Head of Anti-Piracy Intelligence and

16 Nov 2021
16 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

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.


"Piracy represents a sophisticated and substantial threat to Sky's core business. Sky invests significantly in combating piracy and has built a team that is unparalleled in its reach and expertise. The Head of Anti-Piracy Intel and Investigations has overall responsibility for delivery of Sky's enforcement and disruption strategy in the UK. The Head leads a team of 16 in the UK and is a member of the AP senior leadership team, with responsibility for working closely with anti-piracy leaders and teams in Sky's other markets, and sharing and adopting best practices." Group Director of Anti-Piracy, Matt Hibbert


What you'll do:


  • Working with vendors and internal intelligence teams to identify the most significant piracy sources impacting the UK market, devising, in conjunction with the UK Director and other senior leaders across the AP group, Sky's enforcement and disruption strategy, and delivering that strategy.
  • Overseeing accurate and insightful data led reporting on the impact of enforcement activity.
  • Working closely with other members of the anti-piracy team, including PR and commercial functions, to improve the impact of enforcement action.
  • Leading a team of 16 comprising intelligence and investigations teams and a forensics team, with responsibility for efficient and joined-up tasking, processes, clear prioritisation and people development.
  • Working with investigations teams in other markets to share and adopt best practices, and with other leaders to explore cross-fertilisation opportunities
  • Seeking out new tools, solutions, and other innovations with a view to continually improving the reach and efficacy of the team's actions and the ability to measure its impact.
  • Being an effective and persuasive voice for Sky's anti-piracy interests with industry, trade associations, law enforcement, and government.
  • Managing team budget.

What you'll bring:


  • You will be a resourceful people leader, empathetic, consultative, empowering, supportive, courageous and selfless. You will have first-rate interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work effectively with people of all levels of seniority, both within the organisation and externally.
  • You will be passionate about motivating, developing and championing your people and celebrating their achievements.
  • You will continuously seek to innovate and challenge existing ways of doing things, including by adopting best practices from across the group.
  • You will be a proven strategic thinker, with a track record of identifying and delivering against critical objectives and priorities in high-pressure environments, balancing multiple competing priorities, using resource wisely, and reacting quickly and positively to challenges and change.
  • You will be a self-starter, able to quickly absorb new information and build and deliver a short, medium and long-term vision that complements the broader anti-piracy strategy and develops your team.
  • You will preferably be familiar with the UK criminal justice system and the role that private organisations can play in taking enforcement action both in conjunction with law enforcement bodies and independently.
  • You will preferably have some experience in the broadcast and media industry and/or with protecting intellectual property rights.


COO Group
Here in the European COO Group, we help everyone across the Sky Group make things even better for customers. From leading Sky's transformation programmes and unlocking value for reinvestment, to managing the product supply chain and keeping Sky safe, we make a difference to our customers and to our colleagues right across Europe, every day. You will work across the COO project remit, with a focus on the COVID Transition plan as we look to keep our people safe and get the business back to full speed.


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, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There's also plenty of bike shelters and showers.


On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, 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.


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.


At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. 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.


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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