• Interviews started
  • Closing date: 15 March 2023


The mission of The Ocean Cleanup is to develop and scale technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. To achieve this goal, we need triple-A new team members with qualities that match our fabulous current crew. As a Recruiter, you will support us in finding this fantastic new crew and help us continue to attract the right talent.  

“This is a great opportunity to join our fast-paced and growing organization where you can help build our team. Looking forward to welcoming a Recruiter that will help us in finding the best talent.” - Josee Meiners, HR Director 


To support our growing organization, we are looking for a Recruiter that can help in finding the right talent and that can independently manage the recruitment journey. You will be part of our HR team and will report to the HR director. Your responsibilities include: 

  • Supporting our people leads with screening and interviewing processes 
  • Candidate sourcing 
  • Reviewing vacancy texts and lead vacancy kick-off meetings 
  • Independently manage the entire recruitment journey 
  • Driving continuous improvement of the recruitment journey 
  • Facilitating information for the onboarding process 
  • Providing advice and support to the HR director, leads, and team members on recruitment topics 


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of full lifecycle recruiting experience in (international) profit or non-profit sectors 
  • Experience in recruiting multi-disciplinary profiles, eg engineering, fundraising, marketing 
  • An extensive (international) candidate network  
  • Work experience at a scale-up and/or recruitment agency is a plus 
  • Capable of conducting interviews and phone screens to assess technical and cultural fit   
  • Ability to deal with deadlines and multiple priorities 
  • Fluent in English


  • Creative and ‘outside the box’ thinker 
  • Team player 
  • People and service-oriented 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task 
  • Focused on achieving results and getting things done 
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful mission 
  • Have a sense of humor (or a tolerance for bad puns) 




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Interviews have started, but please feel free to apply, as we might consider new applications.