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Job Term:
Legal Knowledge Management
Salary Description:
£Excellent six figure salary and bonus
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This is an outstanding opportunity to shape and deliver the KM strategy of a progressive and ambitious law firm.

This is a new, pivotal and highly important strategic role for the firm as it looks to materially change the way it uses its knowledge. This is knowledge management in the broadest sense and it takes into account both its client facing knowledge as well as its operational knowledge – everything around how the firm harnesses and deploys all of its intellectual capital for the benefit of clients and the firm.The firm wants to be able to harness its communal knowledge to drive key strategic decisions as well as giving fee-earners easy access to up-to-date information, so that they can create, share and apply it to serve clients in smarter, faster and better ways.

The Director of Knowledge Management (KM) will be expected to add real value to the partnership, increased commerciality by taking a ‘fresh look’ at all systems and practices, including the international operations. Reporting to the Director of Business Strategy and Integration, he/she will be tasked with maximising value through innovation, cost-control and effective sourcing decisions and will be accountable for defining, developing and driving the firm’s KM strategy and to provide the means to organise and locate relevant content and expertise to address specific business tasks and projects.

The ideal candidate for this role will be commercially minded, action-focused and pragmatic. Probably a qualified lawyer, the candidate will have a minimum of 7 years’ KM experience operating at a senior level. He/she will be naturally confident leader and strategic thinker able to assess the firm’s future needs and align KM initiatives accordingly. In addition he/she will be fully conversant with best practice in KM strategy, process and implementation and have an interest in, and knowledge of, technological advances and their potential impact on knowledge systems.

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