Knowledge and Information Officer

Knowledge Officer - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 50Thursday 18 February 2021

Knowledge and Information Officer

A prestigious international law firm has a permanent requirement for a Knowledge and Information Officer, to support its Corporate practice, working alongside an experienced Knowledge & Information Manager. Although this will be based remotely to begin with in the longer term it will become primarily office-based, in line with government guidelines. The role is embedded in the Corporate practice, but there will be opportunities to work cross-functionally with other Knowledge & Information Officers and the wider Knowledge & Innovation team.

Key responsibilities and objectives:

  • To work with and support Partners, Lawyers and PSL's. Other stakeholders will include the wider knowledge and innovation team and other Business Services groups, such as Business Development
  • Support a broad range of knowledge management work, current awareness activity, and provide research support to fee earners and other Business Services functions
  • 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 or Information role
  • Preferably experience in the legal or professional services industry, but this is not a pre-requisite
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Ideally an LIS qualification 
  • Strong research skills and experience with electronic databases
  • Ideally experience aligned to corporate, but this is not a pre-requisite and training will be provided. A desire, however, to learn the subject area is essential