Operations Associate (12 month FTC)

Octopus Ventures

London, England, United Kingdom

Full time



Sep 16

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Job Description

This 12-month fixed term contract is a great opportunity for someone looking to transition into this vibrant Venture Capital industry. You’ll bring expertise in AML, investment data and book of records processes gained in a financial services operations role, adding value to a team as they embed new systems and processes that will enable them to scale and meet the challenge of Octopus Ventures’ ambitious growth plans.

If you’ve a genuine interest in venture capital, are purpose-driven and looking to experience a business that genuinely seeks to invest in the founders looking to the change the world – this could be the role for you!

The team:

The Business Operations team consists of 5 people and this role will report to the Business Operations Manager.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working effectively with data is central to this role. Whether you are producing quality MI reports for our various internal and external clients or ensuring accurate recordings of our investments and disinvestments in our various systems (following relevant FCA regulations). You play a vital role in maintaining the seamless operation of daily processes, governance, systems and reporting obligations as we continue to grow our business.
  • Support the onboarding of new clients and investments by overseeing anti-money laundering checks required on our investors, investee companies and other third parties.
  • Build working relationships with teams across Octopus and suppliers externally to keep things running smoothly and information flowing between us seamlessly all the time. Nothing in this team happens in isolation and that keeps it interesting!


✅ Previous experience working in a financial services operations/admin role where you’ve had exposure to AML and KYC checks

✅ A keen interest and experience in working with large data sets – cutting, manipulating and formatting.

✅ Previous experience working with institutional clients and their structures would be advantageous.

✅ An understanding of equity investments generally, although you don’t need to have worked exactly in our part of the industry before.

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box. What’s the worst that can happen?

This role will evolve as we grow and develop. So, if you’re looking for a challenge in a fast paced and dynamic business, we can deliver on that.

What we offer

💰 A competitive salary, bonus, pension and share incentive plan

✈️ Untracked holiday

🏡 Hybrid working – most of our people spend 50% of their time in the office

⚓ Anchor (our wellness hub) which includes Headspace, one to one coaching through Wellness Cloud, Digital GP, Shout & more

👪 Up to 6 months paid parental leave regardless of gender

❤️ Life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection

🏥 Private medical insurance for you and your family

🚗 Electric vehicle leasing

🌍 The option to work overseas up to a month per year

Our Values

At our core, we believe that how a company behaves is just as important as what it does. That’s why we chose to become an accredited B Corp (the equivalent of a Fairtrade coffee stamp but for companies) and to change our Articles of Association so that the interests all our stakeholders – employees, customers, communities, environment and shareholders – are considered in every decision we make.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive employee experience for all. We promote equal opportunities for growth and development regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic background. We believe strongly that teams are at their best when every member of the team feels safe to bring their whole self to work.

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