Knowledge Management Adviser - Law

Knowledge Assistant - M4 Corridor, United Kingdom

Ref: 433Wednesday 4 October 2023

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Knowledge Management Adviser - Law

A highly respected national law firm with multiple offices has an opportunity for a legal or knowledge management professional  to be based out of their Bristol office and support on their knowledge management and sharing initiatives. In this role, the successful candidate will join a sizeable and longstanding team and have a broad range of responsibilities that centre around the capture, access and sharing of internal knowledge. Initially the role will be centralised and serve multiple practice areas and will play a key role in supporting on knowledge sharing initiatives such as intranet updates (around precedents and know-how) and assisting lawyers with enquiries that come into the team. Someone joining this team will benefit considerably from training opportunities and may go on to be aligned more closely to individual practice areas in the longer-term. 

The key responsibilities and objectives in the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge sharing via the intranet and in particular the Know-how gateway. Supporting intranet publishers within the firm
  • Publishing precedents and Know-how
  • Delivering training and being an advocate for knowledge sharing
  • Maintaining the in-house database with a focus on the online directory of legal expertise
  • Assist in the delivery of a centralised enquiry service and conducting research on Westlaw and LexisNexis
  • Providing training to lawyers on the use of information resources and producing guides
  • Participating in legal team meetings as the Knowledge Management representative

To be suitable for this role, candidates will need some of the following experience and skills:

  • Some previous experience in the arena of knowledge sharing or knowledge management, preferably gained in a law or professional services firm
  • Highly developed communication, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong IT skills particularly around intranets or databases, and the ability to pick up new skills quickly
  • A related degree in Libraries or Information would be extremely desirable, but is not essential
  • Attentive to detail, highly organised and the ability to manage priorities
  • A strong team focused work ethic, but equally capable of working on tasks that require a degree of autonomy





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