Our People Operations Manager, Kelly, is in charge of looking after our wonderful team. Kelly works her socks off to make us as happy as can be and ensure Skillsearch is the best place in town to work! In her time off you can find Kelly snowboarding or enjoying the countryside in the New Forest – unfortunately not at the same time – spending time with her lovely family and pets, playing netball, pilot gig rowing, running, making homemade pizza... The list goes on. What a talented People Operations Manager we have!
Our Social Media Administrator, Emily is a key part of our marketing team – writing job ads, blogs, creating video content and more, allowing us to attract the best talent from all over the globe. We’re convinced she has gaming in her blood as she used to sell video games and VR headsets in a previous job (full circle moment!), not to mention the fact that she’s a talented poker player! Keep your eyes peeled for some beautiful content written by Emily on our news pages!
If you’re looking for a job in Workday, Charlie is our in-house expert! He’s loyal - having learned from the best with his two black Labradors Ziggy and Freddy – so Charlie will stick with you until he gets you settled in the right job! Catch him while you can though – Charlie’s dream is to own a house in the mountains where he can ski to his heart’s content, so get in touch before jets off to The Alps!
Chay works alongside Katie and Ryan as a Games Programming Resourcer after a dramatic career change from being a plumber, so you can be sure to count on Chay to get you unstuck from an unideal job and smoothly into a new role! Don’t worry, he’s also got a gaming background with his favourite series being Modern Warfare and of course Crash Bandicoot, so with these combined skills he’s sure to bag you the role you’ve been waiting for!
Sam works on our Development team, with a focus on the North American market. When he’s not scouting out the best talent across the pond, you can find him strolling on Brighton seafront and checking out all of our home town’s best pubs and beach bars! Sam is a talented bodybuilder and is just as talented at speed eating as he once ate 50 chicken wings in under ten minutes! Think you can beat that or are looking for a new development role in North America? Get in touch with Sam today.
Jake is a key part of our ever growing game animation & marketing recruitment team, and we know he’ll nurture you in your job search just as he’s used to nurturing his many plants! Despite his deep seated fear of jellyfish, you can find Jake swimming in the Brighton sea in his spare time, in an effort to conquer his phobia... Looking for a new role in animation/marketing or a new swimming partner?! Get in touch with Jake today!
Our Operations Manager, Eleanor looks after all things contractors and clients, as well as our team in the office – the friendly face who you can always count on to answer any query you have. Her talents and love for the team don’t stop there though, as she’s committed to drawing each one of us in cartoon form in her spare time! Watch this space for the final products...
Freya is our word wizard and seems to have beautiful words stored in her hands just ready to fall out onto a page. Lucky for us she has chosen to share her skill with us to look after our marketing and make everything you see as enjoyable as possible. Her favourite things to do around Brighton are visits to Devils Dyke and Ditchling Beacon to enjoy the wonderful scenery so with this and her love of words we imagine that in another life she would’ve been the heroine in a Jane Austen novel or Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Are you an experienced Recruiter looking for your next role? We are a small and passionate company based in central Brighton offering a great commission scheme, free breakfasts, monthly afternoons out for those that hit their target and much more! If you'd be interested in joining us and becoming an expert in a niche area of technology recruitment then get in touch now
Ash is one of our Animation, Development & Marketing consultants, working on Joe's team to find the best candidates the market has to offer! However, being great at finding the best people the best jobs isn’t Ash’s only claim to fame... His first taste of success was when he featured in an ad for the Champion’s League! If a job in animation, development or marketing is your goal, get in touch with Ash today!
Dan works in our tech team as a Technical Resourcing Specialist alongside Mark. When he’s not busy sourcing the best talent in the ERP/Oracle/Cloud space, you can find him raving about firecracker chicken, West Ham and his two dogs Goldie and Basil. Get in touch with Dan if you’re looking for a new challenge in the form of an ERP/Oracle/Cloud role!
Our Oracle expert, Mark, has dedicated nearly a decade to growing our Oracle practice here at Skillsearch. He is a keen cricketer who bats a bit, bowls a bit less and is amazing at standing in the field. A Manchester United fan and a proud Father, Mark holds the record for having more things from Amazon delivered to the office than everyone else combined. He also has an infectious laugh so try and get him going when you speak to him.
Our Associate Director, Joe, joins Giles in heading up our Games and Interactive division, his passion springing from being blown away by the effects in Star Wars at a young age. His love hasn’t wavered and Joe always seems to bring out a new Star Wars t shirt every dress down we have! We are lucky to have him considering that he once got stuck half way up a mountain in Borneo so now he goes for flatter holidays – most recently driving across America in a Mustang.
Giles runs our Gaming & Interactive division and specialises in forming tight knit teams, whether that’s for a studio or in our office. He represented his county at rugby for every age group from 12 onwards which no doubt helped him to cultivate his excellent understanding of team dynamics. Giles is known for his warmth and willingness to take time to work through any issues that may arise, although make sure you don’t try and share his food as then you won’t be getting a warm welcome – Giles doesn’t share food!
Besides throwing shapes at his favourite bar, Sam’s second favourite Brighton-based activity is finding the best game art talent in the office. But when he’s not busy with either of these things, he’s got his hands full with his three pet lizards, scorpion and tarantula waiting for him at home!
Priyanka is a part of our Interactive team, working closely with Jack and Megan and focusing on the North American market. When she’s not working with the most talented candidates and impressive clients in the interactive space, you can find Priyanka living her best zen live, surrounded by crystals and practising holistic wellness and spirituality. Searching for ultimate zen in your interactive career? Get in touch with Priyanka today!
Katie is our candidate queen and spends her time listening to people paint pictures of their dream job ready for whenever that job pops up. As our resident Women in Games Ambassador, Katie is an advocate for women getting the job they want and deserve in the Games Industry! Her claim to fame is meeting the Queen which in turn led to movie stardom (sort of)- ask her about it!
Rani is our first consultant in North America and we’re super excited to have her waving the Skillsearch flag in Vancouver! When she’s not busy finding the best candidates in the games industry across the pond, Rani can be found working on her soy candle business and cuddling her Maltese, Louie. We’re looking forward to the day when she can meet our Brighton team in person!
Cassie is a Key Accounts Consultant with us, meaning she lends her skills to specific studios to help them fill out their team with amazing talent! She’s a great addition to our team as well as the Brighton team get to enjoy cuddles with her cute pooch, Luna in the office. As cabin crew in her previous role, you’re in safe hands with Cassie if you’re a game studio looking to fill out your team! Get in touch today...
Emily specialises in Sales, Recruitment and Publishing in the Games Industry and is committed to being a great matchmaker for candidates & studios. In her spare time Emily is found taking on one of her many passions like baking, painting or adrenaline sports! Despite having travelled a lot over the years, her happy place is by the sea, so we’re hoping she’ll hang around for a long time thanks to our seaside office location!
Our CEO fitness fanatic and father of 3 Richard will be found running or in the gym every lunch as he says that’s the only place he ever gets any peace and quiet. Voted 9 out of 10 as a geek by the team Richards top 3 loves are Star Wars, Tottenham Hotspur and his family – although we aren’t sure in which order. Richard is the office oracle and says what he doesn’t know about recruitment isn’t worth knowing – we haven’t managed to prove him wrong yet!
Ray is based with our team in Manila and strives to scout out the best talent in the industry by speaking to candidates and passing on the cream of the crop to our consultants to help find them the job they’ve been waiting for! We love it when gamers join our team and Ray is no exception. When he’s not on the phone to candidates you’ll find Ray playing Resident Evil with his feline sidekick, Whiskey, by his side!
Ryan leads our dev team, focusing on scouting out the best programmers in the industry! We think he’s working here mostly get his hands on new Lord of the Rings VR experiences as soon as they come out although, with his level of knowledge, maybe he should be helping make them instead! He is one of the few people on the team that is a born and bred Brightonian. In fact he has never moved far - to the point where last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!
Emily S works alongside Emily A in the Business Operations arm of our games team, forming the spectacular team that is ‘The Emilys’! Despite Emily confessing she’s about as talented as a sponge, we have to disagree – she is extremely talented at finding our candidates the role they’ve been longing for... Get in touch with Emily if you’re looking for a new sales, recruitment or publishing role in games today!
Our Art Resourcer, Eleanor is on hand to help candidates with expertise in all areas of game art from Character Artists to Environment Artists, UI Artists, Technical Artists and everything in between – so get in touch if you’re looking for a new role in this space! There’s no rest for the wicked as in her spare time you’ll find Eleanor working on her side hustle – crocheting! Ask her about her Etsy shop to see her latest creations...
As a member of our APAC team, when Victoria isn't finding her candidates the perfect role, she’s busy taking advantage of her waterside location by flexing her SCUBA diving skills! Be sure to get in touch with her if you’re looking for a new role in games and she will dive headfirst into finding the role you’ve been waiting for!
Working closely with our Oracle expert Mark, Ben is on a mission to matchmake candidates and jobs in the ERP/Oracle/Cloud space. Considering his run-in with a venomous snake when he lived in Switzerland, we’re pretty lucky to have him! Safely back in the UK we hope he’ll be sticking around for a while so he doesn’t miss roast dinners and his Dad’s chicken pie! Get in touch today if you’re in the ERP/Cloud/Oracle space, before he jets off on his next adventure!
Wade works on our Design and Production desk alongside Andy, and if you ever doubted that our team are true games lovers, he’s here to prove you wrong! In his spare time you can find Wade building intricate stories for his role as a Dungeon Master in DND, or at his local game store playing TTRPG games. Games aren’t his only love however, his favourite memory being seeing the Northern Lights on a birthday hike in Findland! Get in touch with Wade to discuss Design and Production opportunities today...
“I will never be able to praise Skillsearch enough because they really care about finding you the next step of your career, not just the next job.Katie is always available, kind, energetic and funny. It's always a pleasure to speak to her. When there is something on my side that doesn't click Kati …”
Eugenio Dei Giudici, Lead Developer
“Ben was key to helping me land my latest role. He kept me consistently informed of any updates regarding the position but also gave me plenty of information regarding the company that assisted me throughout the interview process. Ben is a very personable character and was always lovely to speak w …”
Thomas King, Technical Consultant
“Skillsearch found me a great contract working on an awesome IP. The turnaround from being told about the role to interview to contract sent out was a matter of days. It’s great to be able to work on something this exciting for a great studio and I wouldn’t have found it without their help. I also …”
Rob Saxton, Freelance Developer
Electric Square, Contractor
“Being in touch with Ash throughout the hiring process has been a super-smooth experience. He was a reliable point of contact, making sure that everyone was aligned each step of the way. Cutting away the unnecessary stuff, he's clearly very knowledgeable in his field! ”
Viktor Israelsson, Technical VO Designer
“Skillsearch are the best agency we are partnering with! Their support was invaluable to help PUBG hire several key and tricky positions, and in that time they’ve been responsible for 41 quality placements. It’s a pleasure working with them and I’d happily recommend them as a recruitment partner f …”
Demmy Dumlu, HR Manager
“Through the recruitment process, Jack was extremely helpful and supportive, always keeping me in the loop or making himself available when needed. He has extensive knowledge of the gaming industry landscape, which I found very useful in understanding if I was getting a good offer or not. Overall, …”
Solal Le Gall, Product Manager
“After over 2 decades of career in video games it has been rare the occasion when someone in the talent acquisition business has helped me find my way into new and exciting challenges. Jake is a remarkable example of professionality, transparency and dedication. I truly thank him for how smooth th …”
Raul Ovejero Saiz, Art Director
“In a very challenging recruitment climate, Katie at Skillsearch has been by some margin our most successful recruitment agent. I would highly recommend.”
Adrian Hawkins, CTO
“Joe has done an absolutely bang-up job of helping us place candidates for some very niche, hard-to-fill roles. The team members he's helped us onboard have not only been excellent fits for the department but came into the interviews with laser-clear expectations of the work, the role, and the com …”
Nicholas Day, VP Creative
“Daniel is without a doubt the best recruiter that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He was consistently attentive, informative and I truly felt that I had the very best representation as a candidate. He’s personable, professional and has expert knowledge of the Gaming Industry. I highly …”
Keith Lea, Art Outsourcing Manager