• Learning & Development Manager

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Entity
    Octopus Group
    Organisational Development/Human Resources
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    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 700 people and manage more than £7.8 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.


    Essential Job Functions


    • Work independently and as part of a small learning team to deliver prioritized key learning deliverables for 2018 and beyond
    • Continuously develop the skills and performance of all people managers
    • Act as a role model, championing the organisations culture, values and behaviours. Positively influence, motivate and inspire others to achieve their targets in relation to quality appointments.
    • Provide a coaching environment where managers are continually developing their skills and knowledge.
    • Carry out side by side and remote coaching sessions with people managers to meet the needs of the business.
    • Design, facilitate and deliver virtual and classroom training modules and other process improvement/business change learning.
    • Maintain clear records of coaching activity including improvement plans
    • Initiate changes and improvements to training and coaching programmes, processes and procedures as appropriate.
    • Support, develop and motivate staff to deliver departmental and individual objectives and KPIs when applicable.
    • Address improvement points raised in collaboration with these stakeholders


    Job Specific Experience/Technical Skills/Abilities


    • Proven track record in a similar role managing people and coaching in an ever-changing environment
    • An organised approach to be able to coach a multitude of managers from diverse backgrounds, whilst establishing trust and integrity
    • Ability to use your own initiative, work with minimal supervision and the ability to ‘think on your feet’
    • Excellent communication skills, approachable and good at forming and developing relationships with people of all levels across the business
    • Experience of delivering change
    • Experience of training/coaching and facilitating
    • Experience in tech & digital learning
    • Ability to priority deadlines and own workload within a busy environment and meet deadlines
    • An understanding and experience of employment law
    • Six sigma/lean/change management experience/ knowledge is desirable


    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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