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I am currently manager of a new charity which launched in Birmingham in summer 2016. Smart Works Birmingham supports unemployed women before their job interviews by providing interview styling, interview clothing and interview coaching. Our aim is to empower women by boosting their confidence and helping them to move on with their lives. I was brought on board to set up the Birmingham branch of Smart Works. My role involves recruiting and managing a team of over 20 volunteers, making partnerships with referral organisations, booking appointments, dealing with enquiries,  fundraising, social networking and website management, making partnerships with corporate organisations, gathering in donations of clothing and overseeing the office. I am the only paid member of staff and the service is volunteer-led.

Prior to my role at Smart Works Birmingham, I worked for seven years as Learning and Participation Manager for an arts organisation in Birmingham.

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