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

Benefits & progressive ways of working

Flexible working

  • Working hours

    Flex hours
  • Nomad friendly

    Remote - Anywhere