With the future and the path ahead still uncertain, the hospitality industry looks to continue to encourage consumers to get back to eating out of home.

The fight back with the support of Eat Out to Help Out has seen large numbers of our customers returning. The key benefits of the scheme have shown and demonstrated A) how important hospitality is to communities, B) given people the confidence to venture out and mix socially once again, C) the professionalism of hospitality businesses’ in terms of safety for both customers and team members and D) the quality of service given in times of extreme difficulties.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the imposition of strict lockdown measures left many operators in an unprecedented situation and facing the grim prospect of both widespread closures and redundancies.

With many in our industry falling on hard times, Only A Pavement Away was determined to play its part in providing some immediate relief and helping to rebuild the hospitality sector as we moved out of a nationwide lockdown.

From their Hospitality Against Homelessness campaign to the Tom Aikens Charity Cookery Challenge, which attracted more than 200 participants on social media and raised £5,000 in support of Hospitality Against Homelessness, standing on the side-lines was never an option for them as the industry they love was plunged into crisis.

Our industry is an exciting one, built on people, and what better way to meet the need for new employees than by giving those looking to get their lives back on track a second chance?

Greg Mangham, Founder & CEO of Only A Pavement Away explains “It’s this belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to find and forge a career that underpins everything we do and it’s why, in the last few months, we set out to create the UK’s first charity jobs board specifically geared towards the hospitality sector.”

Developed alongside Dawn Redman, Founder of Hospitality Jobs UK, the Candidate Profile Page (CPP), has complemented the already existent employer vacancy section of the Only A Pavement Away website and is available to all our charity and employer partners for use on a free of charge basis.

Following its launch on 21st July 2020, the CPP helped to place two people in employment in its first week and currently has a further 50 candidates on the Candidate Profile Page.

As our industry looks to turn a corner and new vacancies continue to arise, the CPP can have an essential role to play in helping to shape the future of hospitality recruitment and provide another channel for employers looking to fill new roles.


  1. Register as an Employer Partner by contacting them on gregmangham@onlyapavementaway.co.uk. Our employer partners span every area of the hospitality industry
  2. Using unique login credentials, sign in to your account on the jobs board page: https://jobboard.onlyapavementaway.co.uk/login
  3. On the Job Listings section, follow the instructions to upload
    information on your new vacancy.

https://onlyapavementaway.co.ukTo find out more about Only A Pavement Away, register your interest as an Employer Partner, or make a donation, please visit https://onlyapavementaway.co.uk. You can also keep an eye on our social media pages, Facebook: @onlyapavementaway, Twitter: @apavementaway, Instagram: @only_a_pavement_
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