Credit Assistant

London, UK
Full-time

Company Description

Octopus is a group of businesses investing in the people, ideas and industries that will help change the world. Founded in 2000, we’re now one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies, operating in two sectors – financial services and energy supply. In our financial services business, we’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist investment sectors, including smaller companies, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ more than 750 people and manage more than £8.3 billion on behalf of more than 50,000 retail and institutional investors. At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people.

We’re a group of entrepreneurially-minded businesses, each built on the belief that people and the planet deserve better. Our group includes Octopus Energy, Octopus Real Estate, Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures, Octopus Renewables, Octopus Wealth, Octopus Giving and Seccl.

Life at Octopus is never dull. We’re an ambitious, people-first business that wants to make the world a better place. Because of this, we value energy, curiosity, resilience, and integrity. We’re different from most other companies you may have worked for. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.

Job Description

About the Role

We’re looking for a Credit Assistant to work within Octopus Real Estate – Residential Development reporting to Matt Foley.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Instruction of property professionals including Valuers and Quantity Surveyors.
  • Ensuring professional reports are received in a timely manner.
  • Become a centre of excellence for internal data and payment systems.
  • Ensuring property security is registered correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Portfolio Team during loan redemption.
  • Assist the Credit Team obtain required KYC reports.
  • Assist with ad hoc queries.

Qualifications

  • Must be comfortable using technology and leveraging digital applications and media platforms
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good analytical and numerical skills
  • Must be curious and seek to learn and improve whilst instilling automated and digital solutions wherever appropriate

Additional Information

Our Values and DNA  

At Octopus we don't just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone 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:  

We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company's vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for.

We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold.

We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in.  

We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and were always learning, adapting and improving.  

We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best.  

What we offer 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.

 

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