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.

£26k-£30k

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a PA to work in an internationally facing property company based in their lovely, modern offices in the heart of the City.

This is a nine month contract supporting the Managing Director as well as a small team of additional consultants. This is really busy role in a buzzy and exciting team. The company has a fantastic, warm family feel and the environment is truly supportive. You will have a strong community of Personal Assistants to help you along the way but will need to work autonomously and to tight deadlines!

The role combines core PA duties along with an opportunity to organize team events and regular liaison with the marketing department. You'll responsibilities will include:

·      Being the first point of contact and gatekeeper for the Managing Director and wider team

·      1:1 Extensive diary and email management for busy MD who travels across satellite offices

·      Travel coordination for MD and team including: restaurants, car hire, hotels, events

·      Arranging and preparing for client meetings and conference calls

·      Arranging and attending monthly team minutes, recording minutes and any further action points

·      Preparing, proof-reading and dispatching client reports liaising with individual consultants.

·      Preparing and binding presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint;

·      Collecting and submitting expenses for all team members to Finance department in a timely manner

·      Ad hoc administrative duties such as preparing and posting letters, including both copy and audiotyping

I'm looking for someone who is willing to muck in and who is really on the ball as this is very much a proactive role. You will have strong communication skills and exceptional attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have at least a few years of PA or Team Assistant experience under their belt. If this sounds like you, contact Izzy and apply now! 

03/05/2018

PA | Exciting Internationally Facing Company 

£33,000 per annum + Exceptional benefits package 


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 and have one of the best benefits packages and social calendars we’ve ever seen.

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!

25/04/2018

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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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