Job Opening: Training Coordinator

Posted: 10-10-2019 Topics: Office News

LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national and special libraries to support world-class research.

Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is involved in a range of funded projects addressing the barriers on the path towards Open Science.

As our new Training Coordinator, you will take the lead in developing and running high-quality interactive training opportunities such as workshops and webinars for our portfolio of funded projects. Your expertise will also be critical to the success of network events organised by LIBER.

Could you take the lead in organising our training activities such as workshops and webinars? If so, please apply!

Are you outgoing, with experience in developing interactive training strategies and activities? Are you passionate about issues related to research libraries such as open science, research infrastructures and open access? If so, we invite you to apply. This is a full-time position, starting immediately.

Details of this job opening are below. You may also download the vacancy as a PDF.

Key Responsibilities

Planning & Delivery of Training

  • Lead the development of high-quality training strategies, skills’ frameworks, learning
    materials, training methods and tools for library staff and researchers, in
    collaboration with network partners;
  • Prepare cost estimates and manage budgets throughout the planning and execution of
    individual events;
  • Take care of all logistical aspects (e.g., necessary materials, facilities);
  • Participate directly in the delivery of the training;
  • Connect the training activities of projects with activities targeting LIBER


  • Proactively promote training opportunities on social media, websites and through other
    available channels, in an effective and timely manner;
  • Ensure that key outcomes, tools and messages resulting from training activities are
    widely promoted;
  • Contribute information about training activities to LIBER publications, including
    strategic updates and the Annual Report.

Assessment & Reporting

  • Maintain records of session participants (in accordance with GDPR) and materials used;
  • Measure and report on training effectiveness through surveys, evaluation forms, KPIs,
    narrative reports, project deliverables and other methods;
  • Report on all activities to the Executive Director.


  • Represent LIBER in project meetings and at external events;
  • Undertake other duties, as needed within the Office.

Your Profile:

  • A degree in a relevant area (e.g. Education, Library and Information Science, etc) and a
    minimum of three years’ of relevant work experience;
  • A strong understanding of LIBER’s network, its needs and key topics such as Open
  • Ability to work independently, to be creative and flexible, to prioritise a heavy workload,
    meet targets and to hold self and others to account;
  • Adept at translating complex issues for different audiences;
  • Knowledge of training platforms and building training networks;
  • Comfortable using social media and updating website content;
  • Working within European funded projects and within an international environment;
  • Demonstrable skills in project and event management, and working with a team;
  • Excellent spoken and written English.

Preferably You Also Have Knowledge Of:

  • Experience in train-the-trainer activities;
  • The domains of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Citizen Science;
  • Another European language.

We offer you:

  • The chance to be part of a young and ambitious international team;
  • Personal development and lots of variety in your work;
  • A broad scope of responsibilities.


  • Salary -Scale 9. This implies a full-time equivalent of minimum €2.865 to maximum gross €3.949 per month depending on experience, plus a vacation allowance of 8%, and a December allowance of 8.33%.
  • Benefits – An excellent pension scheme and a flexible and friendly working environment.
  • Reports to – the Executive Director.
  • Location – LIBER Office, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague.
  • Hours of Work – 100%, 40 hours per week.
  • Period of Appointment – A 1-year contract will be offered initially. An extension will be possible, depending on performance.

Special Working Conditions

Occasional out-of-hours working, including weekends, as well as regular travelling is expected. This is in association with conferences, meetings and other events.

To Apply

For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact LIBER Executive Director, Astrid Verheusen. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your eligibility for and interest in this position to using ‘Training Coordinator’ in the subject line. Please note that you must have a valid work permit to work in the Netherlands.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 1 November 2019.

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