Working with us.


Only A Pavement Away is the charity for the employment of people facing homelessness, ex-offenders, and veterans, into careers within the hospitality industry.

We connect our network of hospitality employers and charities on our Jobs Board. By registering with Only A Pavement Away, our employers will be able to post vacancies and have access to the library of candidates. The charities will be able to create a Candidate Profile Page and apply to the vacancies on behalf of the candidates they support. All the candidates registered on our Jobs Board can also have access to a free online training platform.

Once employed, the candidate will become an Only A Pavement Away member, and a 12-month support network will be put in place for them.

At Only a Pavement Away we believe employment brings stability, therefore every successful placement is changing someone’s future.

The Hard Facts.

  • Average life expectancy of a person living on the streets
  • 0%
    % of prison leavers who have nowhere to stay
  • ex-offenders released each year
  • registered homeless in the UK
  • 0%
    % of homeless who have committed a crime to get off the streets


  • People placed into work
  • £0
    Worth of food and drink distributed by HAH
  • £0
    raised to support our members on furlough
  • £0
    added value to the UK economy
  • FREE
    Free Jobs Board and online training platform

Current charities.

  • 999 Club
  • Access to Industry
  • Activate Learning
  • Amber
  • Arc
  • Beyond Food
  • Caring For Ex Offenders
  • Caritas Anchor House
  • Catch 22
  • Centrepoint
  • CFO Activity Hubs
  • Clock Tower Sanctuary
  • Crisis
  • DENS
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Depaul
  • Fat Macy’s
  • Food Behind Bars
  • Growth
  • Help for Heros
  • Hightown
  • Hillsong Church
  • Homeless Link
  • London Training and Employment Network
  • Ministry of Justice
  • MK College
  • Newway Project
  • Novus
  • Oswin Project
  • Oxfordshire Homeless Movement
  • Penrose
  • People Matters
  • People Plus
  • Plias
  • Poppy Scotland
  • Princes Trust
  • Project Nova
  • Restart lives
  • Room to Reward
  • Salvation Army
  • Shaw Trust
  • Sifa Fireside
  • Single Homeless Project
  • Sodexo
  • Spear 30
  • St Basils
  • St Mungos
  • St Petrock
  • Stand Out
  • Stoll
  • Tempus Novo
  • Thames Reach
  • The Big Issue
  • The Feel Good Bakery
  • The House of St. Barnabas
  • The Not Forgotten
  • The Right Course
  • Turning Tides
  • Twiningenterprise
  • Upper Room
  • Walking With The Wounded
  • Well Grounded
  • Weston College
  • Yes Outdoors
  • YMCA

Benefits of working with OAPA.


Access to our Jobs Board which will connect you with our 59 hospitality employers

No More Hassle

For you to navigate through various employment structures

Free Courses

An opportunity for your client to stand out from other applicants by completing free and certified hospitality and wellbeing courses

Support Network

A strong and efficient support network for your client, prior to commencement of work and up to 12 months

Financial Support

Standing by your client during the hard times with access to financial support when needed

Dedicated Relationship Manager

To guide you through our jobs board and assist with any questions or queries that may come up along the way

One OAPA member explains how he had gained successful employment in a London pub shortly after being released from prison.

How the jobs board works.

Jobs Board
  1. The charity places a candidate onto the OAPA Jobs Board and the employers contact them or/and The employer places a vacancy onto the OAPA Jobs Board
  2. The charity applies on behalf of their candidate, who must be ready to return to work
  3. Candidate stands on their own merits at the interview without sympathy shown to their background
  4. Once employed, a 12 months support network is arranged by the charity and OAPA for the candidate
View the Jobs board

Contact us.

If you’d like to connect with us to discuss opportunities or working together please contact our Relationship Managers:

Amy Bennion

Amy Bennion

Charity Partnerships Manager

Dolores Panetier

Dolores Panetier

Employer Partnerships Manager