We’re seeking a freelance Project Manager to support our growth and scale-up.

Can you see the big picture of a complex, fast moving project and bring strong attention to detail? Do you like creating order in a fast-paced environment? Can you work in an agile, responsive and efficient way? Are you a freelancer who wants to feel like part of team driving forward a project that is making a difference to hundreds of women lives? 

Catalyst Collective are a dynamic business with a passion to change the world, ambitious growth goals and exciting emergent opportunities. 

We’re looking for a project manager to manage a large women’s leadership programme for a major global organisation. 

The programme is a sophisticated learning programmes which blend face to face delivery, coaching, learner led events and E learning. In practice this means knitting together many complex moving parts into a seamless and effective participant experience - and this requires thoughtful planning and execution.

This is a great time to join our team!

Do you bring: 

  • Proven project management skills, including creating and monitoring project plans, project risk identification and project budget management

  • Experience of working in complex, collaborative environments, with multiple partners and stakeholders

  • Experience of working for small, agile, lean businesses where you need to be resourceful, creative and responsive

  • A combination of ability to see the big picture, understanding how complex moving parts fit together, seeing what’s ahead and pre-empting what needs to be done next

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong client focus and the ability to handle senior and diverse clients in a personalised way which builds trust and loyalty

  • Flexibility, agility and the ability to multi-task, work under pressure and keep multiple pieces moving at the same time

  • Strong problem-solving skills and a sense of personal ownership, with a collaborative style

  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and a love of creating order

  • Lead with yes! Our clients are demanding and expect us to find solutions, not tell them the problems, we need our team to do the same

  • Tech savvy including being proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), used to working with team document sharing systems (e.g. Dropbox) and used to working via video technology such as Zoom / Google Hangouts

  • Commitment to Catalyst Collective purpose, values and ways of working

  • Willingness to work flexibly i.e. to deadlines with particular projects and responsively to client and team needs, not a fixed day per month/ week?


Great! Here’s the next steps. Download the detailed role description here and take a look at the skills and experience we’re looking for. If you’re a good match then we’d love you to complete the short application from below and submit it by 8 March 2019 midnight GMT.

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Catalyst Collective is co-founded by 2 white, cis, British women in our 40s – we welcome people who will bring more diversity to our team to please apply!


More about Catalyst Collective

Catalyst Collective create resources and learning experiences to equip world changing women. We choose work that gives us joy, while maximising our impact. 

We run online and face-to-face group coaching programmes, and also deliver face-to-face consulting and development programmes with organisations who want to create more inclusive cultures. 

Our resources reach women across the world. Our face-to-face clients are based across the UK and Europe, and we’ve plans to develop our US market.  

We choose courageous, respectful relationships – commissioning people to join our team and to run aligned projects as part of Catalyst Collective. 

We work hard, run fast and have a lot of new emergent opportunities.

We value inclusion, impact, self-care, ease and joy.  

We are a small virtual team (N Scotland, NW England, London, Canada,) connecting and collaborating with other consultants and clients in the UK and Europe. UK location is preferable. 

Catalyst Collective is co-founded by 2 white cis British women – we welcome people who will bring more diversity to our team to apply!


The role is a freelance contract, i.e. you will be self-employed and there is no obligation for Catalyst Collective to provide, nor for you to accept work.