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 proudly recruit exceptional administrative support talent on behalf of 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 support spectrum – only the best and most capable:

  • Personal Assistants
  • Executive Assistants
  • Business Assistants
  • Receptionists
  • Corporate PAs
  • Private PAs
  • Board PAs
  • Business Assistants
  • Sales Administrators
  • HR Administrators
  • Marketing Administrators
  • Editorial Assistants
  • Office Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Typists
  • Trading Assistants
  • Team Secretaries
  • Office Juniors
  • Estate Managers
  • Chiefs of Staff
  • Domestic Couples
  • Chauffeurs
  • Butlers
  • Household Managers
  • Au-pairs/Nannies
  • 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.

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.

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Sidekicks Private

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

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Sidekicks Temporary

We are scrupulous about our processes. Our temporary candidates have undergone a full competency based interview (not just a skills run through).

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Current Jobs

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.

£36k + Generous Bonus 

The most wonderful opportunity has arisen for a Marketing and Events Co-ordinator to join an absolutely top tier professional services consultancy based in stunning offices in the very heart of Central London. 

The company are absolutely at the top of their game; progressive, successful and deserving of their incredible reputation. They are seeking to recruit a committed, dynamic person to join their Marketing function. Your role will comprise 40% events - incorporating full end to end management of event logistics and management of valuable supplier relationships, along with liaising with key internal and external stakeholders. 

The remainder of your role will encompass general marketing specialist support, including but not limited to planning and execution of commercial campaigns across various different types of media, creating personal marketing plans for key management within the business, and providing strategic marketing support to key business areas. 

I'm looking for someone who has at least four years experience ideally within a professional services environment. You must have good IT skills and strong knowledge of CRM and mass mailing software. 

You must have a proven ability to think strategically and the ability to influence and liaise with senior individuals across the business. You'll have excellent project and events management and organisational skills - and be able to demonstrate these - as well as a clear commitment to delivering and executing high-end events. 

I am hoping to shortlist this role this week, as we're looking for an immediate start - so please get in touch immediately if you'd like to be considered for this amazing opportunity. 
18/06/2018

£40K + Relocation Costs

An extraordinary opportunity has arisen for a fantastic PA to support the hugely charismatic founder of a media and marketing agency, based in Dubai. 

A mix of private and business experience is essential for this role: the two facets of this position are management of the private life and business support of this incredibly hardworking entrepreneur. The company has a small London office so some travel might be required, but in essence you'll be the lynchpin of the small - but rapidly growing - Dubai office, providing critical business and personal support to the founder and occasionally management team. 

I'm looking for a polished, bright and very ambitious self-starter. You must be charismatic, confident and have exemplary attention to details along with a solid career history with a minimum of 3 years PA experience. You'll be working in a small team so you'll need to be self-sufficient, and happy to roll up your sleeves and get on with whatever needs doing. Duties will include the usual - diary management, travel, gatekeeping, general business administrative support and lifestyle management - and this position has the potential to grow and develop hugely as the company is expanding at pace. 

My client is open to either candidates currently based in Dubai, or someone who would like to relocate from London. If relocating, relocation costs would be covered - but it's essential to note that this is a long term role where stability is critical for the principal, so you must have a solid career history and be looking for longevity. This will be well suited to an energetic, go-getter who wants to be part of a multi-national, sociable and buzzy office.

This is an ASAP start. Send your CV to Victoria@sidekicks.london immediately!

14/06/2018

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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

Founder

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.

jessica@sidekicks.london
Direct Line: 020 7292 8741

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.

catherine@sidekicks.london
Direct Line: 020 7292 8746

Julia Aaltonen

Partner

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.

Julia@sidekicks.london
Direct Line: 020 7292 8748

Permanent

Izzy Basson

Talent Manager, Permanent

With over four years experience working as an Investment Assistant for HNW clients prior to joining Sidekicks, Izzy has a wealth of knowledge in the Financial Services Industry. Her diligence and positivity coupled with her passion for excellence combine to make her a natural recruiter.
Izzy accomplishes success for both her clients and candidates with her enthusiasm, natural ability to form personal relationships and an impeccable attention to detail - all key factors in delivering a bespoke approach for every individual.

Izzy's determination to align her candidates' desires with her clients' needs ensures that she creates a lasting impact with everyone she works with.

izzy@sidekicks.london
Direct Line: 020 7292 8747

Ellie Hollier

Talent Manager, Permanent

After graduating with a Masters in English Literature from Nottingham in 2014, Ellie spent two years gaining valuable experience working within administration in London. In January 2017 Ellie joined Sidekicks, where she applied her unwavering commitment to quality to the recruitment sector, with remarkable results. Ellie's unique understanding 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, every time.

ellie@sidekicks.london
Direct Line: 020 3397 5371

Rowena Osborne

Talent Manager, Permanent

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.

Rowena@sidekicks.london
Direct Line: 020 3397 5380

Operations and Specialists

Olivia Huntrods

HR and Operations Manager

Olivia has been responsible for heading up the HR and Operations functions of the business since 2016. She acts as the first point of contact for all new hires, and is responsible for looking after the careers and wellbeing of the whole Sidekicks team.

After graduating in History, Olivia enjoyed a successful career in talent management, working as a consultant for a leading London recruitment group before joining Sidekicks. Olivia’s move into HR was a logical next step, born from her innate ability to design, build and nurture strong teams of people.

Olivia’s natural warmth, empathy and desire to unlock the potential in others places her firmly at the heart of the Sidekicks team.

olivia@sidekicks.london
Direct Line: 020 7292 8742

Gemma Rose Thomas

Head of 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.

gemmarose@sidekicks.london
Office: 020 3709 5250

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.

peter@sidekicks.london
Office: 020 7292 8741

Gillian Wake

Head of Marketing and 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.

gillian@sidekicks.london
Mobile: 07980 901 194

Sidekicks Private

Victoria Onions

Head of Private Talent

A multilingual trained Private Chef, Victoria graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris in 2011 before graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2013 with a BA in French and Spanish.

In her capacity as Chef, Victoria has worked for both HNW individuals and families, as well as corporate entities, giving her a unique understanding of the priorities and demands of a private family household environment. Three subsequent years spent within Executive Search saw Victoria work within a variety of sectors and functions, from Fashion to HR, covering both national and international remits.

Victoria represents a broad range of candidates, many of whom are exclusive to Sidekicks. As a result of her experience within both private households and recruitment, Victoria has a rare perspective. Her deep understanding of the private household landscape has imparted her with the ability to source the perfect candidate whilst instinctively grasping the unique and individual needs of each employer she works with.

victoria@sidekicks.london
Direct Line: 020 7292 8744

Simon Treadgold

Non-Executive Director

Simon joined the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1983 after attending Marlborough College. He was Commissioned into the Welsh Guards and subsequently served in the Army for twenty years, leaving in the rank of Major.

During his time in the forces, Simon served in the UK, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Belize, Brunei, US, Canada and Germany. Key appointments held during his service included Adjutant of New College, Sandhurst, Company Commander on operations for two separate occasions and a two-year spell working directly to the Head of UK Special Forces. He accumulated a wide range of experience in operations, staff and training appointments.

After leaving the military in 2003, Simon has very successfully broadened his remit, with time spent working as a Security Consultant, Business Development Manager, HR Manager and General Manager (UK). During an 18-month period as HR Manager he was responsible for the sourcing, recruitment and selection of over 250 consultants, including senior non-executive and management opportunities. Simon travelled extensively during this period to such locations as Iraq, Angola, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Syria.

simon@sidekicks.london
Direct Line: 020 7292 8740

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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