Work With Us



 All our roles are full-time and we only employ fully-qualified professionals, therapists and teachers. 

 The specialist nature of our schools means we do not: make use of volunteers; accommodate student/trainee placements; employ unqualified teachers;  use temporary, agency or supply staff.


benefits of working at ohs

 An opportunity to be part of our unique, seamless therapeutic team model.

 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 outstanding school chefs. 

 Optional reflective practice and private counselling, provided by our therapists.

 Opportunities for high-quality professional development, career progression and outstanding performance awards.

 Financial support of up to 100% towards relevant professional qualifications.

 The Nest workplace pension.

 Over 14 weeks of holiday, in line with our innovative term dates model




We are always looking for excellent qualified teachers with QTS.

We are currently seeking talented and effective primary specialists to work at our primary site, Vauxhall and secondary English, mathematics and PSHCE / humanities specialists to work at our lower-secondary site, Walworth and upper-secondary site, Kennington.  

Start date: ASAP.

Salary: competitive, in addition to the benefits listed above.

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We are always looking for excellent qualified therapists.

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative psychotherapist. 

Start date: ASAP.

Salary: competitive, in addition to the benefits listed above.

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We have exciting new opportunities for talented individuals to join us at our new primary site in Great Baddow, Essex. We are currently recruiting a primary teacher with QTS and an administrator.   

Start date: January 2022.

Salary: competitive, in addition to the benefits listed above.

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We are currently seeking a dedicated and passionate school nurse to work across all of our school sites, ensuring that all of our pupils' health needs are met. 

Start date: ASAP.

Salary: competitive, in addition to the benefits listed above.

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To be considered for any of the above roles please email an up-to-date copy of your CV to along with 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. Those whose CV indicates suitability for the position in question will be invited to visit the schools to meet with the deputy headteacher or the executive headteacher for an informal meeting.



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 (, 0300 123 1999) or Unlock (, 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. 



Having visited our schools, suitable applicants will be asked to formalise their candidacy by completing our application and self-disclosure forms:

 Application form  (download, complete electronically and return to

 Self-disclosure form (download, print, complete by hand and bring with you on the day of your formal interview in a sealed envelope).



Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to attend a full or partial trial day before having a final, formal interview with at least two safer-recruitment trained leaders.