Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I find Smart Works Edinburgh?

    Smart Works 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.

    There is limited parking in the area – do please be sure to avoid leaving your car in front of any “No Parking” signs along 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

     

    Upon Arrival

    Ring the buzzer for the reception, then ask for Smart Works.

    Take the lift to the third floor. Turn right out of the lift, continue through the double doors and Smart Works is on the immediate left.

    Parking can be difficult in this area however, spaces may be available on the residential streets leading off London Road within close proximity to St Margaret’s House.

    If you have any queries about where to find us please call us on 0131 516 7787

  • What is the referral criteria?

    If your client is an unemployed woman on low incomes with a confirmed job interview then you can refer her to Smart Works. We help women prepare for interviews for paid jobs, apprenticeships, work placements, unpaid roles and informal interviews.  We do not dress clients for family events, business launches or college interviews.

  • 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 Grass Roots Clothing on 0131 629 9858.

  • Where do I deliver donations?

    Please deliver your donations to our office on 32 Annandale Street Lane.  Our office is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, excluding Bank Holidays.

    Please give us a call before your visit to ensure there is someone available to take a delivery.

  • 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. If this is the case and the client meets our criteria, we do encourage clients to call us directly to book an appointment but we will require them to present a proof of their interview.

  • 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 0131 516 7787.