We provide people,
who support leaders,
who change the world.
Welcome to Sidekicks. We supply exceptional support people – Assistants, Secretaries, Receptionists, Administrators and front of house talent – to founders, entrepreneurs, private households and businesses of all sizes, across all sectors, all over the world.
- Head Receptionists
- Corporate PAs
- Private PAs
- Board PAs
- Personal Assistants
- Executive Assistants
- Business Assistants
- Sales Administrators
- HR Administrators
- HR Officers
- Marketing Administrators
- Office Managers
- Operations Managers
- Legal Secretaries
- Facilities Administrators
- Trading Assistants
- Team Secretaries
- Presentations Specialists
- Admin Team Leaders
- Float Team Leaders
- Office Juniors
– if the remit falls within administrative support, it’s what we do.
We provide the best permanent support talent in London. We find the people you really want – not just the ones that actively apply to job advertisements.
We supply the most exceptional household and estate staff in London, with a focus on ex-military personnel with exemplary service backgrounds.
We are scrupulous about our processes. Our temporary candidates have undergone a full competency based interview (not just a skills run through).
Jobs of the week
Below are some of the jobs currently on offer.
A once in a life time opportunity has arisen to support the CEO of a world-renowned communications company, based in the West end.
This is a fast-paced role that demands an incredibly bright, dynamic and switched on individual to be able to manage constantly moving parts and last minute scheduling changes. 40% of your role will be dedicated to scheduling complex diaries and arranging international travel across multiple time zones. You will be the ultimate gatekeeper, able to work to extremely tight deadlines, and see last minute changes as a given. You will need to be exceptional at communicating and be able to hit the ground running with minimal guidance.
The ideal candidate must have 5 years + C-level experience within fast paced environments, preferably media or creative industries. You must be able to always think one step ahead, be flexible and be able to keep calm amidst chaos. This role will suit somebody seriously dedicated, intelligent and confident, with exceptional Board level experience - whilst the role isn't 24/7, it is demanding and you will be expected to answer emails at weekends and in the evenings when necessary.
This is an incredible opportunity to work in an internationally renowned organisation, supporting a charismatic, impressive and accomplished boss. If you are highly experienced in international travel and complex diary management, personable, forward thinking and looking for a challenge in an exciting environment, APPLY NOW.
PA, Charitable Investment Company – Unique Role!
A truly unique, charitable investment company is searching for an experienced PA to look after the MD and the team. This is absolutely not your average PA role: it is an incredibly exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing company, dedicated to dramatically helping people and businesses less fortunate.
It is a very busy role and no day is ever the same, so ideal for someone keen for variety. It requires lots of organisation, coordination, booking travel and accommodation worldwide. Itinerary preparation, liaising with overseas clients, organising conferences just to name a few!
It is essential that you are pro-active, highly flexible, super organised and have experience in supporting large teams. You must have a high standard of secretarial support and diary management and be able to work in a close-knit team. You absolutely must be able to book worldwide travel and be able to juggle lots of things at the same time keeping calm in busy and hectic times!
This is a fantastic role, opportunities like this doesn’t come up often at all. The company is based in the West End in super slick offices and they offer superb benefits.
If you think you might be right for this fabulous role please apply now, this opportunity won’t be around for long!
An exciting PA opportunity has come up supporting a team of 5 in a fast-growing Charitable Investment company based in super slick offices in the West End.
It is an amazing company and not your usual investment company. It prides itself in supporting people and business in some of the poorest places.
The role will be 60% looking after the director and 40% looking after the rest of the team. The director is unbelievably busy so you will be making sure her business life runs as smoothly as possible. Booking and coordinating travel and accommodation worldwide will be some of your main responsibilities as well as visa applications, travel itineraries and liaising with overseas clients. These are a few of many and no day is the same so you need to be on hand and be flexible!
It is essential that you have excellent organisational skills and very high attention to detail. You will need to have experience in supporting a team of Executives and will need to be able to adapt quickly in certain situations. Diary management and complex travel arrangements are key and you will need to be confident, pro-active with a real can-do attitude and happy to get involved in all aspects of office activity. It will help if you have a fun and bubbly streak too!
If this sounds like your perfect role don’t delay getting in touch with Rowena. firstname.lastname@example.org
My client, an incredible, dynamic, market-leading consultancy is looking for an articulate and sparky client-facing whizz to join them as their Client Manager. The role is varied, with direct client contact and the opportunity to really hone your account management skills. Responsibilities will include taking charge of projects and managing long term relationships.
The role would suit a graduate-scheme calibre candidate who perhaps doesn’t want to go down the big corporate route, or maybe a fully fledged account manager who wants to take their career to the next level. There is masses of scope for development and progression, and fantastic colleagues on offer here.
Ideally you will have 2:1 degree or higher with experience in a client-facing role and be ambitious, passionate about making a difference and enjoy contributing your ideas. This is an amazing and rare role, so please apply today.
Calling all North Londoners with a Love for Fashion!
Do you have a passion for fashion? Are you based in North London?
We are looking for a super switched-on individual who has a genuine interest in fashion to work with our client on a temporary on-going basis.
Based from their home in North London, you will be responsible for liaising with manufacturers in the Far East and ensuring all orders are processed accordingly and that strict deadlines are met. You will be the main point of contact for all of the buyers from world renowned companies such as ASOS and Boohoo, as well as the go to person for all customer queries from the online shop. You will assist with invoicing using excel, answering the phone, packaging up orders and trying on the clothing. You will also need to help with the Ebay online shop!
You need to be confident in dealing with a variety of people and handling customer queries and complaints. You will need to be proactive, motivated, able to work independently and evidently engaged and enthused by the business. The summer months are incredibly busy for my client as it is festival clothing season, so you need to be cool under pressure but able to work at pace.
You'll need to be able to demonstrate:
- Good previous administration experience
- Experience using Excel, Word and Outlook
- A keen interest in Fashion
This role is an urgent start - so please don't delay your application if you think this sounds interesting! Start immediately and on-going for at least 3 months - probably longer.
A market-leading Business Leadership Consultancy is looking for an organised and proactive EA to support their CEO and CFO.
A very sociable company, this is a pacey but supportive environment of people who are truly passionate about and excited by what they do.
This is a really buzzy EA role with lots of varied responsibilities. Amongst other things, you will be accountable for the organization of the CEO’s and CFO’s work, diary and project management and continual organization and management of strategic meetings.
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level and have at least two years’ experience in a similar PA or EA role.
This is a really rare opportunity for someone wants to get stuck in and hit the ground running, becoming a real right hand support for these super senior individuals.
If this sounds like you, please do get in touch with Ellie and apply now!
ASSISTANT TO CREATIVE DIRECTOR: £23K - £27K
We are looking for a dynamic, business-savvy self-starter to assist the Creative Director of an award winning design agency, based in lovely offices in the trendy West End. This substantial role will appeal to entrepreneurial candidates who are looking for an opportunity to be involved in all areas of a business, encompassing elements of a PA role, office and account management, new business and more.
Daily duties will include:
- Proactive management of extremely busy diaries, meetings and correspondence
- Building and managing relationships with new and existing clients
- Assisting with projects from conception through to completion, acting as the key point of contact between involved parties
- Occasional travel overseas to meet clients and represent the company at industry events.
This award-winning design team only hire the best of the best. Not only will you be able to effectively manage our client’s business life, but you will be a master at negotiation, great at spotting new business opportunities and not afraid of the telephone.
Ideally you will have a minimum of one year’s experience in a similar role, be polished, confident, client-facing and seeking a fast-paced role.
A dynamic and unique global Business Leadership Consultancy is looking for an experienced Project Manager to join their London team.
Based in beautiful central London offices, this is a very sociable company who really support their staff and encourage everyone to get stuck in and understand the business as a whole.
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level with strong attention to detail skills and good commercial understanding.
This particular Project Management role focuses on clients within the Private Equity, Finance and Trading sectors so at least one year’s experience within any of these is vital.
- Managing clients and internal teams across all stages of delivery of work.
- Bringing structure to all client processes to ensure efficiency, strong delivery and smooth running of projects and ad hoc work.
- Being highly responsive to requests and communications to manage the work flow and expectations.
- Scoping out new work with clients and propose creative solutions.
- Scheduling large and one-to-one meetings, conference calls, individual briefings, online testing and other tools and sessions to meet client and internal demands.
- Matching consultants with clients using strong commercial knowledge and understanding of strengths internally.
- Working within key process guidelines to deliver work which may be created and bespoke to client’s needs.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who works well within a team but who is looking for real, autonomous responsibility from day one. If this sounds like you, please do apply now!
RECEPTIONIST - £23-26k
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a top notch Receptionist to join a leading Asset Management firm. Super slick offices, dynamic team, amazing West End location, this is the next step for someone with front of house experience in hospitality or corporate reception. Duties will include meeting and greeting HNW guests and visitors, directing calls, arranging couriers and ad hoc bits of admin, with lots of scope for progression into a PA role.
Ideally you will be beautifully presented, charismatic, a great gatekeeper and a consummate professional. With a great team and fantastic benefits, this role will not be around for long. Apply now.
Meaty PA Role for Fab Property Company: £25-30k
A rare opportunity has arisen to join a highly respected professional property company in a client-facing, projects-based role with lots of responsibility. Based in their beautiful offices in South West London, you will from day one be the glue that holds this fun, fast-paced boutique team together, with your ability to delegate and co-ordinate ensuring the smooth running of the office and the company’s projects.
Daily duties will include:
- Complex diary management, correspondence and organising and preparing for meetings and coordination of day to day movements for the team
- Managing the flow of projects into the office and their execution: prioritising, assigning duties to your colleagues and following up to ensure maximum efficiency
- Liaising with clients via email and over the phone to assist and resolve queries
- Acting as the “eyes and ears” and right hand for the Director, being aware of deadlines, the stages of the different projects, possible unforeseen complications etc.
We are looking for an exceptional multi-tasker; a natural problem-solver who gets things done and prides themselves on their prioritisation and time management skills. In fact, key to success in this role will be an ability to handle its fast-paced nature whilst retaining a cool head and a lightness of touch with their demanding HNW clients.
Ideally you will have a proven track record in a project management or co-ordinating type role, have one or more year’s experience supporting at senior level, be adept at thinking on your feet, well presented and client-facing. Vital will be a real, demonstrable interest in property/development. We are interviewing immediately with a view to someone starting ASAP.
In the news
Jessica’s enormously successful career as an Assistant spanned just over a decade. During that time, Jessica supported prominent employers within various industries, including investment banks, hedge funds, retail and residential property and high-profile individuals throughout the UK and Asia.
Jessica understands that superb operational support has the capacity to transform a business’s bottom line. As a highly experienced Assistant, Jessica grew frustrated with the restrictive service provided by traditional secretarial recruitment agencies and shocked at the lack of understanding of the nature of her role. As a result, Jessica founded Sidekicks in 2015.
Jessica has been an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) since 2015, and writes about current employment issues in her column for the Huffington Post.
Direct Line: 0203 709 5251
Peter Carter, ACMA, has a Big Four background, having trained and spent his early career within PwC.
Peter has held various financial management roles in businesses from healthcare to engineering, and has also run small businesses focusing on the design industry. As Director of Finance, Peter is responsible for the smooth, efficient running of Sidekicks’ Finance division.
Office: 0203 709 5250
Head of PR
Gillian has been working in communications for more than 10 years. She began her career as a conference producer before moving into PR with Skillsmart Retail, the sector skills council for retail, and then John Lewis, where she was responsible for press relations for 39 branches of one of Britain’s top brands. From John Lewis, Gillian moved to Islamabad, Pakistan, following her journalist husband’s job.
There she worked as a communications consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as well for a human rights law firm working with prisoners facing the death penalty. In her spare time, Gillian has helped friends with various PR projects including producing and launching a book on emerald miners in Afghanistan with a world-renowned photojournalist. Gillian currently lives in Paris with her husband and daughter.
Mobile: 07980 901 194