Executive Assistant

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2023-10-11

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

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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 @ octopusenergy.group

Kraken is the technology tentacle of the Octopus Energy Group. 

Kraken is the technology platform enabling Octopus and increasingly more energy utilities globally. The platform is offered to utilities in a SaaS model and is based on a modern, cloud-based architecture with continuous deployments that enables high-speed innovation. 

We’re now taking the power of Kraken to utilities beyond energy (think water, broadband,..) and have created a new business Kraken Utilities. We have a really exciting position available for an Executive Assistant to the CEO of this area. This role is much more than just calendar management and scheduling, we are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, who can handle a fast paced environment. This person will be a point of contact for the CEO and other key leaders in the team, involved in onboarding and welcoming new people to the team, scheduling meetings/calls for the CEO, helping to organise and run internal and external events for the company and clients, as well as booking team socials.

You'll also have the opportunity to work across different areas in the business and get exposure to things such as Marketing, Recruitment, Onboarding, People Operations - giving you the opportunity to progress with your career at Octopus.

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...

  • Act as the point of contact among executives, employees, clients and other external partners
  • Manage executives’ calendars and set up meetings
  • Make travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Help to organise, host, and run events both internally and externally for clients and prospective clients
  • Be in charge of internal and external communication across emails, LinkedIn, slack.
  • Take minutes during meetings
  • Screen and direct phone calls and distribute correspondence
  • Prepare executives for meetings with informative notes
  • Organise team social events, booking venues, scheduling activities
  • Opportunity to help out in other areas of the business (marketing, onboarding, recruitment)
  • What you'll need...

  • Experience working in a fast paced environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Highly organised
  • Demonstrable time management skills
  • A background in an EA role reporting to a C suite individual in a fast paced company,
  • Or a background within the F&B / hospitality industry (or similar fast paced environment)
  • What you'll love about us...

  • The role will be hybrid 3-4 days a week onsite in our London office (Oxford Circus).
  • 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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