All About EST10

As Sydney’s top boutique administrative recruitment agency, the EST10 team stops at nothing to get you the best administrative talent.

All About EST10

As Sydney’s top boutique administrative recruitment agency, the EST10 team stops at nothing to get you the best administrative talent.

ALL ABOUT EST10

The administrative recruitment agency you can trust.

As Sydney’s most-trusted boutique recruitment agency, we’ll stop at nothing to get you the best administrative talent.

We’ll find you the gun executive assistant, super-organised office manager or incredibly efficient team assistant you need to make your day and office run smoothly. Our candidates take responsibility and ‘get it’. They’re dependable, agile and will be up-to-speed before the office doors open each morning.

Need someone like this on your team? Don’t just dream about it. You’ll find them here at EST10.

OUR VALUES
WHAT WE STAND FOR

These are the values that guide and inspire us to dream big and help others do the same.

Generosity

We think it’s important to give. Giving is embedded in our business and we give without expecting anything in return. We always share our time, knowledge, expertise and support willingly.

Uniqueness

We think it’s important to see beyond the obvious.  We see what is special and unique. That’s how you identify talent and what being a great recruiter is all about! Being a great recruiter means seeing and thinking differently. 

Adventurous

We’re comfortable being uncomfortable. We’ve learnt to embrace the unknown and know that it makes us brave. Being courageous keeps us current and pushes us to be innovative.

Love

We are your biggest fans! We fall in love with the roles we recruit for and the candidates we represent. We can’t help but recruit with our hearts.

Wisdom

We’re intelligent and smart. We have integrity and strength. Our years of experience, strong self-awareness and continued reflection mean we give you the very best advice and service.

Boundaries

We delight in saying yes, but we also know how to say no. Our integrity means we won’t tell you just what you want to hear. We’ll give you the best advice for your business, no matter what.

Effort

We always put in 110%, striving to exceed our own expectations on every task. And we never give up–always delivering, no matter how challenging the requirements. 

WHO ARE WE

WHO IS EST10?

We’re proud to be Sydney’s most-trusted administrative recruitment agency. 

We offer a personal, concierge-style, unique recruitment service for businesses who want more than ‘just anyone’ working in their team. We match highly skilled administrative talent to your office culture, values, and aspirations to ensure a strong fit. 

WHO ARE WE

HOW WE’RE UNIQUE

Have you ever said, “there’s got to be a better way?” Us too!
So now we’re leading the charge and reinventing the recruitment field. And we aren’t just challenging industry standards–we’re paving an entirely new path. The traditional way of matching skills from a resume to your new recruitment admin needs is nice (in theory), but doesn’t provide the best talent nor results. Put simply, that strategy is yesterday’s hero and no longer works! You need a smarter, more innovative way to uncover the talent for your business!
So how are we doing it differently?

We think uniquely. Instead of focusing just on the words on a candidate’s CV, we dig deeper. We match skills, values, personalities, and dreams. We uncover the specialness in someone and match them to your special and unique environment. 

The result? The best administrative talent that is ready to help your team be a productive powerhouse.

Roxanne Calder, Managing Director

BA From Monash University And MBA From AGSM | Author of Employable

As EST10’s Founder and Managing Director, Roxanne takes an innovative and fresh approach to business ensuring EST10 is always current, relevant, and leading the way in the employment landscape.

Roxanne began her career working for renowned recruiter Julia Ross. Building on that foundation, Rox then worked across Australia, the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

During this time, her responsibilities ranged from managing large teams and projects to implementing RPO models and helping businesses with IPOs. And today, as a result of all that experience, her clients know that ‘reaching out to Rox and the team at EST10′ is the best way to find incredible staff and receive the best consulting service and advice.

After completing her MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management, EST10 was launched shortly afterwards. Rox recently released her first book Employable–Seven Attributes to Assure Your Working Future.

Her dream now is to continue to grow EST10, firmly establishing it as the ‘go to’ brand in the Australian market. And in her spare time, she’ll work on her own mini-farm. On her wish list are; donkeys, mules (there is a difference), Clydesdale horses, Maine Coon cats, Shetland pony, Hermann Hares, Highland cows, chickens, ducks, bison (need to check with authorities), fainting goats (it’s a thing), swans (if it’s ok with the Queen), Alpacas, llamas, Irish Wolf Hounds, more staffies, Griffon, English Bull Terrier, Welsh Terrier, Giant Eagle (also check if legal), Powerful Owl and Kookaburra (only if can fly freely).

OUR TEAM
EST10 TEAM
Rachel Nevin
Recruitment Manager

BA Visual Merchandising and Display Design

Rachel has an impeccable record for placing high-calibre candidates into exactly the right roles. She loves getting to know people on a deep level, which enables her to pair candidates with clients based on far more than just the job description. Her design experience also brings a layer of creativity to her everyday interactions and work. 

While she’ll always be an Irish-girl at heart, Rachel’s dream is to become an Australian citizen. Although, let’s not share that with her mum! Rachels’ favourite foods are fish & HOT chips from the Italian chippers back home (do not hold the salt and vinegar) and soya linseed bread is her Australian food homage!

Rachel Nevin
Recruitment Manager
Olivia Hudson
Administration Manager

BA Human Resource Management (Hons)

Along with a passion for finding the perfect person for every role, Olivia brings organisation and focus to her EST10 work. She’s unstoppable, regularly going the extra mile for her clients to make the recruitment process as quick and seamless as possible. She’s driven by the integrity and teamwork at EST10, and is happiest when she’s learning and expanding her skills. 

Olivia’s dream is to build her own home and have somewhere that’s truly her own to come back to after travelling the world. 

Olivia Hudson
Administration Manager
Nancy Scibilia
Executive Assistant to MD

Diploma in Human Resources Management
Certificate IV in Human Resources

The person who answers our questions before we speak and anticipates all our needs! That’s Nancy! Nancy makes us all look good! Highly organised and ‘on it!’. Nancy always has her finger on the pulse and she doesn’t miss a beat! She runs Rox’s extensive diary with ease! She knows who everyone is, where the whole team needs to be and ensures we are all on track! Without Nancy we would all be walking in circles and never on time. Nancy embodies integrity, honesty and authenticity! Whether you are a candidate, client or stranger it doesn’t matter to Nance, you will receive the same gorgeous, calm and hassle free service, advice and assistance.

Nancy loves being a mum to her energetic toddler and trying to keep up with him! She hopes to add to her beautiful family and dreams of owning the perfect home for her and her family to grow!

Nancy Scibilia
Executive Assistant to MD
Anita Brdjanovic
Consultant

Business Diploma
Bachelor of Management in Tourism

The health nut in the EST10 family! Anita brings ‘personalised approach’ to the next level! With her background in travel, Anita’s customer service is second to none and she is well versed in what 5, even 6 star service looks like! Anita believes in treating everyone as an individual rather than a type. Having trust is what drives Anita, so you can rest assured, she will do her very best to look after her clients and candidates!

Anita is a forever learner and is motivated by seeing results from her hard work. She would love to learn how to surf, when she is not taking the recruitment world by storm! She wishes to have a beautiful family of her own one day, but no matter what happens she wants to be happy and healthy!

Anita Brdjanovic
Consultant
Kaitlin Russell
Team Assistant – Projects

BS Business Information Systems

Kaitlin is EST10’s gun assistant. She ensures that company processes run like clockwork and gets things done like no other! Kaitlin loves helping clients, candidates and her teammates achieve the best possible solutions. Her dedication to her role is something to marvel at.

When Kaitlin is not keeping everyone in the office in line, she is either making them laugh with her razor-sharp wit or eating avocado toast. Her sassy American attitude and work ethic ensures we all do what is needed–no questions asked!

Kaitlin Russell
Team Assistant – Projects
Xanthe Robins
Business Manager

BA Informatics

Alongside Roxanne, Xanthe has been the glue that holds the EST10 team together. Xanthe is a founding member of EST10, joining in August 2010, way back in the beginning!  She keeps the business relevant in a rapidly changing world, and ensures each client receives the best possible personalised experience. To Xanthe, high-touch care is about so much more than just going above and beyond. It’s also about treating everyone with respect,  compassion and support. 

Her big dream is to convince her husband to get a small, fluffy lap dog. Meanwhile, she’s living her dream right now by looking after two boisterous Labradors and taking joy in her children’s achievements and imagining the overseas adventures they’ll have together one day.

Xanthe Robins
Business Manager
Jenny Harrison
Talent Acquisition Manager

BA Geography

Jenny is our Northern Hemisphere consultant, who stays busy managing our London operations. With characteristic EST10 enthusiasm and team spirit, she excels at finding ideal candidates for our busy, time poor clients. Jenny has a knack for sourcing Aussies returning home and is also a keen lateral thinker, who constantly comes up with innovative recruitment solutions that turn her clients into raving fans. Having joined EST10 in 2012, just like Xanthe, Jenny is very much part of the fabric at EST10. Jenny originally worked in the Sydney office and then moved back to the UK, but knowing we couldn’t be without her, we made sure to utilise her skills even on the other side of the globe.  

An avid runner, Jenny dreams of completing a trail half-marathon, andone dayrevisiting Australia with her boys. Jenny has two pet guinea pigs and loves everything and anything to do with nature and the outdoors.

Jenny Harrison
Talent Acquisition Manager
Daisy
Managing Dog

BA Bone Burying

Daisy likes to be considered the most popular MD at EST10. A blue Staffy, she started her career with us as a graduate in 2015 and has been part of the culture ever since. When she graces us with her presence in the office, her task is to focus on team morale and the occasional bin. Otherwise, you’ll find her napping, eating watermelon and going for walks. 

Daisy’s dream is to chase the Bush Turkeys that venture into her garden. She only wants to play! Promise.  

Daisy
Managing Dog

WHO ARE WE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When was EST10 established?

EST10 was established in 2010 by Roxanne Calder. After 20+ years of experience in global recruitment roles, she wanted to offer clients a unique way of recruiting and finding the perfect candidates. 

Going beyond simply matching skills on a CV to a job description, EST10 digs deeper. The team matches skills, values, personalities, and dreams to achieve a positive outcome for both client and candidate. 

Where is EST10’s office?

We’re located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at Level 10, 66 Hunter Street, Sydney. A short stroll up from Circular Quay, we’re surrounded by the best that Sydney has to offer.

As a team, we like to stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and enjoy lunch in Hyde Park with Daisy by our sides.

What roles does EST10 recruit?

Your admin staff are the backbone of your business. We can help you find last-minute temp placements or specialists for contract or permanent positions across a range of roles, including:

  • Executive Assistants
  • Personal Assistants
  • Receptionists
  • Chiefs of Staff
  • Office Managers
  • Admin Assistants
  • Marketing Coordinators
  • Team Assistants
  • Assistant Accountants
  • HR Assistants
As a client, why should I choose EST10 to recruit for me?

We thrive on delivering the best service levels. Pluswe believe our clients deserve to be looked after! What do we mean by that? We’ll do more than expected, we go over and beyond to ensure your experience with us is great. We do this by getting to know you, the business, and your dreams and match you with the very best administrative talent around!

As a candidate, why should I choose EST10?

Because we ‘see’ you. We’re like your favourite neighbourhood barista who knows your name. You know–the one with the great smile who knows you like one sugar in your latte. We like to know the uniqueness of you and make sure your next job opportunity helps you on the path to achieving your dreams, surrounds you with like-minded colleagues and maximises your skills. 

Sound too good to be true? It’s not! That’s just how we do it.

Does EST10 only recruit roles in the Sydney CBD?

No. We recruit roles beyond Sydney’s CBD–in Parramatta, North Sydney, Ryde, Sutherland Shire and Western Sydney. In fact, we have wonderful clients in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and New Zealand too.

We also recruit London-based Australians looking to return home. Our consultant, Jenny, helps place the very best talent into roles back in Australia before they set flight.

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