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Fitted for Work

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Name: Caitlin Mountford

Position: National Marketing & Communications Manager

Email: caitlin@fittedforwork.org

Website: http://www.fittedforwork.org

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National Operations and Melbourne Client Services

513 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121

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Our Mission / Objective

Fitted for Work is an Australian not-for-profit dedicated to helping women experiencing disadvantage to find work, keep work and to navigate through working life with success.

Our goal is to provide women with practical skills, knowledge, self-esteem and know-how so that they can move forward with confidence in the workplace.

Inclusion and empowerment are at the heart of all we do at Fitted for Work and we warmly welcome anyone who identifies as female, gender diverse and non-binary.
 
We believe in, we support and we transform the work lives of women in the knowledge that when a woman is fitted for work, she is fitted for life.

Our Services

Fitted for Work prepares women for work through a range of difference services designed to provide them with not only practical skills and knowledge, but also the confidence required to take her place in the workforce.

With the help of our volunteers, donors and partners, we’ve made a huge impact.

We have helped transform the lives of over 38,000 women since 2005, and are proud that over 77% of our clients get work within just 4 months of accessing our services.

Our services include:

Client Appointments

Each Client Appointment is tailored to individual job-seeker needs. These one hour appointments provide all of the tools women need to get a job interview and nail it!

  • Personal Outfitting
  • Job Preparation Hub

 

Client Workshops

Our Client Workshops are co-hosted by Fitted for Work Corporate Partners. Our volunteer experts share their best tips, tricks and tools to help you navigate your job search with confidence.

  • SMAART Recruitment Workshop
  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Make-up Workshop
  • Latrobe Speech Speech Clinic Workshop

 

Client Programs

Our Client Programs run over multiple weeks and provide more in depth and holistic support to help build your job readiness. In addition to employment skills, our programs focus on overall well-being and social connection.

  • Emerge Program
  • Mentor Program
  • Prison Program
  • WomanKind Program
  • WomenWalk Program

 

Our approach involves coaching, mentoring and nurturing women throughout their journey to ensure they feel able to stay in work. We assist them to overcome their present situation and move forward courageously.

We work with referral partners to provide their clients with evidence-based, high quality, responsive, targeted programs.

Our Beneficiaries

Disadvantage can happen to any woman, at any time in her life.

We welcome all and any women experiencing disadvantage to benefit from our services, always treating them with dignity, respect and empathy.

Our clients are survivors of domestic violence, single parents, women with disabilities, women exiting prison, those at risk of or experiencing homelessness, mature-aged women, young women, Transgender women gender diverse and non-binary jobseekers, refugee and migrant women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We believe in women.

We know that with the right support and skills, women can transform their lives, and the world.

Projects in Progress

We run social enterprises, fully owned and operated by Fitted for Work, with all profits flowing directly into life-changing employment programs and services for women.

She Works

Fitted for Work’s She Works is our social enterprise recruitment solution for creating diverse workforces​. We provide innovative placement and post-placement services to businesses seeking to attract and retain quality female employees.

With access to a diverse candidate pool of hundreds of women, She Works offers a customised end to end recruitment solution to optimise female talent acquisition and reduce turnover.

Find out more: https://fittedforwork.org/she-works

The Conscious Closet

Fitted for Work’s The Conscious Closet was born from the idea that high quality, pre-loved clothes deserve to find a second home. Fast fashion is detrimental to the environment, detrimental to your bank balance, and doesn’t align with conscious shopping values. So, we decided to change all that. We bring the very best of pre-loved clothing and accessories to you via our online store which you can purchase from anywhere in Australia.

Shop: https://www.ebay.com.au/str/theconsciouscloset

Our People

CEO

Donna de Zwart, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

    • Amanda Carlile, General Manager
    • Caitlin Mountford, National Marketing & Communications Manager
    • Elizabeth Trewhella, She Works Manager
    • Merredith Murphy, Volunteer Manager
    • Rashmi Baijnath, Finance Manager
    • Ryn Hopgood, National Client Services Manager

 

Names of Board Members

  • Mary Crooks, Chair
  • Anne Randall
  • David Bilston-McGillen
  • Jo Scard
  • Michael Cohn
  • Sarah Wrigley
  • Wendy Stops

Number of Employees

33

Number of Volunteers

400+

Registration Information

ABN

78 126 256 862

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

You can bequeath money as a specific amount or a percentage or the residue of your estate. You may wish to discuss with us the type of gift you intend to leave to Fitted for Work to ensure that we are able to apply it appropriately to our work.

We recommend that, where appropriate, you discuss your wish to make a bequest to Fitted for Work with your professional advisers, family or loved ones so they are aware of your intentions.

General Donations

Fitted for Work receives no recurrent government funding. Any funding we receive makes up less than 2% of what we need to keep our vital services running. We are able to keep our services free to the women who need them thanks to trusts, foundations and philanthropic individuals.

We thank each and every one of our donors for their generosity.

If you would like to help a woman step out of disadvantage and into work by making your own private donation, we’d like to thank you too.

You can help women build economic security!

Please make your donation through our website:

www.fittedforwork.org/donate-2021

Other support

Why not hold a fundraiser?

Running a Fitted for Work event at your place of work or club is a great way to engage your employees and members in an activity for a good cause.

It costs Fitted for Work $150 to put one women through our personal outfitting and interview preparation service, so it would be wonderful if you could add a fundraising element to your event – e.g. silent auction, raffle.

Every dollar raised truly does make a difference.

For more information and to register your event :

www.fittedforwork.org/partner-with-us

Become a mentor

Fitted for Work provides individual online and face to face mentoring support to women.

The mentor program exists to provide support and positive role modelling to enable mentees to:

    • prepare resumes and job applications
    • practice for job interviews
    • develop skills and competencies
    • establish career goals
    • gain increased feelings of self-worth and accomplishment.
  •  

The mentor program provides the mentee with:

An increased ability to support mentees in dealing with the
challenges of preparing for and gaining and maintaining employment;
opportunities to contribute to the life of another; and a network of mentor peers.

Learn more: www.fittedforwork.org/give/volunteer

Donate Clothing

For many women, the first step to getting work is simply having a suitable outfit to wear to job interviews. Our Personal Outfitting service (currently run virtually) provides one-on-one styling to ensure clients receive an outfit that supports them to look and feel their absolute best. Your donation can help women and gender diverse jobseekers put their best foot (and new pre-loved shoes) forward into the world of work.

We are always in need of small and large sized clothing (66% of the women we dress are at either end of the spectrum, size 6-10 or size 18+).

Donate clothing or run a clothing drive: www.fittedforwork.org/give/donate-clothing

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation. Without our small army of volunteers, we would not be able to deliver our services to the thousands of women we help each year.

Fitted for Work is always on the look out for women – and men – who would like to donate their time to helping the women who use our services on their journey to employment and beyond.

For more information, visit www.fittedforwork.org/give/volunteer

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Fitted for Work is an Australian not-for-profit dedicated to helping women experiencing disadvantage to find work, keep work and to navigate through working life with success.

Our goal is to provide women with practical skills, knowledge, self-esteem and know-how so that they can move forward with confidence in the workplace.

Inclusion and empowerment are at the heart of all we do at Fitted for Work and we warmly welcome anyone who identifies as female, gender diverse and non-binary.
 
We believe in, we support and we transform the work lives of women in the knowledge that when a woman is fitted for work, she is fitted for life.

Our Services

Fitted for Work prepares women for work through a range of difference services designed to provide them with not only practical skills and knowledge, but also the confidence required to take her place in the workforce.

With the help of our volunteers, donors and partners, we’ve made a huge impact.

We have helped transform the lives of over 38,000 women since 2005, and are proud that over 77% of our clients get work within just 4 months of accessing our services.

Our services include:

Client Appointments

Each Client Appointment is tailored to individual job-seeker needs. These one hour appointments provide all of the tools women need to get a job interview and nail it!

  • Personal Outfitting
  • Job Preparation Hub

 

Client Workshops

Our Client Workshops are co-hosted by Fitted for Work Corporate Partners. Our volunteer experts share their best tips, tricks and tools to help you navigate your job search with confidence.

  • SMAART Recruitment Workshop
  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Make-up Workshop
  • Latrobe Speech Speech Clinic Workshop

 

Client Programs

Our Client Programs run over multiple weeks and provide more in depth and holistic support to help build your job readiness. In addition to employment skills, our programs focus on overall well-being and social connection.

  • Emerge Program
  • Mentor Program
  • Prison Program
  • WomanKind Program
  • WomenWalk Program

 

Our approach involves coaching, mentoring and nurturing women throughout their journey to ensure they feel able to stay in work. We assist them to overcome their present situation and move forward courageously.

We work with referral partners to provide their clients with evidence-based, high quality, responsive, targeted programs.

Our Beneficiaries

Disadvantage can happen to any woman, at any time in her life.

We welcome all and any women experiencing disadvantage to benefit from our services, always treating them with dignity, respect and empathy.

Our clients are survivors of domestic violence, single parents, women with disabilities, women exiting prison, those at risk of or experiencing homelessness, mature-aged women, young women, Transgender women gender diverse and non-binary jobseekers, refugee and migrant women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We believe in women.

We know that with the right support and skills, women can transform their lives, and the world.

Projects in Progress

We run social enterprises, fully owned and operated by Fitted for Work, with all profits flowing directly into life-changing employment programs and services for women.

She Works

Fitted for Work’s She Works is our social enterprise recruitment solution for creating diverse workforces​. We provide innovative placement and post-placement services to businesses seeking to attract and retain quality female employees.

With access to a diverse candidate pool of hundreds of women, She Works offers a customised end to end recruitment solution to optimise female talent acquisition and reduce turnover.

Find out more: https://fittedforwork.org/she-works

The Conscious Closet

Fitted for Work’s The Conscious Closet was born from the idea that high quality, pre-loved clothes deserve to find a second home. Fast fashion is detrimental to the environment, detrimental to your bank balance, and doesn’t align with conscious shopping values. So, we decided to change all that. We bring the very best of pre-loved clothing and accessories to you via our online store which you can purchase from anywhere in Australia.

Shop: https://www.ebay.com.au/str/theconsciouscloset

Our People

CEO

Donna de Zwart, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

    • Amanda Carlile, General Manager
    • Caitlin Mountford, National Marketing & Communications Manager
    • Elizabeth Trewhella, She Works Manager
    • Merredith Murphy, Volunteer Manager
    • Rashmi Baijnath, Finance Manager
    • Ryn Hopgood, National Client Services Manager

 

Names of Board Members

  • Mary Crooks, Chair
  • Anne Randall
  • David Bilston-McGillen
  • Jo Scard
  • Michael Cohn
  • Sarah Wrigley
  • Wendy Stops

Number of Employees

33

Number of Volunteers

400+

Registration Information

ABN

78 126 256 862

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

You can bequeath money as a specific amount or a percentage or the residue of your estate. You may wish to discuss with us the type of gift you intend to leave to Fitted for Work to ensure that we are able to apply it appropriately to our work.

We recommend that, where appropriate, you discuss your wish to make a bequest to Fitted for Work with your professional advisers, family or loved ones so they are aware of your intentions.

General Donations

Fitted for Work receives no recurrent government funding. Any funding we receive makes up less than 2% of what we need to keep our vital services running. We are able to keep our services free to the women who need them thanks to trusts, foundations and philanthropic individuals.

We thank each and every one of our donors for their generosity.

If you would like to help a woman step out of disadvantage and into work by making your own private donation, we’d like to thank you too.

You can help women build economic security!

Please make your donation through our website:

www.fittedforwork.org/donate-2021

Other support

Why not hold a fundraiser?

Running a Fitted for Work event at your place of work or club is a great way to engage your employees and members in an activity for a good cause.

It costs Fitted for Work $150 to put one women through our personal outfitting and interview preparation service, so it would be wonderful if you could add a fundraising element to your event – e.g. silent auction, raffle.

Every dollar raised truly does make a difference.

For more information and to register your event :

www.fittedforwork.org/partner-with-us

Become a mentor

Fitted for Work provides individual online and face to face mentoring support to women.

The mentor program exists to provide support and positive role modelling to enable mentees to:

    • prepare resumes and job applications
    • practice for job interviews
    • develop skills and competencies
    • establish career goals
    • gain increased feelings of self-worth and accomplishment.
  •  

The mentor program provides the mentee with:

An increased ability to support mentees in dealing with the
challenges of preparing for and gaining and maintaining employment;
opportunities to contribute to the life of another; and a network of mentor peers.

Learn more: www.fittedforwork.org/give/volunteer

Donate Clothing

For many women, the first step to getting work is simply having a suitable outfit to wear to job interviews. Our Personal Outfitting service (currently run virtually) provides one-on-one styling to ensure clients receive an outfit that supports them to look and feel their absolute best. Your donation can help women and gender diverse jobseekers put their best foot (and new pre-loved shoes) forward into the world of work.

We are always in need of small and large sized clothing (66% of the women we dress are at either end of the spectrum, size 6-10 or size 18+).

Donate clothing or run a clothing drive: www.fittedforwork.org/give/donate-clothing

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation. Without our small army of volunteers, we would not be able to deliver our services to the thousands of women we help each year.

Fitted for Work is always on the look out for women – and men – who would like to donate their time to helping the women who use our services on their journey to employment and beyond.

For more information, visit www.fittedforwork.org/give/volunteer

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