Research and Information Officer - Law

  • Job Reference: 00001060-1
  • Date Posted: 6 July 2021
  • Recruiter: CB Resourcing Ltd
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Temporarily remote due to COVID-19
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive package
  • Sector: Commercial, Legal, Knowledge and Information Management
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Research and Information Officer - Law

An extremely prestigious and top 20 UK law firm has an opportunity for a Research and Information Officer to join their team. This is an opportunity to join a large team of peers where the responsibilities of the role are divided between individual practice areas (around 80%) and a centralised function - around 20%. The role is based out the UK headquarters in the City of London.

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