Knowledge Development Lawyer/PSL

Professional Support Lawyer - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 214Thursday 25 November 2021

Newly created! An international law firm requires a Knowledge Development Lawyer/PSL to play a key role in the implementation of the firm’s ESG strategy by developing a collaborative, knowledge-sharing culture around ESG within the Firm, to build a solid foundation of key knowhow resources around ESG issues and to use the firm's ESG-related knowledge for client engagement and as a driver for business. This is an exciting time to join the Firm as it implements its ESG strategy and offers the right candidate the opportunity to inform that strategy as it develops. This role is open to KDL’s with a background in corporate, litigation or ESG.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Corporate KDL and with other KDLs and key stakeholders, to identify key ESG issues
  • Working closely with the Knowledge Partner, the other KDLs, and key stakeholders to facilitate knowledge sharing on ESG issues
  • Working collaboratively with the Research and Information Services team, the Corporate KDL, and the Knowledge Partner to identify the external knowledge resources (legal and business-based) required by the firm
  • Developing efficient, practical, and meaningful current awareness on ESG issues
  • Providing input on ESG issues at pitch stage

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • A lawyer with at least 5 years’ PQE (England & Wales) with at least some PQE in private practice
  • Experience working on a range of ESG and responsible business issues
  • Proven ability to demonstrate success within a commercial and pressurised environment
  • The ability to embrace change and new technology and to view challenges as opportunities
  • Experience as a KDL/PSL is not essential for this role but may be an advantage
  • A highly collaborative worker and team player
  • Ability to persuade, engage, motivate, influence, and build own networks
  • Strong client focus with excellent communication skills
  • Effective, sound decision making skills and good judgment
  • Capable and pro-active with good organisational skills
  • Commercial awareness, financial acumen, and a business-like approach to legal practice