We are Matchstick Recruitment, London.

Matchstick is a leading London recruitment consultancy. We specialise in the recruitment of PAs, secretarial & office support staff on a permanent, temporary and contract basis across all industry sectors throughout London.


Matchstick Secretarial

We understand the support recruitment market.

As an experienced boutique consultancy we have a knowledge of our industry that is unsurpassed. This means that we can offer in-depth knowledge, marketplace insight, salary guidance and most importantly access to the highest calibre of candidates many of whom are not registered with any other agencies.

Our experience, longevity and emphasis on relationships means that the majority of our clients and candidates come to us through personal and professional recommendation.

We are justly proud of our reputation as the ‘go to’ agency for London support staff candidates.


Permanent Recruitment

If you are looking for a new permanent member of staff to join your team, or you are a candidate searching for a new role, Matchstick will work with you to fully understand your requirements and ensure a perfect fit.

Our experienced consultants work with clients to carefully understand your position and the perfect team member that a client is looking for. We understand the importance of adhering to time frames and believe that by working closely with clients we can quickly and effectively provide concise short-lists and access to the highest calibre candidates.

We understand that a permanent role is a long term decision and that our clients are looking for a valued team member and our candidates are looking to make a significant move in their career.


Temporary & Contract

We pride ourselves on being able to fill temp and contract positions with the perfect candidate fast!

Whether you need cover for an unexpected absence, holiday cover or to hire a key member of staff for a specific period, we have access to a large pool of talent and are able to respond quickly and provide the highest quality candidates available.

By building long-term relationships and maintaining regular contact we are able to fully understand our candidates skills and experience. As soon as we start working on a vacancy we are confident of knowing the perfect person for the job! We aim to fill every temporary vacancy within 30 minutes of receiving it.

Our Temp desk is manned from 8.00am to 6.00pm with our consultants on call out of office hours via e-mail so that our clients and candidates can be reassured that we can respond to any requirement as quickly as possible.


Payroll Solutions

Are you looking to hire freelance or temporary staff in-house?

Matchstick’s Payroll Solutions Service smoothly and efficiently takes care of all the associated tasks and responsibility of employing temporary workers.

We will manage all your payroll administration, processing of P45s, P46s and P11Ds, end-of-year returns, pension auto-enrolment, statutory holiday pay, and expense processing.

We take care of all your administration and ensure legal compliance so that you can concentrate on your core business.



We hope that you will find us a little different than other agencies! At Matchstick we understand that looking for work is a partnership between us and you. All of our consultants understand the importance of this partnership and make the following promises to you.

  • We will always be completely honest
  • We will return all calls as soon as possible
  • We will give full and frank feedback as soon as possible
  • We will always do what we say we are going to do
  • We will listen to you and do our best to find you your perfect role

We understand that whatever stage you are in your career, job hunting can be daunting. Here at Matchstick you will be fully supported throughout the process from CV advice & career coaching through to full interview preparation. Our aim is to ensure that when you walk into an interview you are briefed, well researched and confident enough to ace it every time!

For more interview advice please see our Ideas page.

Candidates Comments

We love our candidates. Here at Matchstick we always ensure that we give each of our candidates exceptional, individual service. Many of our candidates have worked with us since the very beginning of their careers and have continued to do so throughout. We aren’t just here to help you when you need a new job but also on hand with advice and a listening ear through every career decision you make.



People are the most important part of our business. Over the past ten years, we have established an outstanding team of Senior Consultants with a wealth of experience and knowledge in their chosen industry sector.

When engaging Matchstick your Consultant will work with you to fully understand your role, your company and your ideal candidate whilst being able to provide you with an analysis of the current market, a salary survey (if required) and current information on similar positions.

By fully understanding both our candidates and clients needs, we can use or extensive experience, knowledge, contacts and research techniques to find you the perfect long term permanent candidate.

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Clients Comments

Here at Matchstick we have worked with many of our clients since our inception 10 years ago. We are proud of these long standing relationships. Here are just a few comments from our clients (old and new) about why they choose to work with Matchstick.

Contact us

21 Carnaby Street
Telephone – 020 7036 3700
Email – info@matchstick.co.uk


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