Programme Director
Low Carbon Home Makeovers
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Octopus Energy

1,001-5,000 employees

Cloud-based renewable energy service
Company Overview
Octopus Energy is on a mission to transform energy globally, faster and cheaper than anyone imagined. They are are relentless in driving the smart grid technologies that'll deliver cheaper green electricity to fuel our homes, businesses, cars and heating.
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, United Kingdom

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Leeds, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Operations & Logistics
Customer Success & Support
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Proven experience in running startups or demonstrated entrepreneurial drive within the construction, housing or energy sector. Some experience of domestic retrofit is desirable. Confident in swiftly establishing and structuring a new organisation to support the project's goals
  • Commercial Ability: You will have strong commercial experience, and be able to chart a way through to making a commercial success of the business
  • Customer Service: A track record in overseeing outstanding customer service, sales and marketing. Clients should rave about your work
  • Leadership & Problem Solving: You must be able to inspire and motivate your small team to deliver exceptional results, coming up with creative ways of tapping into a fledgling market where customer demand is low
  • Supply Chain Management: Good understanding of supply chain procurement in the construction or retrofit sector. Ability to negotiate favourable deals with suppliers
  • Compliance and Quality: Experience in ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards, consistently delivering high-quality results
  • Community Engagement: Experience engaging with neighbourhoods, builders, and construction professionals to build strong relationships and foster community support
  • Programme Leadership: You will need to take charge of the programme, rapidly experimenting to come up with a model to successfully retrofit people's homes, making sure that every element adds up to offer an outstanding service to customers, whilst driving for a commercially self-sustaining business. The programme will have a small, lean team, and the director will need to roll their sleeves up to make it a success. You will need to identify and target different market segments to make the project accessible to all homeowners that can self fund the retrofit measures, either directly or via personal finance. You will need to engage extensively with the local community to test a hyper local approach to marketing and sales
  • Strategy & Commercial Development: You will need to develop the plan and commercial strategy for the programme. This will need to start small in order to land on a model that works. But once that's done the programme should work on many hundreds or thousands of homes a year. Your strategy will need to have an obsessive attention to customer service, whilst driving efficiency and working effectively with the supply chain to make it a commercial success. A key part of the programme will be to evaluate what has worked and what hasn't, working with the Centre for Net Zero, Octopus Energy and Lloyds Banking Group to deliver useful messages for local and central government
  • Compliance: You will need to ensure that all installations are compliant with best practice requirements and regulations
  • Collaboration: You will actively collaborate with Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority who are endorsing the work
  • Partnership Management: Oversee and implement the partnership agreement with Lloyds Banking Group. and Octopus, working with both parent businesses to ensure the partnership runs smoothly and efficiently, being careful with every pound to make sure that anything we spend makes a difference. The programme will be governed by a joint board, comprising the two partners, which you will need to manage
  • Exit Strategies: Develop and implement an exit strategy to run down the order book by the three year mark if needed