As a revolutionary concept in support recruitment, Sidekicks was launched in 2015 in response to demand for an ethical recruiter which acts with integrity, champions diversity, invests in new technology, and delivers on its promises.
We are the only recruiter in London pioneering the adoption of gender and ethnicity blind CVs. We are strong advocates for diversity; when you hire through us, you can be confident that our moral code is as robust as yours.
Types of roles we specialise in
We place right across the administrative spectrum – only the best and most capable:
- 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
- Secretarial Team
- Presentations Specialists
- Admin Team Leaders
- Float Team Leaders
- Office Juniors
– if the remit falls within administrative support, it’s what we do.
We represent the best talent in London – many on an exclusive basis. Hiring support talent is an investment: financially, emotionally and practically, and we’re here to make the process smooth, efficient and enjoyable. Hiring the right support will often deliver a measurable impact on a company’s productivity and profitability. We’re here to ensure that you hire right, first time.
Our processes and standards are meticulous. Understanding what you want and need – and why – enables us to promote you as a top tier employer in the market. We run an industry leading database which allows for smart searching across our networks, alongside a highly discreet targeted approach for high level talent. In addition, our staff are adept at engaging with passive talent too, meaning we find the people you really want – not just the ones that actively apply to job advertisements.
Hire the very best pre-screened talent on the market by the day, week or month. Your business needs to remain lean, responsive and effective in this market, and hiring high quality support staff who can hit the ground running and truly save you time is an essential part of being agile in a competitive environment.
We are scrupulous about our processes. Our Temps have gone through a full competency based interview (not just a skills run through). Our standard referencing procedure covers five years’ work and one additional personal reference, whilst most agencies will aim to reference the last two years’ of work only. Why do we take the extra time to do this? Because we get to know our Temps thoroughly, we are only interested in the very best service and we’re here to minimise your risks.
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.
Mobile: 07980 901 194