Except Integrated Sustainability
Except Integrated sustainability.
Flourish in a changing world.
Multi-disciplinary consulting, innovation and development organization working on advanced sustainability projects around the globe.

(CLOSED) Creative communicator (Senior/Medior)

News > 4 days per week in Utrecht*

At Except we take pride in working hard to build the foundations of a sustainable society, and while doing so, we are looking forward to expanding our team of exceptionals. Our Communications Team is looking for a dynamic and versatile communications all-star, who will hold a key role in writing articles, publishing and helping us in making our mission more vocal. Do you have a drive for systemic sustainability, and would like to explore more on the topic while working together?  Are you a hands-on team player with flowing and effective communication skills, in English and preferably Dutch? Then we would love you to join our team in our beautiful office in Utrecht!

About you

We're a thriving bunch and there's never a dull moment here, therefore being a curious mind, showing initiative, and acting as a creative and energetic problem-solver are highly appreciated. You are confident working independently, you don’t shy away from any sudden curve-balls, and you’re a pro at navigating various networks. For this position, we’d especially like someone who enjoys exploring new effective ways for being vocal in various media, as well as keeping up with sharing and tracking the happenings in our community. You bring a positive, can-do attitude, and always look for practical solutions.


  • Except is a team of sustainability pioneers, so you must love working green. Our subjects in systemic sustainability can be abstract, which need opening up to a broader audience in our comms.
  • You should have at least 5 years of experience with writing in related and similar subjects.
  • You are fluent and comfortable writing about complex topics in English.
  • You're an excellent communicator: you listen well, are patient, and you are always excited to explore new things.
  • You love and have experience with organizing creative events.
  • You are socially dynamic and you enjoy networking.
  • You're entrepreneurial and a go-getter with initiative.
  • You know your way around computers, have an affinity working with Google Docs, and preferably have experience with Adobe Package (InDesign).
  • You are organized, on time, meet deadlines and can manage to delegate work accordingly when necessary.
  • You love socializing and you enjoy working with an international team.

What we offer

  • A dynamic and challenging position within a pioneering sustainability and design consultancy, where you will work together with an enthusiastic international team of multidisciplinary experts.
  • Flexible working hours for a total of 32 hours per week (0.8 FTE), which equals a monthly salary of € 2772 = gross (bruto), excluding holiday pay.
  • Public transport card and a phone budget.
  • Free ticket to our 3-day Introduction to SiD Integrated Sustainability Training.
  • Beautiful office space at UCo, a community for sustainability pioneers in Utrecht.

How to apply?

Send an email with your CV and motivation in English, to work@except.nl. Be sure to answer the questions on the 'work with us' page. We'll be looking carefully at the documents you send us, as a reflection on your writing skills and visual sensitivity, hence feel free to unfold your creative self already!

For some more background, read the ‘work with us’ section on our website on how we typically work. We look forward to receiving your application.


Except Integrated Sustainability

Jeroen van der Vlist
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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Phone   +31 10 7370215