Knowledge and Information Manager, law Knowledge Manager – London, United Kingdom

Friday 11 March 2022

Standalone position! A leading UK law firm with a network of UK offices requires a Knowledge & Information Manager to advance the firm’s knowledge management capabilities and curate its digital resources. This role is a fabulous opportunity to develop and grow the firm’s KIM function and has senior stakeholder support.  An innovative practice and the first top 50 law firm to achieve “Platinum Standard” Investors in People, the firm’s values and culture are the heartbeat of the firm which makes it a fantastic place to work. Locations: Scotland, NW, Midlands, and London.  Suitable for an Information Officer ready to step up, or similar Manager level position. Flexible working is also offered.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Building relationships with and supporting enquiries from Professional Support Lawyer (PSL) network, legal advisors, and business services groups across the firm
  • Supporting a broad range of knowledge management work to include current awareness activity and providing research support
  • Encouraging standardisation of the manner in which resources are described, stored, and indexed to enable them to be located and used by legal advisers across the firm
  • Analysing the benefit to the firm of the legal resources supplied by external publishers including Practical Law and Lexis professional support lawyer in relation to specific projects
  • Managing and evaluation of available research resources and databases
  • Ensuring that legal advisers across the firm receive timely updates
  • Encouraging the use of knowledge sharing tools in a virtual world
  • Acting as an advocate for Knowledge Management across the firm and supporting with further training such as inductions
  • Management of the existing supplier network
  • Coordination of electronic subscriptions and periodicals

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

  • Previous experience in a knowledge and information management role
  • Experience in the legal information
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Ideally an MLIS qualification or similar
  • Strong research skills and experience with electronic databases
  • An approachable, collaborative, and flexible style, and excellent communication skills

This role has a national remit and as such could be based in any of the firm’s offices. This role can be full or part time (0.8 FTE).