Quick facts

About Octavia Housing


What is it like to work for Octavia Housing

Leadership
Leadership
The leadership programme is a very significant move to develop the Directors group and the senior management team. This commenced in May 2011 and is scheduled for completion in April 2012. Broadly, it started with the organisation’s vision to ‘create an organisation that tenants really value’, provide workshops which have been considering how to live the vision and has included for the first time at Octavia, training on and setting up Action Learning Sets for all participants. Other areas being covered include exploring ways in which to unlock passion, enthusiasm and energy and identifying ways to develop the skills to make it happen. All participants have developed plans for individual projects which they will lead and which are scheduled for completion by April 2012. These should all add value to the organisation but the key objective is to develop leadership skills in tandem with external coaching, which is available from our external facilitator and coach.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Free fruit is provided to all office based staff four times a week, once a week to a care scheme and every quarter to the Caretaker meeting. Octavia Housing also provide Employee Assistance Programme to all staff members and they promote this service to staff.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Octavia Housing set up Octavia Foundation - an independent charity which has been running for many years. The aim of the Foundation is to improve the lives of individuals and communities where Octavia Housing operates. The Foundation operates numerous projects and grant programmes that help to meet one of 5 aims: to engage with young people and children i.e. through award winning media projects, to help with training and jobs i.e. they run an in-house employment and training programme, to involve the community i.e. organise a community festival and Christmas parties for the elderly, to advise on money and debt providing debt advice workshops and welfare benefits advice and support. The Foundation also operates 21 charity shops across London, which takes on volunteers and funds the projects of the charity.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    15%

  • Male : Female:

    27% / 73%

  • Staff:

    285

  • Average Age:

    45

  • UK sites:

    56

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