Stockport based Smart Works Greater Manchester is looking to recruit a manager for its town centre based office.

Smart Works is a UK charity that provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need.

Smart Works Greater Manchester launched in June 2015 to bring this service to women in our region.  18 months on, they are looking for a hard-working, proactive and talented individual to manage all aspects of their Manchester operations.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work closely with a variety of audiences including their clients, referral partners, corporate organisations, trustees and volunteers.

UK Head of Licensees Laura Dalby, said Smart Works Greater Manchester’s success is driven by the skills of their volunteers and the quality and range of the clothing in their dressing room:

“We give women the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools they require to succeed at interview and start a new chapter in their life.  We are incredibly proud that after a visit to Smart Works, over one on two of the women we are able to contact go on to succeed at their job interview.

“Smart Works started in one location in London. We carefully built our understanding and expertise until we were ready to open in other locations, and could take our service to help more women. We are now operating in Edinburgh, Manchester, Reading, and have recently opened in Birmingham.”

At the core of the Smart Works service is a two-hour appointment, during which time each woman receives a complete outfit of high quality clothes (theirs to keep) and dedicated one-to-one interview training. This short intervention has a significant impact as clients start believing in their own ability to succeed.

Applications invited now!

As the sole member of Smart Works Greater Manchester staff, the role will require a self-starting and proactive approach, excellent organisational skills and the ability to take sole responsibility of all aspects of management of our Manchester office.  The right candidate will be able to build strong working relations with the Chair and Board of Trustees, as well as staff of Smart Works HQ (one of whom is based in the Stockport office). There will be a lot of interaction with a diverse group including clients, referral partners (for example Job Centre Plus and Work Programme Providers), corporate and retail audiences and our dedicated team of skilled volunteers, as well as manage the administration of a relatively new and growing office.

Please apply with a covering letter along with a CV to Laura Dalby, UK Head of Licensees:  laura.dalby@smartworks.org.uk.

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