New role: head of research and information
Having better quality information than others is essential to our competitive edge. That’s why we’re recruiting a Head of Information and Research to lead our team that understands the sources of information our clients and firm can draw on. We provide clients with mixed legal and research products to inform their decision making, but research and information sources inform every one of our matters.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of research products and a solid understanding of available open source tools. Knowledge of tools with international reach is desirable. Project management skills and an ability to take ownership of client portfolios and products is also important, although we will also provide support to candidates with emergent skills who wish to develop. A willingness to work collaboratively but critically with our trusted third party partners is essential.
Career development and team participation in the business is part of our DNA, and we will support a candidate to pursue a leadership role in our business. The role will involve a diverse range of clients and work, so you should have strong communication, drafting and research skills. Because you will have frequent contact with clients you should have good or emergent client management skills, and be comfortable communicating complicated concepts in clear and comprehensible language. A developing personal network, personal reputation and business development skills will stand you in good stead to advance quickly.
Language skills and a desire to travel are an advantage, IT skills are essential.