People Operations Manager

London, UK

Company Description

At Octopus, we’re entrepreneurs and we’re investors, on a mission to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world. 

As investors, we invest the £12.8* billion our clients have entrusted us with into the areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact. More than 85% of the £12.8 billion we manage is invested in line with three main themes: empowering people, revitalizing healthcare and building a sustainable planet.  

*Includes undrawn commitments, funds under advisory mandates, funds monitored and the Octopus Cash service as of 31st December 2022.

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Job Description

About the Role

What’s in it for you?

This is a fast-paced and ever-evolving role that’s responsible for owning key people processes across the whole employee lifecycle. You’ll interact with stakeholders from across the business and drive key efficiencies to ensure our people have the best possible experience.

The team:

This role sits within our People team, reports to the Head of People Operations and has two direct reports.

Our People Team is on a mission to create a high-performing culture through hiring, developing and retaining talented and diverse people. There are approximately 20 people in the team, made up of HR Business Partners, Recruitment, Learning & Development and People Operations. Our People Operations team is a core business function with an employee focused approach.

What will you be doing?

  • Developing and managing our HRIS, processes and policies to ensure effective and efficient management of our workforce throughout the employee life cycle
  • Providing support to line managers and employees to resolve issues/queries, acting as an escalation point when needed
  • Leading projects to drive efficiencies and process enhancements


Ideally, you’ll have:

✅ Experience within a high growth organisation
✅ Experience with managing HRIS systems and driving best practice 
✅ Excellent attention to detail - particularly when analysing data 
✅ Prior people management experience

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.