Octopus is a fast-growing company with more than 800 employees. Since launching in 2000, we’ve established market leading positions in the UK across financial services, healthcare and energy. From a standing start in 2010 Octopus grew its energy business rapidly to become Europe’s largest non-utility renewable energy investor with investments in solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, and gas peaking plants. The core technology in this portfolio is solar PV – Octopus now manages over 1.3 GW of solar projects in the UK, France, Italy and Australia on behalf of its investors and has the equivalent of nearly AUD 5 billion under management in the Energy team. In January 2018 an office was opened in Melbourne to take advantage of a rapidly growing renewable energy investment market and an opportunity to raise funds in Australia to invest in renewables. Solar PV will be the initial focus and in December 2018 the team closed its first investment into the 333 MWp solar project near Darlington Point in NSW, Australia. The business is now focused on raising and deploying two new funds: one targeted at institutional investors and one with an innovation theme aimed at high net worth individuals.
The role will sit across and support both the fundraising and investment teams giving the successful candidate wide exposure across the business.
The candidate must have the ability to work in Australia – no visa sponsorship or relocation package will be offered.
Outline of responsibilities
The candidate will be focusing initially on assisting with the following:
Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to assist across the following functions:
At Octopus we don’t just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone to shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strengths:
Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.