Sidekicks Private

Sidekicks Private

Welcome to Sidekicks Private. 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.

Types of roles we specialise in

We place right across the household and private spectrum – only the best and most capable:

  • Private PA
  • Estate Manager
  • Chief of Staff
  • Domestic Couples
    A dual offering – usually partners or a married couple – who work together to take care of all household duties, from laundry to gardening, and anything in between. The couple work collaboratively to ensure that all domestic and personal services are attended to, as dictated by the Principal’s requirements. Usually, one individual will oversee the inside of the home, whilst their partner will take ownership of any exterior duties, often to include managing the grounds, repairs to the exterior of the estate and driving.

    Whilst not always the case, couple positions are often live-in.

  • Chauffeurs
  • Butlers
  • Household Managers
    A household manager is responsible for the smooth and efficient running of a private residence. This individual sets and ensures that standards are maintained by their team of staff. Every estate is run differently and thus the duties of the household manager can vary considerably, dependent on the size of the property, the number and roles of other staff and more generally, the requirements of the Principal(s).

    Typically, the Household Manager will supervise other staff, provide general property management services for single or multiple properties, as well as, occasional chauffeur duties and events organisation.

  • Au-pairs/Nannies
  • Private Tutor
    Private Tutors can be instrumental in ensuring your child’s exam success; providing them with learning methods and resources, and identifying areas of weakness. A genuine expert in their subject, Private Tutor’s additional teaching methods and support can enhance your child’s school education.

    One-to-one lessons provide a safe environment for the child to openly share their problem areas and develop their learning skills in the comfort of their own home. Subsequent to the examination process, a Private Tutor can provide constructive feedback and evaluation of the child’s progress and results.

  • Security/ Bodyguards
  • Pilot (Private Jet/ Helicopter)
  • Private Chefs

** All of our chauffeurs, security and pilots are ex-military.

Whether it’s a permanent position within the household, or a seasonal placement on a luxury yacht, it’s what we do.

Why use us?

We take the time now to search the market for the best, most sought-after candidates so that when you come to us, we already have established relationships with our candidates. Our attention to detail is acute, and our network is impeccable; many of our candidates have worked in some of the most prestigious households, from UHNWI to high profile figures.

How may we assist?

If you’d like to talk about your domestic staffing needs, please telephone Victoria Onions in confidence on 020 7292 8744, or email

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.

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.
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.
Direct Line: 020 7292 8740

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