Type dienstverband:
Den Haag
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Safety & Health Advisor | The Hague

Want to make your mark on our times? Come work at TNO as a Safety & Health Advisor in The Hague!

About this position

TNO stands for experimental, innovative research. Every day over 4000 enthusiastic experts at 25 different locations are busy making the Netherlands a little more sustainable, safer and more healthy. They do this by working in very diverse environments and with very diverse materials. From offices to laboratories, from explosives and chemicals to microbiological agents. Their safety must be guaranteed. And that's where you as Safety & Health Advisor will play a crucial role.

What will be your role?

As Safety & Health Advisor your primary focus will be on the development of the policy on BHV and crisis management.

In the morning, you will have a physical consultation with the Head of BHV at the Delft location to spar about the specific needs of that location in the area of BHV and the implementation of these needs. In the afternoon you will have a digital meeting with the Crisis Manager of the Groningen location to discuss the scenarios for the next crisis exercise. You will also go through the specific training sessions that are needed for that location. And at the end of the afternoon you have a meeting with the COO of TNO to fine-tune the reviewed FAFS policy.

So as Safety & Health Advisor you have an incredibly varied job. Together with the other advisors in the Research Facilities department, you have a directing role in everything within TNO related to the BHV organization and crisis management. The goal is to improve TNO's safety culture and minimize risks at the sites. You will work with the Heads of BHV, the Crisis Managers, the QSHE team, the Board of Directors and senior Management. As a result, you will visit every TNO location. You constantly switch between different levels, from operational to policy. Because of the innovative research, the work within TNO is very varied and there are always new questions coming your way.

The unique thing about TNO for a safety expert is that you encounter all safety issues. From hazardous materials, self-assembly machinery to FAFS and building safety, where environment and permits also play a role. If your areas of focus are BHV organization and crisis management, you can delve into these topics as well.

What we expect from you

To perform the position of Safety & Health Advisor at TNO, it is important that you:

  • Have extensive experience in the field of BHV organization and Crisis Management;
  • Preferably have gained this experience in a large and administratively complex environment;
  • Possess an HBO education, with HVK being a big plus;
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact at various levels;
  • Have a good command of the Dutch and English language both verbally and in writing;
  • Have a driving license B and enjoy visiting various locations in the country.

What you'll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 3.124,- and € 5.522,- (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:

  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • We offer a comprehensive and flexible mobility plan that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours, the possibility to work parttime (32 of 36 hours) and the possibility of working from home.
  • A good pension scheme.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

The selection process comprises two interview rounds. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

A certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required before starting a new job at TNO.

As you will be working for clients in the domain of defence and security, a Certificate of No Objection issued by AIVD (The Dutch General Information and Security Service) is mandatory. This means you will have to undergo a security screening. Read more about security screening.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Posted by: #LI-MVT Marco van Tongeren

Email: [email protected]

We are TNO: This is our time

This is the time for us to find innovative solutions that will make an impact. The time to lead the world in safety and security, make our lives healthier, and take sustainability to the next level.