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
- Personal Assistants
- Executive Assistants
- 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.
Are you looking for temporary work of up to 4 months on a part time basis? Do you enjoy being the glue that holds an organisation together? Are you flexible, adaptable, proactive and able to pivot at a moments notice? If so, then read on…
We have a super varied and hands-on role working for a trendy technology start-up based in incredibly stylish offices in the heart of London! Think old warehouse turned supersonic work space with a buzzy and sociable vibe!
You will be the lifeblood of this highly stimulating working environment and the point of contact for anything office related. You will be responsible for meeting and greeting guests, taking telephone messages, helping order office supplies, investigating new vendors, organising lunches for the office and coordinating social events. As this is a new office space for this organisation you will need to be proactive in sourcing new suppliers whether that be for catering or office stationary! You will also be helping out the team with ad hoc administrative duties - scanning, photocopying, stationery orders, post and ensuring that the team have everything they need for their days to run smoothly.
The environment is fast paced, buzzy, positive and has a real start up feel. You will be integral to the office so you must be proactive, personable, excellent at building internal and external relationships and able to think on your feet and negotiate the best deals possible!
This is an amazing part time opportunity (20 hours / week) for someone who is hardworking and seriously on the ball!
Please apply now.
London-based Private PA for high profile couple needed ASAP!
An über-cool millennial couple seek a Private PA to assist them in a personal capacity, occasionally handling business matters on behalf of their start-up ventures. This couple are really looking for an adaptable individual who can mould this role to keep up with their ever-changing and expanding requirements. They will be the first point of contact for all personal matters to do with both the city and countryside residences, overseeing staff in each property. From a business perspective, this individual will offer diary and travel support. The couple are extremely close to their families and therefore, frequent interaction and liaison with their Private PAs is essential.
The right candidate will have similar experience, crossing over both household and business. They will be adept at handling workflow from various sources at any one time.
An incredibly exciting chance to join an entrepreneurial, high profile couple as they begin married life together, setting up homes and businesses in tandem. If this sounds like your next step on the career ladder, please do not hesitate, we would love to hear from you. Send your CV to email@example.com immediately!
£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.
£30,000 - £35,000
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.
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!
Immediate requirement for a Private Cook within VVIP household.
A once in a lifetime position for a foodie. This is a permanent, live-in role based in South West London. Our client is looking for a Private Cook to join their household team, providing simple, healthy meals, three times a day, five days a week. From time to time, you will be required to cater for dinner parties, occasionally including royalty. It is crucial that this individual is comfortable with serving high profile figures.
A two-bedroom apartment, inclusive of utility bills will be provided. We envisage this will be best suited to someone with a full and clean driving license, albeit this is not essential.
This is a genuinely lovely opportunity to cook to your heart’s content within beautiful surroundings. If this sounds like your dream role, please do not hesitate, we would love to hear from you. Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately!
Amazing opportunity for projects heavy, client facing PA!
£25,000 - £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.
WONDERFUL TRADITIONAL FINANCE HOUSE
We are seeking a first rate Receptionist and Office Assistant to support the CEO of a fantastic finance house based in stunning offices in the heart of Mayfair. In this lovely role you will be responsible for meeting and greeting their UHNW clients in person and on the phone as well as assisting the PA and Office Manager with all manner of administrative help (scanning, photocopying, audio typing, post, for example), ensuring that your team have everything they need at all times.
A truly wonderful and supportive environment, this role will appeal to an experienced Receptionist with the maturity and gravitas to get on with their work without lots of handholding, for someone polished who will charm their clients, with lots of energy, an eye for detail and pride in their work.
Ideally you will have 5 years’ plus experience in a HNW client facing role, a high level of attention to detail and a proactive approach to work. If you are looking for responsibility in an environment where everyone is unanimously kind and respectful of each other, then please apply today.
EA to CHARMING CEO OF DYNAMIC CREATIVE BUSINESS
We are looking for a switched on, sparky and super efficient EA to keep our brilliant and incredibly busy client's life running on rails.
As the CEO of a vibrant young creative company based in incredible offices in the heart of the West End, you will be responsible for anything and everything to ensure the smooth running of their day: organising a fantastically busy schedule, travel and meetings, liaising with clients, running errands, carrying out research, working on your own creative projects and making the impossible happen.
A head for numbers and the ability to read a P&L is essential for this role as your level of involvement will be high, as is ambition and a can-do, nothing-too-much-trouble attitude to work. Ideally you will also have two years' EA experience, supporting at Director level in a creative environment.
If you're looking for a varied, super busy role with a wonderful boss who will value your input and treat you like a real right hand, and a fun team in a work hard play hard environment then please send me your CV today. Interviews next week with a view to a start date ASAP.
Want to join the new movement in food?
We have an incredible opportunity to work for an inspirational entrepreneur who is making waves in the food industry on a global scale.
My client has a stellar track record in successful start ups, and is now championing small scale food producers and a return to a more artisanal way of life for the consumer in his newest, extremely exciting venture.
We are looking for a social media guru who can assist with brand development, create content, run digital campaigns, carry out research and has extensive experience on the analytics and customer engagement sides. Lots of flexibility is on offer here in terms of working pattern - they want to find the right person to help them get across their vision.
Ideally you will have a minimum of two years experience in a similar role with a passion for sustainability, food and small businesses. This opportunity is incredible and won't be around for long. Apply now to avoid disappointment.
£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.
RECEPTIONIST - HIGH END BEAUTY
One of our most exclusive clients is looking for an outstanding front of house receptionist to be the face and voice of their high end beauty business. In a temp to perm role that will see you come into daily contact with HNWIs and high profile media figures, you will be unflappable and calm, yet super efficient and take enormous pride in your work and surroundings.
Duties include answering the phones, meeting and greeting guests and clients, managing a busy diary, arranging payments and ad hoc PA work for the Director, although there is lots more to get involved in when your abilities are proven!
Ideally you will have an interest in and passion for natural beauty, health and wellness, client facing experience and a flair for front of house. Please apply today!
Full or Part Time Nanny required for wonderful private family in a leafy part of North London!
A wonderful opportunity for an experienced Nanny to join a lovely family in North London. Our client is looking for someone with a really positive, can-do attitude to take care of their three children, aged 7, 9 and 11.
The day to day requirements of this role will include: school drop-offs, homework tasks, one weeknight babysitting and other, occasional household errands. You will be part of a small household team, including a housekeeper.
This role can be either full time or part time (afternoons), our client is open to discussion.
This is a live-out position, the ideal candidate will be based in or around North London. A clean driver’s license is essential.
If you are passionate about children, with oodles of energy, please do not hesitate, send your CV today. Our client is looking an immediate start.
I am looking for a keen and committed Receptionist and Admin Assistant to be a fantastic first representative for a creative company in a stunning, slick offices.
The role will be based on reception with ad hoc additional administrative responsibilities, supporting the Design Team and the Office Manager. 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 amazing, dynamic company. If this sounds like you, contact us and apply now!
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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