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.
Business Manager - £30K, Central London
An absolutely superb opportunity has arisen for a confident graduate to work in a hugely important, client-facing role within a top Global Consultancy.
This company have an incredible reputation. Based in their incredibly impressive, slick offices in the heart of Central London, they are consistently voted one of the best places to work in the capital.
The role of Business Manager is critical. You are the first point of contact for clients, you'll attend all client meetings, leading and pitching where appropriate. You'll project manage their workloads and put together progress reports, both internally and externally. You are absolutely the go-to person on any aspect of the clients in your portfolio, both for those clients and for any internal queries or reporting.
I am looking for a confident, intelligent graduate with superb communication skills, an excellent academic track record, and a deep desire to do well.
A little Account Management experience would be a huge plus but isn't a prerequisite for this role; however, you must have an excellent attitude, and a real eye for attention to detail - given the nature of your role, your written and verbal communication skills must be top notch.
I am shortlisting this role next week and my client is hoping to find someone to start as soon as possible, so please do not delay - send me your CV if you think you might be interested!
Are you passionate about interiors? Are you looking for a client-facing role which will bring you face to face with London’s top interior designers? Do you know your organic linens from your lambswool, and your chaises from your (lamp) shades? If so, read on…
An amazing opportunity has arisen to join a renowned interiors house in an Office Manager role. My lovely client is looking for a bright, sparky, tenacious and experienced candidate to ensure the smooth running of the showroom and act as PA to the MD, all based in their beautiful shop in a leafy part of SW London. This role is very client facing within a supportive, non-salesy environment.
Daily duties will include:
- Liaising with clients to answer queries, produce estimates and organise deliveries
- Receive and organise the fabric library, send fabrics for treatment
- Act as the go-between the workshop and the studio
- Order supplies and stationery
- Act as PA to the MD: diaries, meetings, emails, ad hoc personal work.
Ideally you will have a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role, have a demonstrable knowledge of furniture or fabrics, be confident, dynamic, disciplined, client-facing and possess real drive. This role is available immediately, and interviews will take place this week.
A fabulous opportunity has arisen for a sparky, confident and ambitious person to join a seriously exciting boutique property firm!
Based in amazing offices in the heart of Mayfair, you'll be providing exceptional, right-hand EA support to the Managing Director, who is passionate about the industry, intelligent and incredibly successful. I'm looking for someone with a minimum of four years' experience supporting within a fast-paced, demanding environment - a property, executive search or finance background would be ideal.
You'll be working as part of a small, extremely energetic and fun team: there is a true work-hard, play-hard mentality and the team all get on like a house on fire!
Ideally, you'll have impeccable attention to detail and be a superb communicator; you mustn't be fazed by acting as the true lynchpin of the office and will be happy to pick up the phone and speak to clients. You will be responsible for ensuring the best possible use of the Managing Director's time - arranging meetings, liaising with clients, puttting together information for pitches, presentations and case studies, managing the smooth running of the office - and also taking over their social media.
There is huge scope for development with this role, so it will suit someone really ambitious, bright and keen to really step up and make their mark. We're setting up interviews as we speak so please don't delay and apply now!
We are currently recruiting for a fantastic real right-hand support for a hugely successful high profile individual with a diverse range of business interests and many strings to his bow.
This is a really involved role, spilt between private PA work as well as business support running the Central London office. Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) extensive and complex travel booking, itineraries, liaising with business contacts, booking meetings etc as well as working with office suppliers, creating and managing contracts and general day to day office duties.
The ideal candidate will have solid experience working as a private PA as well as office management skills. This is a really diverse, busy role so a positive get-stuck-in attitude and an ability to hit the ground running is key.
This is an absolutely incredible opportunity for someone who wants to be a real go-to person to an inspiring individual. If this sounds appealing to you, contact us and apply now!
Office Co-ordinator for Super Cool Tech Agency: £25K
Are you passionate about social trends, London life and technology? Are you looking for a fast paced role in a fun, creative environment? Then read on….
We are looking for a charming, dynamic, business-savvy and driven Office Coordinator to look after a busy, growing and successful team to ensure the smooth running of the daily operations. Working as part of a superstar design team with big brand luxury clients and based in lovely offices in the heart of the West End, this substantial role will appeal to ambitious, sociable and driven candidates who are looking for a meaty role encompassing elements of PA work, Office Management and HR.
This award-winning design team only hire the best of the best. Not only will you be an effective multi-tasker, but you will be confident with diary management, travel arrangements, coordinating busy schedules, liaising with suppliers, meeting/greeting, assisting with the recruitment process and organising events.
Ideally you will have a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role, be polished, confident and client-facing.
This role is available immediately, so if you’d like to be considered apply today.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a keen and driven Finance Administrator to take the next step in their career at a stunning, well-established events venue based in central London.
This is a busy and varied role, working within a sociable, tight-knit Events Team.
Responsibilities will include:
- Processing the financial documents and associated paperwork for the events that take place including all Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes.
- Credit control including managing Debtors.
- Keeping up to date records of floats, petty cash, cash bar takings and stock movements.
- Prepare and monitor all month-end processes.
- Ensure event-related payroll is accurately processed and recorded.
The ideal candidate will have previous knowledge of financial processes and procedures, experience working with non-integrated systems and an advanced level of Microsoft Excel.
If this sounds like you, please do get in touch with Ellie and 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!
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.
A market-leading Business Leadership Consultancy is looking for a proactive and tenacious PA.
A very sociable company, this is a pacey but supportive environment of people who are passionate about what they do.
This is a really meaty PA role with lots of project involvement as well as core administrative duties. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level and have at least two years’ experience in a similar PA or Team Assistant role.
This is a rare opportunity for someone wants to really get stuck in, who works well within a team but who wants real autonomous responsibility from day one.
If this sounds like you, please do get in touch with Ellie and apply now!
An absolutely wonderful opportunity has arisen for a polished, ambitious and intelligent graduate or school leaver to move into an incredible first job.
A top Asset Management Firm based in absolutely stunning, luxurious offices in the heart of Mayfair, are looking for a committed, enthusiastic individual to join their front of house team. Based on Reception, you'll be the face of the company: the first person visitors (including VIPs and Royalty) see when they arrive: so you'll need to pride yourself on making an immediate positive impression.
I need someone happy and friendly, for whom nothing is too much trouble. I don't need specific experience: just a great attitude and real attention to detail.
You'll be happy answering the phone and taking caller's details; distributing post, helping to arrange events, and working closely with the PAs, EAs and rest of the support team to provide seamless support throughout the company.
This role comes with heaps of opportunity for progression for the right person, and it really is a remarkable opportunity as this company rarely hires - their staff retention rates are incredible.
Do please apply immediately, I'lll be shortlisting this role over the weekend so don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you think this opportunity might be for you.
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.
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