Careers at OLIO

OLIO is the world’s only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing app, and our mission is to solve the problem of food waste in the home & local community, at scale. We do this by connecting anyone with spare food – which can be households or food businesses – with neighbours living nearby who would like it. Globally, over one third of all the food we produce gets thrown away, which is worth over $1 trillion; and in a country like the UK half of all food waste takes place in the home. OLIO solves this problem with our award-winning mobile & web app.

Over the past 7 years OLIO has grown from a local initiative in North London to a global movement. We now have just under 6 million users who have given away over 50 million portions of food, in 63 countries. OLIOers have also given away 5 million household items in our non-food section.

Underpinning OLIO’s incredible growth has been our volunteer programme, with over 75,000 people reaching out to spread the word about OLIO in their local community. We also work with over 4,500 business locations across the UK via our Food Waste Heroes Programme to enable them to have zero food waste locations.

We have a bold ambition to have 1 billion OLIOers by 2030, given that reducing food waste has been identified by Project Drawdown as the #1 most important thing humanity can do to mitigate the worst effects of the climate crisis. Our work has been widely recognized, most notably by the United Nations who highlighted OLIO as a "beacon” for the world, and by Vivatech who awarded OLIO "Next European Unicorn".


Verified by Escape

Escape's take on OLIO

OLIO connects neighbours with each other and local businesses so surplus food can be shared. This could be food nearing its sell-by date, spare home-grown vegetables, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. Their vision is for millions of hyper local food sharing networks all around the world. Whatsmore, they have a pending B-Corp certification, are fully remote, offer their team benefits like home office set-up, co-working budget, financial wellbeing and career coaching, and much more!

Stats we are proud of

  • 5.8m

    Signed up OLIO users

  • 76k

    OLIO volunteer Ambassadors and Food Waste Heroes!

  • 50m

    Portions of food shared

  • 146m

    Car miles saved

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 90
  • 56
    % Female


  • Flexible Working

    Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focussed work to do, we all work from home (or café) from time to time. We encourage everyone to work from home when you need to.

  • Regular Salary reviews

    In line with a salary framework, to ensure equal pay for equal work and that we recognise and reward when your responsibilities increase.

  • Stock options

    The option to buy shares at a later date, at a discounted price with reduced tax liability for those who are PAYE.

  • Holiday

    A minimum of 20 days’ holiday a year (excl UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.

  • Additional paid holiday

    If you want to take more time off than your holiday we're happy to accommodate that.

  • Team Offsites

    A time to get to know each other, talk about strategy and share experiences in a social setting

  • Monthly Socials

    In person & remote. From virtual treasure hunts to playing dodgeball IRL! .

  • Learning and training

    Everyone has a personal development plan. Plus we'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role.

  • Equipment

    Choose your own equipment: let us know which tools you need and we’ll do our best to get them for you.

  • Parental Leave

    Well-paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave, which you're eligible for if you join more than 13 weeks before your expected date of childbirth or adoption.

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with an employer contribution and salary sacrifice.

  • Team Retreat

    Annual team retreat. A time to get to know each other away from the office.

  • Wellbeing

    We've partnered with InsideOut to provide mental health and wellbeing support.

  • Global Co-working

    We've partnered with Hubble to provide Global Co-working spaces for our team.

  • 6 months remote working

    For UK taxpayers, you can work around the globe for up to 6 months of the year, subject to T&Cs.