Events Executive

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Weybridge, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2023-10-17

Category: energy

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About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @

What we do. Electric Car Leasing

Why we do it. Greener. Fairer. Future.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Events Executive to join our Events team in an exciting role within a growing part of Octopus EV. You’ll represent Octopus EV in person, hosting client events to increase awareness of salary sacrifice and consideration among potential EV drivers.

You’ll need to be passionate about an electric future and keen to keep up-to-date on the latest news surrounding electric vehicles and the Octopus Group. 

You’ll be the face of our brand, having exciting and informative conversations with potential customers. Answering their questions, busting EV myths and helping people understand how salary sacrifice works.

About us

The electric revolution has arrived - and from 2035 you’ll no longer be able to buy a new petrol or diesel car in the UK. 

We’re building a whole new way for drivers to join the electric charge and not only learn about and shop for their EV online, but experience a 'lease for life' through an industry changing customer experience. This is the chance to join one of the UK’s most exciting start-ups – making it easy for individuals and businesses to go electric by getting their car, charger and energy all in one cracking deal.

Octopus Electric Vehicles launched in 2018 to make it seamless to switch to cleaner, greener driving. Our mission is to drive sustainable change, decarbonise the planet and provide our customers with fair pricing and a fantastic experience. 

We're an Octopus Energy company—an innovative new energy supplier. We are part of the Octopus Energy Group, which seeks to improve the lives of millions of people by transforming the industries we operate in. The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

What you'll do...

  • Showcase some of the latest electric vehicles on the market and educate clients on the latest tech and exciting features
  • Give outstanding customer service, offering support and advice to current and future customers
  • Myth bust, debate and offer a well-educated perspective on electric vehicles and a greener future
  • You’ll travel across the country alongside our other Events Executive hosting in-person, virtual, and hybrid events
  • Manage events logistics - hosting and overseeing the set-up and de-rig of any marketing stands and materials
  • Liaise with clients directly, event planners, production teams and event support staff to ensure a smooth running of the event
  • Provide support to your team with managing the company car fleet used for events and businesses purposes
  • Report on event performance and provide key feedback to the wider team
  • What you'll need...

  • A full UK drivers licence for at least 1 year is essential
  • Knowledge of electric vehicles and how our salary sacrifice scheme works is beneficial 
  • A passion for creating awesome customer experiences
  • Willingness to do long distance driving and often stay away during the week 
  • Confidence in holding  1-2-1 conversations and presenting to a group audience both in-person and virtually
  • Experience working in a very fast paced team, showing an entrepreneurial mind-set, being able to adjust to change and keep up with a fast moving business
  • A willingness to learn from others and work as a team to produce results
  • Organisational skills and an ability to make on the spot decisions at events
  • A positive attitude and hands-on approach to event planning and delivery, with a particular eye for detail 
  • No previous events experience required
  • Why else you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 
  • Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
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