Description

We are looking for a PSL - Global Employment to join our highly-regarded team at Baker McKenzie Global Services, Belfast to cover maternity leave.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the management and execution of legal content projects, training and knowledge initiatives with and for the Group and as directed by the Director of Knowledge Management (DKM). The key area of focus is to make first-class knowhow easily available to the Group lawyers with the aim of increasing the quality, consistency and/or cost-effectiveness of the advice that the Firm gives to its clients. A key region of focus for this role is Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”).

We are looking for someone to join the team who has a very strong work ethic and a genuine interest in working in this area of law.

Experience Required

Essential Criteria:

  • Current license to practice law (or eligibility for one)

  • At least 5 years' relevant post qualification experience in a professional services environment

  • First class drafting and communication skills 

  • Experience of developing, delivering and coordinating training

  • Experience and understanding of KM strategy and implementation

  • A high degree of competence in Microsoft Word and other relevant software products (e.g., Microsoft Powerpoint & Excel, document management systems and databases) is desirable.

     

Technical & Personal Skills: 

  • Highly developed organizational ability, sound judgment and attention to detail.

  • Is self-initiating and takes a pro-active approach towards projects; seeks direction and advice as needed but is also prepared to take ownership and progress tasks independently.

  • Willingness to travel to key meetings of the Group.

  • Able to work under pressure and remain focused.

  • Interested in the law, KM and the use of technology in effective knowledge sharing.

  • Responds promptly to firm-wide requests for work product, expertise, training materials and other information.

  • Able to communicate (written and verbal) effectively and clearly in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Builds credibility and strong relationships with stakeholders.

  • Works well in a virtual team setting.

  • Works effectively within a large, matrix organizational structure with multiple reporting lines to accomplish organizational goals.

Understands and promotes connections between other practice/industry groups, BD, Global Information Services, Global Services Belfast, Global Services Manila, library services, Talent Management and other departments.