Stylist/Dresser’s work with clients to find the right clothes for their interview. Our clients range from ages 16 to 66+ so it is important to select an outfit that reflects a women’s personal style, preferences, body type and the specific job role. Each client that comes to Smart Works will leave with a complete interview outfit, including shoes, handbag, coat and accessories. As we now offer a virtual service we will also require stylists to put clothing parcels together to send out to clients who cannot get to us in person.
As we often receive large donations of clothing our stylists are best placed to know what is needed in our dressing room so sorting, steaming and merchandising the donations is also part of the stylist’s role. We sell clothing online and pop-up shops to generate an income for our service. We hope that stylists can get involved in listing clothing and curating sale stock.
We ask that you are able to commit one full day a month to volunteering in our city centre office. There will be opportunities to volunteer out of the office, at job fairs, networking events, clothing sales and much more.
To apply please fill out the application form on our ‘Become a Volunteer’ page (linked below) and you’re your completed form firstname.lastname@example.org
About Smart Works Newcastle
Smart Works Newcastle supports unemployed women into work through interview coaching and clothing. By supporting local women into employment we boost their confidence, allow them to gain financial independence and help them be a role model for their children and community.
We work in close partnership with over 100 referral agencies – including Job Centre Plus, mental health charities, women’s refuges, homeless shelters, employability schemes and charities in the North East – to support women most needing practical support and confidence building.
We know our support works! 71% of the women we help get the job, and 95% report feeling more confident and prepared for their interview.
What skills do I need?
To support Smart Works in a styling role you will need:
an eye for style, interest in clothing and knows what suits different body types
· lots of patience and empathy
· the ability to communicate with women of different ages and backgrounds
· fantastic people skills and lots of energy
· Strong understanding of confidentiality
To be a team player as you will be volunteering within a small, close knit team.
We also ask for 6 months commitment.
- Age restrictions
- Child Protection Policy (where relevant)
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 07/09/2021
End Date: 07/09/2022
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