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Knowledge Management Researcher (4230)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team of people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. Working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment.

We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

We’re always looking to support our colleagues in working in a way that best works for them. Please speak to one of our Talent Acquisition Team to find out more information about our flexible working arrangements.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

The role of KM Researcher in the Research team is to provide excellent legal, business, market and information research and analysis to colleagues across the Irwin Mitchell Group.   This role is focused on improving our business and enabling our colleagues to provide excellent advice to their clients/contacts and win business.

  • Providing a full range of research-based services to the Group and its clients as part of the KM Research Team, focusing on the delivery of high quality, timely, accurate and insightful legal, business and market research; analysis and current awareness.
  • Working with the Research Team Manager to deliver business research services across the Group. Proactively engaging with key stakeholders to assess the business research needs of each practice area, sector team and ensure that these needs are met.
  • Utilising key internal and external resources to deliver comprehensive support and ensuring that the presentation of research and analysis is accessible and appropriate for the audience.
About You
  • A degree or post-graduate qualification in Information and Library Management, Information Science or a related subject.
  • Proven ability to conduct legal research across subscription databases, including Lexis and Westlaw.
  • Proven ability to conduct business research across subscription databases, publicly available databases and information sources delivering high quality and targeted results to internal and external clients in line with their specific requirements.
  • Successful track record operating as a member of an Information Services, Knowledge Management or a related team, preferably in a legal environment.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage and prioritise own workload, manage competing demands and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening skills and the ability to present research effectively in both a written and verbal format, imparting information and analysis clearly, concisely, effectively and objectively. This is required at all levels of the business from Executive Board to junior roles in teams across the Group.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships internally and externally, in particular whilst working as part of a virtual team.
Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You
  • Flexible working options - Make work fit around your life, not the other way around.
  • 25 days holidays as standard plus bank holidays - You can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too
  • Generous and flexible pension schemes.
  • Volunteering days – Two days of volunteering every year for a cause of your choice (fully paid)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering refunds on medical services alongside our Aviva Digital GP services.

We also offer a wide range of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace and to make sure you’re fully supported to work in a way that best suits you.  This includes our Flexible by Choice programme which gives our colleagues more choice over how they wish to work subject to role and client requirements.

We have recently been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023! 

Our responsible business programmes are fundamental to who we are and our purpose. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish, and we have established a number of inclusion network groups across our business to support this aim.  

Our commitment to Social Responsibility, community investment activity and tackling climate change is a fundamental part of who we are. It’s made up of four strands: Our People, Our Community, Our Environment and Our Pro Bono. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Sub-Department:
  • Sub-Division:
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • :
    Home Based
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