ask of you
For this position, we are looking for someone who has a heart for the Nieuwegein community. You have a genuine interest in Nieuwegein and a sense of political connections. You use your creativity to convey inspirational and visual messages to the target group.

In addition to your creativity, you also have the skill to clearly organize and plan work. You like to cooperate. Achieving results together as a team, that’s what we aim for. Quality is the core of your business. You also have to separate. You take responsibility for your work and be accurate. You investigate the wants and needs of the (internal) customer and act proactively and in a service-oriented manner. You are also very capable of giving and receiving feedback.

As a Communications Officer you also have:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in Communication.
  • At least one year experience (in a similar position) within the government.
  • Experience with OBI4wan or another social media management tool, with which you can perform analyzes of targeted issues and make tam-tams an advantage;
  • Experience in setting up a newsroom and developing communication plans is an advantage;
  • Experience with SharePoint.

What do you get from us
We give you every opportunity to present and implement your creative ideas and improvement proposals. You get a great opportunity to develop yourself and eventually grow into a consulting position.

We also offer you:

  • a gross salary not exceeding 4,208 euros (9 scale);
  • After one year, with good performance, permanent contract;
  • Individual choice budget (IKB) of 17.05% of your total salary which you can freely spend on the available goals, in line with your personal desires;
  • A professional work environment in which we pay attention to your personal development;
  • A warm welcome during the introductory program;
  • Possibility to work (partially) from home;
  • Excellent secondary working conditions.

We have two vital employee associations: NieuweGeinatie and Zandkruisers. Fun activities and relaxing drinks are organized regularly. It’s great to expand your network and gain new insights.

more information?
If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact Fieke Vermeulen, Liaison Team Leader. This can be done on the phone number 06 50 00 54 71 or

Progressing? Show us who you are and what you can do!
Would you like to work as a communications officer in the municipality of Nieuwegein? Then we will receive your letter of motivation no later than September 15th via our website Application page.! Show us within two minutes who you are and why you would like to work as a Communications Officer in Nieuwegein.

Keep your agenda for free!

Job interviews will take place on Thursday, September 22nd.

Important: When applying with us, you will be asked for your CV and letter of motivation. Paste your (YouTube) video link into a Word/PDF document and add it as a ‘motivation letter’. Then we can watch your video. If you have any questions about this topic, please send an email to

This vacancy is posted internally and externally at the same time. In case of equal suitability, the internal candidate shall have priority over the external candidates.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not estimated!

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