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.
- Head Receptionists
- Corporate PAs
- Private PAs
- Board PAs
- Personal Assistants
- Executive Assistants
- Business Assistants
- Sales Administrators
- HR Administrators
- HR Officers
- Marketing Administrators
- Office Managers
- Operations Managers
- Legal Secretaries
- Facilities Administrators
- 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.
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).
Jobs of the week
Below are some of the jobs currently on offer.
PRIVATE & BUSINESS PA FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR – £30-35K
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to support a world famous name in the creative arena. My client is at the very top of their game with a phenomenally busy life. They are looking for a first class, ambitious and sparky private and business PA to ensure the smooth running of his office.
The responsibilities will include diaries, travel, watertight itineraries, inbox and household management, gatekeeping, running errands and much more.
Ideally you will have four years’ experience as a PA, either in a small, entrepreneurial company or as a private PA, and be polished, poised and thrive in a fast paced environment.
This role is available immediately, although our client will wait notice for the right person. To find out more please call us now!
New opportunity has arisen for a Junior Receptionist to join a creative and fun team based in The City.
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and friendly person looking for a new challenge in a Front of House Receptionist role. You will be joining an amazing team in a very relaxed but busy environment, therefore you must have a ''can do attitude'', be proactive and happy to take on unfamiliar tasks.
The ideal candidate will be bubbly, friendly and sociable and have a good common sense and judgement. You will be happy to carry out the not so glamorous duties like preparing coffees and teas but you will also be involved in exciting and fun projects and events.
In return you will be offered a salary of up to £20,000, 25 holiday days plus great benefits and the chance to start building a career in a very well established company.
Super efficient Client Coordinator URGENTLY needed.
My client, a world renowned consultancy is looking for a sparky, driven and switched on individual to support Business Managers across multiple client accounts. You will be available immediately, working on an initial 6-month contract with the potential to go permanent.
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 who has recently graduated from University and has worked in an office previously. 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. You MUST be available immediately.
All round assistant required for top Investment Firm.
Incredible opportunity for a bright, driven and immaculately presented graduate calibre individual who is available immediately, on-going with the potential to become permanent.
My client is a very well established Investment firm based in the heart of London. They are recruiting for a Team Assistant/PA to look after two Investment Directors and a wider team. This role will be incredibly varied with extensive diary management, national travel arrangement, organising client events, handling all client correspondence both written and verbal as well as organising quarterly reports and attending meetings with stakeholders and board members.
The ideal person will be able to hit the ground running, have outstanding attention to detail as well as a ‘yes’ attitude and a friendly disposition. Graduate calibre and with similar experience but not industry specific, it is all about having the right attitude.
This is an incredible company, with amazing benefits and a great family feel to it.
Immediate start. Please APPLY NOW.
Hands on role with buzzy tech company!
Are you available immediately? Do you like being the glue that holds an organisation together? Do you like to be up and about rather than sat at your desk all day? Are you people focused and enjoy building relationships with your colleagues? If so, read on…
We have a super varied and hands on role working for a trendy technology company based in the heart of London. You will be lifeblood of this highly stimulating working environment and be the point of contact for anything office related. You will be working with all office maintenance suppliers, setting up work stations for new starters, ensuring all office equipment is maintained to an incredibly high standard, be responsible for onsite storage facilities and answering any internal enquiries relating to the office maintenance.
The environment is fast paced, buzzy, positive and fun. You will be integral to the office and become a key member of the growing team. The ideal candidate will have a ‘can do’ attitude, a ‘yes’ person, someone who enjoys socialising but also understands the value of hard work.
This role is to start immediately. Experience in facilities is favourable.
An incredible opportunity has arisen to join a highly dynamic world-leading knowledge search company.
This is a pacy, highly professional company with international offices and a global client base. You’ll be working in their stunning central London office as an integral part of their administrative team as well as assisting the MD’s office and other senior team members.
The ideal candidate will have at least 6 months Reception experience, a positive outlook and a proactive approach. Superb attention to detail is a must as is the ability to hit the ground running in a busy environment and respond quickly and appropriately to changing priorities.
This is a very people focused role so strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships across function, seniority and geography are vital.
This is a fantastic role for someone who is looking to really develop and progress in one of the fastest growing companies in the world.
A dynamic and unique global Business Leadership Consultancy is looking for an experienced Project Manager to join their London team.
Based in beautiful central London offices, this is a very sociable company who really support their staff and encourage everyone to get stuck in and understand the business as a whole.
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level with strong attention to detail skills and good commercial understanding.
This particular Project Management role focuses on clients within the Private Equity, Finance and Trading sectors so at least one year’s experience within any of these is vital.
- Managing clients and internal teams across all stages of delivery of work.
- Bringing structure to all client processes to ensure efficiency, strong delivery and smooth running of projects and ad hoc work.
- Being highly responsive to requests and communications to manage the work flow and expectations.
- Scoping out new work with clients and propose creative solutions.
- Scheduling large and one-to-one meetings, conference calls, individual briefings, online testing and other tools and sessions to meet client and internal demands.
- Matching consultants with clients using strong commercial knowledge and understanding of strengths internally.
- Working within key process guidelines to deliver work which may be created and bespoke to client’s needs.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who works well within a team but who is looking for real, autonomous responsibility from day one. If this sounds like you, please do apply now!
JUNIOR PRIVATE PA - SURREY
We have a rare opportunity for a switched on and capable, down to earth Junior Private PA to support a fascinating HNWI based in his beautiful home in Walton-on-Thames.
Working alongside another, lovely Assistant, you will take full responsibility for the smooth running of the household. This is an important role for him that requires superb prioritisation and communication skills and someone who is very IT and mobile device literate. You will be self- sufficient and in charge of all diary management, flight and accommodation bookings and reservations for restaurants as well as proactively ensuring that your principal gets the best seats at events (e.g. sport). You'll also be making sure his household is run well by organising online shopping, dry cleaning and being in charge of paying all household bills on time. Knowledge of local golf courses to Surrey would be advantageous as he is a keen golfer.
This is a true household right hand role working for a very busy individual who just wants to be able to rely on his assistant. Easily commutable from south west London or Surrey, the ideal candidate would hold a full, clean drivers licence and be a self starter who is looking for a first role as a Private PA.
Initially a 6 month contract with a view to a permanent position.
Receptionist – Luxury Brand - £18 – 25k
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to progress your career working for an expanding and exciting luxury brand?
You will be the face and voice and therefore the crucial first impression of the company, working closely with the lovely Office Manager; this is an outstanding opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in a highly valued and respected support function.
- Meeting and greeting a wide range of clients; offering refreshments and announcing arrivals in a timely and courteous manner;
- Ensuring the reception areas are tidy and reflect the unique brand at all times;
- Managing the meeting rooms and diaries, pre-empting clashes and ensuring rooms are prepared in presentable in plenty of time;
- Assisting with travel organizing and providing back up support to the PA team when needed;
- Providing facilities and office management support as needed (ordering stationery, liaising with IT and external parties as necessary)
We are looking for someone who has worked in a customer facing environment previously and takes pride in providing exceptional service to clients and work colleagues. Perhaps you have worked in a busy retail environment or have been a hospitality pro and are now looking for a step in to the corporate world? Or maybe you're just looking for a new challenge and a foot in the door to join a unique creative organisation?
What's essential is that you will have strong customer service skills; are happy dealing with all sorts of people both face to face and over the phone. You also need strong knowledge of MS Office and good, basic typing skills, excellent spoken and written English and polished presentation. You will have a positive outlook, be a natural problem solver who is genuinely willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.
Most importantly you will be dedicated to a career in a support function and will be able to articulate why you feel this role is as important to you as it is to the company.
RECEPTIONIST - £23-26k
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a top notch Receptionist to join a leading Asset Management 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 of scope for progression into a PA role.
Ideally you will be beautifully 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.
Energetic all rounder urgently required for busy property company based in the South London!
A fast paced, boutique property company is seeking an energetic all rounder to join their team on a temporary basis. As the lynch pin of the office, you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the office; managing and responding to emails, answering all calls, liaising with contractors and suppliers and organising all other office administration. You’ll need to be an efficient multi-tasker with superb communication skills, with an ableness to work across the team at all levels of the business. You will need to take control of ad-hoc tasks quickly and be able to prioritise effectively.
A superb opportunity for a proactive all rounder to provide expert support across a wonderful close knit team.
Must be available immediately - don't wait, apply now!
Meaty PA Role for Fab Property Company: £25-30k
A rare opportunity has arisen to join a highly respected professional property company in a client-facing, projects-based role with lots of responsibility. Based in their beautiful offices in South West London, you will from day one be the glue that holds this fun, fast-paced boutique team together, with your ability to delegate and co-ordinate ensuring the smooth running of the office and the company’s projects.
Daily duties will include:
- Complex diary management, correspondence and organising and preparing for meetings and coordination of day to day movements for the team
- Managing the flow of projects into the office and their execution: prioritising, assigning duties to your colleagues and following up to ensure maximum efficiency
- Liaising with clients via email and over the phone to assist and resolve queries
- Acting as the “eyes and ears” and right hand for the Director, being aware of deadlines, the stages of the different projects, possible unforeseen complications etc.
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 a lightness of touch with their demanding HNW clients.
Ideally you will have a proven track record in a project management or co-ordinating type role, have one or more year’s experience supporting at senior level, be adept at thinking on your feet, well presented and client-facing. Vital will be a real, demonstrable interest in property/development. We are interviewing immediately with a view to someone starting ASAP.
SUPER SALES WHIZZ FOR WONDERFUL INTERIORS HOUSE
Are you passionate about interiors? Are you looking for a client-facing role which will bring you face to face with London’s top interior designers? Do you know your organic linens from your lambswool, and your chaises from your (lamp) shades? If so, read on…
An amazing opportunity has arisen to join a renowned interiors house in a retail sales role. My lovely client is looking for a bright, sparky, tenacious and experienced sales whizz to liaise with and develop their existing client base, and also to liaise with members of the public, all based in their beautiful shop in a leafy part of SW London. This role is very much soft sales within a supportive environment.
Daily duties will include:
- Managing key accounts in a consultative manner
- Meeting with, pitching and presenting to new and existing clients to maximise sales
- Analysing trends and developing a sales strategy to maximise sales
- Keeping abreast of competitors’ collections and industry trends.
Ideally you will have a minimum of one years’ experience in a sales role, have a demonstrable knowledge of furniture or fabrics, be confident, dynamic, disciplined, client-facing and possess real drive. This role is available immediately, and interviews will take place this week.
My client, a hugely professional chartered accountant and expert witness at the very top of his game, is looking for an intelligent, polished, conscientious and flexible Secretary to assist him across his tremendous caseload and keep his office organised.
Responsibilities will include diary management, typing, taking dictation, raising invoices, running errands, personal work, meeting and greeting clients and maintaining an efficient and effective filing system.
Ideally you will have experience in a similar role with good copy and audio typing speeds, possess meticulous attention to detail and be happy working in a small office. Flexible working and charming colleagues are on offer for the right candidate and the position is available now, so please apply today.
NUMERATE GRADUATE FOR BUZZY COMPANY - £25,000
My client, an incredible, dynamic, market-leading consultancy is looking for a client-facing, articulate and sparky number crunching whizz to join them as their Accounts Assistant. The role is varied, with direct client contact and the opportunity to really hone your Accounts skills. Responsibilities will include taking charge of the invoicing process, designing and executing budgets and working with senior management to forecast, plan and grow the business.
The role would suit a graduate-scheme calibre candidate who perhaps doesn’t want to go down the big corporate route, or maybe a fully fledged Accounts Assistant who wants to take their career to the next level. There is masses of scope for development and progression, and fantastic colleagues on offer here.
Ideally you will have a relevant degree or practical experience and be ambitious, passionate about making a difference and enjoy contributing your ideas. This is an amazing and rare role, so please apply today.
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: 0203 709 5251
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: 0203 709 5250
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.
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