Sky – Senior Legal Counsel (Technology Media & Enterprise) Permanent

Posted on 29th April 2021
Type Full Time
Specialism Corporate
Deadline 29th May 2021

Job Description

Sky – Senior Legal Counsel (Technology Media & Enterprise) Permanent

Apply here by 29 May 2021

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 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 Senior 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, 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.

What you’ll do:

  • Advise stakeholders on legal and commercial risks, potential impacts and propose business focused solutions;
  • Lead negotiations and the drafting of commercial contracts autonomously, including agreements relating to technology licensing, processing of personal data, intellectual property and data services;
  • Build effective relationships with your commercial and legal colleagues and the wider Sky businesses (including Sky Group and Comcast/NBCU);
  • Assist in instructing, supervising the work of and liaising with external counsel and managed legal service providers; and
  • Report progress to relevant stakeholders and the legal team.

The TME Legal team is also instrumental in advising on, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts:

  • Partnering with third-party broadcasters in the UK and ROI for our Sky Media ad sales business;
  • Advertising, sponsorship and product placement deals across Sky Media’s portfolio of broadcast channels, digital and VOD platforms;
  • Data-based customer and business intelligence systems and services for Sky; and
  • Providing data analytics and data related services to third-party media agencies and advertisers.

What you’ll bring:

  • Qualified UK lawyer or lawyer from a jurisdiction based on UK law
  • Commercial contract experience within a highly regarded law firm or equivalent in-house
  • Understanding of software licensing, IP licensing and or technology infrastructure agreements
  • Data protection experience
  • Able to review agreements and commercial documents, negotiate and draft agreements
  • 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

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

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 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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.

Apply here by 29 May 2021

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