Information Officer - Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources - London

Information Officer / Assistant Librarian - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 312Tuesday 19 April 2022

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Information Officer - Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources

An Information Officer with highly developed legal/business research skills and some experience supporting the business development function of a law firm is required by one of the largest and most successful law firms operating in the UK. The role is practice aligned and supports Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources with research, knowledge management and the provision of a current awareness service. The role also offers the opportunity for the successful candidate to engage with and support on some of the more strategic elements of an information function including business development.

In this role the primary objectives and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To work with and support PSL's, lawyers and potentially partners. Other stakeholders will include the wider knowledge and innovation team and other Business Services groups.
  • Support a broad range of knowledge management work, current awareness activities, and provide research support to fee earners and other Business Services functions
  • Supporting Business Development and pitching activities in the firm with related research and the collection, management and access of pitching documents
  • Knowledge Management - collect, summarise and publish to the firms Knowledge Management database and Intranet
  • Managing research and enquiries - providing support, responding to enquiries and supply specific research as required
  • Managing and evaluation of the available research resources and databases
  • Undertaking current awareness activities including flagging of legal and regulatory change
  • The provision of training

Suitable candidates will need the following experience and skills

  • Previous experience in a knowledge and information management role, ideally as an Information Officer or similar. 
  • Experience contributing to BD, marketing or pitching activities of a firm
  • Highly developed legal and business research skills
  • Preferably experience in the legal or professional services industry
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Ideally an MLIS qualification 
  • Strong research skills and experience with electronic databases
  • Ideally sector aligned experience but this is not a pre-requisite and considerable formalised training will be provided. A desire, however, to learn the subject area is essential


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