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
  • Chauffeurs
  • Butlers
  • Household Managers
  • Au-pairs/Nannies
  • Private Tutor
  • 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

Jobs of the week

Below are some of the jobs currently on offer.

Are you a superb PA with Estate Management experience based in Surrey or West Sussex? If so, read on!

A truly remarkable opportunity has arisen for a confident, capable and self-possessed Private PA / Estate Manager to assist an enormously successful private individual with estate, household, lifestyle and corporate duties.

The principal - an enormously successful businessman - runs a large estate in West Sussex. The estate comprises a working equestrian/polo yard and full staff, so an interest in - or experience working within - the polo world would be a distinct advantage. 

You'll take overall responsibility for running the Estate procurement, driving hospitality, sponsorships, and managing a team of people. You'll also need a head for figures and ideally previous bookkeeping experience, as the principal would like someone to take fiscal control of the day-to-day running of the Estate. 

In terms of household management, there is already a full domestic staff in place so your position will be a purely supervisory role.

In terms of the Principal's corporate life, you'll take on full responsibility for overseeing his movements, so you must be comfortable with organising extensive, seamless travel. The Principal is a very senior figure in the finance world, and has multiple property interests (both in the UK and overseas) so you'll also be involved in the management of this. 

This is an urgent role and we will be interviewing within the next week, so please don't hesitate: if you are interested, send us your CV today. 

Please note: Due to the nature of this role, only applicants living in Surrey or West Sussex will be considered.