Sky – Legal Counsel (Technology, Media & Enterprise)

Posted on 3rd August 2021
Type Contract, Full Time
Specialism Corporate
Deadline 3rd October 2021

Job Description

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Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

We are recruiting for the role of Legal Counsel in Sky Legal’s Corporate Services Directorate to support the Technology, Media, and Enterprise Services (“TME”) Legal Team which supports the Sky business areas on commercial contracting for:

• Supply-side systems, services and licensing for Technology, Sales and Marketing, Customer Services Group, Corporate and Executive Services, HR and Finance enterprise shared services;
• Systems and services involving processing of personal data, including sensitive personal data, and information security controls and standards.

Supporting the TME team involves a wide and interesting range of legal work. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a first class in-house legal team, collaborating closely with other legal and business teams across Sky UK, the Sky Group and Comcast/NBCU in relation to commercial contracts. The role offers a great variety of cutting-edge commercial work and first-class opportunities for development and growth. We’re looking for someone with commercial contracting experience (including data protection knowledge), who would enjoy working in our energetic and fun team, and who is eager to learn.

What you’ll do:

• Advise stakeholders on legal and commercial risks, potential impacts and propose business focused solutions.
• Negotiate and draft commercial contracts autonomously, including agreements relating to technology licensing, marketing, sponsorship, processing of personal data and intellectual property.
• Review and update standard terms and precedents to streamline processes and drive operating efficiencies.
• Build effective relationships with your commercial and legal colleagues and the wider Sky business.
• Assist in instructing, supervising the work of and liaising with external counsel and managed legal service providers.
• Report progress to relevant stakeholders and the TME legal team regularly to enable the effectively delivery of the legal team’s objectives.

What you’ll bring:

• Qualified UK lawyer or lawyer from a jurisdiction based on UK law
• Commercial contract experience
• Understanding of software licensing, IP licensing and or technology infrastructure agreements
• Data protection experience
• Ability to identify and summarise key issues, risks, and impact of risks for stakeholders
• Strong communication skills
• A commercial, collaborative, and pragmatic standout colleague
• Ability to work under pressure

Team Overview

Legal – As a team, we pursue the highest standards and demonstrate commitment, integrity and judgement. We exist to add real value by sustainably providing the highest quality business-focussed legal expertise that keeps Sky competitive. Through our work we help to bring better content and innovation to all of our customers, better connecting them to more of what they love. Our vision is to create the Legal team of the future, together – operating at the heart of Sky, famous for adding value!

The rewards:

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

• Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
• A generous pension package
• Private healthcare
• Discounted mobile and broadband
• Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Where you’ll work:


Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There’s also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

On campus you’ll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


Recognised as an ‘Inclusive Top 50 Employer’ and a ‘Times Top 50 Employer for Women’, we’re working hard to ensure we’re a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and the potential you’ll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work

• So, we’re open to discussing where and when you do your job, as long as we can balance your needs with those of our customers.
• So, we’re happy to support you as much as we can with the option to start and finish earlier or later depending on your needs.
• So, we’re happy to discuss flexible working.

And we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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