WORKING AT AN OCTAVIA HOUSE SCHOOL
All our roles are full-time.
We only employ qualified teachers and therapists.
The specialist nature of our schools, and our pupils' need for consistency, means we are unable to accommodate student/trainee placements; make use of volunteers; or employ unqualified, part-time, temporary, agency or supply staff.
benefits of working at ohs
An opportunity to be part of our unique, seamless therapeutic team model.
Competitive starting salaries and opportunities for performance-linked progression.
Vitality's private healthcare package which includes health, medical and dental insurance, lifestyle benefits, heavily-discounted gym membership and various rewards.
An Apple MacBook to use at school and at home.
A daily lunch, cooked by our excellent school chefs.
Optional reflective practice and private counselling, provided by our therapists.
Opportunities for high-quality professional development and career progression.
Financial support of up to 100% towards relevant professional qualifications, including relevant postgraduate study.
The Nest workplace pension.
Up to 15 weeks of holiday, in line with our consistent term dates model.
OUR CURRENT VACANCIES
We are seeking full-time speech and language and occupational therapists to work across our London schools from January 2024.
OHS, LONDON – VAUXHALL (KS1–2)
We are seeking full-time qualified primary teachers from January 2024 onwards.
OHS, LONDON – WALWORTH (KS3)
We are seeking full-time qualified teachers with primary or secondary subject specialisms to join our Key Stage 3 team from January 2024 or sooner.
OHS, LONDON – KENNINGTON (KS4)
We have no current vacancies.
OHS, ESSEX – GREAT BADDOW, CHELMSFORD (KS1–2)
We have no current vacancies.
HOW TO REGISTER AN INITIAL INTEREST
Please email your CV and a brief statement outlining why you would like to work at Octavia House Schools and how you feel your experience makes you a suitable candidate to email@example.com. Please ensure you include the job title and school site you are interested in working at in your email. Those demonstrating suitability will be invited to an informal meeting with a senior vice principal.
HOW TO APPLY
Having expressed an initial interest, visited our schools, and met informally with a senior vice principal, suitable applicants will be asked to formalise their candidacy by completing both our application and self-disclosure forms in full:
Please download, complete electronically in full and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please download, print, complete by hand in full and bring with you on the day of your formal interview in a sealed envelope.
TRIAL VISIT & FINAL INTERVIEW
Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to attend a trial visit and teach a lesson (if applicable) before a formal interview. An online search will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates.
OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFEGUARDING
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all our staff to share this commitment. Our vacancies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Pre-employment checks will be carried out, professional references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies. We comply with the DBS code of practice, which is available here.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; the nature of the position and the circumstances and context of your offences will be considered. If you are unsure whether you need to disclose criminal information, you should seek legal advice or you may wish to contact Nacro (https://www.nacro.org.uk/criminal-record-support-service, 0300 123 1999) or Unlock (http://hub.unlock.org.uk/contact, 01634 247350) for impartial advice. There is more information on filtering and protected offences on the Ministry of Justice website. You may also find this flowchart useful.
NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
We prefer to recruit people directly, but will be in touch with you if we need your help. Any unsolicited CVs will be sent at your own risk: we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having neither asked you to send us CVs, nor agreed to your terms and conditions. By choosing to send unsolicited CVs to any member of our team, you accept these terms as the default position.