Thank you for your interest in becoming a Carer with Octavia.
Octavia has a long-standing reputation for good quality, award-winning housing and care in west London. Over the last 15 years Octavia has developed seven modern extra care schemes in North Kensington, Westminster and Hounslow, providing accessible homes with personal care, support care and activities for 179 older people with a range of needs, including those with long term health conditions, dementia and mental health needs, and those who are socially isolated.
We know it is the quality of our staff that makes us such so outstanding. That’s why we value and invest in our care staff; taking care of their wellbeing, mirroring the approach we take with our residents; supporting them in their role, rewarding great work and developing people to be the best they can be.
Our extra care services work around the clock to meet people’s needs, with separate day time and waking-night teams, so there are opportunities for you whatever your personal circumstances might be.
Our values of being ‘Reliable, Responsive and Respectful’ are the most important thing to us, so we are keen to hear from people who also value these things and want to make a difference in people’s lives. Whether you have personal, volunteering or paid experience of caring for others we would love to hear from you.
Delivering compassionate care is incredibly rewarding but it’s not without some challenge. Our ongoing programme of training and support equips our staff to meet the demands of the role and potentially move into roles with more responsibility. This support helps them gain the skills and confidence needed to grow and excel.
We were awarded ‘Care Employer of the Year’ in the Great British Care Awards in 2017 in recognition of our achievements in this area. If you join us you will be part of an amazing care team, made up of professional and dedicated people who are committed to the important work we do. You will be sharing our ambition to make a real difference to the lives of the local people we support. In return, we can provide you with one of the best benefits packages for care workers, paying all our care staff at or above the London Living Wage rate.
Octavia Assistant Director
Care and Support