Internal Development Originator

Job ID
# of Openings
Business Entity
Octopus Investments
Permanent Full-Time


About Octopus


At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people. We’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist sectors, including smaller company financing, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ over 500 people and manage more than £6 billion on behalf of more than 50,000 investors. Our products don’t just help real people solve real life problems, they also make a positive impact on the world around us.


The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Our aim is to have an impact in everything we do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.





  • Researching and analysing new business opportunities and producing clear summaries to enable a lending decision. Where deals do not fit our criteria, look at ways to restructure so we can lend
  • Production of clear and articulate deal synopses to present to credit committee, this will include research and information collation from internal and external sources
  • Designing, amending and updating models for transactions and other business needs; running scenarios on the models





Customer Service and Relationship Management

  • Provide an exceptional level of customer service through the management of the development process from start to finish to all parties involved in the transaction
  • Provide indicative terms over the phone and via email to our brokers
  • Chase prospective deals through to application stage, dealing with any queries that may arise
  • Find and build new relationships with prospective companies.
  • Manage, build and maintain relationships with existing and new brokers
  • Provide point of contact for all inbound Broker queries - You will be the shop front of  Octopus Property
  • Support existing and prospective client firms over the telephone and face to face where required
  • Arrange client meetings for External Business Development Managers (EBDMs)
  • Provide support to EBDMs and their clients
  • Manage relationships with professionals (lawyers, QS, asset manager, valuers, brokers, clients) through the deal process


Deal Modelling and Development Transaction Analysis

  • Creation of transaction models based on standard templates
  • Performing sensitivity and scenario analysis via standard templates
  • Wider Geographical and Economic review which would impact on the deal
  • Due Diligence including liaison with professional advisors




  • Proven sales track record or ability to build a sales track record or track record of driving completions
  • Ability to explain Property issues to non-Property Individuals
  • Ability to work with Property Professionals
  • Ability to work independently and manage working on multiple deals at once
  • Proven ability of working under pressure
  • Networking and attend event as and when required
  • To efficiently manage your work load in a fast paced and pressured environment
  • Strong and flexible work ethic
  • Service focused
  • High quality interpersonal skills
  • Positive Winning mentality
  • Ability to build and maintain your own panel of brokers.
  • Attention to detail
  • Relevant IT knowledge (esp. Microsoft Office & Excel)
  • Passion to work towards and exceed sales targets


Desirable but not essential

  • Ability to read and understand development cashflows and business plans
  • Ability to understand site layout plans and drawings
  • Ability to read a QS report, analyse, discuss contents confidently with client and credit alike
  • Good understanding of Debt & cash flow Modelling


Competency Requirements


  • Customer Obsession is about putting the customers’ needs at the heart of everything we do. We achieve this by listening, by making the complex simple and by delivering on our promises.
  • Focus on Impact is about making things happen. It’s about recognising and avoiding the distractions. And it’s about executing really, really well.
  • Better & Better is about having the humility to recognise that everything can be improved. We want a culture where everyone can put forward ideas and where people at all levels seek out, learn from and react positively to feedback.
  • Personality matters - at Octopus, we want people who are willing to roll up their sleeves, are passionate about what they do, and who retain their humility despite all they achieve. We are honest, open and decent, always.


Our Values 


Be helpful

Random acts of kindness make the workplace a better place. So, go out of your way to be helpful, and give people reasons to smile.


Be straightforward
Life is complicated enough. Don’t make it harder for yourself, or for others. Sometimes the simplest approach works wonders.


Be bold
Every great business started with a flash of inspiration. If you’ve got a great idea, don’t keep it to yourself.




At Octopus, we recognise the importance of embracing diversity in order to create a high performance culture.








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