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This newly created role sits within an international firm whose growth trajectory shows no signs of slowing and is now looking to recruit a senior professional support lawyer who is looking for a more strategic and expansive role; its first ever Head of Knowledge. You will require no shortage of energy, enthusiasm and ideas and be ready to steer and manage the next stage of development of the firm’s knowledge management function, appreciating its place in the further growth of profitability and the importance of more streamlined and effective firm-wide information sharing.
The firm would ideally like to recruit someone with experience in a disputes/litigation focused role although this is not a pre-requisite, especially if you are currently sitting in a similar, “head of” type post. The successful candidate will need the experience to assess the firm’s current PSL function and how it meets business needs and will be able to develop and promote solutions, having the confidence and credibility to push through and promote change, at all levels, from junior lawyers to fellow PSLs and heads of department. There is real buy-in from across the firm as to the value of an enhanced and improved professional support and knowledge management function and its contribution to support the firm’s objective for continued growth. As evidence of this, there is backing for further investment.
To be effective, you will not only require excellent technical legal skills but will need the energy and initiative to push forward new ideas via superb project management, organisational and communication skills. You will also understand the necessity of departing from the “old style” PSL function and the importance of IT and will be keen to promote your team’s close ties with practice groups and business development professionals, getting involved in pitches and marketing the practice.
Although ideally a full-time role, some flexibility will be considered.
A rare, almost “greenfield” opportunity where someone with strong knowledge management experience and strategic vision has the chance to make this new role their own.
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