Sky Returner Programme - Finance Manager

Competitive Salary
18 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Job role
Finance manager
Please note you will need a full driving licence to do this role

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves 23 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

The Role

Sky's main business is based on providing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week television, radio, internet and telephony services to its 10M + UK customer base, who want real time on demand services in a competitive market place. To achieve this requires highly complex and extensive data centre operations, Internet POP sites, television and radio broadcast facilities, TV studios and live to air Sky News and Sports studios and our two Broadcast Centres at Chilworth and Osterley

Sky has extensive Critical Mechanical and Electrical systems spread across many geographical locations underpinning the entire customer experience described above.

This role is to focus on the key aspect of M&E systems and ensure their correct operation and maintenance providing a firm platform for continued business success.

Your key responsibilities:

As a member of the team in Scotland within the Technology M&E Department at Sky, this would be an ideal opportunity to learn and develop the skills necessary to support Sky's business.

The role itself has a substantial electrical services requirement and is typically delivered within a data centre environment. The candidate will be involved in the upkeep and support of a number of sites on a 24/7 basis.

Sky is a world leading technologically based company and offers a well-supported and varied role, where the candidate can learn and practise their skills, gaining essential skills for the future in this sector. The role will require the chosen candidate to be:
  • Motivated, responsible and reliable
  • Has good attention to detail
  • Willing to develop their knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems
  • Undertake and promote safe and ethical practices consistent with Sky policies
  • Manage contractors in the best interest of the department
  • Be prepared to work flexibly, sometimes overnight or at weekend
  • To be based in Livingston with some travel to other Sky sites

*The role will initially be a 4 month temporary contract.

Your skills
  • Has a keen interest in electrical services either in a practical or theoretical forum
  • Has a suitable qualification or is prepared to pursue a recognised standard in either electrical or mechanical engineering
  • Desirable qualification - A recognised industry accreditations or achievement in a relevant specialist areas.
  • Demonstrate motivation to learn and develop the ability to fault find our systems.
  • Keen to develop and learn through team led instruction and formal courses about LV electrical systems in highly resilient buildings.
  • Working within a team and previous work in a 24/7 shift pattern.
  • You will need a full driving licence.
    What is the Sky Returner Programme?

    We are excited to launch our second Sky Returner Programme in partnership with Women Returners, designed to support talented professionals, both men and women, who have taken an extended career break, back into the workforce.

    The programme will take the form of a paid six-month placement, commencing in November 2019. At the end of the programme you will be well placed to apply for permanent opportunities at Sky.

    You will be placed on a project or in a team where your skills and experience will be highly valued and utilised. You will participate in coaching workshops from Women Returners, and benefit from focused training and mentoring to support your transition back to the workplace.

    What are we looking for?

    We know that talent extends beyond a professional CV. The Sky Returner Programme offers the opportunity to join our forward-thinking, innovative and inclusive workforce, where flexibility and creativity is encouraged.

    The programme is designed for people who have taken a break from their previous careers for two or more years and have the right to work in the UK. During this time, you may have worked on a small-scale or self-employed basis to fit around your other commitments, or have not done any paid work for a number of years.

    Commercial Finance

    An opportunity to join Sky's Commercial Finance team: Primarily focused on delivery of key financial deliverables, including the Budget and monthly results.

    You will build strong relationships with the management teams for particular business areas, deliver accounting analysis, management and financial reporting, financial guidance and insight, including managing the Budget and monthly results.

    Essential requirements:

    Successful applicants will have worked with a finance function at Financial Manager level in a medium to large size organisation and be a qualified accountant or have equivalent experience.

    Why Sky?

    Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company, with over 23 million customers across seven countries.

    Delivering Sky's mix of TV that people love, pioneering technology, award-winning service and superfast broadband is a genuine team effort. That's why Sky works hard to be an inclusive employer - so everyone can be at their best.

    Sky's commitment to diversity and inclusion is recognised in the form of many accolades including Inclusive Top 50 Employers; Stonewall Top 100 Employers; and Times Top 50 Employers for Women three years in a row. Sky also has a wide variety of thriving employee networks including LGBT+, Multiculture and more.

    Sky is always happy to talk about flexible working.

    You will be working at the award-winning Sky Campus in Osterley. The campus boasts on-site, fully subsidised coffee shops and restaurants that serve healthy food every day, plus a fully equipped gym open 24/7 with certified personal trainers. With great transport links, our Osterley campus is a breeze to get to.

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