Communications Advisor

  Alkmaar    40

Who is PALLAS?

The Foundation Preparation Pallas-reactor (PALLAS) is designing and building a multifunctional reactor for the production of (medical) isotopes and for conducting nuclear technological research. This reactor will replace the current High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten (NL) to guarantee the security of supply for millions of patients worldwide.

PALLAS wants to build its future together with the Foundation NRG (NRG). NRG and PALLAS have the ambition to continue and enforce the Dutch position as a worldwide top producer of radiopharmaceuticals in Petten, 50km north of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. We are doing this with the realisation of the FIELD-LAB (a research facility for the development of new medicines), the new PALLAS-reactor and the Nuclear Health Centre (NHC - a new production facility for processing therapeutic isotopes). The diagnosis market remains a spearhead, but the focus will mainly be on innovations and expanding the production chain for therapeutic isotopes. Through the collaboration with various national and international university hospitals and knowledge institutions, Petten is to become a breeding ground in Europe for new nuclear medicine. This results in new treatments that can help implement personalised patient therapy.

PALLAS aspires to become a high-reliability organisation with the skills and capability to deliver its mission and vision through its core values, whilst ensuring that its safety, security and quality objectives are always achieved. We apply our unique knowledge and experience to benefit society by taking an interest in our stakeholders.

The PALLAS colleagues are coming from all over the world, bringing together a unique set of knowledge and experience. Everyone in PALLAS is required to take personal responsibility for the safety of themselves and of anyone who is directly or indirectly affected by their actions. A high safety culture is continuously built by the organisation.

Function

As our Communications Advisor you will coordinate and execute in- and external communication projects for the PALLAS project through engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

In doing so, you will work in a newly formed Communications team that is overseeing all communication topics for PALLAS and NRG.

This job is a full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time (90%) position. You will report to the Communications Manager.

Activities

As a Communications Advisor, you:

  • Are responsible for communication around the construction activities of various projects;
  • Support the HR department with employer branding and labour market communication;
  • Manage our online presence by creating digital content: editing images and video material for websites and social media channels;
  • Consult with the spokesperson on responses to media inquiries and prepare information for the press and other stakeholders;
  • Write press releases, also for marketing purposes;
  • Are able to provide accurate advice and support to the Communications Manager;
  • Monitor our corporate identity;
  • Support internal stakeholders through writing news releases, Q&A’s, speeches, announcements, reports, organising events, web copy & content and act as a contact person;
  • Support the development of the internal communication programmes and make sure these are rolled out at PALLAS;
  • Manage the PALLAS event agenda: regarding requests for external presentations, supporting various departments with making presentations and providing visual material;
  • Manage the various e-mail inboxes and respond to incoming requests, questions and complaints.

PALLAS considers personal development and sustainable employability important for its employees. Within PALLAS, you will work with and get the support from senior members of the Communications team. You will experience that the work has a high degree of variation and challenges, with many opportunities to learn and grow.

Further development towards a role of spokesperson is in line with our expectations.

You are a member of our emergency team, to create and manage external communications. This implies that you are willing and able to be on call on a regular basis.

Your profile

We are looking for a Communications professional, located in the Netherlands (Alkmaar region), who:

  • Holds a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or relevant field;
  • Brings a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Has excellent oral and written skills in both Dutch and English;
  • Can work accurately and has great organisational skills;
  • Is self-reliant, assertive and knows how to paddle their own canoe – yet also greatly values and promotes teamwork;
  • Spots work and opportunities, uses their own initiative and has a solution-focused mindset;
  • Knows how to cope with stressful situations and has a flexible attitude.

You believe advice means questioning, thinking critically, planning and acting. You are a good listener, with a high degree of empathy for different stakeholders, and you have a good understanding of political – administrative relationships. You are strategically strong and able to deal with complex communication issues, and you have a hands-on mentality to get things done. You’re confident enough to challenge and advise against things that you feel won’t work, backed by your expertise in communications.

Languages: English and Dutch (fluently spoken and written).

What we offer

PALLAS is a growing international organisation and, as such, will present unique challenges and professional development opportunities for an associate in the area of communications.

PALLAS offers a very competitive salary, depending on your education and experience. PALLAS will support you in becoming and remaining suitably qualified and experienced by supporting the necessary training and qualification.

You will be directly employed at PALLAS, starting with an annual employment contract. Based on the overall performance and results achieved, you will be offered the opportunity for renewal to an indefinite period contract. In addition to working with a professional and fun team in a pleasant working environment, you will receive pension contributions, full coverage of your transportation costs, a business phone and laptop. PALLAS also offers you a Personal Choice Budget that could provide you with extra holidays. Finally, we work with a performance system that gives you the possibility for an annual salary raise in case of good performance!

At PALLAS, we care for health and well-being, safety, security and the environment, we act truthfully and professionally and deliver what we promise. We apply our unique knowledge and experience to benefit the society by taking interest in our stakeholders.

You will work in an international and professional environment in our office in Alkmaar.

Additional information

If you have questions about the position, please contact our HR department. You can send an e-mail to hrm@pallasreactor.com or call +31 (0)88 20 24 024.

An AIVD screening (level B) is part of the selection process. More information about the screening can be found on: https://english.aivd.nl/.

A personality test and/or English language proficiency assessment may be administered if deemed necessary.

Applications

Are you interested in a challenging job in a nuclear and technological environment? And are you the real deal when it comes to communication, multitasking and organising? Then you are the Communications Advisor PALLAS is looking for!

Please send us your application by e-mail (hrm@pallasreactor.com), with your motivation letter ánd CV attached before the 1st of November 2021.

We are looking forward towards receiving your application!

 

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Applications

Are you interested in a challenging job in a nuclear and technological environment? And are you the real deal when it comes to communication, multitasking and organising? Then you are the Communications Advisor PALLAS is looking for!

Please send us your application by e-mail (hrm@pallasreactor.com), with your motivation letter ánd CV attached before the 1st of November 2021.

We are looking forward towards receiving your application!

 

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.