Lead Recruiter at Octopus Energy

Posted on:
January 5, 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.

About the opportunity Everyone at the Octopus Energy Group is super passionate about attracting amazing talent to join us on our exciting journey. Maintaining an excellent candidate experience throughout the entire recruitment journey is key for us.

As we continue to scale globally, we're looking for someone to lead recruitment for the APAC region for the Octopus Energy Group but there's a few things you should know...

You’ll have a lead role in growing our tech and non tech teams. Your role will range from ensuring we're maintaining the best candidate experience from managing and screening applications and how we attract candidates.

You’ve a burning desire to turn your skills to something meaningful.  You enjoy the pace of the commercial world, but you want to be delivering something more sustainable to the world. 

We don't use agencies. We've a team of great internal recruiters. We do everything from advertising to headhunting. You could say, in fact, that we’re half agency, but we’re your best ever client, the one you secretly yearned to work at. 

This will be a lead role and looking after Octopus Energy's hiring across Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

The ideal candidate will be based in Tokyo, Japan and speak fluently both Japanese and English. What you'll do Partner with our different teams and entities around the APAC region to understand who and what we're looking forProactively source for key tech and non tech roles using our tools and any other creative ways of searching you come up withEnsure the best candidate experience whilst working with multiple roles at the same time Look at different ways to build diverse talent pipelines that support with your sourcing campaigns  As we enter new countries and new technologies you will work with the teams to establish a recruitment strategy Work closely with our global team specifically alongside our head of talent acquisition and Head of Tech RecruitmentWhat you'll needIn-depth knowledge of recruitment across various skillsets - for example a Developer with Python or a senior commercial manager Comfortable with technology hiring Ideally experience hiring in the APAC marketsKnowledge of recruitment advertising platforms and sourcing tools in APAC Previous experience in a dynamic scaling environment Be very organised - have strong time management and prioritising skills, good attention to detail, able to and able to deliver to tight deadlinesTo be comfortable working with some ambiguity; enjoy mucking in and wearing multiple hats Why else you'll love it hereOur company culture -
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  Flexible working environment - genuine work life balance here, we are in the top 5 companies in the UK, we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together Relaxation - we don’t count your holidays here, we work hard, and so we know you need to play hard as well (within reason of course) Equity Options Scheme - you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success Office culture - have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it. Our offices are also stocked with fruit, breakfast, great coffee and soft drinks. Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks - we call it Family Dinner Your development is important - we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you 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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