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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.


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.



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.


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!


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.


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.


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
  • Generous maternity/paternity benefits
  • Enhanced life cover – 4 x salary
  • Annual health checks
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Healthy snacks twice a week


Relationships + trust = transactions. You will hear this a lot around here because we believe in the power of communities to make a bigger impact. We rely on the efforts of our amazing team to live by our values and sometimes work long hours to reach the quality we strive for here at Catalyst. However, we most definitely know how to unwind – from our team building offsites and team lunches, you’ll get to know the lighter side of your co-workers in no time.


We rely on an army of supporters to deliver what we do pro-bono. Therefore, we like to give a little something back and support an employee chosen charity through volunteer days and active fundraising.

Our Diversity Commitment

Our Commitment to Diversity

Diversity isn’t a box to tick on a CSR list. It needs to be a part of the DNA, lived, breathed, seen and heard across all aspects of our community, projects, and co-working spaces.

At Catalyst 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. We are proud to be recognised by the Diversity Charter having achieved bronze status which is the first step as we progress to gold.



‘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

HR Officer

Joanne Best

Interim Director of HR

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