Head of Diversity & Inclusion Solutions

20 Apr 2021
20 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
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.

"Join the Diversity & Inclusion team at Sky as the Head of D&I Solutions, where you'll be part of a team with the enthusiasm, resources, and ideas to truly make a difference. You'll be joining a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion team, who work closely with Leadership across the business and our incredible employee networks. "- Director Diversity & Inclusion

What you'll do:

  • Work closely with Director D&I and the fantastic team of Talent, Engagement, Comms and Acquisitions teams within our broader D&I function to deliver varied programmes that enable Sky's ambitious D&I strategyDesign, implement and evaluate a range of D&I impactful programmes of activity through the employee lifecycle and talent pipelines
  • Work across Sky's divisions and international territories to create alignment to our broad D&I philosophy in a way that shaped to operational / cultural demands
  • Collaborate with HR colleagues, both in the UK&I and other markets, to embed D&I into processes, policies and systems, making it a sustainable part of the 'way we do things' at Sky.
  • Enhance a culture of evidenced-based decision making to shape priorities and evaluate outcomes and design tools to use metrics to achieve helpful changes in behaviour and action.
  • Develop and evolve Sky's philosophy of stakeholder engagement to enhance our insight, creativity and trust in our approach to D&I. This will include D&I leads and champions in the local markets, our Employee Networks and the Diversity Action Group.
  • Help them align their objectives to the strategy, work collaboratively with other champions, and deliver the work as independently as possible.
  • Coordinate and collaborate Sky's submissions for reporting and industry benchmarks and take full accountability for the Ofcom Diversity in Broadcasting report in the UK&I.
  • Deliver external initiatives to drive our broader D&I industry initiatives - we aim to support or change behaviours 'for the greater good' on behalf of our people, our customers, future markets and the industry as a whole'
  • Influence inclusive marketing, communication and technology opportunities to grow our diverse employee population, customer base and brand loyalty

What you'll bring:

    A deep understanding of the drivers of inequality, the psychology of prejudice and bias with the ability to speak with authority on issues relating to disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion and social mobility.Experience designing and implementing data driven D&I projects and programmes that deliver operational and cultural change and impact.The ability to acquire new knowledge and build relationships across a complex business network to define D&I activity in partnership with subject matter experts in highly specialised areasDemonstrable experience in delivering innovation and leading D&I programmes that achieve significant improvements in D&I performance as an employer, service provider or trusted partner across neighbourhoods and communitiesauthentic shifts in behaviour Strong influencing skills across multiple levels with a variety of stakeholders, champions and colleagues, demonstrating engagement and adoption of D&I strategy. This will not only be defining D&I priorities but deciding what is not a priority whilst maintaining positive stakeholder relationships.Strong project and programme management skills ensuring that strong collaboration is imbedded into work, resources are effectively used and risks are managed.Cross-function collaboration skills that drive engagement and alignment to ensure key D&I priorities are deliveredSolid attention to detail, great communication skills (verbal, written, presenting), and an ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.A digital-age approach and be comfortable with hybrid working. Adapting to change and being curious about new possibilities is essential. Strong political awareness and the ability to operate outside the echo chamber and build alliances between people who may disagree with one another.

Team Overview:

Our HR team is all about making Sky a great place to work that's both fair and inclusive for our people. We do OUR best to help everyone be at THEIR best. From hiring fantastic people to offering great benefits, from supporting learning and careers to making sure everyone gets paid on time - it all makes a difference. We want our people to have everything they need to design awesome products, create amazing TV, deliver the best customer service and much, much, more.

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.

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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