Information Officer - International Law Firm

Career Legal
London, South East England
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Information Officer

Reports to: Information Centre Manager

Department: Knowledge & Information Centre

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000
Hours: 10.00am - 6.00pm

Our Client is a leading full-service law firm, working within some of the world’s most dynamic industries. As an international law firm, they have 33 offices around the world and have been voted Law Firm of the year on various occasions.

The Role

Assist the Information Centre Manager with the procurement and contract review of new and existing information resources
Management of ad hoc projects which may include system migrations, assessment and implementation of new online services or working on the firms client data
Responsibility for the delivery of Information Centre services in the absence of the Information Centre Manager
Responsible for the day-to-day delivery of research within the KIC team
Provide detailed analysis and information summaries on clients, industries, geographies and other topics, collating relevant information from a variety of sources. This will include competitor analysis and providing company profiles for pitches and existing clients
Assist fee-earners with legal research and provide resource recommendations
Provide corporate and legal current awareness to support the legal practices and the firms' strategy. This will include tracking legislation and keeping up-to-date with relevant news
Amend existing and create new templates for research and analysis
Provide training sessions and presentations on research resources
Proactively meet with internal clients to raise awareness, ensure effective use of the service and collect and share feedback
Assist the Information Centre Manager with raising the profile of the department through hot-desking in the practice areas, drop-in sessions and floor walking.
Contribute to the assessment of information resources to ensure they are providing value to the business
The ideal candidate

The person recruited will have extensive knowledge of information systems and external research databases and be able to analyse the resulting information to provide summaries and customised reports on clients, industries and other topics. They will also be expected to take on managerial responsibilities as and when required, in the absence of the Information Centre Manager.

Ideally they will have a Degree level education (Library/Information qualification desirable) and also carry previous experience of providing a wide range of research to clients in a professional services firm.

Extensive knowledge of online systems including Nexis, Mint/Orbis, Perfect Informaiton, LexisLibrary, West Law and PLC is a necessity.

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