The General Assembly (GA) is the highest body within the AOb. This meeting consists of about a hundred AObmembers. They determine, among other things, the policy and objectives of the union. The GM also adopts the budget and the annual accounts, and appoints the executive committee. The board is accountable to the GA.
The main board of the AOb monitors the progress of the policy. The central board is composed of different regions and different educational sectors, so that all educational levels and groups are represented.
The daily management is currently in the hands of four directors: Jelmer Evers (primary education and vice-chairman), Henrik de Moel (secondary education), Tamar van Gelder (secondary vocational education and general secretary) and Douwe Dirk van der Zweep (higher professional education and scientific education & research and treasurer).
De AOb heeft five education sectors: primary education, secondary education, secondary vocational education, higher professional education and scientific education and research. For each sector there is a sector council with about fifty members from the sector. These people speak out about the employment conditions and educational matters that are relevant in their sector. The sector council chooses one sector management that prepares the meetings of the sector council together with the members of the central management.
The association is supported by a work organization, which consists of the following departments:
- Information and Advice Center
- General Legal Services
- Policy, Knowledge and Development
- Out of order
- Training & Support
- Marketing and communication
- General Affairs
The director of the work organization is Christa Compas. The AOb has regional offices in Groningen, Deventer, Rotterdam and Eindhoven. The fifth district, North-West, operates from the head office in Utrecht. Read more about the AOb in the region via this page. Want to know more about the board and the organizational structure of the AOb? Then view the downloads below.
Active within the AOb
Within the association there are both voluntary functions and functions with facilities. So you can if AObmember of one of the sector councils of the AOb having a say in employment conditions and educational matters. The AOb contact persons in schools that want to be the connecting link between the school and the AOb. Members can also sign up for one of the special groups or departments of the AOb. Keep the page with vacancies closely monitor.