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
  • FREE
    Free Jobs Board and online training platform
  • £
    Food & drink distributed by Hospitality Against Homeless
  • 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.

  • Anglian Inn
  • Artfarm
  • Assembled Live
  • Barworks
  • Benugo
  • Bermondsey Pubs
  • Bill's
  • Black Sheep Brewery
  • Brewdog
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • Brunning and Price
  • Burger & Lobster
  • Caffe Nero
  • Caravan Restaurants
  • Castlebridge
  • Chestnut Bakery
  • Cirrus Inns
  • Clink Hostels
  • Coaching Inn Group
  • COOK
  • Corbin & King
  • CRERAR Hotels
  • Culpeper
  • Darwin & Wallace
  • De Vere
  • Dickies
  • Dirty Bones
  • Eataly
  • FIKA
  • Fullers
  • Gaucho
  • Great London Hospitality
  • Greene King
  • Greggs
  • Hand Picked Hotels
  • Hilton
  • Home House
  • Honest Burgers
  • Hush
  • IHG Hotels
  • Incipio
  • Innventure
  • Interstate Hotels
  • JW Lees
  • Kerb
  • Kew Green Hotels
  • Le Bab
  • Lime Fms
  • Los Mochis
  • Louie
  • M Restaurants
  • Macdonald Hotels & Resorts
  • Malmaison
  • Market Taverns
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Marugame
  • McMullen & Sons
  • Paddy & Scotts
  • Peach Pubs
  • Pho Cafe
  • Pizza Pilgrims
  • Pizza Union
  • PubLove
  • Qoot
  • Red Carnation Hotel Collection
  • Red Mist Leisure
  • Remdemption Roasters
  • Riviera
  • Royal Agricultural University
  • Royal Air Force Club
  • Seoul Bird
  • Smoking Goat
  • SSP UK
  • St Austell Brewery
  • Starbucks
  • Tap Social
  • The Alchemist
  • The Athenaeum
  • The Belfry
  • The Ivy Collection
  • The Pret Foundation
  • The Restaurant Group
  • Thomas Franks
  • Thwaites
  • Tossed
  • Wadworth
  • Wagamama
  • Yeo Group
  • Yeo Valley Organic
  • 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:

Amy Bennion

Amy Bennion

Charity Partnerships Manager

Dolores Panetier

Dolores Panetier

Employer Partnerships Manager