We provide people,
who support leaders,
who change the world.
Welcome to Sidekicks. We proudly recruit exceptional administrative support talent on behalf of private households and businesses of all sizes, across all sectors, all over the world.
- Personal Assistants
- Executive Assistants
- Business Assistants
- Corporate PAs
- Private PAs
- Board PAs
- Business Assistants
- Sales Administrators
- HR Administrators
- Marketing Administrators
- Editorial Assistants
- Office Managers
- Operations Managers
- Facilities Managers
- Legal Secretaries
- Trading Assistants
- Team Secretaries
- Office Juniors
- Estate Managers
- Chiefs of Staff
- Domestic Couples
- Household Managers
- Private Tutors
- Security/ Bodyguards
- Pilots (Private Jet/ Helicopter)
- Private Chefs
Employers we work with
We’re very proud of the employers we recruit for: we have strong relationships with businesses and individuals in a huge range of fields. Our diverse and exciting client list includes law firms, banks, property companies, creative businesses, fashion brands, technology startups, entrepreneurs, private family offices – and everything in between! Whether you’re hiring on behalf of a company or a private individual, if you are uncompromising in your search for the best support we will find the person you’re looking for.
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).
Below are some of the jobs currently on offer. Due to the confidential nature of what we do, we don’t advertise every role we’re working on: for the full range of current and upcoming opportunities please get in touch with your Talent Manager, or register as a Sidekicks candidate.
Brilliant Private PA to support incredibly ambitious entrepreneur.
My client, co-founder of a unique hedge fund business, is looking for a Private PA to take the reigns of his personal life and run his day-to-day life. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with previous Private PA experience who is looking for a challenge.
The role will be extremely varied, ranging from typical household errands such as grocery shopping and liaising with third party suppliers, to researching relevant events to attend or charities to support. The three core prongs to this position are: management of private life, running a single-person household and business support.
Private PA experience, international work experience, cultural exposure and a broad understanding of entrepreneurship, investing and arts will be instrumental in achieving a successful working relationship and allow you the opportunity to grow in responsibility over time.
If you are an entrepreneurially-minded Private PA, with a personal interest in the arts and/or philanthropy then apply now! Send your CV to Victoria@sidekicks.london immediately.
What an amazing job! A superb, well established private bank in the heart of Mayfair has asked us to find them a Receptionist to join their incredibly supportive, close-knit team. The turnover at this firm is very low and they thus rarely hire, making this a very rare chance to gain a foot in the door at a very prestigious organisation.
Working within an absolutely stunning building in the heart of the West End, in Mayfair (near Green Park / Bond Street) you'll be responsible for meeting and greeting all visitors to the building, liaising with security, answering the switchboard and generally acting as the face and voice of the bank. It's really important that you are polished and confident dealing with high net worth guests and high profile visitors, of which there are many.
This really is a true step up for anyone with previously hospitality or front of house experience looking to move to the next level. I am shortlisting this immediately as we are looking for an immediate start, so please don't delay - get in touch now!
My clients, UNHWIs based in West London, are urgently seeking a Junior Butler/House Manager. Their standards are exceptionally high: they are in need of an experienced Junior Butler/House Manager who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure their household runs seamlessly. Professionalism, a sense of urgency and flexibility are imperative to this position. You will support the House Manager and responsibilities will span from general running of the property and supervising the team of seven household staff to stepping in for the Chef on an ad-hoc basis and providing silver service when the Principals are entertaining.
Formal butler training.
Fully qualified Chef.
Clean driving licence and good knowledge of London.
Spanish and/or Portuguese would be highly beneficial albeit not essential.
This position is urgent and we will be interviewing ASAP, if you would like to apply, please email Victoria@sidekicks.london immediately.
An UHNW family are seeking a part-time Housekeeper to join their existing team of two housekeepers. This role is urgent - the family have recently moved into their new property and there is plenty to do! It is imperative that you have private household experience, are happy to turn your hand to any task that needs doing and will willingly do your best to ensure that the household runs seamlessly. There is an expanding team of household staff and everybody operates with the same "can do" attitude, happy to assist in any way they can to ensure the job is done.
You must speak Spanish and/or Portuguese.
You must be dog-friendly!
This position is urgent and we will be interviewing this week, if you would like to apply, please email Victoria@sidekicks.london immediately.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a PA to work in an internationally facing property company based in their lovely, modern offices in the heart of the City.
This is a nine month contract supporting the Managing Director as well as a small team of additional consultants. This is really busy role in a buzzy and exciting team. The company has a fantastic, warm family feel and the environment is truly supportive. You will have a strong community of Personal Assistants to help you along the way but will need to work autonomously and to tight deadlines!
The role combines core PA duties along with an opportunity to organize team events and regular liaison with the marketing department. You'll responsibilities will include:
· Being the first point of contact and gatekeeper for the Managing Director and wider team
· 1:1 Extensive diary and email management for busy MD who travels across satellite offices
· Travel coordination for MD and team including: restaurants, car hire, hotels, events
· Arranging and preparing for client meetings and conference calls
· Arranging and attending monthly team minutes, recording minutes and any further action points
· Preparing, proof-reading and dispatching client reports liaising with individual consultants.
· Preparing and binding presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint;
· Collecting and submitting expenses for all team members to Finance department in a timely manner
· Ad hoc administrative duties such as preparing and posting letters, including both copy and audiotyping
I'm looking for someone who is willing to muck in and who is really on the ball as this is very much a proactive role. You will have strong communication skills and exceptional attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have at least a few years of PA or Team Assistant experience under their belt. If this sounds like you, contact Izzy and apply now!
A brilliant opportunity to support an entrepreneur in East London, with private and business responsibilities. Dog-friendly is a must!
My client, a successful businessman, with two start-ups (property and graphic design), is looking for a right-hand person to support him and his two companies. You will be the go-to person internally and the first point of contact externally. Taking care of all manner of duties, from handling household expenses and personal travel arrangements to working with high profile investors and complex diary management. Based in very cool offices near Shoreditch, this is a fantastic chance to kick start a career as PA within a varied, fast-paced and at times, high pressured environment. The Director is extremely demanding and has the highest expectations, he is meticulously organised. This is not a role for the faint-hearted!
This is in an IMMEDIATE START.
£26k-30k plus 14 weeks’ holidays!
A once in a lifetime opportunity has arisen to support a trailblazing, inspirational education entrepreneur in a leading independent school.
With a beautiful, cutting edge working environment, an amazing and dedicated team, a fantastic boss and incredibly generous holidays, my client is looking for the best of the best to be the face and voice of the school and to get involved in anything and everything that’s involved in its smooth-running.
Duties will include diary management, correspondence, gate-keeping, being the first point of contact with students and parents, answering queries, building fantastic relationships all round, ordering supplies, organising and taking tours, running the social events programme and much much more.
This role is for someone seeking a true lynch pin role, who wants to live and breathe the culture of the organisation they work for, and for whom nothing is too much trouble. Ideally you will have some PA and client facing experience, outstanding communication and writing skills and a muck-in approach to work.
Interviews will commence shortly for an August start date. This kind of opportunity is very rare and will be gone very soon, so don’t wait to apply.
One of my favourite clients, a groundbreaking technology company with social responsibility at its core, is looking for a sparky graduate with outstanding communication and writing skills to join their busy customer team.
This is an amazing company to work for, offering brilliant training, the chance to work across the company to improve the app and liaise with its users, amazing perks, a thriving social scene, wonderful benefits and perks and lots and lots of scope for progression.
My client is looking for someone with lots of energy, for someone who wants to make a difference, with fantastic writing skills and a desire to learn. Ideally you will be a graduate and have some experience in a customer facing role, with good spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.
If this sounds like you, please apply today if you’d like to be considered.
PA | Exciting Internationally Facing Company
£33,000 per annum + Exceptional benefits package
One of our favourite clients is hiring! An absolutely fantastic and exceptionally rare opportunity has arisen to work for a global company, as a PA based in their stunning offices in the heart of the West End.
A very sociable company, the environment is truly supportive and you'll be joining a team of people who are unbelievably passionate about what they do. This company has a well-deserved reputation for being an amazing employer, and they invest a lot into their people and have one of the best benefits packages and social calendars we’ve ever seen.
The opportunity on offer is a fantastic PA role combining core PA duties with the change to take a step up and get involved in some exciting projects work. You'll be supporting a small team of senior management, responsible for diaries, travel and generally providing a first class standard of support.
I'm looking for someone bright, on the ball and switched on, with lots of energy and ambition! You'll need at least two years’ experience in a PA or Team Assistant role, and we're looking for someone keen to take their career to the next level. This company are well known for promoting from within, so the progression opportunities are phenomenal.
This is an extremely 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.
We’re looking for someone who is keen to start immediately. If this sounds like you, please do get in touch with Ellie and apply now!
Month Long Booking for Temporary Receptionist | Interior Design
£12 per hour
Month long (May) temporary Reception booking for fantastic boutique interior design company!
This is a lovely temporary booking for the entirety of May working in a super central London location.
The environment is laid back and the offices are absolutely beautiful (as you’d expect from interior design!) with a very friendly and welcoming team.
You’ll have sole responsibility for manning the reception desk with responsibilities including:
- Meeting, greeting guests and clients
- Answering the telephone and directing the call to the appropriate extension
- Dealing with all incoming and outgoing post & couriers
- Accepting deliveries including sample products and swatches
- Managing the meeting rooms
- Assist with the organisation of events/lunches
Although previous Reception experience is a bonus, the primary criteria is for someone who has a really great attitude - positive, friendly, proactive and happy to get on with whatever needs doing. Someone who isn't going to turn their nose up at making a cup of tea for a client and who if they are sat quiet, will ask if anyone needs any additional help.
This is a £12 per hour booking with 09:00 – 17:30 hours. You must be available to cover the entirety of the booking (from the beginning to the end of May.) If this sounds like it would suit you, please apply now!
My client, a high profile businessman, is looking for a CPO and driver.
Previous HNWI driving experience is essential. You must have CPO qualifications and, ideally, be from a military background with previous private household experience and an unparalleled knowledge of London roads.
This role is six days per week, albeit the Principal travels extensively and you would not be expected to accompany him. During these quieter times, you will be expected to assist with household tasks if needed.
If you have the required experience and qualifications and feel you may be suitable for this fantastic position, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Email your CV to email@example.com right away!
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: 020 7292 8741
Head of Temporary Talent
As a qualified Business Psychologist, with 4 years experience in temporary recruitment and a background as a temporary candidate, Catherine brings invaluable insight to the recruitment process.
After completing her Masters degree at Manchester Business school, Catherine worked with clients across a range of industries and roles. She truly understands the criticality of providing a high quality and seamless service. Catherine works at an incredibly fast pace, recognising client needs in regards to getting temps to bookings as soon as possible, without compromising quality.
Catherine is passionate about candidate development, client satisfaction and getting the right match between the client and the candidate. She enjoys working with others, building genuine and authentic relationships with ease. Hardworking and positive, Catherine is dedicated to providing an exceptional and relatable service.
Direct Line: 020 7292 8746
An outstanding recruiter with an impressive track record filling roles across a breadth of industries in both the creative and corporate worlds, Julia holds a Masters degree in Real Estate and Law from Cass Business School and is passionate about secretarial recruitment done properly, with integrity.
Having started her career in 2005, Julia cut her teeth in secretarial agency, establishing herself as a top performer and trusted ally to both employers and talent, whilst getting results. Julia knows her market inside out and is experienced at working at Chairman and CEO level, possessing a thorough understanding of the day to day demands placed upon senior management and how an effective PA can transform working lives.
Direct Line: 020 7292 8748
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