Working at Octavia House schools

Unless otherwise stated, all roles are full-time.

 Our working day begins at 8am at all sites for all staff.

Our term dates are available here

Our pay and reward structure is outlined here


What we offer

14 weeks of paid holiday per year (including two-week half-term breaks, instead of the conventional one week).

A generous private healthcare package (provided by Vitality), which includes health insurance, lifestyle benefits and rewards. This package includes support for mental health and well-being, as well as major dental work.

 An Apple Macbook Air laptop to use both at school and at home. 

 A daily lunch, cooked by our outstanding school chefs. 

Reflective practice, facilitated by our therapists. This is the process of reflecting on our everyday experiences at work and examining the internal and external factors that inform our actions in order to develop insight into the way we work and, ultimately, to improve our practice.

 Generous financial support of up to 30% of the cost of relevant courses/qualifications that further our staff's ongoing professional development.

 The NEST workplace pension.




We are looking for robust and efficient speech and language and occupational therapists to join our outstanding team of professionals, ensuring that speech and language and occupational therapy are effectively implemented and maintained across all of our school sites. Experience of working with sensory integration and the impact of early years trauma is preferable. Therapists with varying experience and a willingness to progress professionally within a trauma-informed educational setting are encouraged to apply. 

Start date: as soon as possible.

Job descriptions


We are always looking for robust and effective KS2-4 teachers to join our outstanding teaching team at our Walworth (KS2-3) and our Kennington (KS4) sites. Qualified teachers, primary or secondary trained, are welcome to apply, with PE (teaching across all key stages), PSHE/citizenship, science, computing or humanities specialists being of particular interest.

Start date: we flexibly appoint outstanding practitioners throughout the year.

Job description


First and foremost, this role includes responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the school. You will be the first point of contact for visitors and families as well as all incoming calls and emails. The polite, effective and timely answering of these enquiries and the welcoming and processing of visitors is vitally important to the operation of the school.

Start date: March 2020

Job description

Senior leaders

We are looking for outstanding leaders to join our unique multi-disciplinary senior team. Qualified, experienced and exceptional teachers or therapists are always welcome to apply. We are particularly looking for outstanding educational leaders to join us to help ensure our quality of education at key stages 1–3 is exceptional in every subject.

Start date: we flexibly appoint outstanding people throughout the year.

Job description



To be considered for any of the below roles please email an up-to-date copy of your CV to our HR department at along with a brief statement, outlining why you would like to work at Octavia House Schools and how you feel your experience to date makes you a suitable candidate for the role. Those whose CV  indicates suitability for the position in question will be invited to visit the school and meet with relevant staff for an informal meeting.


Having visited our schools, suitable applicants will be asked to formalise their candidacy by completing our application form and self-disclosure form (available below).

 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 interview in a sealed envelope).


Applicants who are shortlisted for progression 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.