Working for us

We have more than 300 employees who work across the housing, care and support, property development and community outreach parts of our organisation.

When you join the Octavia team, you will get to work in diverse and vibrant communities in central and west London. Every one of our employees helps to make a difference to the lives of our residents and other local people.

A great place to work

Benefits for staff include competitive salaries which we review each year, a flexi-time system, a generous annual leave allowance, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, and a group personal pension scheme. We support the wellbeing of our employees through annual health screenings and an employee assistance programme.

We actively support the professional development of our staff and encourage internal promotion. We also value the opinions of our employees and have a well-established staff representative forum.

We have held the Investors in People standard for many years and in 2012 we were awarded Silver Investors in People status, in recognition of our achievements in people management. We were listed in The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Not for Profit Organisations to work for in 2012 and the newspaper also named us as one of the top 75 places to work in the public sector in 2010.

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and we make sure that every step of our recruitment process is fair. We use the ‘Two Ticks - positive about disabled people’ symbol to show our commitment to recruiting, retaining and developing the abilities of employees who have disabilities. We seek to make sure that people with disabilities are represented among our staff, on our Board and on our committees.