Investment and Operations Director, Octopus Real Estate

London, UK

Company Description

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Job Description

About the Role

What’s in it for you?

In this role you’ll take a lead on strategic initiatives, managing complex deals and structures, and delivering a variety of key internal and external projects. This role offers a unique opportunity to support and enable the growth and success of Octopus Real Estate. It offers breadth and variety - you’ll be involved in multiple projects creating the future strategy, scoping avenues of growth and solving complex problems in a fast-paced environment.

The team:

Octopus Real Estate, part of the Octopus Group is a leading specialist real estate investor, with a team of circa 90 professionals. We provide award-winning finance for UK property investment and development. This role reports directly to the Managing Director of Octopus Real Estate.

What will you be doing?

  • Strategy - Getting to the heart of the business, exploring opportunities and challenges, shaping and creating future strategy.
  • Problem solving - tackling our challenges, ensuring strong governance, anticipating risk and proposing solutions.
  • Growth - supporting the research, scoping and delivery of growth opportunities, including new fund and partnership launches.
  • Supporting the investment teams with major deals and portfolio events and sitting on/chairing committees.


Ideally, you’ll have:

✅ Previous experience working within professional services (legal, accounting, corporate finance)
✅ Strong transactional experience across a variety of deal and financing structures - funds, lending and joint ventures
✅ A good understanding of investment drivers, with some commercial or finance experience
✅ The ability to process complex information, identify risks and suggest suitable solutions
✅ Excellent management skills (both internal and external stakeholders) and confidence to challenge stakeholders

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box. What’s the worst that can happen?

This role will evolve as we grow and develop. So, if you are looking for a challenge in a fast paced and dynamic business, we can deliver on that.

Additional Information

What we offer

💰 A competitive salary, bonus, pension and share incentive plan
✈️ Untracked holiday
🏡 Hybrid working – most of our people spend 50% of their time in the office
⚓ Anchor (our wellness hub) which includes Headspace, one to one coaching through Wellness Cloud, Digital GP, Shout & more
👪 Up to 6 months paid parental leave regardless of gender
❤️ Life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection
🏥 Private medical insurance for you and your family
🚗 Electric vehicle leasing
🌍 The option to work overseas up to a month per year

Our Values 

At our core, we believe that how a company behaves is just as important as what it does. That’s why we chose to become an accredited B Corp (the equivalent of a Fairtrade coffee stamp but for companies) and to change our Articles of Association so that the interests all our stakeholders – employees, customers, communities, environment and shareholders – are considered in every decision we make.  

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive employee experience for all. We promote equal opportunities for growth and development regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic background. We believe strongly that teams are at their best when every member of the team feels safe to bring their whole self to work.