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Careers at Skyguard

As a rapidly growing organisation, we are constantly looking for dedicated individuals to join the team and a career at Skyguard is all about passion together with a sense of pride, helping to deliver results.

Skyguard is part of the Send For Help Group, an Epsom-based technology business which provides GPS personal safety alarms to more than 150,000 lone workers, and is the worldwide market leader.

Skyguard offers an exclusive range of personal safety devices and apps which link to their own 24/7 Alarm Receiving Centre. Our team of over 100 staff are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers, which ultimately results in us saving people’s lives each and every day. Clients range from midwives working for the NHS to Police forces helping to protect domestic abuse victims, plus hundreds of household names in the commercial sector.

Last financial year the group had revenues of c.£16m and is highly profitable, the company is forecast to more than double its sales over the next four years.

The Send for Help Group has recently received the following accolades:

– Ranked in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list of fastest growing companies for the last 3 years running (68th in 2018)
– Listed in the Financial Times ranking of Europe’s fastest growing companies for the last two years
– For two years running, named by the London Stock Exchange as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies in their publication, ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.

In 2018 Send for Help was acquired by ECI, a Private Equity fund. ECI has been investing for more than 40 years in management buy-outs of medium sized UK high growth companies. ECI are fully supportive of the management teams ambitious buy and build growth strategy. As with most Private Equity backed businesses, it is an extremely fast paced working environment with lots of career progression across the company (equity in the business may be offered to key members of the management team).

If you’re thinking of growing your career in a truly supportive environment, one of our current vacancies could be exactly what you’re looking for. If any of our roles are of interest, to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to careers@skyguard.co.uk, (no agencies need apply) indicating which position you would like to apply for.

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to all candidates. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of submitting your application then you have not been successful. If we do not contact you this time, we will hold your details (in line with GDPR) for a period of 12-months, in case a suitable opportunity arises. If you do not wish your details to be stored then please request this on your cover letter.

Job Vacancies

Location – Epsom, Surrey
Talent Acquisition Advisor

To support our continued growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and ambitious Talent Acquisition Advisor to join our busy HR department to lead and oversee our full recruitment cycle, reporting to the Head of HR.

You will provide a professional, consultative and pro-active recruitment service to hiring managers and candidates, ensuring best practice, value for money and fit to organisational goals and values.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will be to coordinate recruitment activities across the whole of the business. You will partner various Skyguard hiring managers to deliver an exemplary end-to-end resourcing service for all permanent, FTC, temporary and hard-to-fill positions, including advertising, proactive sourcing, shortlisting and interviewing.

To be successful in this role, you'll be a proven recruiter with experience of devising multi-faceted recruitment campaigns and a knowledge and understanding of recruitment and retention challenges within a busy tech business. You'll be results driven with a keen eye for detail and excellent negotiating, influencing and communication skills as well as stakeholder management skills.

On offer is a competitive salary, 23 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, auto-enrolment pension, a bonus scheme upon successful completion of probation period, Perkbox rewards, free weekly fruit, pizza Friday once a month and regular team and company events.

Please see the full job description here.

Assistant HR Manager

Due to an exciting period of continuous growth, Skyguard Ltd are looking for an experienced Assistant HR Manager to join the team and play a major part in our continued success. You will be highly personable, with a sociable, friendly and responsive approach, that all within the business appreciate and react to.

You will relish responsibility and thrive on taking ownership of the full HR operations, playing a key role in shaping and maintaining the company culture along the way.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate these qualities from within a Commercial HR function, preferably within the tech/service fields or a similar fast paced industry.

You will be able to show a history of always having a proactive and positive approach to work and genuinely enjoy helping people and getting things done.

The Assistant HR Manager is responsible for ensuring the company is compliant with all relevant legislation, and proactively developing the HR agenda within the business, whilst supporting the daily HR functions. They will also be responsible for supporting and advising all departments with their HR needs.

Please see the full job description here.

Junior Product Development Executive

We are looking for a Junior Product Development Executive to join our team. In this role you will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects on product and service systems. Partnering with the other product development members within a collaborative, creative and technology driven environment that will allow you to learn and advance your career.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Junior Product Development Executive has a responsibility to assist in product operations. This will include supporting end to end product testing, technical documentation and provide product support in a technical environment. The Junior Product Development Executive will also be a key member of the Product Development team along with IT support, Customer Support Testing and development teams

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Electronics or Electrical background is preferred with either HND or BEng.
  • Ability to communicate technically with the product development team and system developers, while also simplifying explanations to non-technical departments.
  • PC literate – knowledgeable on using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral & written).
  • Well organised.
  • Methodical and analytical mindset with an attention to detail.
  • Able to work within a team and individually.
  • Please see the full job description here.

    Internships and Apprenticeships

    The Skyguard internship programme is designed for students who are undergraduates and provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience an exciting and energetic company with the potential to work on projects that have a genuine business impact. Information about available internships are published above in our Job Vacancies section.

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