Senior Recruitment Manager (MAT COVER)

Job Locations UK-London
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.



We are looking to hire an individual to come on board and provide maternity cover for the role of  Senior Recruitment Manager.


You will be a hands on Ercruitment manager required to oversee the recruitment team providing on-going management, development, and coaching and will be responsible for delivering the attraction, selection, recruitment and candidate management processes to ensure the business is able to secure the best talent available with constant consideration to quality, time and value.


You will be expected to deliver an integrated resourcing service to meet the demands of rapid growth of the business and position Octopus as an employer of choice. In order to do this, you are required to identify best-in-class approaches, platforms and partnerships to build and enhance the Octopus employer brand and work in partnership with Group Marketing to actively manage the internal and outward facing employer brand and EVP.


You will be and agent for change and will be expected to bring innovation to all recruitment activities, including the use of digital and social channels to attract and recruit great candidates and deepening our focus on referrals as well as direct sourcing strategies, in place of too great a reliance on high cost, agency-led roles, delivering a pre agreed resourcing strategy that is in place.


You will also not be afraid to roll your sleeves up sourcing and placing candidates into mid - senior and strategic roles across the group (or even where required to deliver the business strategy!)



  • Proven ability to manage end-to-end recruitment processes, including meeting targets and delivering an outstanding candidate experience
  • Experience of managing and coaching teams
  • Be an agent of change to continue to enable the development of best-in-class systems and processes
  • Experience of transitioning through change to a digital & direct TA model
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and influence at all levels
  • Organisational and planning skills; able to multitask and work under pressure
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills with employees of all levels
  • Professional and engaging manner
  • Humility and the ability to remain grounded, see things from others point of view and roll your sleeves up as and when required to support colleagues in meeting their commitments.
  • Up to date on latest recruitment trends and industry best practice
  • Experience of integrating digital talent solutions and ATS would be very beneficial.
  • Must be curious and seek to instil automated and digital solutions wherever appropriate
  • Must be comfortable in using technology and leveraging digital applications and media platforms


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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