Smart Works Scotland has supported thousands of women into employment since opening its centre in August 2014, and we opened another centre in Glasgow in October 2022.
The women who come to Smart Works are referred from Job Centres, mental health charities, women’s refuges, homeless shelters, the prison service, care service and youth organisations.
We offer three services:
Career Coaching – this is for any unemployed woman looking to secure an interview. We’ll help you with personalised one-to-one coaching with a skilled volunteer who will provide you with practical tips and next steps to secure an interview.
Interview Preparation – if you’re unemployed with a confirmed interview we can help you feel confident and prepared with a personalised dressing session to find you a high-quality interview outfit, yours to keep. You’ll also receive a one-to-one interview coaching with a skilled volunteer coach.
Second Dressing – once you get the job we’d love to see you again for a second dressing where we’ll help you build a capsule wardrobe.
We would love to welcome you at our centre, but if you can’t get there don’t worry as we also offer a virtual service.
The work we do means that 72% of our clients go on to get a job within one month of their appointment with us; something which wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers and staff members.
If you’d like to reach the Smart Works Scotland team at our centres in Edinburgh or Glasgow, all the information you need is below.
Edinburgh centre: 32 Annandale Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH7 4LS
Glasgow centre: 3rd Floor, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1US
Life at Smart Works Scotland
Here is a snapshot of what goes on at Smart Works Scotland
Representing Smart Works Scotland at fundraising events
Raising vital funds in the community
Putting together the perfect outfit
Our volunteers know how to make our clients feel great
Looking through the racks for the perfect outfit
Our clients always leave feeling confident