Sidekicks

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Remember when you loved going to work? Everyday. Single. Day. Sidekicks are a fun and vibrant agency that have recreated the working environment. Say ciao to pesky thresholds and earn on every single penny you bill. Work from home on Fridays and when you are in the office, you'll being working in the luxury of Chancery Lane WeWork. Love work again by working at Sidekicks.

Key Info

LocationLondon
Size<10
IndustryRecruitment/Search

Recruitment Sectors
Office Support

Who Are We?

Welcome to Sidekicks! We proudly recruit exceptional office support talent to power the growth of London’s best businesses. We recruit for both permanent and temporary support roles, from graduates and school leavers through to experienced professionals commanding annual salaries of £100K or more. The sort of roles we recruit for include Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant, Business Assistant/Chief of Staff, Office Manager, Receptionist, Administrator - if it's on the support spectrum, it's what we do. The employers we recruit for include some of the UK's most exciting businesses in every sector imaginable - from tech, design and fashion to finance, law and property. If you like variety, this is the market for you. What all of our employers have in common is that they have chosen to work with us as their recruitment partner because they trust us to deliver exceptional, ambitious and influential people who will make a fundamental difference to their businesses.

Sidekicks HQ

Sidekicks HQ

Jessica Marchant, Founding Partner

"I'm looking for genuine, motivated entrepreneurs with vision and direction. Join Sidekicks, and let us empower you to achieve your true potential for success."

Values

We believe in treating people like people, not numbers. We don’t think that arbitrary KPI's and heavy handed management works. We believe in supporting you with all the tools and trust you need to do the best job possible. We believe that you can be hugely financially successful in recruitment without compromising your ethics. We believe in knowing our market inside out and being proud to deliver the highest quality service at all times.

Sidekicks HQ

Monday Team Meeting

I love that we don't just say we're different - we are. We are so respectful of our candidates and kindness is really valued here, that means a lot to me.

Here's Ten Reasons You Should Work For Sidekicks

1. No commission threshold. At all. You earn money on every pound you bring into our business, and there is no limit to how much you can earn. 2. The whole company works from home every Friday. 3. No KPIs. You know what you need to do. 4. We give you the freedom to do things properly: we value quality, and reward energy, passion & entrepreneurial thinking. 5. You will work with genuinely decent, likeminded people, who will always have your back and help you succeed. 6. Flat management structure. If you are looking for career progression, you'll get it here: we're seeking leaders of the future. 7. Fantastic quarterly company wide incentives for all - including trip to the French Riviera and Soho Farmhouse. 8. Unlimited annual leave to make sure you get some R&R! 9. Brilliant WeWork offices with great perks such as free weekly yoga classes. 10. Super generous salary, benefits & commission, plus brand new MacBook and iPhone.

Rowena Osborne, Talent Manager

We're out of start up, and into scale-up: 2019 is simply going to to be MASSIVE. What a time to join us!

Join us now, and turbo charge your career.

Sidekicks have ambitious growth plans for 2019/20. It's a beautiful market out there: buoyant, busy and buzzing! Sidekicks may be a young challenger brand, but our focus on ethics, quality and delivering exceptional value for money has seen our reputation and reach grow astronomically in the market. If you want to entrust your career to a company that is really going places (and is committed to making the ride as fun as possible!) there has never been a better time to join Sidekicks. Our L&D offering is super comprehensive and includes: - High quality, bespoke, individual initial training - Tailored, committed mentoring - Clear route to Equity / Partnership If you want to get on the fast track to serious success: we'll give you the tools you need to make it.

Julia Aaltonen, Head of Permanent Talent & Partner

"The energy, enthusiasm and sheer quality of the Sidekicks team is infectious".

Izzy Basson, Talent Manager

Pete & Julia's Competitive Table Tennis....

Victoria Brown, Principal Talent Manager

Where Are We On Our Journey?

Sidekicks was founded in December 2015, and we've spent the past three years doing the challenging initial bit: building up a brand, name and reputation totally from scratch. The initial startup phase is now behind us, which means we're into scale up mode: i.e: the extremely exciting, super lucrative bit! Our business goals this year include carefully growing headcount (which is where you come in) and consolidating our success to ensure that we're ending 2019 in an unprecedented position of opportunity for every member of the team. Our long term mission is to become the number one office support recruiter in London. With the right people, we are in a brilliant position to make that happen very quickly.

I can honestly say that I love coming to work. I feel trusted and love being treated like an adult - Fridays working from home are a massive bonus.

Pete Carter, Head of Finance

"I am hugely excited about empowering the business to achieve truly explosive growth this year."

Let's Talk Commission

We know (because we really have done our research!) that we have one of the best commission structures in the market. It's designed to be super clear and transparent, and we have no threshold WHATSOEVER - because we firmly believe you should earn commission on every pound you bring into the business. Monthly Fee Income: Commission: £0 to £10,000 10% £10,001 to £15,000 20% £15,001 plus 30% We operate with a 50:50 split on each deal. 50% goes to the Client owner and 50% goes to the Candidate owner. If you own the job, and the successful candidate, then 100% of that fee goes to your figures.

I love our team! It feels like a little family, with everyone keeping an eye out for each other and pulling in the same direction.

Kate Eastwood, Talent Manager

The Sidekicks Culture

Our team has an extremely supportive, happy, feel-good vibe: we place great value on being kind to each other. When you’re under pressure to get a job filled fast the whole team will have your back and cheer you on! We have a healthy balance of working mums and dads and people earlier on in their career, and the common factor is that we’re made up of ambitious, influential people who want to make money and succeed whilst being treated like adults. SOCIAL We are a sociable bunch: we LOVE getting together for monthly team socials and after work wine :) - but, equally, we're not the sort of team to force you out to the local boozer every single Friday night. We have a well stocked beer fridge in the office courtesy of WeWork and we always have great tunes playing whilst we work every day! We offer genuine, tailored flexi hours to those that need it, and our office is closed between Xmas and NY each year. We believe in work/life balance - and putting our money where our mouth is.

The Sidekicks Infrastructure

Our job is to empower YOU to build YOUR business. We have therefore carefully designed our infrastructure to give you the best possible toolkit to achieve everything you are capable of. When you join us, we'll set you up with: - Bullhorn: we hate clunky databases so we have invested in the market leading, most powerful CRM. It's also cloud based and mobile-friendly, so easily accessible from anywhere. - Broadbean: post your jobs to multiple jobs boards (and our own website) in one click. - Specialist Job boards that include Reed and Secs in the City, and Linked In Premium / Recruiter. - Retained external marketing, branding & graphics support to keep you and your business ahead of the curve. - One of London's top employment lawyers on retainer in case you want the security of a legal perspective on your business at any stage. - A full, efficient in-house Finance function, with no credit control needed from you.

Ethics, Diversity & Inclusion

We are a truly ethical brand - we don't just say we do it, we live and breathe it. We were one of the first recruiters in the support market to introduce gender and ethnicity blind CVS. We have our own in house not for profit, Work to Recover. Now three years old, WTR sees us work with anybody who has experienced any form of mental health issue to actively help them get back into fulfilling, productive work. We are utterly committed to maintaining an open, broad minded and resolutely inclusive culture. Whoever you are, whatever your background: if you're great at what you do, we want to hear from you.

Sidekicks

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size <10

Recruitment Sectors
Office Support

Badges

  • WeWork
  • Breakout Area
  • Business Equity
  • Apple Kit
  • Visible Commission Structure
  • Female Leadership
  • Dress Down
  • Back Office Support
  • Beer Fridge
  • Birthday Off
  • Closed Xmas & New Year
  • Unlimited Holidays
  • Recruit to Music
  • D&I Client side
  • Diversity Initiatives
  • Fast Growth
  • Flexible working hours
  • Onsite Fitness Classes

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