The Central Staff Office provides support services for the primary process and consists of the following departments:
- facility affairs, purchasing and real estate
- finance and payroll
- human resources
- informationmanagement and applicationmanagement
- quality of education
The Central Staff Office develops and coordinates the policy of these focus areas. At the schools themselves, decentralized advisors and employees work in these areas of focus. They fall hierarchically under the relevant school.
The facility affairs deals with the topics of purchasing, real estate, building management and facility matters. For example, the facility office helps the schools and the facility staff at the schools with their daily (technical) management tasks. In addition, the facilities office checks whether the (legal) obligations and agreements made between the schools and the board are complied with. Furthermore, the facilities office provides the impetus for the implementation of new cases as a result of new regulations, technical innovations and other relevant developments in its area of focus.
Facility affairs can be reached at email@example.com.
The financial administration of Esprit Schools ensures the timely, correct and complete processing of the financial changes. In addition, the department coordinates the salary administration, with the emphasis on checking the processed changes and ensuring timely payment. The financial administration facilitates the schools in the accounting process for the subsidies and coordinates the entire process.
The P&O department consists of:
- Head of P&O
- Advisor Strategy and Development
- P&O advisors
- Coordinator absenteeism & reintegration
- Personnel administration employees
Information and information facilities are becoming increasingly important. With the far-reaching digitization of activities and a growth of information-driven working, the provision of information is more decisive than ever for the strategy and work processes. As a result, the emphasis of IT is increasingly on the information and the functional design side, and therefore on information management. The information management department (IM) is responsible for translating the information needs that arise from the various educational and business processes into the information facilities that support these processes. The information facilities consist of people and resources, such as the information itself, the applications and the ICT infrastructure. IM arose from the need to get a better grip on a rapidly changing information landscape and the associated rapidly changing IT (possibilities). Regulations, such as the GDPR, also play an increasingly important role in this.
The application management department is part of Information Management, and is responsible for the overall application management of the central (administrative) applications. This includes: Magister, ParnasSys, Afas, Facet, DUO, Vensters, etc. They are responsible for the central layout, user management and security of the relevant applications.
Education quality is an important topic. The department provides solicited and unsolicited advice to the Executive Board and the schools on educational issues and contributes to the (further) development of quality assurance at board and school level. The activities consist of making and monitoring policy, performing data analyzes and reporting and advising on educational quality.