Today we are turning the spotlight on our partnership with Only a Pavement Away (OAPA), a charity founded by representatives from the hospitality industry who believe that everyone deserves the chance to find and forge a career. OAPA helps those people struggling to get into work, overcome hurdles by finding jobs within the hospitality, pub and restaurant industry, whilst negating the need for people to face an existence of living on the streets.
Our Founder and Co-Director, Dawn Redman, has been an OAPA advisor for three years, working closely with Greg Mangham, Founder and CEO – OAPA, and the rest of their team. The OAPA goal is extremely close to the hearts of the HJUK team and aligns with our purpose of investing time into our incredible industry.
Dawn says, “Having worked in recruitment for over 30 years’, it was my pleasure to join the OAPA team three years ago as their Recruitment Advisor. During this time, I have been able to share my knowledge, expertise and offered advice and guidance for anything relating to recruitment.”
“Given my experience launching Hospitality Jobs UK, one of my key projects for OAPA over the last 12 months has been to scope out and project manage the development, implementation and successful roll out of a brand new and dedicated OAPA Jobs Board. The whole Hospitality Jobs UK team is incredibly proud to be a Primary Partner of OAPA. Supporting and encouraging our industry to recruit people facing homelessness is important to us all and we gladly offer our services to this fantastic charity free of charge.”
Greg says, “The OAPA Jobs Board is the key driver in helping our charity partners and their Members find roles in hospitality. Dawn has been pivotal in the design and functionality of the Jobs Board. Without Dawn’s input we would have just had a page advertising Jobs rather than what it is now, with a sophisticated back-office suite.”
If you’d like to find out how you or your company can get involved with OAPA, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.