Octopus is hiring a

Senior Compliance Manager (FTC - 8 months)

Greater London, United Kingdom

We are looking for a Senior Compliance Manager to cover maternity leave – this person will work within the broader advisory team, taking ownership of key relationships and initiatives for Octopus’ AIFM, and supporting the work of the wider Compliance team as required.

Part time working (4 days per week) could be considered for the right candidate.

The Octopus Compliance department features an exciting and interesting team, with a goal to protect the business by embedding compliance culture, promoting customer obsession, and supporting Octopus’ core values: Be straight forward; be bold; and be helpful.  The team has a broad remit, covering all parts of the firm’s asset management business and is looking for someone to lead on providing compliance support to Octopus’ AIFM on a temporary basis to cover maternity leave. The successful candidate will be somebody who is keen to add value and propose solutions beyond the basic expectations of compliance.  There will be certain key partnerships within the firm that you will form and it is essential that you look to become a key partner.  You will have the opportunity to develop a clear strategy for how you will perform your role at Octopus, and be able to make it happen.  

Key responsibilities

  • Provide high quality, pragmatic compliance advice, training and support to the business on AIFMD
  • Ensure that AIFM required policies and procedures are in place and maintained (or assist the business with doing so where ownership rests within the first line of defence).
  • Advise the AIFM Senior Management and Board on the discharge of the firm’s responsibilities under AIFMD
  • Assist the wider Compliance team as required
  • A solid foundation of investment compliance knowledge, with demonstrable experience in AIFMD compliance
  • Compliance experience with one of the following asset classes is preferable: venture capital, private equity, real estate
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships working in second line of defence role
  • Well organised with the ability to multitask and prioritise workload
  • Team player with a can-do attitude
  • Lives Octopus values: Bold, Straightforward and Helpful

Our Values and DNA  

At Octopus we don't just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strengths: 

- We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company's vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for.

 - We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold. 

- We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in. 

- We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and were always learning, adapting and improving. 

- We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best.  

What we offer  

Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.