VacancyEvent & Communication Lead

As Event & Communication Lead, you have an excellent sense of what events, meetings and activities can do to connect and activate our community. Start-ups and scale-ups, industry, education and research, government, students and youth associations; you like to explore the needs of these groups and see where they meet. With a strong sense of storytelling, you know how to translate Buccaneer Delft’s new positioning into a solid communication plan.

To further grow the Buccaneer Delft community and increase the visibility of the organization, we are looking for an Event & Communication Lead. You’ll be responsible for both events and communications.

Click on the button at the bottom of this page for both the vacancy in Dutch and English.

You’ll be responsible for the entire process of our internal and external meetings and events. You have an antenna for interesting topics related to the energy transition, innovation and personal leadership within our community. When you signal something interesting, your creative brain is already on its way developing an event concept. In addition to creating an inviting program with exciting speakers, you’ll provide a script and make sure that our guests leave the venue inspired. Of course, you don’t do this all by yourself: together with the Accelerator Lead and Managing Director you shape the content and with the Office Manager and Facility Manager you make sure everything is prepared and arranged down to the last detail.

Content often finds its way to the coffee machine; one of our start-ups has launched a prototype and you have an idea how to translate this into interesting on- and offline content. You enjoy experimenting with storytelling and figuring out how this can strengthen our brand. In order to maintain a clear overview, you work from a communication plan, and you know how to process the knowledge you have acquired. For example, you make sure that dates and experiences are shared before and after events. Switching between taking on a hands-on role at events and using your creative ability to position the Buccaneer strongly is something you do very naturally.

Who are you? If you recognize yourself in most of the points below, please apply.

  • You are hands-on, structured and creative and can think a few steps ahead;
  • You work closely with your colleagues during the development and organization of meetings and events, and you take a clear lead during moment suprême;
  • You have a good sense of the needs of our community (start-ups and scale-ups, Partners and network) and know how to translate this into relevant content;
  • You are fascinated by the energy transition, have a heart for sustainability, bursting with creative ideas and are eager to express them.


  • You have proven experience in a similar event and/or communication role and are used to working independently;
  • Your professional level is HBO, you have excellent writing skills in Dutch and English and an eye for detail;
  • You have experience with programs and applications such as WordPress, Mailchimp and Photoshop or you are willing to learn;
  • You are flexible in working hours, some meetings and events take place outside regular office hours.

What we offer you

  • A young, growing organization with a lot of space and freedom to shape and form your job;
  • Personal development is highly valuated so that you can make an optimal contribution to both the organizational goals and your personal growth: together we set individual goals, you take responsibility;
  • You will work together with a small, ambitious team, in a dynamic work environment at a special location in the center of Delft.

Your application
Are you ready for a position with a lot of autonomy where you can build on an organization in development? Send your motivation letter or video (max. 3 minutes) together with your CV in English to

Do you have any questions about the vacancy or the procedure? Feel free to ask them and contact Seriena Bal, Managing Director at

Event & Communication Lead