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Location: Edinburgh
Date: July 27, 2022
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Smart Works is coming to Glasgow!

Our mission has always been that any unemployed woman in need is able to find her way to Smart Works. Guided by data and demand for our virtual service we’ve taken an exciting step forward and will be opening a brand new centre to serve Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

Together with our centre in Edinburgh we’ll be able to help more women in need with the clothes, coaching and confidence they need to get the job and transform their lives.

Along with a new centre we’ll also be making a change to our name and subject to pending legal permissions we’ll be changing our name to Smart Works Scotland. We’ll be posting more updates across our channels in the coming months so keep an eye out.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this exciting new venture and want to pledge your support here, we’d love to hear from you!

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: May 20, 2022
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Last night treen hosted their Smart Works Edinburgh x treen May meet up & what a night it was!

With fizz, shopping and lots of chat, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our partnership with treen as they continually support us. A massive thank you to the treen team, everyone who came along and our volunteers. A room full of likeminded women with a passion for female empowerment and fashion was always set to be a recipe for a great night & what a great night it was!

Can you believe we are already talking with treen about our plans to come?

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: May 5, 2022
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Join our team and become a Volunteer Mentor for Smart Works Edinburgh’s exciting new pilot Mentor Project.
As a Volunteer Mentor with us you’ll make a huge difference to our in-work clients by helping them to reach their full potential, increasing their confidence and self-belief through tailored one-to-one support and guidance.
You will play a critical role in delivering our pilot Mentor Project by:
· Providing guidance and support to help clients find and translate information
· Understanding their individual issues and challenges
· Identifying solutions, take action to implement them and reflect on learning from these actions.
You will be required to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month for a period of 6 months. For more information on this exciting opportunity or to apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV to caroline.levack@smartworks.org.uk.
Interviews will take place w/c 9th May and w/c 16th May.
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Location: Edinburgh
Date: April 29, 2022
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Last night we hosted our spring/summer fashion sale in the wonderful Coffee Saints Cafe (coffee saints cafe edinburgh)
We raised over £2,000 thanks to lots of happy shoppers with some beautiful bargains! Sign up to our newsletter via our home page to be the first to know about our next sale!
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Location: Edinburgh
Date: April 14, 2022
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Every day is Women’s Day at Smart Works Edinburgh!

We’re thrilled to be awarded as Yotel Edinburgh’s chosen charity for International Women’s Day 2022.

We would like to thank Yotel Edinburgh for gifting us 6 months of free working space which we plan to use for a number of uses, from referrer meetings, fundraising events and staff training days.

Our centre manager, Beth, said “We have big plans for the year ahead, so this donated space will be a true asset in giving us the opportunity to think creatively as a team and continue to reach as many women possible across Scotland who would like our support.”

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: April 8, 2022
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Fancy joining 300 instrumentalists and singers performing a huge range of music?

Mike McGeary & Friends are hosting a concert to raise funds for local charities & we are honoured to be one of them! So, save the date: Friday 10th June 2022.

With rock bands, wind band, pipe band, choir, classical and folk musicians, a guitar orchestra and much more, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Tickets are live and can be bought via the link below. We can’t wait to see you there!

https://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/mike-mcgeary-and-friends-concert-local-charities

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: April 7, 2022
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Our Outreach & Communications Officer, Abbie, spoke with the Arnold Clark team when they dropped off a generous contribution of tailored suits for our wardrobe, click the following link to see how donations like Arnold Clark’s fuel Smart Works Edinburgh’s services https://vimeo.com/691911661

These classic suits have been staple pieces for our clients and we can’t wait to see our clients in them.

A massive thank you for all of us at Smart Works Edinburgh to the Arnold Clark team for their support!

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: March 24, 2022
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Our Smart Works Edinburgh Fashion sale is back!

Join us on Thursday 28 April from 3.30pm – 7.00pm at Coffee Saints, Little King Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SP to shop our curated collection of must-have pieces for Spring and Summer. It’s sustainable, guilt-free shopping at its best and all at discounted prices.

As always, you can expect designer, vintage and one-off sample sale items from some of the most sought after brands.

To bag a bargain and enter the spring and summer season looking and feeling fabulous, click here to purchase your ticket!

 

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: March 17, 2022
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Say hello to Susan 👋

Susan first joined Smart Works Edinburgh last year as a stockroom volunteer and now has joined the Smart Works Edinburgh staff team as our office coordinator! As our office coordinator – Susan is the face of our centre. Alongside dealing with client referrals and admin, Susan oversees our entire wardrobe, ensuring our clients get only the best clothes, shoes and accessories we can offer.

We asked Susan about her time at Smart Works Edinburgh, and here’s what she had to say: “My favourite thing about working at Smart Works Edinburgh, is how much of a privilege it is to play a small part in our clients’ journey to gaining employment. Smart Works Edinburgh offers of hope, positivity and empowerment and it is a joy to be a part of.” 💙

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: March 10, 2022
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Cycle for Smart Works 2022 is done and wow!

We want to say a massive THANK YOU from all of us at Smart Works Edinburgh for pushing through those miles!

We’ve absolutely loved seeing where your miles have taken you, from spin classes, the Kelpies and beyond! You’ve all taken Cycle for Smart Works all across Scotland and even to Abu Dhabi!

Put your feet up & thank you again from all of us at Smart Works Edinburgh 💙