Working with us.


Only A Pavement Away is the charity for the employment of people facing homelessness, prison leavers, 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 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
  • The average length of service in weeks
  • FREE
    Free Jobs Board and online training platform
  • Hospitality Employer partners signed up to the programme
  • £
    value added to the UK economy

Benefits of working with OAPA.

Dedicated Relationship Manager

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


Corporate social responsibility

Support Staff

Access to dedicated, loyal & trained staff

Support network

Charities must provide 12 months of support to all OAPA members once employed

Sophie Canning, Gaucho & M Restaurants, explains how they have been working with OAPA to support a candidate into work..

Current employers.

  • 10 Greek Street
  • Aimbridge EMEA
  • Anglian Inn
  • Aramark
  • Artfarm
  • Ask Italian
  • Barworks
  • Blacklock
  • Brewdog
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • Burger & Lobster
  • Butcombe Pubs and Inns
  • Cairn Group
  • Champney Hotels
  • Chestnut Bakery
  • Clink Hostels
  • COOK
  • Cornish Inns
  • CRERAR Hotels
  • Darwin & Wallace
  • De Vere
  • Delta Hotels
  • Denny's
  • Eataly
  • Fat Macy's
  • Fazenda
  • Firmdale Hotels
  • Flat Iron
  • Fullers
  • Gaucho
  • Georgian House Hotel
  • Great London Hospitality
  • Greene King
  • Greggs
  • Grosvenor Casino
  • H.M Pasties
  • HMP Bronzefield
  • HMP Leyhill
  • Holiday Inn London
  • Home House
  • Honest Burgers
  • Honey & Co
  • Hush
  • IHG Hotels
  • Incipio
  • Innventure
  • Joseph Holt
  • JW Lees
  • Kerb
  • Le Bab
  • Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons (Belmond)
  • Leaf Hospitality
  • Lime Fms
  • Livelyhood
  • Louie
  • M Restaurants
  • Malmaison
  • Market Taverns
  • Marston's
  • Marugame
  • McMullen & Sons
  • Mission Kitchen
  • Muse by Tom Aikens
  • Nando's
  • New Dawn Pubs
  • Nobu Hotels
  • Oakman Inns
  • Peach Pubs
  • Pho Cafe
  • Pizza Pilgrims
  • Pizza Union
  • Portobello Pub Company
  • PPHE Hotel Group
  • Prince of Peckham
  • Provence Collection
  • PubLove
  • Punch Pubs
  • RBH Management
  • Red Engine
  • Royal Agricultural University
  • Sessions
  • Signature Group
  • SSP UK
  • Starbucks
  • Strand Palace
  • The Alchemist
  • The Athenaeum
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Conduit
  • The Ivy Collection
  • The Pret Foundation
  • The Restaurant Group
  • The Vineyard Group
  • The Wolseley
  • Thesleff Group
  • Thwaites
  • TOCA Social
  • Tossed
  • Vagabond Bar and Kitchen
  • Wagamama
  • Yeo Group
  • Yo
  • Young’s Pubs & Hotels
  • Yummy Collection

Contact us.

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

Dolores Panetier

Dolores Panetier

Head of Employment Partnerships

Ria Garrett

Ria Garrett

Senior Employer Relationship Manager