How to Make an Appointment

The service at Smart Works Leeds is open to women in West Yorkshire. We are open and COVID-secure.

We support throughout the employment journey, from coaching to apply for suitable roles, to providing high-quality interview clothes and interview training, then a capsule wardrobe when she has got the job. The service is completely free of charge and the clothes are theirs to keep.

Appointments at Smart Works Leeds are made through referral partners, such as Jobcentre Plus, housing associations and charities.

Coaching sessions can take place over the phone or using Zoom, based on what each client feels more comfortable with.

Dressing sessions can take place in person, alternatively we can deliver a parcel of high-quality clothing and accessories direct to the client’s preferred address, if they would find it challenging to get to the centre or if they are nervous about visiting public spaces. 

How to make a referral

If you’re an advisor and would like to refer someone to us, please call us on 0113 234 6503 or email [email protected]. Referrals only take a few minutes, and we take care of the rest.

If you’re a woman who would like an appointment with us, please speak to your advisor and ask them to get in touch with us. If you are not currently getting support from an advisor but would like to access our services, please call us on 0113 234 6503 and we will see what we can do.

Our services at Smart Works Leeds

Pre-interview and employment coaching for those struggling to secure employment 

We know that across the UK women are experiencing redundancy and are struggling to secure interviews in the current climate. With this in mind, we are now offering pre-interview and employment coaching sessions. This one-to-one hour-long session will be delivered by one of our trained and experienced coaches. The content of the session will focus on helping your client feel positive about their job search and their next steps. We envisage a session including guidance on finding a job in the current climate, tips on developing your skills from home, CV advice or an introduction to key interview skills and securing employment. This could also be suitable for those interested in self-employment.

Our core interview clothing and coaching service for those with confirmed interviews 

Smart Works provides high-quality interview clothes and interview training to unemployed women with confirmed interviews. This service is available either in person or through our adapted virtual service. Every woman you refer will receive one-to-one interview coaching over the phone or video call (client’s preference) and an interview-ready outfit either chosen in person or virtually and delivered to their door.

Clothing for employment

Once a client has got a job we can provide them with a selection of  items of clothing to mix and match to create their working wardrobe. This is catered to each woman and the job she has accepted, and the clothing, shoes and accessories can either be chosen in person or virtually and delivered to their door.

Please note that this is usually a service for clients only, so please do refer clients before they get a job for pre-employment support.

If you would like our support but you’re not sure if we can help you/your client, or you are unsure if something applies to you/your client, please do call us on 0113 234 6503 – we’re happy to help!