Information Assistant - Law - Entry Level - Bristol

Information Graduate - M4 Corridor, United Kingdom

Ref: 381Monday 12 September 2022

Information Assistant - Law - Entry Level - Bristol

An international law firm that's been established for well over 200 years has a requirement for an Information Assistant to join their Information Services Team and be based out of Bristol. This role would be the ideal introduction for someone looking to take the first steps in their career as an Information professional. For the successful candidate, the role represents an opportunity to gain exposure to and support the running of a legal library, an opportunity to support lawyers with business and legal research, produce current awareness bulletins and to help drive engagement with this function within the firm through training and inductions. It would be ideal for a Library orientated graduate, law graduate or someone that can demonstrate a real passion for the information profession.

In this role the Information Assistant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management of the library services via cataloguing, collection management and the acquisition of new materials
  • Assist and gain experience supporting Lawyers and other stakeholders with legal and business research
  • Producing practice aligned current awareness bulletins and alerts
  • Helping with the administrative functions of the team such as invoicing, working with suppliers and record keeping

To be suitable for this Information Assistant role, candidates will need the following experience and/or skills:

  • A demonstrable passion for beginning a career as an Information Professional - this would be really well suited to a Library Studies graduate
  • Ideally a degree in a related subject such as libraries, information, law or history
  • Extremely attentive to detail and an ability to priortize tasks
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills
  • The ability to learn new tasks quickly, especially around IT and systems
  • Some previous research experience would be particularly beneficial
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