Volunteer with us
Do you have a passion to help people? Would you like to help unemployed men and women gain confidence to get into employment? '
Currently recruiting - Interview Coaches
About Suited for Success
Suited for Success relies on passionate, committed volunteers. We are looking to expand our team of interview coaching volunteers to support and prepare clients referred to Suited for Success to feel confident and ready to succeed in a job interview.
Our charity supports people who lack the skills or confidence to apply for a job or sell themselves in a job interview. We provide FREE one-to-one interview coaching (including mock interviews and video interviewing practice), employment preparation skills (including CV reviews and general coaching on skills and experience) and the FREE provision of smart interview clothing to make sure that first impression counts.
Our holistic approach tailors to the needs of the individual to help people rebuild their confidence and power their journey back into work.
Who we work with
Suited for Success works with a variety of frontline support agencies who support unemployed men and women of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing significant personal barriers and complex issues in gaining employment.
Client groups we work with include the homeless, ex-forces, return to work mums, 16-29 yrs old young people not in education or training, people with criminal convictions, the long-term unemployed and more. Suited for Success is a practical vehicle to move people from long-term unemployment so they can become independent and break free from the cycle of poverty.
Suited for Success also supports people to settle into a new job. Our 'New Job Start' appointments are an informal one-to-one session with a business professional to help with any questions, anxieties, or concerns about starting a new job. A New Job Start appointment also includes a capsule work wardrobe (if required) so people can turn up to work every day looking their best.
The only criteria to access the support from Suited for Success is being unemployed, actively looking for work, and wanting to give a great first impression in their next job interview and gain employment that could change their life.
About our volunteers
Our volunteers come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, expertise, and experience including HR consultancy, business managers, recruitment consultants, business owners, retired managers, business directors, and more who volunteer their time to share invaluable tips, advice, and support in an informal, friendly environment. Our interview coaching team is also made up of business professionals volunteering their time, experience and expertise to support people into work.
From just a cup of tea and a chat through a client's CV looking at next steps in their employment journey or working through anxieties about interviews to a mock interview tailored to the job they are going for, our great team of volunteers are dedicated to supporting people to gain successful employment.
How we support the unemployed
Our package of support helps unemployed men and women of all ages and backgrounds who are lacking confidence due to redundancy, finding it hard to find employment, or have all the skills and experience they need, but are struggling to sell yourself in a job application or job interview.
One-to-one appointment with one of our coaches to explore next steps in their employment journey.
CV Review One-to-one Interview Coaching - interview skills and practicing competency based interview questions.
Mock Interviews - tailored to the clients up and coming job interview.
Video Interview practice – clients can record and submit a video interview.
Free interview clothing provision working one-to-one with our styling team
Video interview booth bookings (to use for video job interviews with employers)
Bespoke workshops, coaching days, webinars and online masterclasses – Available to book via the Suited website
New Job Start appointment (including work clothing provision) – Supporting the client when starting a new job to eliminate any anxieties and support with work clothing.
Volunteer with us
Do you have skills and experience in recruitment, interview coaching, employment coaching or maybe you're in a managerial role where you have to interview people for jobs? You may be retired, work part-time or you are currently in a role and you get a few employee volunteer days for the year.
We are looking for people who have experience in recruitment to volunteer just once a month to coach unemployed men and women with interview skills and interview practice at Suited for Success
We're looking for people to volunteer just a few hours a month, who have lots of energy, have great communication skills and are passionate about helping and encouraging men and women of all ages and backgrounds..
We are asking for volunteers to commit to a just one shift a month - a minimum of 3 hours given as one block of time within the following hours:
Tuesdays: 10am - 3pm
Thursdays: 10am - 3pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm
Interview coaching volunteers may also be needed for our bespoke pop-up events and workshops days on a Wednesday.
Other volunteer roles and duties include:
Dressing clients - Our styling volunteers work closely with each client dress and style clients in an appropriate outfit for their upcoming job interview.
Meet and Greet - making our clients feel welcome when they arrive for their appointment at Suited for Success. Meet and greet clients at the front door, offer them a tea or coffee and introduce them to the member of the team who will be doing the appointment also keep areas clean, organised and tidy.
Stockroom - duties include sorting and organising clothing donations, hanging our stock and making sure clothes are clean, pressed, hung, immaculately presented and ready to use. This role would suit people who are tidy and have great organisational skills.
If you are interested in volunteering with Suited for Success
please apply below