Smart Works Greater Manchester

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About us

  • Location

    Smart Works Greater Manchester, 2nd Floor, Mellor House, 65-81 St Petersgate, Stockport, SK1 1DS

What we do

We are a UK charity that exists to give women the confidence they need to reach their full potential, secure employment and change the trajectory of their lives.

We have two centres in Stockport and in Manchester city centre and were proud to support unemployed women from across all Greater Manchester boroughs and the wider North West and from a range of different backgrounds and age groups, from aged 16 and above. Our services enable women to feel more confident and start believing in their own ability to succeed.

Our free services include:

  • pre-employment career coaching session for unemployed women who are looking for work
  • for unemployed women with a confirmed job interview, our interview styling and coaching session provides high-quality interview-appropriate clothing, shoes and accessories (theirs to keep) to wear for their job interview and a 1:2:1 personalised interview preparation coaching session

On the news that she has been successful at interview, she will be invited back to receive additional items of clothing, all free and to keep, to build up a capsule wardrobe.

The time our clients spend with us can be transformative. We give women the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools they require to succeed in securing a job and start a new chapter in their life.

We are a small but passionate team and were supported by a brilliant team of skilled volunteers who help deliver the service through both in-person and remote appointments.

All appointments are made by referral, from another organisation or charity who is supporting a women on her on the journey to employment. This could be for example a work coach, training provider, social worker, community hub and colleges (and many more).

Bookings are taken online, via email, or over the phone, and only takes a couple of minutes.


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If you'd like to making a clothing donation, please email greatermanchester@smartworks.org.uk. For other donations, please visit our website.

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