Sidekicks | We provide people, who support leaders, who change the world.

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.

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Types of roles we specialise in

We place right across the administrative spectrum – only the best and most capable:

  • Receptionists
  • Head Receptionists
  • Corporate PAs
  • Private PAs
  • Board PAs
  • Concierges
  • Personal Assistants
  • Executive Assistants
  • Business Assistants
  • Sales Administrators
  • HR Administrators
  • HR Officers
  • Marketing Administrators
  • Office Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Facilities Administrators
  • Typists
  • 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.

Sidekicks Permanent

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.


Sidekicks Private

We supply the most exceptional household and estate staff in London, with a focus on ex-military personnel with exemplary service backgrounds.


Sidekicks Temporary

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.


Are you looking for an incredible opportunity to relocate and work for a hugely impressive individual managing their household in Dublin and ensuring the smooth running of their everyday life? Do you seek a challenge and a variety where no two days will be the same? Are you able to work at pace and predict the probability of future events? If so, then read on….

My client, a UHNW and public figure is looking for a super-efficient Private PA and Household Manager. Please note this client is based in Dublin – the candidate must be based there or willing to relocate.

You will be responsible for running the household including all household staff (nannies, housekeepers, chauffeurs) as well as managing contractors and renovation works both in Dublin and at their holiday home in Ibiza (occasional travel required) and rental properties throughout Europe. You will need to be an expert at creating and delivering complex travel itineraries and organising Visas/travel documentation, especially to America) as well as extensive gatekeeping, creating presentations and proposals, liaising with the Business Assistant and company executives, calendar management, organising social events and so much more!

The ideal candidate will have impressive experience as a Personal PA and Household Manager. You will need to be discreet, efficient, switched on, incredibly proactive and consistently think 10 paces ahead. My client truly needs a right-hand support – someone who is willing to go above and beyond and understand the importance of discretion.

This role will be Part-time and you must based in Dublin.

If this sounds like a dream role for you – please apply now.


Are you a superb PA with Estate Management experience based in Surrey or West Sussex? If so, read on!

A truly remarkable opportunity has arisen for a confident, capable and self-possessed Private PA / Estate Manager to assist an enormously successful private individual with estate, household, lifestyle and corporate duties.

The principal - an enormously successful businessman - runs a large estate in West Sussex. The estate comprises a working equestrian/polo yard and full staff, so an interest in - or experience working within - the polo world would be a distinct advantage. 

You'll take overall responsibility for running the Estate procurement, driving hospitality, sponsorships, and managing a team of people. You'll also need a head for figures and ideally previous bookkeeping experience, as the principal would like someone to take fiscal control of the day-to-day running of the Estate. 

In terms of household management, there is already a full domestic staff in place so your position will be a purely supervisory role.

In terms of the Principal's corporate life, you'll take on full responsibility for overseeing his movements, so you must be comfortable with organising extensive, seamless travel. The Principal is a very senior figure in the finance world, and has multiple property interests (both in the UK and overseas) so you'll also be involved in the management of this. 

This is an urgent role and we will be interviewing within the next week, so please don't hesitate: if you are interested, send us your CV today. 

Please note: Due to the nature of this role, only applicants living in Surrey or West Sussex will be considered. 



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Who we are

Our vision is simple: we aim to place our talent in their dream jobs and to deliver to our employers their dream talent. We pledge to consistently work to outperform expectations of what a recruitment business can be and to help our talent and employers create partnerships that prove to be even greater than the sum of their parts.

Jessica Williams

Managing Director

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

Peter Carter

Finance Director

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: 020 7292 8741

Gillian Wake

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


Catherine Sinclair

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

Molly Cockram

Talent Manager

Molly is a charismatic and unique recruiter with experience in a wide variety of industries ranging from leisure to consultancy, including internal and external recruitment.

Molly is also a qualified health and fitness professional so she has a naturally supportive approach and is committed to helping people realise their own potential and achieve greatness.

Molly is a very honest and straight talking individual with a can-do attitude who thrives on building key relationships and dedicates herself to exceed goals and find solutions whilst delivering a quality service.
Direct Line: 020 7292 8745



Julia Aaltonen

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

Ellie Hollier

Talent Manager

Ellie is a former Events and Communications Assistant with a Masters in English Literature from the University of Nottingham. Ellie benefits from excellent prior administrative experience gained within both temporary and permanent positions. This unique knowledge of her market, coupled with her enthusiastic and proactive approach, means that Ellie is genuinely passionate about representing her candidates to the highest possible standard.

A keen communicator and puzzle solver, Ellie genuinely understands the importance of harmonising company culture with each individual candidate’s needs and personality to deliver the perfect match.
Direct Line: 020 3397 5371

Rowena Osborne

Talent Manager

Rowena’s impressive career in PR prior to moving into Recruitment has imparted an enviable network of contacts within several key industries. A graduate of the University of Newcastle, Rowena spent five years within PR before moving on to found the Macaroon Cooks domestic staffing agency, where she was responsible for providing cooks and assistant cooks to private clients both in the UK and abroad.

Rowena is empathetic, reliable and highly intelligent with a keen eye for detail and a natural flair for building strong, long-lasting relationships. A true perfectionist, she will leave no stone unturned to ensure that she gets it right first time.
Direct Line: 020 3397 5380


Operations and Specialists

Olivia Huntrods

HR and Operations Manager

Olivia is a history graduate with valuable prior experience within the secretarial recruitment industry. Having previously worked as a consultant for a leading recruitment group within the sector, Olivia fully appreciates the importance of client and candidate synergy.

Hard working, efficient and focused, with a high level of integrity, Olivia enjoys building relationships and trust. As our HR and Operations Manager Olivia is our ‘go to’ person and the lynchpin of the Sidekicks team.
Direct Line: 020 7292 8742

Gemma Rose Thomas

Programme Lead - Work to Recover

Gemma Rose Thomas is a Leadership & Performance Coach, and Mental Wellness Coach. Gemma is passionate about helping people to discover their full potential and create a life that is lived by design, not by default.

Gemma's passion for coaching lies in its ability to be future focussed. Unlike psychotherapy or counselling it is not looking to ‘fix’ the past or change it. It is that aspect of coaching which makes it a valuable tool for moving forward in the direction of change and can facilitate well rounded recovery from physical and mental illness.

Gemma is a qualified coach, member of the National Council of Psychotherapists, and the Guild of Coaching and NLP.
Office: 020 3709 5250