Hi there. We’re so happy that you’re interested in The Hoxby Collective — and excited to see if we’d make a great team!

A few simple things to keep in mind:

- This form will not save your answers, which means you’ll need to set aside enough time to complete this in one go. So pull up a chair, grab a snack and get comfy.
- In order to process each of your answers, you must press “enter” on your keyboard or click the orange button at the end of each question.

We’re currently experiencing a high volume of applications, which means we may need some time to assess your answers. While you’re waiting for our response, follow us on social media to learn more about the #workstyle movement that’s changing the way we all work.

Thanks for your patience!
What is your first name? *

What is your surname? *

Applying to become an Associate at The Hoxby Collective

We care about your individual skills, passions and circumstances and if you are accepted to be an Associate we will take all three of these into account when working with you, so we’re going to ask you a bit about each of them here.


Our #workstyle movement helps us do what we love at our absolute best. Tell us — what work do you enjoy? What’s your expertise? Knowing this information will help us better understand your #workstyle, the type of work you might be able to bring to the community and how we can best collaborate.

Please tell us a little more about your talents and your working history. 

In which of the below disciplines do you work? Please choose up to three. (If your discipline isn't here, then please tell us what it is). 

Brand Management 
Brand Strategy – large business
Brand Strategy – SME
Corporate Strategy
Digital Design
Digital Development
Digital Marketing
Editing and Proof Reading
Event Management
Human Resources
Innovation & Trends
Media Planning
New Business Development 
Production Management 
Social Media
Project Management
Virtual Assistant

What sectors have you had experience working in? *

Please upload an up-to-date version of your CV here:

Please also upload your portfolio if you have one here

If you have a website please provide the link to it here:

Please provide us with a link to your LinkedIn profile: *

This can be found under your picture on your profile page
In no more than 150 words, tell us about the most effective piece of work you have ever done. Please ensure that you tell us what the piece of work was, what your role was, and what the tangible impact or outcome was. *

Your example of your most effective work can be in any discipline, we welcome applications from all functions.

Our community is exactly that — a community. That means we’re looking for Associates who can jump right in and get familiar with our talented network of freelancers, as well as the platforms we use to deliver high quality work. To help us better understand your connection to our movement, please be as specific as possible in telling us what you are most passionate about.

What are the elements of your job that you love? *

What is your dream job? *


Our objective is to facilitate you working in your perfect workstyle. Please tell us here about the way in which work fits best with your lifestyle and with your personal preferences.

We expect all our Associates to change their working hours month to month to exactly fit their needs, but the questions that follow will  give us a general understanding of what your preferences are.

In order to understand the workstyle that suits you, we need to know a little more about your circumstances. Please let us know whether you: *

If you are already set up as a limited company or contractor, please let us know the name of your company or the name under which you trade if you are self-employed? *

If you are self-employed you can simply put your full name here
If you are thinking of becoming a freelancer, contractor or consultant, what would be the catalyst for you making that move and becoming a Hoxby? *

Where do you most like to work? *

We know some people like a mixture - please select as many as you like.

From what date are you available to start contributing your skills and expertise at The Hoxby Collective?

Please tell us a little about what you would like your work to fit around: *

Each of our Associates and Partners is an individual with unique circumstances that benefit from our workstyle movement. Please give us as much or as little detail as you’d like about any personal circumstances that have motivated you to seek out a flexible workstyle. This may be children, elderly parents, health, location, travel, hobbies, sleeping habits or anything else that you believe is relevant.

The Hoxby Collective lives and breathes by the #workstyle movement. We believe the working world should be a meritocracy, where everyone is free to work in their own way and evaluated based on their output. We're looking for Associates who will be active members of this movement by helping with new business development and engaging in our thriving virtual community.

In no more than 150 words, why do you think you would make a great Hoxby? *

Please let us know what you would bring to the community and any ways in which you currently support the workstyle movement.
Why does our cause particularly resonate with you? If you were accepted as an Associate at The Hoxby Collective what would you do to help promote the workstyle movement within your own networks? *

The Hoxby Collective exists in order to promote the workstyle movement; we believe the working world should be a meritocracy, where everyone is free to work in their own way, and evaluated based on their output - wherever, however and whenever they choose to deliver it.
We’re a business and collective that’s run and built up by freelancers across the globe. How will you use your skills to drive our community forward? *

What would you like to earn as your day rate?
Please tell us this in your currency and also convert it to GBP using today's exchange rate. *

You can see our Hoxby Guide To… How To Set Your Day Rate here: http://www.huckleberrypartners.com/HowToSetYourDayRate.pdf

*exchange rates are estimates
At the heart of every great project is a Project Manager, integral in holding the many parts together and ensuring smooth communications with our clients. Is being a Hoxby Project Lead something you feel you have the skills for and would be interested in?

If you have any other commentary on your day rate, or if you would reduce it for specific types of projects, please tell us here:

We want to ensure all Associates who join Hoxby are protected contractually.  This not only protects the individual Associate but the Community as a whole. As we continue to grow globally, our contracts are written in a way to protect everyone and not on a case by case basis. Should you wish to join Hoxby you will be asked to sign three contracts; an Associate Agreement that works as an umbrella contract between Hoxby and yourself.  A Non-Disclosure Agreement as this protects the Intellectual Property created within the community and finally a Proof of Insurance form to confirm your insurance policy details.

I confirm that I understand, that I will need to review and agree to all three documents, before I can join The Hoxby Collective

Are you a member of any other working communities or co-working spaces? *

What are the names of the working communities or co-working spaces you are already a member of? *

As part of the application process we speak to all prospective Associates, and like to video conference wherever possible in order to meet everyone ‘face to face’ - please provide us with the following information so we can get in touch:

Telephone number (including the international prefix): *

For example for a UK number +44, for an Australian number +61, for an American number +1
SkypeID: *

Please give us your location and time zone so we can plan the best time to call you: *

For example: London GMT +1 or Sydney GMT +10
How did you hear about The Hoxby Collective? *

One last question - if you hadn’t been spending your valuable time filling out this form, what might you have been doing instead? *

Many thanks for applying to become a Hoxby. 

We are delighted to have had a significant number of applicants apply to join our community recently, but as a result we are very busy getting in touch with everyone. We will be in contact with you as soon as we can.

Please note that as part of our application process we ask all new Associates to work two days at 50% day rate. If you are accepted into the Hoxby community after those two days, thereafter we will always pay your full day rate.

We are looking for the very best Associates to join our movement and help us revolutionise the world of work. We want to make working truly flexible; for all of our talented Associates to fit their workstyle around their lifestyle and to do excellent, engaging work with fantastic clients. If you know anyone else who you think might be interested in becoming a Hoxby, across any discipline, we would be grateful if you could point them in our direction.

At the moment we are specifically looking for a freelance trademark lawyer and a digital developer - if you know anyone who you think fits the bill please do direct them to us to apply.

Many thanks,
The Hoxbies