President’s Charity

Smart Works Leeds

Leeds Law Society is proud to support Smart Works, Leeds as our Presidents Charity 2023/2024.

Smart Works Leeds, based in LS9, work to support unemployed women back into work by providing career coaching, interview preparation and dressing services so they feel confident and get the job. The Leeds centre works with referral partners across Yorkshire, including HMP Askham Grange, the Refugee Council, local job centres and community groups to support women back into work, with 69% of clients getting the job within one month of their appointment. Powered by volunteers, the in person and virtual service aims to support 1000 women by April 2024 back into employment, helping them to find financial security and independence.

Smart Works Leeds opened in November 2019.  They support women from a range of different backgrounds and age groups back into employment by providing coaching so they feel more confident and start believing in their own ability to succeed.

Smart Works also provide high-quality  interview-appropriate clothing, shoes and accessories (theirs to keep) to wear for their job interview, and high-quality work-appropriate clothing, shoes and accessories when they get the job.

The time the clients spend with Smart Works can be transformative.  They 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.

They are a small but passionate team and are supported by a brilliant team of skilled volunteers who help deliver the service.

Cycle 2024 Information Pack V4

23 FEBRUARY – 8 MARCH 2024

Pedal with a purpose this International Women’s Day and join Smart Works on our mission
to double the number of women we help from 5,000 to 10,000 a year by 2025.
Cycle for Smart Works is back for 2024. This year we’re taking it up a gear and encouraging
everyone in our community to get involved. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a total novice,
this challenge is for you.
Sign up with a team of friends, join your company’s national Cycle team, or set yourself your own
personal challenge – every pedal and every pound matters.
Join Cycle for Smart Works 2024 this International Women’s Day and help raise vital funds for our
service. Together we will help unemployed women with the clothes, coaching and confidence
they need to get the job and transform their lives

The team that runs Smart Works Leeds is led by two centre managers Emily Zadok and Kate Murphy. They are supported by an amazing team of volunteers who help ensure they can keep delivering the best possible experience for thei clients.

The service is available in person or virtually.