L&D Coordinator at Octopus Energy

Posted on:
August 25, 2023

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Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

.... one roof at a time!

Here at Octopus, we’re embarking on an exciting journey with the development of our solar value proposition. This year, we brought a brand new product to the market and are growing our team across both our locations (Brighton and Birmingham). Our people are the heart of this revolution so exceptional leadership and can-do attitude will be key to our success. 

We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual with training and development experience to help support with the onboarding and ongoing development of our growing solar team. As an L&D Specialist, you will be a person who is upbeat, self motivated, resilient and very well organised.

Reporting to our L&D lead, you’ll be responsible for coordinating and supporting with the onboarding of new team members and their associated training events, creating and delivering content for key solar roles (sales or customer service), as well as promoting a continuous learning culture. You’ll be based in the Midlands and expected to travel regularly to our offices to deliver training and build strong relationships with the teams.

What you'll do Work closely with the L&D lead to implement the induction schedule with the team growing across both offices (Birmingham and Brighton) You will identify and prioritise development needs, implement new training techniques and create the best induction experience for our new starters. Help coordinate induction sessions, from designing sessions with guest speakers to securing logistics with the Office ManagersCreate engagement content materials (google slides or within our learning management system) and be accountable for keeping it up to date (we change our processes quite frequently!)Progressively lead the delivery of induction sessions and drop ins to efficiently onboard our new starters and help them meet their objectives as sales or onboarding specialistsBe a key partner in facilitating growth opportunities by providing guidance and feedback from training observations (eg. promotion cycles)Be confident in your training delivery, getting our new teams up to speed on our culture,  industry knowledge, internal tools and what good looks like in their role (sales or onboarding specialist) Play a key role in driving our culture, values, and customer obsession across both Solar offices 

What you'll needPrevious learning & development experience by being able to demonstrate your ability to design and deliver contentKnowledge of using Google drive (docs, sheets & slides)Be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues based across multiple locations in the UKExperience in coordinating project plans and working to deadlinesExcellent organisational skills with high attention to detailStrong communication skills, familiar with communicating cross functionally across the business, and in front of a large audienceA start up / entrepreneurial mind-set, and being able to adjust to change and keep up with a fast moving business 

Why else you'll love it hereOctopus 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 we're 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

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.

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