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

  • International Women’s Day 2015

    It has been an amazing two weeks at Smart Works and we’d like to say a massive thank you.  The number of people who have supported us by given their time, clothes and money has been inspiring to witness. 

    This year, we were lucky enough to be invited by the Mayor of London to the ‘Women Who Inspire’ event where 5 wonderful women’s charities celebrated International Women’s Day at City Hall. Many of our volunteers joined us to listen to talks from inspiring women who have overcome difficult circumstances and hear more about the crucial good work each charity does.

    We’ve all been feeling #PrettyPowerful thanks to the absolutely amazing support from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. This year, Bobbi Brown have released a Pot Rouge II cheek and lip tint of which 100% of proceeds (less VAT) will be donated to Smart Works. The whole Bobbi Brown team have been behind us, from selling salads in our honour to collecting clothing and spreading the word on social media. We also had incredible make-up artists visit both of our offices and spend a day making over our clients as a special treat. We cannot thank the Bobbi Brown team enough for the astounding effort to help Smart Works as we look to build our presence around the UK.

    Throughout the period leading up to and following International Women’s Day we have been offered lots of support from organisations who have run suit drives for Smart Works and asked us to come along and speak at events.  We have also taken delivery of beautiful clothing donated to us by our retail supporters, including Hobbs and The Outnet.  All this means we have a beautifully stocked dressing room and some incredibly inspired clients coming to see us.

    We are very appreciative of the fantastic support we have received and we hope everyone enjoyed the celebrations as much as we did.

  • 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.

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