Information Officer - Law - London

Information Officer / Assistant Librarian - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 483Thursday 24 August 2023

Information Officer - Law 

An exciting opportunity for an Information Officer has become available within global law firm that has a UK office in Central London. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for providing legal research and information services in a centralised function for both UK and overseas fee earners, and would be joining a sizable team of intellectually curious peers. The role also offers the opportunity to align and act as a liaison between information services and Employment, Pension and Private Wealth practice groups. This would represent a great opportunity for an information professional looking for their second role and an opportunity for professional growth in close-knit and extremely supportive team.

The primary responsibilities and objectives of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing a legal research service for both UK and overseas based fee earners
  • Offering support and training on digital knowledge and information based resources to promote a self-service culture
  • Identify potential training needs and deliver bite-sized learning interventions for both established members of staff and new joiners
  • Building awareness and engagement within the firm for the Knowledge and Information function
  • Cataloguing and collections
  • Creating materials for the intranet and maintaining the content of a SharePoint based intranet platform

To be suitable for this Information Officer role, candidates require the following skills and experience

  • Experience in a similar Information Officer, Assistant Librarian or Legal Librarian role
  • Ideally, a Library Science (LIS) or related qualification, but this is not a pre-requisite
  • Knowledge of legal information resources such as Lexis Library, Practical Law, Westlaw and related
  • Very strong interpersonal, communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • The ability to show initiative, to identify and solve problems and to manage small individual projects
  • Ideally, some experience in providing training
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