Risk and Compliance Lead (Ireland) 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.

Octopus Energy is working hard to change the future of energy across the world. From harnessing the abundant natural resources on land and sea to generate more green electrons, to supplying those electrons to homes and businesses, we’re committed to driving the green energy revolution faster than ever before.

We are looking for a talented individual to take on the Head of Risk & Compliance position for our AIFM in Ireland. In this role, you will be the designated person to the Central Bank of Ireland for Operational Risk, Fund Risk and Regulatory Compliance. The role will report to the AIFM’s CEO as well as the Group Head of Risk & Compliance.

We are looking for a talented individual to step up into a Risk & Compliance lead role in our AIFM in Ireland. There are potentially 2 roles we are looking for that will be the designated persons to the Central Bank of Ireland for Operational Risk, Fund Risk and Regulatory Compliance. The role will report to the AIFM’s CEO as well as the Group Head of Risk & Compliance.

Regulatory Compliance ResponsibilitiesProviding positive and practical assistance to the business, whilst maintaining appropriate regulatory controls in line with CBI requirements.Identify future regulatory developments and proactively manage regulatory change.Work in partnership with the business and take ownership of compliance tasks and processes.Oversight, maintenance, and implementation of the risk-based monitoring programmeReviewing marketing and client documentation to ensure that it is fair, clear, and not misleading.Responsible for oversight of financial crime controls: anti-money laundering, fraud, and market abuse.Fund Risk Management ResponsibilitiesResponsibility for ensuring funds are managed in accordance with fund offering documents, internal risk limits and applicable regulatory limits.Oversight of liquidity risk, including liquidity analysis and stress testing and management of liquidity issues.Work collaboratively with the Investment Team and undertake necessary risk controls, checks, and stress testing.Operational Risk Management ResponsibilitiesResponsible for the Risk Management Framework which includes maintaining the Issues Register, Risk Register and undertaking mitigation and action plans.Collaborate with the fund management team to complete regular oversight and due diligence on all outsourced service providers.What you'll needAt least 8 years of experience working in the asset management industry.Be capable of meeting the expectations of holding the designated person status with the Central Bank of Ireland.A broad and thorough knowledge of regulatory and risk management requirements. Be able and comfortable working autonomously.A proven organisational team leader and communicator.History of managing and developing relationships successfully.Strong verbal and written communication skills with an engaging ability to deliver compliance and risk-related information.Self-starter with a tenacious mindset to succeed and a hands-on approach.Why 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 the 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. We’ve also been placed in the top 10 companies for senior leadership.

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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