Chief People Officer - Amsterdam

TrendWatching is embarking on an exciting multi-year journey to assist future-focused business professionals in every possible way to identify and run with meaningful business opportunities. 

We are now looking for a purposed and passionate Chief People Officer, based in Amsterdam, to join our international team and community, on a freelance basis. 

Working closely with our founder and our COO, you will be responsible for everything that will make our talented team stronger, bigger and happier. And overall, help us to turn TrendWatching and sister-brand Business of Purpose into the best place to work in the industry. From our recruitment and onboarding to ongoing team activities and individual assessments, a true talent-centric strategy is yours to build and execute.

It's a role that requires a strong sense of purpose, a love for people, and an entrepreneurial streak. Experience in this field is a must, keenness to source and implement new talent-centric methodologies is a must, too.
In return, we promise you will make an impact, as well as learn and grow.

More details

Your responsibilities:

  • Understand, adopt, nurture and help shape the company values, principles and culture.
  • Recruiting, hiring and onboarding new team members.
  • Keeping the team strong, engaged and happy, focusing on:
    • Training
    • Assessments
    • Team building, events (anything fun)
  • Workspace management.

Your profile:

  • You care deeply about sustainability, equity, well-being and organisational impact.
  • You perform best in a multicultural & cosmopolitan, freelance-minded environment.
  • You have excellent communications and influence skills, as well as a solid command of English, both spoken and written.
  • You have (some) knowledge of Dutch employment law.

What’s in it for you:

  • Contributing to a more purpose-driven economy.
  • Seeing your work having an instant result, audience & impact.
  • Being a crucial part of a growing team.
  • Interacting with and learning from professionals from all over the world, in person and virtually.
  • A compelling story for your portfolio.
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • As soon as possible. Please note this is a freelance role.


We're looking forward to receiving your cover letter, resume and a list of your favourite people-centric organisations before 30 April 2021 - please email our founder, Reinier Evers.

TrendWatching welcomes people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and encourages all to apply.