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Catalyst is Northern Ireland's most exciting employer. With a strong purpose of creating world class innovation communities in Northern Ireland, this is a workplace brimming with ambition to create social, cultural and economic advantage.


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Our Values

Our values can’t be taught they are just who we are. They are embedded in all roles and all applicants must align with the attitudes and behaviours of Catalyst as part of the recruitment process.


We approach everything with a straightforward, open and honest attitude. Every new challenge requires a brave, smart, and flexible way of thinking and we put integrity at the heart of every decision. Our strong moral code intuitively understands what doing the right thing means in every situation.


We love what we do. We are committed to our members and partners, ready to go above and beyond for the future we are building together. This is the ‘Catalyst Way’. We sharpen our senses, take calculated risks together and work hard for a brighter future.


Be ambitious and dare to be different. We are the catalyst that connects entrepreneurs and businesses to an eco-system and community that transforms ideas and innovation into real-world reality with global impact.

Why Catalyst?

Benefits of working with us


We offer a generous holiday package which includes 25 annual leave days plus all statutory allowances. We encourage all employees to use their downtime to relax and re-energise so you come back refreshed and ready for the next challenge.


Exploring what is important to our employees is a key focus at Catalyst. We aim to refresh our employees sense of direction and identify steps to design a life and career that works for them. We have a partnership with Udemy business, with unlimited access to over 6,800 courses with content ranging from business, technical and personal development.


Being a parent or carer isn’t a 9-5 job and at Catalyst we appreciate that. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach and through our policies, we aim to provide a flexible environment that works for you.

  • At Catalyst, we have generous maternity/paternity benefits.
  • Employees also have access to a Wellness Hour once a week – take time away from work to focus on you.


All Catalyst staff have access to our own fully functional training facility in our Titanic Quarter Hub, a new space for our staff and members to move, lift, sweat, and get together for fitness and wellness classes.


Your wellbeing is our biggest concern and to prove it we offer a suite of benefits focused on looking after you and your family:

  • Private Medical Insurance for you, your spouse and children
  • 10% pension contribution
  • Enhanced life cover – 4 x salary
  • Enhanced sick pay


We believe in the power of communities to make a bigger impact and we rely on the efforts of our amazing team to live by our values. From our diverse Catalyst community to our internal Catalyst team, relationships matter – and we know that downtime is key to fostering better relationships. That’s why we’re big on team building offsites, team lunches, and staff social activities so you can get to know the lighter side of your co-workers in no time.


Communication is key to what we do – so much so we built our office around it! We work in an open plan office to encourage open communication and collaboration. If you have something to say, speak up, because we want to hear it!

Our Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Commitment

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion aren’t boxes to tick on a CSR list. At Catalyst, they’re part of our DNA, lived, breathed, seen, and heard across our community, projects, and co-working spaces.

We not only want to foster and empower a culture of innovation, but also an environment where people can be their true, authentic self and thrive, and we’re proud to be recognised by the Diversity Charter for achieving Bronze status, which is the first step as we progress to Gold. We are also a member of Stonewall and a dedicated Diversity Champion.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit based solely on the individual’s ability to perform the role, and that’s allowed us to create an inclusive workplace which celebrates the diversity of our teams and community.



‘We are proud to be recognised by the Diversity Charter and it stands as a testament to our workplace philosophy where diversity is acknowledged and celebrated as a fundamental component of our culture.’

Steve Orr, CEO Catalyst

Meet our HR team

Emma Green

Emma Green

HR Officer

Shauna Collins

Shauna Collins

Director of HR

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