Chief of Staff Recruitment Agency

They’re the strategic, forward-thinking superstars who make a CEO’s life a dream. Their favourite Scrabble words are implementation, optimisation and productivity.

Chief of Staff Recruitment Agency

They’re the strategic, forward-thinking superstars who make a CEO’s life a dream. Their favourite Scrabble words are implementation, optimisation and productivity.

CHIEF OF STAFF RECRUITMENT AGENCY

Trust Sydney’s finest Chief of Staff recruitment agency to find your dream Chief of Staff

The right-hand to your CEO! Need a strategic partner? More time to think ahead? A chief of staff to CEO is your perfect solution. 

Responsible for streamlining strategic and operational activities, a chief of staff frees up your time to focus on company growth and long-term success.  

We are a boutique recruitment agency and chief of staff is one of the most sought out roles we recruit. 

We interview hundreds of candidates every month and know what it takes to be the best of the best. 

So don’t waste valuable time trying to understand the complexity of what makes a great chief of staff! Instead, let us recruit your perfect chief of staff for you.

Out with the old, in with the EST10 way

The traditional recruitment process for a chief of staff involves sifting through a mountain of resumes, conducting endless interviews, and crossing fingers, hoping to strike gold. We’re here to change that!

At EST10, we’re all about delivering a concierge-style experience in the world of recruitment. Your chief of staff is the strategic visionary and the conductor of your company’s orchestra. They’re the ones connecting the dots before the picture even begins to form. That’s why, beyond the usual skills and qualifications checklist, we dive deep into their values, personalities, and dreams. With access to a wide talent pool, the best consultants, and a knack for spotting talent, we have your best interest at heart!

The EST10 recruitment process

Our approach goes beyond the surface — we dive deep into understanding both our clients and candidates. We ask the right questions (even the tough ones) to unearth the bigger picture.

Our process is simple:

  1. Call UsWe love a phone call! Reach out when you’re ready to hire or even just to understand the process and why we are so certain we can find you, your perfect EA!
  2. Visit — We’ll schedule a visit to gain an in-depth understanding of your requirements.
  3. Plan and Timelines — We’ll keep you in the loop about all the key details. And, did we mention our average timeline to fill a permanent role is 5 – 10 days?
  4. Relax — Sit back and relax while we do the heavy lifting.

Can’t wait 5-10 days for your new hire? No problem! We can have a temporary candidate with you within hours, even for eleventh-hour requests.

Let’s Get Started

Looking to recruit a Chief of Staff?

Get in touch with our team to start your recruitment journey.
Or call us directly on 02 9002 0222

Visit us at

Level 10, 66 Hunter St,
Sydney, NSW 2000

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you find me a Chief of Staff to start tomorrow?

We want to say ‘yes’, but these roles may take us more than a day. Maybe the day after tomorrow! We love finding chief of staff candidates on short notice! If you are looking to fill a permanent or temp position, please get in touch.

What is a typical Chief of Staff salary?

Salaries for a chief of staff range from $90,000 to $250,000 + per annum (excluding superannuation), and sometimes higher. We are also starting to see more businesses offer benefits that include: 

  • Bonuses
  • Healthcare
  • Gym memberships
  • Laptops
  • Mobile phones
  • Additional leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Education 
  • Profit share
  • Professional development opportunities

See our most recent salary guide.

How much is your agency fee to recruit a Chief of Staff?

It depends on the salary and package offered. 

What is the recruitment process?

It all starts with a simple phone call to our lovely EST10 team. We will ask you what you’re after and help you identify which approach is best for you. 

Then, if you are looking for a temp ASAP, we’ll start the process right then and there. Or, if you want a long-term placement, we’ll explain our service options as outlined in the question above.

Learn more about our employment agency process.

What happens if the Chief of Staff you send does not work out?

We are so confident about our chief of staff recruitment process that our guarantees far exceed the industry standards.

If you are not completely delighted with your permanent chief of staff hire within their first three months, we’ll replace the role at no charge. 

And if you are even slightly unhappy with your temp placement within their first eight hours, again we’ll replace them at no cost. That’s no cost for the first temp placement and no cost for the replacement temporary’s first day. (That’s double the industry standard period.)

In short, we are not happy with the placement unless you’re happy about it too.

What personal qualities should I look for in a Chief of Staff?

Your chief of staff is a key and trusted member of the team, often acting as confidante to the CEO and the main point of contact between staff. 

That means qualities to look for in a chief of staff include:

  • Proven leadership qualities to be seen as a leader within the business 
  • High EQ and strong social perceptiveness in dealing with staff
  • An ability to build relationships at all levels, across functions and with key stakeholders 
  • Deadline driven approach with effective project management skills 
  • Analytically minded with a strategic focus 
Why should EST10 recruit a Chief of Staff for me?

We know where to find the best chief of staff and know what talent looks like. We also recognise potential and that’s key in a market like this! 

The secret is out that a strong chief of staff is the key to highly successful leaders. But with demand increasing, it can be time-consuming to recruit the chief of staff roles. 

So, what can you do? Trust us to find the perfect chief of staff for you!

What is the difference between a Chief of Staff to CEO and an EA to CEO?

The EA to CEO role tends to have a logistics focus with tasks including travel booking and diary management. In contrast, the chief of staff role has a more strategic focus. Not sure if it is an EA you need? Have a look at the executive assistant role.

Can you find a Chief of Staff who ‘gets me’?

This is our specialty, and it is how EST10 is different. Finding a candidate who has the right skills is just the beginning. 

Where we excel is by matching your personality and working style with your new chief of staff. We take time to get to know both you and the candidates, so we can find the right person. We’ll find you someone who’s easy to work with and who’ll increase your productivity right away. And if you like, we can even utilise psychometric testing as a tool in matching for both of you!

Does EST10 only recruit Chief of Staff roles in the Sydney CBD?

We recruit for businesses with locations that range from the Sydney CBD to Parramatta, North Sydney, Ryde, Sutherland Shire, Western Sydney and beyond. 

You can also call on us to help you find talent in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, New Zealand and London.

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