Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Smart Works Leeds currently open for normal service?
From 18th March, we will temporarily not be continuing the face-to-face delivery of our Smart Works dressing and coaching service. However, we are still able to offer a virtual service to any women referred to us. Each woman will receive one to one interview preparation over the phone with one of our expert coaching volunteers.
- How does interview coaching over the phone work?
If you have an interview lined up, please give us a call on 0113 2346503. We will take a few details and arrange for an interview coach to give you a call at a time which suits you. The session will last around an hour and they will give you expert tips and advice for your upcoming interview.
- When will Smart Works Leeds be open again for normal service?
It is difficult to say when we will re-open again, however we will be monitoring the situation closely and update all our communication outlets with any changes.
- I have an interview coming up, will this now be cancelled?
This depends on the employer. Some may be opting to do video/phone interviews instead, whilst others may postpone your interview until their normal work service has resumed.
- Are you still able to accept clothing donations?
For the time-being, we cannot accept donations of clothes. Please keep checking our website and email [email protected] once we resume normal service for more information.
- Where can I found out more information about the Covid-19 virus and how it might impact me?
NHS Website for information on symptoms and what to do if you suspect you have the virus:
Government Website for an overview and latest updates:
Citizens Advice website for general information and advice on a variety of topics such as benefits:
- What is the address of Smart Works Leeds?
Smart Works Leeds, Mill 5, 1st Floor, Mabgate Mills, Macaulay Street, Leeds, LS9 7DZ
- How do I get to Smart Works Leeds?
Mabgate Mills is a large brick complex with a pedestrian entrance (pictured to the right) by the junction of Macauley Street and Lincoln Green Road. It is a 25 minute walk from the train station or an 11 minute walk from the city bus station.
From Leeds train station
Come out of the station via the main entrance (opposite the barriers), head right down New Station Road and then right again down Boar Lane till you reach the Corn Exchange. Take a left onto New Market Street and keep going till you reach Eastgate – then take right towards the large round about. Turn left at round about and keep walking down Regent Street (A61). Turn right onto Skinner Lane and then right again down Macauley Street. The entrance to Mabgate Mills will be on your right and Smart Works Leeds is the third door on the left upon entering the mill complex.
From Leeds City Bus station
Come out of the bus station and head towards large roundabout. Go round it and continue north up Regent Street (A61). Turn right onto Skinner Lane and then right again down Macauley Street. The entrance to Mabgate Mills will be on your right and Smart Works Leeds is the third door on the left upon entering the mill complex.
The nearest street parking (payable by phone) is on Mabgate.
- What if I am running late or get lost?
Please do call and let us know if you are running late because we have an appointment schedule. If you are lost we are happy to talk through directions on the phone with you.
- What should I do if I can't make my appointment?
Please always call and let us know if you are unable to attend your appointment, the more notice we have the better.
- Can I bring my children to my appointment?
Ideally we want you to come to Smart Works London alone, this is your time and we want to focus solely on you. We do recognise that childcare arrangements can be tricky so we are happy for you to bring children.
- Can I bring my pet to my Smart Works appointment?
No sadly we cannot have animals at Smart Works Leeds.
- When are you open for client appointments?
We are open to see clients from 11am-3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
- How do I donate clothing?
Donations can be posted or dropped off in person during our office hours. Sadly we are unable to collect or arrange transportation for your donation.