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Research Centre Manager - Part-time, Flexible days
  • Global law firm, Sydney CBD location
  • Deliver research solutions to a range of staff and clients
  • Flexible part-time position, 4 days per week!

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and is recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

The opportunity

Dentons Australia has a fantastic new part-time opportunity (4 days per week) for someone looking to manage the Dentons Research Centre. In this rewarding role, you will be delivering high quality, cost effective legal research services to internal stakeholders aswell as Dentons clients.  Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • providing legal and market research services,
  • proactively promoting and delivering library and information developments to the practice groups,
  • leading research training including educating professional staff and looking for opportunities to add value,
  • participating in the Firm's conflict checking procedure,
  • liaising with publishers and vendors, reviewing subscriptions, and negotiating to ensure cost effectiveness,
  • taking an active role in Research Centre development projects, and
  • developing and maintaining clear objectives for the Research Centre.

The successful candidate will use their experience across a range of legal research tools to manage the delivery of accurate information to internal and external clients.  This role is available immediately and we invite applications from candidates who have worked in similar roles within the professional or legal services industry.

About you

We are looking for candidates with experience working in a knowledge or library/research role. Experience in the legal environment will be highly regarded. As would someone with 2-4 years of experience working in a legal library environment. Relevant tertiary qualifications and eligibility for professional membership to the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) are essential.

Imperative to the success of this role will be strong knowledge of legal research methodologies and available resources.  You will have excellent presentation skills combined with experience and enthusiasm to deliver training.  You will be capable of handling complex legal research tasks and have a pro-active, creative and innovative style.  Also essential to the role are strong communication skills and the ability to lead in a small team environment.

Employee Extras

At Dentons, benefits come in many forms. Our employee benefits program, 'Employee Extras' offers a range of options designed to support you both professionally and personally. When you work for us you can make the most of these to enhance your career and maintain work/ life harmony.

You will enjoy working in a collaborative, open and welcoming team environment where hard work is rewarded. Dentons offers a number of training and development opportunities for its staff, numerous staff discounts and benefits including a health and wellbeing program.

Dentons fosters an inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

The firm prides itself on promoting initiatives across a selection of diversity focus areas including gender, flexibility, culture and LGBTI.

To apply

Click on the below link to submit your application for this role.  Please include a brief cover letter and current CV.  Alternatively, you can visit our Dentons career page. 

Feel free to contact Vivienne Micheletti on + 61 2 9931 4948 with any questions regarding this opportunity. All enquiries will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Dentons has an internal talent acquisition team that works directly with candidates on all of our career opportunities. Dentons does not accept external agency applications for this role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in relation to this opportunity.

Job ref: VM000044
Submitted: 22-02-2019

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