Jobs within the University

Jobs within the University

Manual for the Job and Competency Map

Job Map: How does it work?

The job map gives an overview of all the functions within the UT. The overview is based on the University Job Classification (UFO).

By moving the mouse over the map, you see -- per job family -- which jobs we have at UT and how many people are employed in this job. If you see a job you want to know more about, click on this job. You'll then come to another screen with a detailed job description stating the objective, result areas and the required competencies. When you click on an entire job family and not a specific job, you then go automatically to the job description of the first job in this family. The search menu above the job description also gives you the ability to view all the other job descriptions, or you can return to the job map.

The job description gives a compact and general description of a job. The concrete agreements on the work that an employee carries out are not there. This is an agreement between the manager and the employee. This means that jobs that have the same UFO profile can vary considerably in content. This also depends on the nature of the job and the context in which it is fulfilled.

The numbers shown are the number of people who have this job within the UT; this includes both full-time and part-time employees. The numbers are updated 1 x per year.

Competency Map: How does it work?

The competency map provides an overview of the competencies that are worked with within the Dutch universities.

By moving your mouse over the map, you see - per competency cluster - the competencies covered there. By clicking on a competency or competency cluster, you enter the next screen that gives an overview of all competencies.

Here, you have two options. By clicking on the competency you want to know more about, you come to a screen with the competency description. Here you will find a description of the competencies and associated behavioural characteristics, assessment questions and developmental tips. You can return to the list of all competencies by clicking on the Back button on your browser at the top left of the page.

The other option you have is to click on a competency that appeals to you or that you are good at. If you check a competency, you see, at the bottom right, all of the jobs for which this competency is required. If you check two competencies, the list of jobs is displayed where both competencies are required. In most cases, jobs have four required competencies. Checking ‚Äča great number of competencies is not meaningful; this will yield few results. If you do not check any competency, the complete list of jobs within the UT is shown.

If you see a function that appeals to you in the overview, click on it. You'll then come to another screen with a detailed job description stating the objective, result areas and the required competencies. The search menu above the job description also gives the ability to view all other job descriptions, or you can return to the previous overview with the Back button on your browser.

The job description gives a compact and general description of a job. The concrete agreements on the work that an employee carries out are not there. This is an agreement between the manager and the employee. This means that jobs that have the same UFO profile, can vary considerably in content. This also depends on the nature of the job and the context in which it is fulfilled.

There are also some competencies that are not required in any job within the UT. This is because we work with the standard set of competencies established by the Association of Universities of the Netherlands (VSNU), but not all jobs within UFO actually occur within the UT. This is not to say that having these competencies cannot be extremely relevant and useful in several of the jobs. It is only that they are not among the (four) core competencies for this job.