We are looking for an HR- Coordinator (24 hrs/wk), starting 1st of October 2021

Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers – most of them women – in the global garment industry. In the almost 30 years of our existence, an effective global network of more than 200 trade unions and NGOs has been created. Members and partners within the CCC global network are committed to a shared Global Strategic Framework, and cooperate in global working groups, as well as through national and regional coalitions. For more information on our recent campaigns and advocacy work, as well as our vision, mission and principles, you can visit https://cleanclothes.org/.

The Amsterdam office hosts two teams: the International Office (IO), which supports the CCC global network, and the Dutch Schone Kleren Campagne (SKC), which coordinates CCC activities in the Netherlands. These two teams are supported by IT specialists, an HR officer, an Office manager, a Fundraising coordinator and a small financial team. In total, the organisation employs 26 staff within one legal entity (Stichting Schone Kleren Campagne). The organization has no Executive Director; decision-making is based on consensus and non-hierarchical principles, within a clearly defined framework of self-steering teams. The coordination of organisational matters is performed by a Cross Team Body (CTB), in which both teams are represented. The CTB has three portfolio holders (Finances & Grant management, Fundraising, and HR & IT/Office management). CCC’s goals include being a diversity-based organisation in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality etc. CCC also aims to offer an accommodating environment and favourable conditions to all employees (for example, adapted working hours and workplace, provision of additional support etc).


Job description HR Coordinator

The HR coordinator works closely with the Office Coordinator and the HR portfolio holder in the Cross Team Body (CTB). Together they are responsible for all HR matters within the organisation. Next to our office in Amsterdam, CCC has an office in Brussels as well, where currently four of our colleagues are working under a Belgian employment contract. Knowledge of Belgian labour law is therefore an advantage. The HR Coordinator also acts as the contact person for Integrity related matters.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as a source of information with regard to employment conditions and other HR related matters for all employees and Board members
  • Further develop and/or introduce new HR policies in consultation with HR portfolio holder in the CTB,
  • Coordinate and assist with the recruitment processes
  • Update the Employee Handbook on an annual basis
  • Act as the point of contact for reports of suspected breaches of Integrity (along with External Councillor and External Whistleblower Service)
  • Ensure up-to-date information on and application of (legal) employment conditions and personnel regulations.
  • Take initiative, advise and supervise on HR issues such as: occupational health and safety including mental well-being, illness, working conditions, team cohesion, conflicts, dismissals, complaints, etc.
  • Coordinate the annual Feedback and Evaluation cycle
  • Evaluate standing HR policy, identify bottlenecks and make suggestions for adjustment.

Job requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree, ideally in Human Resources
  • At least five years of experience in a similar HR position preferably within an NGO
  • Sound knowledge of Dutch labour law (also Belgian would be desirable)
  • Attention to detail, commitment to accuracyand strong organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a consensus-based decision-making team
  • Experience or strong interest in the shaping of an organizational culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance
  • Commitment to hiring practices and work culture that foster inclusion
  • Excellent command of English and Dutch, both in speaking and writing
  • Experience working with organisations within international networks is a plus
  • Commitment to labour rights, and knowledge of the garment industry and international labour rights issues are a plus

We offer:

  • A dynamic job in a non-hierarchical organisation in which all staff earn the same salary, within an inspiring international network
  • A 1-year contract which, upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds, will be renewed into a permanent contract
  • For 2021 the salary level is set at € 3.632,88 on the basis of 36 hours per week (full time), plus 8% holiday pay. For this position this means € 2.421,92 gross per month for 24 hours, plus 8% holiday allowance. Every year salaries are adjusted for inflation. Please note that, due to our principle of equality, the salary is not negotiable.
  • A fully paid pension plan, 36 Euros net telephone allowance, general net allowance 1% of gross pay, contribution towards trade union membership, reimbursement of commuting costs (up to a fixed amount) and an individual training budget.
  • 5 weeks holidays plus the days between Christmas and New Year.

The candidate needs to have residence and work permit for the Netherlands. The position is based in Amsterdam, and a “working from home” policy applies.

For more information you can contact Ton Oonk at anton@cleanclothes.org.
Please send your CV and motivation letter that clearly demonstrate how you match the specified job requirements to personnel@cleanclothes.org no later than 8th of August 2021.
The first round of interviews will be conducted in the week of the 16th of August 2021.


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