Hoxby Freelance Associate Application

Remote · Worldwide, United Kingdom



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

Hoxbies are revolutionary!

At Hoxby, we have created a revolutionary model of work that brings unprecedented agility for our clients, while improving the happiness and fulfilment of our people.

We are an award-winning workforce of more than 650 exceptionally talented people working remotely across 29 countries.We curate experts from our community to provide consultancy and agency services for clients around the world, tailoring our teams to deliver great results, every time.

We don’t have swanky offices, instead we use the latest technology to bring our teams together. The result is a fast and flexible community that delivers brilliant people at amazing value. At The Hoxby Collective our community thrives by bringing together the brightest talent from around the world, whatever their specialism and wherever they are. We welcome any level of experience and any workstyle, as long as it motivates and inspires you to deliver your best work.

We are looking for extraordinary communicators who want the benefits of working freelance whilst being supported by the strength of community that The Hoxby Collective can offer. You need to be highly skilled at your profession and autonomous in your delivery whilst being ambitious, inspiring and dedicated to your work.

To learn more about us, please watch the following videos:

An Overview of The Hoxby Collective from Alex and Lizzie

Hoxby Give/Get Ethos

5 Ways to Earn as a Hoxby


In true Hoxby fashion of #alwaysimproving we have recently removed many of the questions in our previous application form. Instead of lots of wordy questions, at the heart of this application form, we are going to ask you to answer ONE, that's right ONE, key question. To cater for everyone's individual style, how you answer it is completely up to you. You can upload your answer written (1 page only, even if a presentation), with a video or audio (max 3 mins), with a visual (such as artwork, photo, picture etc- 1 page only), however you choose!

Moving forward, this submission will replace our more traditional interview and your Hoxby application will rest solely on your answer to it so it really is the most important part of your application to Hoxby. We are looking to be WOWED with your original responses and understanding of Hoxby values, so please take real time to respond to this thoughtfully.

Please prepare, and upload your answer to a cloud space (such as google drive), ready to share the link in the next section of the application form.

To understand your fit to the Hoxby values, vision and ethos we would like you to answer this one, two part, question;

Why do you want to be a Hoxby and what does the #workstyle movement mean to you?

We try to get back to applicants within 7-14 days so keep an eye on your email inbox.
If your application is succesful, you will be asked to sign an associate agreement and show proof of insurance ( details below).
We now bring people into the community in groups so, once the former are returned to us, we would expect to welcome you into our Slack community within a further 3 weeks.
In your onboarding documentation you will receive further information about completing a trial with Hoxby and introductory calls with current Hoxbies!


At the time of joining the Hoxby community we require all Associates to have obtained professional business insurance with a reputable broker (based on a high rating by the leading insurance ranking companies, Moody’s, S&P, A.M. Best, etc).

- Professional Indemnity Insurance with a minimum level of cover of £1,000,000 (£2,000,000 if you are a Hoxby Managing Director or Director), or the equivalent in the Associate’s local currency per claim;

- Public Liability Insurance with a minimum level of cover of £1,000,000 (or the equivalent in the Associate’s local currency) per claim;

- Employer’s liability insurance, if operating as a company and employing others

Due to the complex nature of insurance markets, the required professional business insurances are not available in all countries. Regretfully Hoxby is unable to accept Associate applications from persons living in regions that do not currently offer professional business insurance policies.

Regardless of your location we encourage you to look into the feasibility of obtaining an insurance policy and associated costs, as part of your decision to complete the application to join the Hoxby community.


The Hoxby community succeeds by combining and sharing expertise. First and foremost we are a community who are united behind the cause to create a happier, more fulfilled society by creating a world of work without bias. Together we spread the word about the cause, and also deliver exceptional work for our clients to show this way of working is the future.

Here are a few of the ways that we enable members to support each other:

Self billing - we invoice ourselves on your behalf to save you valuable time.

Payment terms - regardless of our payment terms with the client, or when a project is completing, we pay all our Hoxbies 14 days after the end of the month when they deliver work.

Tax returns - for UK Hoxbies we provide heavily-discounted support with tax returns, and are looking to expand this worldwide.

Training and development - We have our own development framework and voluntary mentoring scheme to ensure The Hoxby Collective is a long-term career choice

Meet-ups - Whilst Slack is our virtual office, we recognise the enormous value of personal interactions too. Hence, we help Hoxbies host Hoxby Homes around the UK and the world, taking over a house for Hoxbies to work together and meet each other. Each Hoxby Home is different, but breakfast and lunch are usually provided and we go for drinks afterwards. We also have co-working groups and local meet-ups.


Unfortunately the following form won't save your answers, which means you’ll need to set aside enough time to complete this in one go.

After you have completed the application form please do follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and join the #workstyle movement that’s changing the way we all work.

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