Translation project manager (in-house remote)

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a degree-level educated language lover to join our team as translation project manager. Working as part of a team of professional linguists and project managers, you will be responsible for organising translation and localisation projects from beginning to end, developing and optimising processes to suit our clients’ needs, and recruiting freelance linguists to continually increase our talent pool.  This role would be suitable for a graduate of modern languages, translation studies, management, business administration or a related discipline with one or two years’ experience working in a translation company.

What are the minimum requirements?

  • Excellent oral and written English language skills
  • Degree-level educated, preferably in translation, language, linguistics, business administration, management or a related discipline
  • At least one to two years’ experience working as a translation project manager
  • UK-based with the ability to work remotely (please not are not visa sponsors so applicants need to have the right work and remain in the UK)

What are the perks?

  • Work as part of a passionate team of talented in-house and freelance language lovers
  • Work from anywhere in the UK
  • Flexible working hours
  • Take part in regular in-house training sessions
  • Annual training budget for external training
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Workplace pension
  • Annual bonus based on company performance

Job description

  • Job title: Translation project manager
  • Location: Home-based
  • Starting salary: £22,000-£24,000 GBP pro rata per annum
  • Employment type: Full-time
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Working hours: 8am to 4.30pm with flexible hours
  • Start date: Immediate; flexible

What kind of work is it?

Working as a translation project manager is a very varied role. You will provide holiday and sickness cover for the project management team and will be responsible for organising and monitoring translation projects. You will process orders from clients, analyse and prepare files for translation, allocate translations to linguists, carry out quality checks, and deliver the files back to the client. You will also be responsible for regularly recruiting, evaluating and onboarding new freelance translators, including for our award-winning Graduate Junior Translator scheme. You will use a variety of cloud-based tools to organise projects, communicate with your team and process files for translation.

Frequently asked questions

What is our ideal candidate like?

Our ideal candidate shares our passion for languages and culture, and our commitment to delivering high-quality translations to our customers.

Project management is a multi-faceted role that often involves working on several projects at the same time. Good organisational skills, a talent for multitasking and the ability to work under pressure are essential for this role.

A big part of being a project manager is to communicate effectively with your team of linguists, your colleagues and your clients. Our ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and is comfortable speaking to colleagues and customers on the phone, by email and via online messaging tools. Speaking another language would be a bonus, but is not essential for this role.

Experience in translation project management, knowledge about translation workflows and quality assurance as well as basic CAT tool skills are essential for this role. Experience in recruiting freelance translators would be a bonus.

Other personal qualities we appreciate include a positive attitude towards work, the ability to adapt quickly, and a general thirst to learn new things.

We will provide onboarding and training when you start in your role, so that you are equipped to do your best work.

Why work for AJT?

We are a UK-based translation company with a strong focus on collaboration and teamwork. If you enjoy the freedom of working from home but also love the idea of working as part of a team of passionate language lovers, then this could be the ideal role for you.

We care about our people: We are guided by our core values (ethical, passionate, nurturing, collaborative and transparent) and a strong Code of Ethics. We are an equal opportunities employer and we make sure that everyone has access to the same opportunities for growth and development. We promote an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and value the diversity of all people.

We care about our planet: We take the environmental impact of our operations very seriously and work hard to reduce our impact as far as possible. We ensure that our activities have a minimal impact on the environment and strive to operate as environmentally responsibly and efficiently as possible.

How do I apply and what is the application process?

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Please quote JOBPM2021 in the subject line of your email.

If you are eligible for the role, the first step in the application process would be an informal video chat, so we can get to know each other and provide more detailed information about the role.