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.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, keen and friendly first or second jobber to join a leading boutique finance 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 and lots of scope for progression and career development.
Ideally you will be extremely well 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.
Receptionist – Kingston
I am looking for a keen and committed Receptionist to be a fantastic first representative for a growing company at the cutting edge of technology and science.
The role will be approximately 50% reception and switchboard duties and 50% admin support for the Office Manager. There is also the opportunity to take on some light PA duties for the wider team.
The ideal candidate will be articulate and polished with lots of energy and confidence over the phone. Although there will of course be training and support, some office experience is key.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to be an integral part of a developing company. If this sounds like you, contact us and apply.
£35 - 40k
My client, a hugely successful boutique finance company with a social conscience is looking for an accomplished Executive Assistant to support their well respected and hugely likeable Partners. You'll be working as part of a close knit, small team in fabulous offices, with lovely benefits and the rarest of things - a work life balance!
You will be providing dedicated 1:1 support to a board level Partner, including complex diary management and full coordination of day to day movements, arranging and preparing for meetings, extensive and often complex global travel, expenses management, provide ad hoc support to another and the rest of the team, and, as sole support, ensure the smooth running of the office. This company runs an extensive events calendar which they are looking to develop and would provide an area of real autonomy for the successful candidate.
Ideally you will have a proven track record in providing true EA support at Director level, be adept at thinking on your feet, rolling your sleeves up and helping out when necessary. You will be able to organize complex travel itineraries in your sleep and won’t be phased by last minute alterations; you will manage a diary that's bursting at the seams in a way that keeps all stakeholders happy and will want to get involved as much as possible.
This is fabulous opportunity and the role is available ASAP, so apply now.
£50k - £55k
An amazing opportunity has arisen to provide dedicated support to a powerhouse of industry and UHNWI. Working as part of a really close knit and sociable support team in stunning offices in a lovely area of London with an incredible benefits package, this role will allow you to make a real difference and contribute to the continuing success of your boss and career ahead.
We are looking for an ambitious and hardworking EA with experience and a natural aptitude for running the private and business life of a HNWI at C-Level. You will be a natural with key skills such as diary management, travel and meeting management, managing processes and ensuring the smooth running of your Principal’s day.
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 continuing to pre-empt and manage upwards as necessary.
Ideally you will have a proven track record in providing comprehensive business and private support at the most senior level, be adept at thinking on your feet, rolling your sleeves up and helping out when necessary whilst keeping many other plates spinning! This role is only suitable for those who want to do a great job - you will always be looking for solutions to problems when saying "no" is not an option!
Amazing opportunity for projects heavy, client facing PA/Project Manager!
£27,000 - £30,000
A really rare opportunity has arisen for someone super bright with fantastic coordination experience and great client liaison skills.
This is a LOT more than a traditional PA position and is far more aligned with an Account/Project Manager. There is lots of training and support provided however excellent organisation skills and demonstrable client facing experience is vital.
The ideal candidate will be of graduate calibre with a really commercial mind-set and the ability to straddle both internal processes as well as external client facing work, really driving the business forward.
Responsibilities will include:
- Working closely with clients on projects, time scaling processes and troubleshooting any issues.
- Scheduling internal and external meetings.
- As you increase in experience, leading and developing new innovations and projects
- Liaising with both internal and external parties to make sure work runs smoothly.
- Offering world class administration skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- Coordinating internal teams and acting as the bridge between departments.
This is an incredible, global consultancy company who are leaders in their field. Highly professional and commercially driven their 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 an opportunity for someone bright and ambitious who really wants to develop within a company. If this sounds like you, contact Ellie and apply now.
A highly successful, VC-backed Tech company is looking for a superstar PA / Office Manager to provide stellar support to their dynamic CEO. Based in a trendy and very accessible area of Central London, this company is only 5 years old but has seen phenomenal success so far and is really going places.
I'm looking for a hardworking, empathetic, dedicated individual to come in and act as a true right hand to the CEO. The CEO is energetic, passionate about the company and product, and would make a great boss! The CEO hasn't had a PA before so you'd need to be comfortable managing upwards (with a light touch) and really demonstrating the value a great Assistant can bring to a small business. You will need to be able to think on your feet, be dedicated and hugely proactive.
The role would be split between PA support to the CEO (approximately 40% of the role; diary management, travel booking etc) and Office Management / HR (60% of the role).
The Office Management part of your remit would involve taking some tasks over from the CEO to free up their time, namely managing the office, assisting with the HR process, recruitment and on-boarding of new starters, and generally ensuring that everything runs smoothly as they grow.
The office culture is wonderful: hardworking but incredibly friendly, and the team of around 15 all socialise together on a regular basis. The CEO and another employee bring their dog to work so you must be comfortable with a very dog-friendly environment!
I'm looking for someone eminently capable and keen to make their mark in a very exciting company and industry. Experience of the Tech industry isn't a pre-requisite, but an interest in technology is. We're looking for an immediate start, so if you think this sounds like you, please don't wait - apply immediately.
Classically-trained Private Chef required for UHNWI residence in Holland Park.
My clients, a wonderful family of four, have an immediate requirement for a world class Chef to join their ever-expanding team.
The ideal candidate will have worked in some of the world’s finest establishments or have several years of private household experience under their belt. They will be extremely well connected with local producers and know the best suppliers of the highest quality ingredients in London. Whilst the family’s day-to-day needs will be relatively informal, with the focus being on the use of fresh and organic produce, the Principals regularly entertain high profile guests thus, imaginative menu planning will be a key aspect of this role. It is absolutely imperative that you are diligent and dedicated.
This is a fantastic role for an extremely competent, talented Chef. Please send your CV to Victoria@sidekicks.london if you are interested in hearing more.
A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a numerate first or second jobber with a high level of attention to detail and a desire to learn, work hard and develop professionally to join a leading events company at the very top of their game.
In this fantastically busy role you will work alongside their wonderful Director, taking responsibility for all manner of finance admin: processing invoices, recording monies in and out, answering client queries on the phone, chasing payment and generally being as helpful as possible to support this busy department! Full training will be provided and there is lots of scope for progression on offer should you prove yourself in the role.
Ideally you will have some work experience in a similar role, a fantastic telephone manner and be confident dealing with clients and colleagues alike. An absolute must is a desire to learn and form an integral part of a happy, busy team.
This is an amazing opportunity for a career minded candidate considering the finance route to get trained up in an amazing company that rewards and looks after its staff!
A wonderful opportunity with genuine potential for growth within a buzzy, creative consumer goods branding agency.
My client is looking for a sparky Russian-speaking administrative 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 a small team of Account Executives and working alongside one other Assistant.
** This is not a finance accounts position.**
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.
A wonderful opportunity for a Spanish-speaking Nanny to join a delightful family.
My clients, UHNWIs based in West London, are urgently seeking an experienced Nanny to take care of their two children, aged 3 and 10 months. The right candidate will be extremely hands on; the children are adorable so this will be suited to someone with a maternal nature who is happy to comfort and play – energy is an absolute must! Previous experience with babies is non-negotiable. Professionalism, a sense of urgency and flexibility are imperative to this position.
This is a live-in position, working six days a week.
This is an immediate requirement, four weeks notice at the most.
Are you looking for a flexible live-in Housekeeping position in the West Midlands?
My clients are a delightful couple who have a requirement for a part-time Housekeeper. This role comes with an attractively appointed Coach House, complete with its own kitchen and bathroom facilities and all utility costs are covered. The Principals are looking for a flexible individual who will be happy to assist with the cleaning, laundry, house sitting and other ad-hoc duties of the main residence. The Principals envisage that this position would require 10 – 15 hours per week, however, the working pattern is negotiable. My clients are happy for this individual to have a secondary role elsewhere, a partner or even a pet! The main house sits within 60 acres of land and therefore, this could be well suited to a Domestic Couple, should your partner be interested in carrying out gardening duties. There are 26,000 trees on the land so there is always plenty to do!
If this sounds like your next position, and home for that matter, please do not hesitate to get in touch: Victoria@sidekicks.london .
Front of House/Office Manager with Events, Project Work and Much More!
A really rare opportunity has arisen for someone bright and proactive to shine in a Front of House/Office Manager role with LOTS of extra responsibilities to get involved with and absolutely exceptional opportunities for progression.
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 is also the opportunity to organise their incredible internal events and volunteering days, take on occasional PA duties for board members, assist the projects team with their workload and generally get stuck in to anything and everything that needs doing.
My client is exceptionally supportive of internal progression and development and in the last six years, every person who has started on the Reception desk has progressed into another area of the business, dependent on their skills and interests. This is a position for someone who wants to absolutely throw themselves into a role, take on more responsibilities and grow quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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
Determined, diligent and unendingly enthusiastic, with 22 years in the recruitment industry, Katie brings immense depth of knowledge on building and growing sustainable and market-leading recruitment businesses. With experience working alongside some of the industry’s most successful entrepreneurs, Katie has worked at a strategic and practical level to deliver results, time after time.
Katie’s passion for recruitment began after gaining her Business and Technology degree – starting as a prize winning Temp Consultant, she swiftly moved to London and joined Crone Corkill as a Permanent specialist. Securing and retaining business from some of the City’s most prestigious clients, Katie developed her own ethos of high quality and honesty that has persisted throughout her career. Progressing through Crone Corkill, Katie built and managed teams, developed the Legal brand and was headhunted to work on a strategic international best practice project with Crone Corkill's parent company.
Katie is a passionate advocate in the industry for high quality service to both candidates and clients, together with full and tailored development of internal staff, something that sits excellently with Sidekicks’ ethos.
Direct Line: 020 7292 8745
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