Information Manager – Law Librarian /Information Manager – London, United Kingdom

Information Manager – Law 

A longstanding and national law firm with offices in both London and Kent has an opportunity for an experienced information professional to assume the role of Information Manager. This role is essentially a new position in the firm and one that has arisen to support the information management needs of a firm that is expanding. Initially, the role will be a standalone position and requires the successful applicant to operate in both a hands on and tactical capacity. Suitable applicants for the role will most likely be either someone that has operated in a similar capacity, or someone that can demonstrate that they have the ability to step up and run their own law library function. It will require someone that can work from Kent on at least a couple of days per week.

In this role the primary responsibilities and objectives will include, but not be limited to:

  • Sole responsibility for managing and developing the library function – there will be a handover period
  • Management and maintenance of information assets across Kent and London sites
  • Cost control and management of a budget of circa £500,000
  • Procurement and vendor relationship management
  • Support on research enquiries and deliver a programme to upskill research capabilities within the firm
  • Drive engagement with the information function and resources within the firm
  • Provision of a current awareness service
  • Updating the intranet and other internal knowledge resources
  • Managing and cataloguing physical and online library resources
  • Managing relationships with key stakeholders in particular PSL’s and fee-earners

Suitable candidates will require the following experience and skills:

  • Previous experience in a similar role within a legal setting. This could suit someone operating in a similar capacity, or looking to make a step up in responsibility
  • Highly developed legal and business research skills and experience training others on information resources
  • Experience in the procurement of information services, vendor relationship management, and the ability to manage and prepare a budget
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills
  • A strong level of IT literacy including databases and intranets
  • The ability to manage small or medium sized projects and to manage conflicting priorities
  • A LIS or related qualification would be a distinct benefit, but candidates qualified by experience will be equally considered