HR Payroll specialist/Administrator

You are an experienced and proactive payroll professional to join our HR department.

Hotelschool The Hague was founded in 1929, making it one of the oldest independent hotel schools in the world. Since 1929, Hotelschool The Hague has been renowned for its education and innovative research and is ranked among the Top 5 Hospitality Management Schools globally. The school has two campuses, one in The Hague and one in Amsterdam, with over 2700 students, an international student intake of over 40%, and more than 275 employees.

Hotelschool The Hague has been voted the best public hotel school in The Netherlands. Graduates of Hotelschool The Hague occupy leading positions in the hospitality industry worldwide.

Hotelschool The Hague is looking for a:

HR Administrator/Payroll specialist (0.6-0.8 FTE)

You are an experienced and proactive payroll professional to join our HR department.


Hotelschool The Hague has developed an excellent reputation over 90 years due to the structured & innovative educational program and the experience and quality of our staff, instructors, and lecturers. You will join a multidisciplinary team of professionals in a challenging but friendly environment. The school community is international, which means both the educational program and all business communication are done in English.


The HR department is the department of Hotelschool The Hague that offers HR support. With us, you will work in an ambitious, driven, friendly, and informal environment, and you will work with a diverse team of HR professionals. You will work closely with the other HR administrator and the HR coordinator. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join an international organization. The HR department is currently professionalizing and digitizing the majority of HR processes through the implementation of a new HR system Hr2Day.

As an HR administrator, you will mostly work on campus in The Hague but must be willing and to work on our campus in Amsterdam when required.

General Function Description

The HR Administrator/Payroll specialist handles all requests and questions which are asked or sent to the HR Servicedesk. The tasks are related to HR administration/payroll and vary daily. It can be organizing the input of data for the start of internal processes for a new employee, a function change or an employee leaving or an employee going with retirement. Arranging maternity leave requests with UWV, a request with our expat company for a 30% ruling or answering questions about salary statements, salary mutations, pension, calculations of Transitievergoeding, etc..

Next to that, the HR administrator supports the payroll process. Our payroll is outsourced but the HR administrator informs our supplier about mutations and adjustments needed and checks the adjustments made before payroll goes out. As we work in the flexible world of education there are many mutations monthly.

Currently we are still within the implementation phase of digitising the HR processes. This means that the HR administrator will operationally be involved in input of data in systems for processes. After the implementation the HR Administrator’s focus will move towards checking of data (as from October) and advising the organisation on improvements for processes for example when there are changes in the labour agreement.

Candidate profile

Comfortable working in a fast-paced business environment. You are passionately working with numbers, interpreting data and applying laws and regulations, monitoring the quality and overview of the (payroll) administration, coordinating the compilation of management information, and improving the set-ups of the (payroll) administration, including processes.

You have/are:

  • Experience working in an HR administrator/payroll specialist position preferably within an international Environment
  • Proficient in MS Office and HRM systems
  • Able to work in both in written and spoken Dutch and English
  • Well organized, reliable and service-focused
  • A team player with a flexible, collaborative, and a can-do attitude
  • The ability to work independently while being part of a team;
  • A proactive attitude towards problem-solving;


Hotelschool The Hague offers a salary based on scale 7 of the labour agreement of Universities of Applied Science (CAO HBO) with a range between €2.411,30 and €3.264,65 gross, depending on your professional experience and qualifications. This is a permanent position.

In addition, Hotelschool The Hague offers an excellent package of fringe benefits;

  • Flexible working hours allowing for a good work/life balance
  • A 13th month;
  • Employees with a 40-hour working week are entitled to 428 hours (53 days) of leave annually with retention of salary;
  • A pension plan through ABP;
  • Excellent opportunities for further personal development;
  • Compensation towards your health insurance expenses;
  • Option to make use of group discounts for multiple insurances;
  • Travel allowances for commuting to and from work;
  • Most importantly, you would work for an organization that strives to have a positive impact on society, helping to develop future leaders in the hospitality industry

Additional information

Hotelschool The Hague works with a 40-hour workweek. The starting date for this position is as soon as possible, depending on the notice period of the applicant.

Additional information can be provided by Ms. Ingrid Nieraeth, Manager HR a.i.

An English language proficiency test may be part of the selection procedure. A certificate of conduct (VOG) is required upon receiving an offer.

How to apply

We look forward to receiving your English CV and motivation letter. Kindly submit your CV and motivation letter to the attention of Ms. C. Kloos, Corporate Recruiter

To apply, please send your cv and motivation letter to