About Us

Smart Works Newcastle has been supporting women back into employment since April 2018. Our clients come from a range of different backgrounds and age groups. In order to use the service, all we require is a confirmed job interview for a woman to attend an appointment.

I had an amazing experience at Smart Works. I know exactly what to do in the interview now and have lovely new clothes. My stylist went through lots of different clothes until we found my perfect outfit. The volunteers were so supportive and treated me like a professional.

Smart Works client

Our clients are given a complete outfit of clothes and accessories and we provide one-to-one interview coaching so they feel more confident, believing in their own ability to succeed. The two hours our clients spend with us can be transformative. We give women the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools they require to succeed at interview and start a new chapter of their life.

We are proud to say we are a volunteer led organisation. We have a team of highly skilled, fully trained, professional volunteers. In addition all our stock is donated through professional women & organisations or comes direct from our retail partners including Hobbs, John Lewis and Marks and Spencer.

Our Trustees and Staff Members

  • Sophie Milliken
  • Helen Sinclair
  • Alison Alden
  • Katie Machin
  • Helena Clennell
  • Carol Meredith
  • Jane Hartley
  • Helen Boyd

    Helen is the Service Delivery Lead at Smart Works Newcastle, running our service for clients, managing volunteers and looking after relationships with referral partners.

  • Nathalie Bouleau Chabot

    Nathalie is the Business Development Lead at Smart Works Newcastle, looking after everything related to fundraising, communications and partnerships.

  • Eilish Malliagh

    Eilish is our Business Support Assistant and supports with service delivery and social media.