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An Administrator to join our team


We are hiring an Administrator to play a central role in our Finance team to provide support on all aspects of accounts, project finances and IT related projects.

Key Information

  • Fixed-term contract until the end of August 2023 (with a possibility of extension)
  • Salary up to £25,000 per annum depending on qualifications/experience
  • Based at the Innovation Centre, Queen’s Road, Belfast (hybrid working arrangement available)
  • Reporting to the Interim Director of Finance
  • Closing Monday 12th June at 12pm. 


Benefits of working at Catalyst

Competitive Benefits Package
Private medical insurance for you and your dependents
Generous pension contribution
Generous life assurance policy
Enhanced parental leave packages
Free open access to company organised events
Free parking onsite
Learning and development opportunities


  • To assist with the company payments process including processing of expenses
  • To raise purchase orders and ensure company procurement rules are adhered to
  • Appropriate electronic filing of all documentation
  • Support in the submission of grant applications and submission of grant claims
  • To respond to queries from employees on IT matters and liaise with outsourced IT service provider as required
  • To ensure effective housekeeping in relation to retention of data and assist with data cleansing activities
  • To provide general administrative and financial support as required

Essential Criteria

  • At least one year’s work experience in a similar role.
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Effective IT skills including experience working with Office 365 elements such as MS Word, MS Teams, SharePoint etc.
  • Effective MS Excel skills including creating basic formulas.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, confidently and in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Willingness to adapt and to learn new skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Accounting Technician qualification (IATI) / Part qualified in CIMA/ACA/ACCA
  • Experience working with Sage 50
  • Advanced MS Excel skills such as creating and using pivot tables and macros

Special Requirements

  • Proof of right to work in the UK

More info about Catalyst

  • About Catalyst

    Catalyst is an independent, not for profit organisation. We work for the greater good to build a connected innovation community in an entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout Northern Ireland.

    The epicentre of Northern Ireland’s tech sector, we provide everything that innovators and entrepreneurs need to reach higher and succeed faster – a home, business support, connected networks and much more besides.

    We invest, pro bono, all surplus profits from our property portfolio into nurturing a community-led innovation ecosystem that supports over 900 start-ups, entrepreneurs, and innovators so they can grow, scale and flourish.

  • Diversity and Inclusion at Catalyst

    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 Silver status.

    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.

  • Working at Catalyst

    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


    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.

Have a question?

Contact Emma at emma.green@wearecatalyst.org

Emma Green

Emma Green

HR Officer

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