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HR Advisor


Sumo Digital Ltd.


Sheffield, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

HR and Recruitment





Permanent | Full Time


We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we've built and contributed to some of the world's best-loved game franchises.

It's an exciting time to be part of Sumo , winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio ; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The fantastic HR team is expanding and we're excited to be recruiting for a HR Advisor to join our team and contribute to our continued growth. We're a lovely team made up of our recruiting team, our L&D team and our HR Generalist team in which this role sits. If this role sounds like the next job for you, get your application in. We look forward to hearing from you!

Within this role you will

  • Provide confidential advice, support and guidance to employees and Line Managers.
  • Facilitate, support and attend informal and formal meetings with Line Managers and employees as required.
  • Support the effective management of the employee life cycle, ensuring it is driving engagement and retention.
  • Effectively manage the onboarding and offboarding processes for employees, ensuring a timely, thorough and positive experience.
  • Actively contribute to the development of line management skills and knowledge in managing the employment relationship
  • Provide HR training on either an individual or collective basis as and when required.
  • Work with the HR Administrator ensuring all employee administration is completed accurately.
  • Oversee payroll processing on a monthly basis, ensuring any additional payments or deductions have been added.
  • Provide management information/reports on a routine and ad-hoc basis.
  • In conjunction with the wider HR team, be responsible for updating and creating HR forms and templates, processes and policies, ensuring quality, continual compliance with legislation and effective communication.
  • Identify areas of improvement, opportunity and innovation.
  • Contribute to and/or lead project work as requested/agreed within the HR Management team.
  • Provide support to the HR Manager & ensure they are kept up to date will all matters of importance.
  • Maintain employee data/records, ensuring they are accurate, kept up to date in a timely manner and stored in line with HR policy and GDPR regulations.
  • Provide cover when necessary for other members of the HR team.
  • Act as a mentor to more Junior members of the HR team.
  • Any other duties as required.

  • What you need to have

  • Minimum Level 5 CIPD Qualified.
  • A good level of previous practical HR experience, ideal within a fast-paced, growing environment.
  • Some previous HR advisory experience.
  • MS Office experience - Word/Excel/Outlook.
  • HR/Payroll Systems experience.
  • A data and fact based decision maker.
  • the natural ability to treat people with respect, always with a friendly and approachable style.
  • A pride in your work, looking for better ways of getting results.

  • What we Offer:

    Sumo Digital continues to be one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying year on year stability and growth since its founding in 2003.

    We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.

    We offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time. We care about our people, with an emphasis on the work/life balance and out-of-office events such as our legendary annual Sumo 'Big Day Out', plus epic Christmas parties and much more! Our regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - winning concepts can go on to commercial release, so far including Snake Pass and the upcoming Spyder for Apple Arcade.

    Sheffield itself offers all the benefits of a big city with a village attitude. Renowned for its friendly inhabitants and green spaces, Sheffield is a phenomenal place to live and work whether you're just starting out in your career, or if you're looking to establish roots and family. The city includes world-class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping and restaurants, and a third of the city lies inside the stunning Peak District National Park, offering easy access to incredible recreation and history.

    Our Sheffield studio is adjacent to the Meadowhall shopping centre and its rail, tram and bus links and to the M1 motorway, making for an easy commute from places like Leeds and Nottingham.

    Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built on every team member having the opportunity to shine and have real, meaningful input into the games that we create. We pride ourselves on our positive atmosphere and sociable team who regularly partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime and after-work clubs, and charity fundraising events.

    Keep Calm and waka waka...