Do I have to live in Edinburgh or Glasgow to use this service?
No, you do not. We want to deliver our appointment in person but if you can’t get to us then the virtual service allows us to help any women across Scotland. To find out more about how our virtual service works, please call 0300 373 0955.
How do I find Smart Works Scotland?
Smart Works Scotland’s centre in Edinburgh is based at the top of Leith Walk.
Our address is 32 Annandale Street Lane, EH7 4LS.
We are in a house in the middle of the lane, at number 32.
Parking can be difficult in this area; please be sure not to park in front of any “No Parking” signs on the street.
Our office is easily accessible by bus from most parts of the city:
From Waverley Station: 1, 5, 7, 8, 14, 22, 25, 49
From Haymarket Station: 12, 22, 25, 44, Scotrail, Tram
From Musselburgh: 26, 44
From Leith: 12, 14, 16, 22, 25
From Wester Hailes: 25, 30, Scotrail
From Dalkeith: 3&7, 3&4, 49, 52, X95
Our Glasgow centre is located in Merchant City, across the road from the Citation Building.
3rd Floor, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, G1 1US
We are a 5 minute walk from Argyle Street Station, a 13 minute walk from Glasgow Central Station and a 9 minute walk from Glasgow Queen Street Station.
If you are travelling by bus we’re a 14 minute walk from Buchanan Bus Station. our nearest bus stop is Garth Street.
If you have any queries about where to find us please call us on 0300 373 0955.
What is the referral criteria?
If your client identifies as a woman and has a confirmed job interview, you can refer her to Smart Works. We help women prepare for interviews for paid jobs, apprenticeships, work placements, and informal interviews.
I don't have an interview; can you still help?
Yes, we can. For those who do not have a confirmed interview, we can also offer support on their next steps with a bespoke coaching service. This acts as an introductory session to Smart Works Scotland. Once you have a confirmed interview in place, we welcome you back to experience our other services.
Can clients call you directly to refer themselves for your service?
We do recognise that our clients sometimes are given very short notice and they might not have enough time to be referred via their employment advisor. We operate on a short turn around basis and will always try our best to offer a client our support.
If you are unsure then just give us a call and our team will do their best to help you.
How do I book in for a second dressing appointment?
If you are a Smart Works client and have been successful in securing a job, you are welcome to come for a second dressing where we will provide you with additional clothing for your new role. The second dressing appointment will take about an hour. To book an appointment please call our office on 0300 373 0955.
Where do I deliver donations?
Please deliver your donations to our Edinburgh centre on 32 Annandale Street Lane, and to our Glasgow centre on 3rd Floor, Brunswick, House, 51 Wilson Street, but only after you’ve called to confirm a drop-off time. To arrange this, please call our office on 0300 373 0955.
Do you dress male clients as well?
No, we do not. If you would like to refer male clients for interview dressing and preparation, please contact Grassroots Clothing on email@example.com.
Do you have a Safeguarding policy?
Yes, we do, you can read it in full here.