Sidekicks proudly provide exceptional support staff. Run by a highly experienced team, our reputation is superb, our standards rigorous and our attention to detail acute. As featured in the Financial Times and BBC News, whatever type of support you’d need, we’d be delighted to assist you in hiring right: first time.
We represent the best talent on the market, often on an exclusive basis. Making a hire is an investment – financially, emotionally and practically – and we’re here to make the process smooth, efficient and enjoyable.
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, 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.
We supply exceptional household and private staff in the UK and internationally. We work closely with our clients, their Family Offices and trusted advisors to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the uniqueness of their requirements. We appreciate that this individual will be entrusted with the most personal of family matters and as such, finding the perfect addition to your household team is of the utmost importance to us. A small, dedicated team, we promise discretion and complete dedication to sourcing only the highest calibre of candidates.
Diversity and ethics
Our commitment to ethical recruitment is a core part of our reputation. We are the only recruiter in London pioneering the adoption of gender and ethnicity blind CVs: when you hire through us, you can be assured that our moral code is as robust as yours.
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