• Front of House/Receptionist - SUMO SHEFFIELD

  • About Sumo

    Sumo Digital is one of the UK’s most prolific and secure independent game developers with a hugely talent team based across four studios; Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle and Pune, India. With a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms from Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3), Disney Infinity 3.2 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform) to our first self published title Snake Pass (multi-platform), and partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony and Disney we are very proud to consider ourselves amongst the best games development studios.


    We have grown heavily over the last few years, and we continue to do so, with 2018 on the cards to be our most exciting year yet. The best is undoubtedly yet to come.

    Role and Purpose

    Our studios would be chaos without our Administration Team. They provide a sense of calm in the storm and ensure that the rest of the studio can do what they do best, build AAA games.


    Following our continued growth we are looking to add a second Front of House Administrator to the team. This role would revolve around helping run our busy Reception duties will include managing the switchboard, greeting clients and visitors, meeting room set up for high profile meetings and managing stock orders.


    As the first face to greet our guests the ideal candidate will be friendly and welcoming yet professional. It essential that you are committed to providing a high level of service and a self-motivated fast learner.


    For this role the hours of work will be fixed from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.


    • Being the first point of contact for all visitors to the studio
    • Managing reception including switchboard
    • Facilitating client visits/meetings including room booking, lunch set up, arranging travel etc.
    • Managing all incoming and outgoing post
    • Ordering and maintaining wholesale stock, stationary and printer supplies
    • Conducting and administrating Health and Safety Inductions for new starters and contractors
    • Booking UK travel and accommodation for Studio staff
    • Car park management
    • Monitoring the staff time management system to ensure all staff have swiped and clocked in/out appropriately, running daily reports and checking/reporting anomalies
    • Providing support to staff in using a bespoke time management system
    • Absence recording and dealing with absence requests
      Organising hairdresser appointments
    • Assisting the Studio Coordinator with facilities and maintenance matters
    • Other administration and projects as required such as assisting with event organisation and staff travel/accommodation

    Skills Experience and Qualifications

    • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products
    • Experience of working in a fast paced environment as a Receptionist/Front of House, Administrator or within a similar customer focused capacity
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks in a methodical manner
    • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently using your own initiative
    • A Resourceful and proactive approach with quick problem solving skills
    • Effective communication skills both written and verbal withan excellent telephone manner
    • Ability to adhere to in-house style, follow instruction and pay attention to detail
    • Understand the importance of maintaining a high level of confidentiality and discretion
    • Ability to communicate and interact with wide a diverse range of staff, maintaining effective working relationships

    What We Offer

    We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.

    Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.

    We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this well developed, business essential team. Apply today or for a confidential chat about this role please call our Recruitment Team on +44 (0)114 2426766.


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