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Council Advisor for Planning and Spatial Economics

The Municipal Council Registry of Alphen aan den Rijn is looking for a council advisor with experience in the field of spatial development and economics. A person with good communication skills, monitors developments within public administration and has a sense of political and administrative relations. Who provides advice and support to the Council in the field of spatial and economic developments and seeks to communicate with the Council and the official organization. Someone who can work independently and enjoys providing advice and support to the Council before, during and after meetings (evening) and business visits.

Writer’s office
The registry is a small, hardworking team, where we look after each other and help each other out when necessary.

what are you going to do?
As an advisor to the Spatial Planning and Economics Board, you advise and support the Municipal Council, the Spatial and Economic Planning Board Committee, as well as individual council members (the Committee) in the performance of their tasks. It proactively advises them on topics on the Council’s agenda, motions, amendments and proposals for initiatives in the spatial and economic field. You prepare committee meetings and provide advice and support to the Council Committee Chair. You are also the Secretary of the Environmental Law Council Voting Group and any other working groups. Organizes and supports working visits and other council meetings such as hearings and evenings.

As a Board Advisor, you are a sparring partner for the Board members, the Board Clerk, and your fellow Board Advisors. You proactively advise them on agenda topics and files. You can also inform residents of the procedures and contact the council. Where necessary, you provide requested and unsolicited advice to members of the Council and the official institution of the Council (Committee) on topics and files on the Council’s agenda.

You can also provide advice on how the Council can position itself more strongly in the region and in relation to joint arrangements. You also take on unexpected tasks, based on our specific needs and interests. In short, a great position in a dynamic work environment with varied work within a small team. No day is the same at the clerk’s office.

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What are we looking for?
We are looking for a Council Consultant with experience in space and economics.

We would also like to see:

  • Level of work and thinking in HBO/WO, preferably in a related field, with a politically neutral stance and affinity for political and administrative processes.
  • Dealing with hectic and (administrative) pressures accompanied by the desire to learn and be open to developments in political, administrative, official and social contexts.
  • Dare to take initiative and actively contribute to improvements, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extensive experience in a political-administrative organization, preferably in a clerk’s office or management consulting department, with spatial and economic domain knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently or within a team, with precision in planning and organization and flexibility in working hours, including willingness to work in the evening.
  • Service-oriented attitude, team cooperation, contribution to good mutual team spirit and integrity demonstrated in all activities.

In addition, the position requires the ability to persuade, a clear vision, the ability to remain calm in complex situations, and a keen sense of administrative and political relations.

who are we?
The municipal council of Alphen aan den Rijn has its own official support: the office of the council clerk. The Clerk’s Office takes care of everything necessary to prepare and ensure that City Council and Council committee meetings run smoothly, including distributing necessary documents. The Registry also advises City Council members on procedures for submitting motions, amendments, memorandums and initiative proposals and supports Council investigations. In addition, the Audit Committee, the Audit Committee, the Soil Remediation Committee, and a number of work teams affiliated with the Council are supported.

The clerk’s office is separate from the municipal organization, but works closely with it and is considered the link between the municipal council and the council and the organization, respectively. The administrative climate in our municipality is constructive and focuses on cooperation.

The registration team consists of 6 passionate professionals: the clerk, 3 board advisors and 2 support staff. The municipal council in Alphen aan den Rijn consists of 39 members divided into 13 factions. For more information, visit the website

What do we offer?
In the municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn, you will join a cohesive and supportive team where open communication and cooperation are key. Not only are our colleagues accessible, but they are also eager to share their knowledge and discuss difficult issues with you. We believe in a culture of trust and encourage a positive work environment where there is room for humor and a smile. We strive to inspire and support each other in a hybrid work environment.

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We learn by doing. This applies to you too, as we give you the space to try, learn and develop further. We dare to be innovative, don’t we?

We also offer you:

  • Salary within 12 municipalities collective labor agreement. the above. €6,470 based on 36 hours per week.
  • The individual choice budget is 17.05% with the option to purchase vacation hours and purchase a bicycle, among others.
  • The ABP pension scheme, of which the municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn pays the bulk.
  • Flexible working hours and all facilities to work, including smartphone and laptop.
  • Various training options so you can develop your potential further.
  • A wide range of ancillary employment terms, such as travel expenses and even partially paid parental leave.

Our vision and culture are reflected in the way we work, our transparent Town Hall and our dynamic work environment. We have flexible workspace and a work café; The right place for inspiring business meetings and chance encounters.

For more information about our secondary employment terms, please visit the website Arbeidsvoorwaarden.

know more?
For questions about this vacancy, please contact employee Hanneke Timmermann, available at 06-48137568.

Do you feel addressed? Then we look forward to receiving your short motivation and CV. You can apply through our website Application page. We ask that you indicate in your motivation the competencies you possess and how you will make a difference within our organization.

If there are enough suitable answers, the vacancy may close early.

A background check is part of the application procedure.

An assessment can be part of the application procedure.

No takeover is estimated in response to this announcement.