Freeths are a full service commercial law firm with an entrepreneurial spirit whose strong financial performance continues. They are a growing firm with 12 offices spread across the UK, a turnover of around £80 million and over 900 members of staff. There’s much more to Freeths than figures though. They feel that honesty and success go hand in hand and believe in doing the right thing; only promising what they can deliver.

The firm are looking for a talented Director of Knowledge Management to join their senior leadership team, reporting to the firm’s Chairman. This newly created role will take the lead in developing and implementing the organisation’s Knowledge Management Strategy, advising key stakeholders on knowledge management and overseeing the management of information across the Firm.  This is an exciting opportunity to shape and influence the delivery of knowledge management across the Firm.

Some of the key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:-

  • Providing a strategic view on the further development of knowledge management systems and practices and taking the lead in implementing new ideas and solutions
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies, knowledge and information management trends and related innovations and, in conjunction with the firm’s IT function, ensuring that the firm has appropriate and integrated systems
  • Managing and developing the firm’s PSL and Library and Information teams
  • Acting as an ambassador and figurehead for knowledge within the Firm
  • Taking an active role in contributing to the continuous improvement of efficiency and innovation in the firm
  • Developing a cross firm knowledge community through facilitating communication and coordination between PSL’s, Knowledge Champions, Library and Information team, HR and Business Development teams as well as Heads of Department and generally promoting a knowledge sharing culture across the firm

The successful candidate, who is likely to have legal or other professional services sector experience, will possess many of the following qualifications and characteristics

  • Experience of heading up or holding a senior Knowledge Management functional position
  • A confident leader and strategic thinker able to assess the firm’s needs and align Knowledge Management initiatives accordingly.
  • A good understanding of technology and its potential to impact the delivery of legal services, and experience of technology projects.
  • An ability to motivate and persuade lawyers to contribute to knowledge and learning.
  • A consultative approach with the ability to communicate effectively coupled with the ability to listen
  • Experience of creating and implementing new programmes and policies
  • The ability to inform, negotiate with and persuade others up to Board level; and all with a…
  • …positive can do attitude

The role would ideally be based in Nottingham, London or Birmingham. Regardless of location, the role would require frequent travel around the firm’s offices

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Job Details

Job Ref: 893873
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – London
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: £Attractive


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