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Graphics and VT Operator

Production | Closing date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017

The Graphics Operator works closely with the Screen Director during the match day programme to provide content as required.  Graphics will be supplied from ADI and in some situations from the club directly.  Live information such as team sheets, substitutions, scores, etc. will be part of standard practice.

The following skills and experience are essential: 

  • Graphics may not always come pre-prepared so a good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop;
  • The main playout system is Microsoft PowerPoint; this is used to its utmost potential so knowledge of this package beyond the standard presentation;
  • Graphics Operators also double as VT Operators, so will need to follow running orders and be confident in reading timecodes to ensure correct play-out;
  • Fast creation as well as an ability to work within club branding;
  • Experience of working in a live environment; 
  • Attention to detail and performing well under pressure;
  • Excellent team working abilities. 

This is a freelance opportunity. 

 

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Highlights and Replay Operator

Production | Closing date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017

The Highlights and Replay Operator produces half time and full time match highlights as well as live replays during the game.

Essential skills and experience include:

  • An understanding of football, with the ability to pick out pivotal moments of the game to create a meaningful set of highlights;
  • Ability to react well under the pressure of a live environment;
  • Good operational knowledge of Premiere Pro, as well as the ability to handle minor issues should they arise with the system under the constraints of a live environment;
  • Ability to edit football highlights to a set duration;
  • Excellent team working abilities;
  • Experience of working in a live environment.

This is a freelance opportunity.

 

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Project Manager (LED Systems Installations)

Systems Installations | Closing date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017

Profile Summary

The Project Manager (Systems) is responsible for planning, managing and monitoring LED Systems Installation projects from initiation through to completion. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing resources, budgets, risks and changes, ensuring on-time completion according to technical specifications and within budgeted costs.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To plan, manage and monitor LED Systems Installation projects from initiation through to completion, leading and co-ordinating project planning, procurement and materials ensuring the successful delivery of the project within agreed budgets.
  • To manage the construction phase of the Systems Installation projects, including devising the site management schedule, identifying the basic requirements of the technical specification, attending site surveys, allocating budgets and conducting planning meetings. 
  • To monitor the progress of LED Systems Installations projects, highlighting and troubleshooting any problems or issues.
  • To conduct site surveys, including the production of a follow up report that is compliant with all regulatory bodies.
  • To ensure the project results meet requirements regarding quality, schedule and cost.
  • To maintain effective communication with the client throughout the project from the initial brief through to the commissioning of the project including the establishment of ongoing maintenance.
  • To evaluate and compare quotations for materials and equipment, compiling the price in a thorough, logical and consistent manner and ensuring that the project is competed within agreed budgets as competitively as possible.
  • To brief the project effectively to all internal stakeholders, in order to ensure the delivery of information to marketing, commercial and technical teams.
  • To manage the Health and Safety provision on the site throughout the duration of Systems Installation projects, including the completion of risk assessments, ensuring sub-contractors are competent and have the necessary documentation and ensuring the site complies with Health and Safety legislation.
  • To take responsibility for the appointment of sub-contractors to undertake specific areas of work, ensuring that appropriate jobs are put out to tender, written quotes are received and evaluated and the suitability of any sub-contractors contracted to carry out work is verified.
  • To ensure that documentation referring to the construction phase of the systems Installation projects is accurate, complete and maintained. 
  • To properly document the project, detailing all communication, services and relevant information.

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Strong track record in project management and experience of managing project budgets and timescales, preferably with knowledge of MS Project or similar.
  • Experience of ensuring compliance with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Experience of communicating with senior stakeholders and resolving problems.
  • Electrical engineering background would be an advantage.
  • CDM 2015/2016.
  • SMSTS would be preferred.
  • A background of working within the construction industry, with experience gained as a Site Engineer, Foreman or Site Manager, would be preferred. 

 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with the ability to deliver projects within deadlines and budgetary restrictions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to negotiate, persuade and discuss issues with senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • A strong customer focus and the desire to deliver a high standard of service.
  • An enthusiastic and positive outlook with a "can-do" attitude and the ability to respond to change with flexibility.
  • High standard of written communication skills, and the ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and in challenging situations, always focusing on the delivery of successful solutions. 

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Commercial Support Executive

Sales - Systems Installations | Closing date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017

Profile Summary

The Commercial Support Executive will be pivotal to the co-ordination and optimisation of sales activity across the Systems Installations Commercial Team. The post holder will be expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of the customer journey from prospective opportunity through to completed project, providing support to senior members of the Commercial Team and driving a collaborative working partnership with the Operational Team.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To develop a strong Commercial Support function, adding intelligence to the sales process, helping to identify opportunities, tracking process against them and delivering clear, accurate financial reporting.
  • To support the Commercial Team in the generation of leads, through:
    • Filtering inbound enquiries and qualifying all potential customer interest in order to ensure that the Commercial Team follow up all substantive leads;
    • Proactively identifying opportunities within new and existing markets through research and the tracking of multiple portals and news sources;
    • Ensuring that all opportunities are accurately logged and tracked within the CRM system (BASE) and all leads are followed through.
  • To track the full customer journey, including all tiers of sales activity through to project installation, in order to maintain clear pipeline and project reporting.
  • To manage and deliver accurate and timely financial reports, co-ordinating activity and communications between the Commercial and Finance Teams.
  • To develop knowledge of new and existing markets across the Commercial Team through the delivery of proactive research on competitor products, new property developments, global technology trends and key customer sector developments, ensuring that information is communicated and shared effectively.
  • To support the full customer journey and co-ordinate activity between the Systems Installations Commercial and Operational teams, ensuring that all live projects progress effectively from a commercial quote and contract through to successful installation.
  • To analyse all sales activity across the full Commercial team, providing administrative and organisational support and co-ordinating site visits as directed by the Head of Commercial (Systems).

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Commercial acumen and the aptitude to recognise business opportunities.
  • Successful track record within a demanding customer service or sales team.
  • Experience of working with senior stakeholders and managing complex relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong customer-centric approach and experience of delivering an exceptional customer experience.
  • Experience of managing a CRM system, tracking sales activity, and driving compliance to the system across the wider sales and operational teams.
  • Strong financial awareness and a track record in delivering sales and financial reporting.
  • Experience of analysing market activity and the aptitude to recognise potential sales and commercial opportunities within the short, medium and long terms.

 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders.
  • Strong negotiation and persuasion ability.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to record and deliver information clearly and concisely in order to inform thinking across the wider Commercial Team.
  • Self-driven and results oriented with a positive outlook and "can-do" attitude.
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to respond positively under pressure.
  • Ability to manage client expectations.
  • Ability to take ownership and deliver results.
  • Excellent planing skills.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanour and presentation at all times.
  • Strong team player. 

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Key Account Manager

Sales - Systems Installations | Closing date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017

Profile Summary

The Key Account Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of key accounts, maintaining long term relationships with clients and maximising sales opportunities with them.

With responsibility for all stages of the sale, service, strategy and relationship cycle, the Key Account Manager will support the Commercial Account Manager in building new relationships and maintaining existing client relationships, as well as ensuring that client services are implemented according to contractual obligations. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

Customer Retention and Satisfaction:

  • Develop a clear understanding of best practice across different market sectors that can be used to inform buying decisions.
  • Implement, communicate and manage contractual arrangements with clients and through the business.
  • Monitor the financial and non-financial performance of Key Clients, through the establishment of a comprehensive client feedback programme in order to gain a stronger awareness of our clients' perception of our production services and to develop a deeper insight into their needs to enable us to offer more services.

Management and Development of Key Accounts:

  • Ensure that there is a structured approach to customer induction, co-ordinate the transition from sale to installation, progress the customer along the journey from new to established client and ensure that expectations are met at all times through clear communication and stakeholder management.
  •  Proactively manage Key Accounts, building long term relationships and maximising upsell opportunities.

Management of Customer Expectations, Co-ordinating Client and Internal Stakeholders:

  • Support the definition and execution of a clear set of SLAs, ensuring that the business achieves the agreed targets and customer expectations are managed appropriately.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to internal team members across the business, delivering high quality product sales and services and ensuring that performance standards and targets are met.
  • Manage the successful transition of the client from initial sale through to contracted operational delivery.

Reactive Issue Resolution:

  • Resolve any issues affecting the client and the provision of our products and/or services.

Revenue Generation:

  • Identify opportunities for upselling to existing clients, co-ordinating the provision of value-added products and services to grow the account.
  • Co-ordinate the sales approach to customers across multiple ADI departments.
  • Manage and control budgets and targets for the sale of services delivered by the business.

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Strong track record in the management and development of Key Accounts, demonstrating the ability to upsell and increase revenue.
  • Experience of building strong relationships with clients, identifying opportunities and developing strategies to convert them.
  • Experience of working with operational teams to ensure the successful delivery of products and services to clients.
  • Confident and experienced in the management of, and communication with, key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of planning account management activity on both a strategic and tactical level.

 

Behavioural Competencies

  •  Professional, confident and self-motivated with a drive and desire to achieve results.
  • Strong team work ethic with the ability to inspire colleagues and lead by example.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate professionally and persuasively with Board level clients.
  • Strong work ethic, thriving on delivering challenging results under pressure and to exacting deadlines.
  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility, delivering creative and effective solutions to deliver expectations.
  • A positive, "can-do" attitude with the ability to thrive in an environment of constant change and evolution. 

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Event OB Engineer

Screen Rentals | Closing date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017

Profile Summary

Working as a key part of our Screen Rentals division, the OB Engineer will support the division's Broadcast Engineer in the installation and testing, setting up and operating and analysis and repair of specialist equipment used for video production, broadcast and satellite transmission and interactive media during outside broadcast events.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To maintain specialist equipment for video production, broadcast and satellite transmission and interactive media.
  • To set up and monitor audio visual links between units in different locations.
  • To install and test new facilities and equipment.
  • To set up and operate editing facilities in post-production suites.
  • To analyse and repair technical faults on equipment and systems.
  • To minimise loss of service when equipment fails by quickly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service provision.
  • To set up and operate equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts.
  • To assist in building PPU racks when required from a design presented by the Screen Rentals Broadcast Engineer.
  • To interpret and implement instructions and requests from producers, directors and other key stakeholders.
  • To ensure that  Health and Safety best practice is followed at all times both onsite in the Head Office and offsite at events.
  • To communicate effectively with members of the team and other colleagues, ensuring that the necessary information is shared appropriately.
  • To maintain own knowledge and keep up-to-date with the industry and changes in technology through the creating of a network of contacts and an interest in investigating new systems and technology.
  • To organise and monitor small events as required.

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Experience in electronic engineering.
  • Track record in the use of communication equipment.
  • Experience of applying digital and analogue theory and work from diagrammatic information.
  • Strong track record in fault-finding and capacity to resolve technical problems in a creative way.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Excellent colour vision and hearing.
  • Strong IT skills.

 

Behavioural Competencies

  •  A pro-active and results-focused approach to work.
  • The ability to respond positively in a pressurised environment, remain calm and deliver solutions within time critical deadlines.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills and a flexible approach.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong team player and an enthusiastic "can-do" attitude.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.

 

Additional Notes

The role holder will be involved in providing support within a live events environment, and therefore flexibility around working hours is essential.  Due to the nature of the industry within which we operate, there will be an expectation to work at weekends and evenings.  

Location work and outside broadcasts may also involve working away from home on a regular basis. 

 

 

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Broadcast Support Technician

Broadcast Engineering | Closing date: Wed, 31 May 2017

Broadcast Support Technician 

Profile Summary

 

Working as a key part of our Engineering department, the Support team’s primary responsibility is the setup and maintenance of ADI’s Live Venue production facilities.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

 

  • To take guidance from and be mentored by the on-shift Broadcast Support Engineer.

  • To set up the production facilities ready for match day use, as directed by the Production department and team leader.

  • To provide live support to match day galleries during programme times.

  • To regularly assume responsibility of ADI’s MCR.

  • To respond to all faults identified in a professional and timely manner, escalating serious faults as directed by the team leader.

  • To contribute to the maintenance of the Live Venue network, both on and off site.

  • To ensure all Health and Safety regulations are adhered to.

 

Essential Skills and Experience

 

  • Knowledge of broadcast video, audio and network systems.

  • High level of computer literacy.

  • Ability to manage one’s own workload.

Desirable

  • Experience in a Broadcast MCR / live environment.

  • Experience in fault finding under pressure.

  • An understanding of video streaming.

  • Ability to read and produce system schematics / diagrams.

  • Ability to terminate cables (BNC, XLR and RJ45).

     

    Behavioural Competencies

     

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Good attention to detail.

  • Ability to respond positively under pressure.

  • A flexible, positive and ‘can do’ attitude.

  • Ability to manage client expectations and communicate effectively.

  • Ability to take ownership and deliver results.

  • Strong team player.

 

 

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MCR Engineer

Broadcast Engineering | Closing date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017

Profile Summary

Working as a key part of our Broadcast Engineering team, the MCR Engineer is responsible for the acquisition of live and recorded media via fibre, IP technology and satellite.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To create routes for customers using Video IPATH software and manage other routes using in-house software.
  • To create base band links using a video hub.
  • To manage the communications/IFP network.
  • To manage all audio video routes, ensuring the quality of all audio visual signals.
  • To respond to faults in a timely manner in order to ensure the continuity of a high level of service to customers.
  • To ensure that all faults are logged and followed-up appropriately in order to avoid the repetition of any faults and improve future system availability.
  • To monitor the network, ensuring that the MCR Team Leader and Broadcast Operations Manager are aware of any issues affecting transmission.
  • To liaise professionally with customers as required outside of normal working hours.

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • High level of computer literacy, particularly Excel.
  • Knowledge of base band A/V signal paths.
  • Experience in fault finding under pressure.
  • Broadcast Engineering or TV Production degree, or similar. 

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience of working within a live MCR.
  • Ability to manage one's own workload.
  • Experience of working with SchedulAll or similar booking software.

 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to respond positively under pressure.
  • A flexible, positive and "can do" attitude.
  • Ability to manage client expectations and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to take ownership and deliver results.
  • Strong team player.
  • Excellent timekeeper. 

 

Additional Information

This is a part time position working 16 hours per week, Saturdays and Sundays, with the potential for extra hours midweek evenings, when there is a live football schedule. 

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Network Systems Administrator

IT | Closing date: Wed, 31 May 2017

 

Network Systems Administrator

We are currently seeking two Network System Administrators to join our IT department in Preston. One of these positions requires a track record in a similar role, whereas the second position is more suited to a Graduate looking to develop their skills.

The Network Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting and managing Juniper branded routers, switches, firewalls, wireless and telecommunications infrastructure.

ADI’s network currently links all of the English Football League Clubs (Championship, League 1 and League 2) via a comprehensive fibre optic network in order to produce high quality images for production across major Television Channels. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • To perform a wide range of network administration duties including installations, debugging, maintenance, upgrades and general support for Juniper and WatchGuard network equipment.

  • To evaluate, test and deploy all software and hardware upgrades to the networking infrastructure

To assist in the configuration and deployment of core and peripheral network devices; this will require continuous learning of new devices.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have back-end network skills for the development of the network infrastructure including DNS, DHCP, WINS, TCP/IP and Active Directory.

  • Have proven networking skills, including knowledge of IP routing, VLANs, QoS and POE.

  • High standard of precision, and the ability to pay attention to detail.

  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and in challenging situations, always focusing on the delivery of successful solutions.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, and varied employee benefits. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-paced, positive environment in a rapidly growing business.

We are keen to hear from IT Professionals at all levels for these roles.

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Sales Support Co-ordinator (Europen Markets)

Sales - Screen Rentals | Closing date: Wed, 31 May 2017

 

Sales Support Co-ordinator (European Markets)

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, multi-lingual, positive and customer service focused person to join our expanding Screen Rentals department in Preston

The Sales Co-ordinator (European Markets) will be pivotal to the co-ordination and optimisation of sales activity across the Screen Rentals European markets. The post holder will be responsible for providing support to the Business Development Managers throughout the prospecting and sales cycle.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To develop a strong sales support function for the Business Development Managers working in the European markets, adding intelligence to the sales process, helping to identify opportunities and tracking progress against them

  • To provide translation and interpretation support to the Business Development Managers, as appropriate, and assist with communicating with customers within the European markets

The ideal candidate will:

  • The ability to communicate fluently both verbally and in writing in German and one other European language (preferably French or Spanish).

  • Be highly self-motivated, with the ability to prioritise own workload and work to tight deadlines.

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively

In return, we offer a competitive salary, and varied employee benefits. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-paced, positive environment in a rapidly growing business.

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Audio Visual Project Manager (Screen Rentals)

Screen Rentals | Closing date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017

 

Audio – Visual Project Manager (Screen Rentals)

We are looking for an Audio-Visual Project Manager to join our team based in Preston. Responsible for managing resources, budgets, risk, and changes you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a proven background in all aspects of AV.

Key responsibilities:

  • To plan, manage, and monitor Rentals events projects from initiation, through to completion

  • Effective communication with clients at all stages of project delivery

  • To ensure accurate record keeping of all project related documentation

  • To conduct site surveys as necessary to highlight and troubleshoot and problems or issues

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven track record and all round knowledge of AV

  • Experience of logistics management, procurement, and purchasing

  • A strong customer focus and ‘can do’ attitude

  • Experience of ensuring compliance with H&S regulations, and an understanding of regulatory bodies (i.e HSE and VOSA)

  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and in challenging situations

In return, we offer a competitive salary, and varied employee benefits, in a positive and growing environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment on high profile live events.

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Driver Technician

Screen Rentals | Closing date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017

Driver Technician 

We are looking for a Driver Technician to join our Screen Rentals Team in Preston. Responsible for transporting and providing technical assistance to our Screen Rentals vehicles at customer events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To operate screens during customer events

  • To provide live technical support before, during and after customer events

  • To install maintain and replace LED boards on the Screen Rentals vehicles

  • To provide technical support in uploading content to the screens

Essential Experience:

  • Class 1 driving licence

  • Proven track record of providing high level customer service

  • Good knowledge of Health and Safety at work, including Working at Height

  • Excellent technical understanding and the ability to grasp new products and services

In return, we offer a competitive salary, and varied employee benefits, in a positive and growing environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment on high profile live events.

Please note; this role will require overnight stays across the UK.

 

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