Business Researcher - Law - Sheffield or Manchester

Information Officer / Assistant Librarian - North East - Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Ref: 559Thursday 20 June 2024

Business Researcher - Law - Sheffield or Manchester 

A multinational law firm with multiple UK sites and practice areas has a requirement for a Research Analyst to support on enquiries primarily aligned to the firms business development initiatives. This is a Sheffield or Manchester based role with hybrid working. It would provide a great development opportunity for someone at the start of their career as an information or research professional, but someone offering some existing experience would be equally considered. The role will support the firms strategic initiatives by offering an enquiry driven research service, the production of current awareness bulletins and the opportunity to produce more complex outputs such as industry or sector profiles and reports. 

In this Business Researcher role, the primary objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • The provision of an enquiry-led business research and analysis service 
  • Producing insight in the form of reports, slide-decks or profiles on industry or sector specific topics 
  • Assisting on the production of current awareness bulletins across the firms different practice areas
  • Assisting or training stakeholders in the use of research resources and research methodologies
  • Working with a geographically dispersed and supportive team of peers
  • In the longer term, assuming the role of a subject matter expert on some of the firms different practice areas
  • For someone at the beginning of their career, developing and honing skills as Research Analyst

To be a suitable candidate for this Business Researcher role, you will need the following:

  • Some demonstrable experience in research. This could be via a degree qualification, some commercial exposure or someone in a similar role
  • The ability to take both data and qualitative information and distil this into actionable insight such as a report or profile
  • Intellectually curious. You'll probably have a good idea of what the leading stories are likely to be in the broadsheets on the day of your interview!
  • The ability to learn quickly and to show initiative. This could be around new research topics, business processes or the ability to solve problems
  • A related degree would be extremely desirable, ideally one that provides an insight into the reliability of different information sources
  • Strong stakeholder engagement, relationship building and communication skills. 


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