We provide people,
who support leaders,
who change the world.
Welcome to Sidekicks. We proudly supply exceptional support people and domestic talent to 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.
Front of House/Office Manager
A really rare opportunity has arisen for someone bright and proactive to shine in a Front of House/Office Manager role.
My client is an incredible, global consultancy company who are leaders in their field. Highly professional and commercially driven they also have a really warm, approachable feel with lots going on socially including extraordinary office parties, Spanish clubs, yoga groups, film evenings and much more.
This is a reception based position in their amazing offices in a stunning Central London location. In addition to classic reception duties there will also be some administrative and ad-hoc project work.
Experience in a similar role is a benefit though not a necessity but a really positive and professional approach is a must. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is happy to use their initiative to solve problems and is confident and comfortable meeting exceptionally senior level clients.
Responsibilities will include:
Meeting and greeting clients in a friendly and professional manner.
Proactively overseeing the meeting rooms and ensure the smooth running of all scheduled meetings.
Coordinate all company events (company away days, sales events and office parties.)
Arrange and log all company travel and accommodation bookings and negotiating preferred rates with a good range of restaurants, hotels and travel agents.
Manage the stationary, kitchen and cleaning supplies and take responsibility for maintaining the condition of the office and arranging any necessary repairs
Ac hoc admin and project support
This is an opportunity for someone bright and ambitious who really wants to develop their skills in a really impressive and supportive company. If this sounds like you, contact Ellie and apply now.
The chance to become part of a rapidly expanding, extremely slick luxury service business.
My client provides secure travel and lifestyle management to corporate and private clients in the UK and internationally. They are urgently seeking a Reservations Coordinator to join their Operations team. This person will be the first point of contact for all clients of the business, primarily senior executives from large multinational companies and UHNWIs.
The right individual will have excellent verbal and written communication skills. From handling telephone calls, writing confirmation emails to inputting booking data, our client’s expectations are extremely high as their clients demand the highest possible standards at all times.
At the moment, the majority of the business is their chauffeur service, however, as they expand into a broader luxury services offering, they anticipate that this will change. With this in mind, this role would be ideal for someone who has previously worked within the luxury sector, in particular, luxury travel. Alternatively, the necessity for a keen eye to detail and excellent telephone manner may well suit someone with a PA experience.
It is of the utmost importance to my client that this individual understands where the company is going and wants to be a part of the journey.
This position is based in West London.
If this sounds of interest, then don’t wait, get in touch with Victoria Onions on 07437 015049 or Victoria@sidekicks.london immediately! Our client’s requirement is urgent.
A wonderful opportunity with genuine potential for growth within a buzzy, creative consumer goods branding agency.
My client is looking for a sparky Account Assistant who is full of energy and ready to hit the ground running as they embark on their next career step. You will be supporting the Creative Director and his Account Executive. Responsibilities will include, but are by no means limited to: creating bespoke contracts and NDAs, monitoring client contact and putting together client briefs.
The right individual will be professional with a real sense of humour. They will be comfortable working alone, using their initiative to get the job done as efficiently as possible whilst also not being afraid to ask questions and make the most of the support offered by the close-knit team. This is undoubtedly a fast-paced role and you will certainly be kept on your toes, it’s imperative that you are happy to take direction when necessary and gauge the level of people with whom you are dealing, there will be client exposure in this position!
Support and encouragement is of paramount importance to the team and there is the potential to grow into an Account Handler position, handling the client process from start to finish. The pace at which this can turn into reality is completely down to you!
If this sounds of interest, then don’t wait, get in touch with Victoria Onions on 07437 015049 or Victoria@sidekicks.london immediately! Our client’s requirement is urgent.
Do you love looking after people? Would you like to build a career in one of the City's most exciting companies?
An amazingly successful, privately owned financial technology firm based in the heart of the City are seeking a Client Support Expert to be the first point of contact for their diverse range of clients.
On a day to day basis, you'll be responsible for speaking to clients, answering any questions or problems they might have and generally ensuring that someone is at the end of the telephone and email to keep them feeling valued and point them in the right direction if they need help.
You'll be a core member of a small team focused on delivering exceptional service to clients. I'm looking for someone capable of building strong relationships with easy, someone who has excellent written and verbal communication skills, and who isnt afraid to pick up the telephone.
I'm looking for someone self-motivated, dedicated and looking for a long-term opportunity. This company are renowned for promoting from within, and are a truly exceptional place to work. The company have offices overseas and you'll occasionally be asked to cover shifts for these offices.
This would be a superb opportunity for someone perhaps from a retail or hospitality background looking to make the move into a client facing role within a corporate environment. We're looking to fill this role as soon as possible, so if you're interested please get in touch with us today.
Sidekicks are hiring!
In just two years we’ve swiftly established ourselves as one of the market leaders within the traditional secretarial recruitment market and we are looking to year three to be bigger and better than ever. With lots of exciting, entrepreneurial and forward thinking projects in the pipeline, I am very pleased to be able to announce that we are looking to expand our permanent team.
We are an agency with a different approach, no heavy targets or aggressive sales just honest, ethical recruitment in a highly consultative manner for clients and candidates alike.
We are looking for someone with all-round recruitment agency experience who loves working on both the client and candidate side. As an agency focused on building strong, long-term relationships (both internal and external) our ideal candidate will be looking for longevity and somewhere they can continue to build on their career in recruitment. Although our speciality is Secretarial recruitment, we welcome applicants from all recruitment industries and specialities.
In return, we can assure you will be working within a supportive and collaborative team culture where you will benefit from continuous training and development opportunities. Alongside this, we have some fantastic benefits on offer ranging from a generous commission scheme, 27 days’ holiday, an iPhone for professional use and plenty of other post probation benefits to look forward to.
We have an incredibly exciting year ahead of us at Sidekicks and are keen to hear from passionate, hardworking and down to earth individuals to succeed and grow with us. If this sounds like it could be the opportunity for you, do get in touch with us to discuss further.
Up to $80K
A superb, incredibly exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident, polished Personal Assistant to manage both personal and business-related affairs for a fascinating individual based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Principle has multiple business ventures, and is looking to expand their presence in the Las Vegas area. There will be a solid personal/business split, so you must be comfortable operating within a corporate environment as well as managing the personal affairs of a very successful individual.
For this role, it's absolutely imperative that you hold a Bachelor’s Degree, and have a minimum of five years professional experience supporting at Executive level. This role is an urgent requirement, so this isn't a relocation opportunity: we're looking for a candidate with a valid US work permit and ideally knowledge of the Las Vegas area.
Your role will include:
- Managing personal appointment scheduling, confident and flawless gatekeeping, personal travel arrangements, and other personal/family tasks and errands as needed.
- Varied tasks including scheduling meetings, travel arrangements, personal household/property management, event planning, and meeting preparation.
- Assisting with the handling of personal properties and vehicles.
- Managing calendars and organising both business and personal meetings and appointments.
- Liaising with two other Assistants based in another office for scheduling.
- Miscellaneous duties and errands as directed/needed.
- Advanced computer skills, including the Internet, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe and PowerPoint
- Ability to work independently and as a team member; while using discretion in decision making and sound judgment in problem solving.
- Excellent organisational and time management skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks, and set work priorities to complete assigned tasks by established due dates.
- Ability to travel for off-site meetings - however, this will involve less than 10% total travel outside of the Las Vegas area.
- Experience within the hotel industry would be a distinct advantage.
- Ideally, a Valid State Driver’s License.
EA to Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer
An amazing temporary position has presented itself in a very large global Property company. We are on the hunt for an experienced EA or senior PA to support the MD and the CO in their very busy offices in Central London. They are looking for someone with experience in a corporate environment who is incredibly forward thinking and on the ball. Line management experience is preferred or someone who has worked in the Banking or Real Estate industries. This role will be extremely fast paced and demanding, both roles you will be supporting are polar opposites.
The role will be on a temporary to permanent basis starting January for one month, Monday to Friday. There is a huge opportunity to stay on full time for the perfect fit.
Extensive diary management with experience in complex travel arrangements
Attending meetings and taking comprehensive minutes. Making sure all action points are followed up within a timely manner
Preparing for meetings and setting up facilities in accordance
Excellent knowledge within the Microsoft programmes - a genius in presentation making
Someone with leadership skills who not afraid to speak up and voice their opinions and ideas
Liaising with key clients and and their PA’s in a professional manner
One of our favourite clients, an absolutely fantastic, super slick boutique finance house is looking for a EA to support at the most senior level to cover a maternity contract.
This is a highly professional company who are absolutely top of their game. Their offices offer a stunning mix of traditional sophistication with state of the art technology.
A really friendly, supportive environment, this is the next step for someone with a solid 5 yrs EA experience in finance and additional support experience on top of this. Ideally you will be a graduate, happy with numbers, beautifully presented, charismatic, a great gatekeeper and a consummate professional. As a true right hand support role you will have a huge amount of autonomy dealing with both business and personal matters. This role is not for the faint-hearted but is a wonderful opportunity for a dedicated career EA who can commit for the duration.
My client, a hugely successful big name FMCG brand, is looking for an outstanding EA to join their lovely team and support two incredibly senior heads of department. Based in stunning offices in the heart of a leafy and fashionable part of London, the role will involve traditional PA duties (diaries, travel, meetings, logistics and ensuring the smooth running of your Principals’ time) but with enormous scope to get involved on a deeper level, take ownership of projects, liaise with clients and much more. Both Principals are new to their roles so there is a real opportunity to make it your own and show them what you can do!
This is an amazing opportunity for someone who is looking for a real lynch-pin role at the heart of a very successful and developing company and who wants to be an integral part of moving it forward operationally.
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience supporting at a senior level, although for this role personality will be equally as important. We are looking for an experienced candidate with a positive, can-do, flexible work ethic, who is client facing and enjoys nurturing relationships internally and externally. Interviews will commence in early January with a view to an ASAP start. Please apply now as this opportunity won’t be around for long!
£24,000 - £26,000
My client, a world renowned consultancy is looking for a sparky, driven and switched on individual to support Business Managers across multiple client accounts.
The successful applicant will be working with Business Managers to ensure clients are supported from conception to completion across projects, as well as managing their own clients effectively. You will be scheduling a large volume of client appointments, managing complex diaries, writing research reports, raising invoices and PO’s, creating and preparing materials for meetings and providing administrative support for client events.
This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with strong coordination and client liaison skills. You will need to hit the ground running, work to tight deadlines, show great attention to detail and have outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal. If this sounds like you, contact Ellie and apply now!
£36,000 - £38,000
A super innovative, creatively-minded consultancy firm is looking for an experienced and confident PA/EA to join their ever expanding team.
This is a really varied, all round role. You’ll be working with two consultants, helping them to meet and exceed client needs by providing really first-class support, both to the consultants internally as well as external, client facing work.
Not at all a traditional PA position, the ideal person will be looking to take the next step in their career. In addition to the above tasks, there will also be the line management of a junior PA so this is an amazing opportunity for someone looking to make the move into a management position.
Responsibilities will include (but are certainly not limited to!):
- Very complex diary management, scheduling and travel including working to tight deadlines across multiple time zones.
- Lots of client liaison, acting as a key interface between clients and consultants as well as the wider business.
- Managing clients including scheduling, finance management, revenue forecasting and tracking projects
- Implementing processes, templates and streamlining existing systems
- Working closely with a junior PA to delegate and best support the consultants and the business as a whole.
Because of the variety of this role, at least 2 solid years PA /EA experience is an absolute must.
This is an amazing company of really bright, enthusiastic people who are not only super sociable but take a real pride in what they are doing and moving the company forward.
£22,000 per annum
Passionate about sports? An amazing opportunity has arisen to join an incredible team in a globally renowned sporting organisation.
You’ll be working on their corporate reception, meeting and greeting clients and guests, answering and re-directing all phone calls and emails, completing ad-hoc administration tasks as well as regular liaison with the events department.
This company are super supportive of internal movement and progression and offer some fantastic company benefits as well as an amazing, sociable business culture.
This is a really busy, buzzy reception desk so we are looking for someone who can absolutely hit the ground running. Some reception based experience in a luxury hospitality or corporate environment is therefore vital.
If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, don’t delay! Contact Ellie and apply now.
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
Head of Permanent Talent
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