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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.
- 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.
£28 - 30k
A leading historical institution is seeking a talented, motivated and enthusiastic PA to support one of their Board Directors.
This is SUCH a rare opportunity: roles like this simply don't crop up every day. Based within a stunningly beautiful building right in the middle of Central London, you'll be responsible for providing day to day admin support and assistance for this busy Director.
Previous experience working within a client facing role would be a huge advantage, as would experience supporting as a PA at senior level. You'll be responsible for keeping the Director’s diary up to date, arranging board meetings, liaising with suppliers and clients, working closely with members and assisting with the coordination of events and functions.
You'll need to have a real love of history and the desire to support a true professional within a superb, supportive environment. This is a remarkable opportunity to gain a foot in the door in one of London's leading historical institutions, and to experience what is far from an everyday job.
This role is urgent and we're seeking someone to start soon so please send over your CV straight away if you'd like to be considered.
Driver / Chauffeur | Highly experienced and discreet
Professional and experienced Driver required for UHNW family.
My client, based in West London, requires a second driver to escort the family on weekdays. There is another Driver who takes care of the Principal and his work commitments.
You will be responsible for all school runs, childrens’ activities, household errands and occasional chauffeuring of the Principals. The role is Monday – Friday, you will seldom be required to work during the evening or over the weekend. The family spend much of the year abroad during which time you will have considerable free time. Flexibility is absolutely critical.
Start date: Monday 30th April 2018
Head of HR | Global Tech Company
My client, a super successful, globally facing Fintech company is looking for an HR professional to set up the entirety of their UK office HR function.
You will be solely responsible for this company’s HR practices so will need solid and demonstrable experience and confidence across the board in the various areas of Human Resources.
This is a part-time position, probably three days a week, however my client is very flexible as to how that would be organised. Similarly, the salary is flexible and competitive. It really is all about finding the right person who has the ideal experience and attitude.
This company is growing rapidly with a really exciting and sociable buzz and a lovely team environment. This is an incredible opportunity for someone who wants to get very involved in a growing business, advising on and implementing new processes and ideas so a positive and proactive approach and get stuck in attitude is a must.
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, contact Ellie and apply now!
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.
£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.
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.
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.
Live-in Nanny | Spanish-speaking
A wonderful opportunity for a Live-in Nanny to join a delightful family.
My clients, UHNWIs based in West London, are urgently seeking an experienced, Spanish-speaking, Nanny to take care of their two young children (baby/toddler). You must have newborn experience and have previously worked with a family. 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! You will be required to travel with the family at various times of the year.
Start date: Monday 23rd April 2018.
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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
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
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