Welcome to Smart Works

Welcome to Smart Works.  We provide high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to out-of-work women on low incomes. Smart Works helps them to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life.  

This year we will dress more than 2,000 women in a complete outfit of stylish, high quality clothes donated by retailers and professionals.  A visit to Smart Works can change the course of a woman's life.

The new Smart Works DVD is now available to view on this page.  Listen to the moving stories of some of our amazing clients.


Latest News

  • Smart Works Launch the Inspire Network

    We are excited to announce the arrival of a new network for professional women to inspire support for the work of Smart Works.  Called the Smart Works Inspire network, the group will aim to raise awareness and fundraise for Smart Works in a fun and inspiring fashion.  It is an opportunity for like-minded women to get together and socialise.  We will coordinate events on a regular basis and need a core team of committee members to help steer the network.

     

    Committee member requirements:

    • Relevant experience volunteering at a charity or network
    • A passion for raising awareness and funds for a good cause
    • Strong communication skills
    • Team player
    • Confident taking a lead role with responsibility
    • Available for monthly meetings which will take place on the first Monday of each month at 6.30-8pm
    • At least 5 hours must be spent every month dedicating time to the Smart Works committee
    • Must be available on some evenings and weekends in the lead up to an event
    • If you volunteer to take a lead role in a project, it will be your responsibility to ensure the project is delivered

     

    If you would like to apply, please fill out the application form to and send to inspire@smartworks.org.uk by the end of February.

  • Smart Works Expands its UK Reach

    We are thrilled to announce that Smart Works Greater Manchester will be launching in 2015.   There is an amazing team committed to the project, and we will be updating this page with news over the coming weeks.   

    Our vision at Smart Works has always been to help as many women as possible by taking the learnings from our London offices, where we have been dressing women for over a decade, and share that with other cities in the UK.  We are so excited that we will be able to bring the Smart Works service to Greater Manchester in 2015. 

    The development of Smart Works Greater Manchester has been led by Pure Innovations, a social enterprise working with young people and adults with disabilities preparing them with employment and life skills to become a part of their community. They bring an expert understanding of the return-to-work environment, and we look forward to working with them to bring the Smart Works service to women in the Greater Manchester area.

    We are very keen to hear from anyone who may be interested in contributing as we get ready in spring 2015.   If you are interested in volunteering your time as a dresser or as an interview volunteer, if you are a corporate who would like to be involved, or if you have some clothing you’d like to donate, please do get in touch.  We’d love to hear from you.

    greatermanchester@smartworks.org.uk

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