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.
- 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.
- 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 Victoria@sidekicks.london.
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 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
Jobs of the week
Below are some of the jobs currently on offer.
London-based Private PA for high profile couple needed ASAP!
An über-cool millennial couple seek a Private PA to assist them in a personal capacity, occasionally handling business matters on behalf of their start-up ventures. This couple are really looking for an adaptable individual who can mould this role to keep up with their ever-changing and expanding requirements. They will be the first point of contact for all personal matters to do with both the city and countryside residences, overseeing staff in each property. From a business perspective, this individual will offer diary and travel support. The couple are extremely close to their families and therefore, frequent interaction and liaison with their Private PAs is essential.
The right candidate will have similar experience, crossing over both household and business. They will be adept at handling workflow from various sources at any one time.
An incredibly exciting chance to join an entrepreneurial, high profile couple as they begin married life together, setting up homes and businesses in tandem. If this sounds like your next step on the career ladder, please do not hesitate, we would love to hear from you. Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately!
Immediate requirement for a Private Cook within VVIP household.
A once in a lifetime position for a foodie. This is a permanent, live-in role based in South West London. Our client is looking for a Private Cook to join their household team, providing simple, healthy meals, three times a day, five days a week. From time to time, you will be required to cater for dinner parties, occasionally including royalty. It is crucial that this individual is comfortable with serving high profile figures.
A two-bedroom apartment, inclusive of utility bills will be provided. We envisage this will be best suited to someone with a full and clean driving license, albeit this is not essential.
This is a genuinely lovely opportunity to cook to your heart’s content within beautiful surroundings. If this sounds like your dream role, please do not hesitate, we would love to hear from you. Send your CV to email@example.com immediately!
Full or Part Time Nanny required for wonderful private family in a leafy part of North London!
A wonderful opportunity for an experienced Nanny to join a lovely family in North London. Our client is looking for someone with a really positive, can-do attitude to take care of their three children, aged 7, 9 and 11.
The day to day requirements of this role will include: school drop-offs, homework tasks, one weeknight babysitting and other, occasional household errands. You will be part of a small household team, including a housekeeper.
This role can be either full time or part time (afternoons), our client is open to discussion.
This is a live-out position, the ideal candidate will be based in or around North London. A clean driver’s license is essential.
If you are passionate about children, with oodles of energy, please do not hesitate, send your CV today. Our client is looking an immediate start.