Company Profile


Building 800
Guillat Avenue
Kent Science Park
United Kingdom (UK)
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At Optivo we understand the difference safe, secure and affordable homes can make to people’s lives.

We develop places with people, not profit, in mind, building homes and communities where people can thrive.

We’re one of the largest housing providers in the UK and a member of the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations. We’ve over 45,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands, giving 90,000 people somewhere affordable to call their own.

And we’re growing. Our Strategic Plan 2020-25 has been launched with ambitious plans to have started the construction of 7,000 new homes by 2025 (85% of which will be affordable).

We’re about more than bricks and mortar – we’re about building communities. Our founders were passionate about helping families with a housing need. As Optivo, we’re continuing that strong commitment to social purpose.

We invest heavily in neighbourhood community programmes, helping our residents with training, careers advice, financial and digital inclusion so they can develop their potential and live their best lives.

Our residents are at the heart of everything we do - it’s what distinguishes us and makes us unique. At every level of the business our residents work alongside us as one team, to co design, scrutinise and improve our work so we can deliver brilliant service and value for money.

What we do

We’re out there building homes, making places and enhancing lives.

We’ve set ourselves ambitious targets to:

- Invest in the quality, safety and environmental sustainability of homes
- Provide great customer experience
- Be a leading provider of high quality affordable homes
- Creating jobs and training opportunities in our communities
- Be an inclusive employer
- Run an efficient business.

Our Culture

Our recruitment is based on finding skilled people who really care - people who naturally live our CORE values, in the work they do, every day.

In return, we offer a great place to work, a place where you’re valued and together we’re making a difference in the world.

Every day may not be a breeze, in fact your career at Optivo will bring fresh challenges and the opportunity to grow and develop.

One thing we can guarantee is that you’ll gain an enormous sense of reward and satisfaction from helping our residents to live their best lives and have a lot of fun along the way!

So, if you love working in an environment where no two days are the same; enjoy a challenge; and thrive working in a committed, high performing team that’s constantly striving to improve and make a difference – then get in touch.

Working together:

- We listen to our people and regularly seek feedback to inform our decisions and actions, Here’s what they are currently saying*:
- 88% of our team say they’re proud to work for Optivo
- 89% think Optivo is a great employer
- 92% understood the positive contribution they had made towards our strategic goals

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