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Senior Real Estate PSL– major international firm – London or Guildford

This is a sensational opportunity for a current Real Estate PSL or a Real Estate Senior Associate looking for a Knowledge Management role to work in the highly regarded Real Estate team at a leading Global firm.

In this role you will manage and execute key Knowledge initiatives for the Real Estate team, working in collaboration with a range of Knowledge and other business support personnel throughout the firm.

The role will comprise four main aspects:

Monitoring legal developments – legal trends and regulatory changes in Real Estate law and the market, and communicating this to the fee earning team (where relevant, you’ll also need to incorporate these changes into precedents and other knowledge documentation in the Real Estate team’s).

Client-facing – including working closely with the dedicated Real Estate team’s Business Development Manager and creating/delivering content such as thought leadership reports, client alerts. client training or client-facing business development materials (eg. pitch documents/RFPs/panel appointments).

Content and Digital – Creating and maintaining precedents, templates, standard advice, and process maps needed by the Real Estate team to promote efficient, streamlined work production and support delegation; identifying innovative approaches to the improvement of service delivery in both technology and process, including working closely with a dedicated Digital Lead to identify and input into legal technology (including automation, AI and client facing digital offerings).

Training – in conjunction with the firm’s legal training staff you will be responsible for the Real Estate team’s training including identifying knowledge needs, developing training and presentation materials (including e-learning modules) and delivering modules as required. You will also support the Real Estate team’s external client training by developing training and presentation materials and delivering modules as required, in particular identifying opportunities to offer clients “added value” services.

In order to be considered, you will have:

  • Been admitted in England & Wales.
  • A strong academic background.
  • Training and at least five years’ PQE gained from within a recognised commercial real estate practice (preferably a City or international law firm).
  • Previous experience of working in a PSL role, or undertaking significant knowledge projects within a fee-earning role is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent English language skills (verbal and written) and the confidence to communicate and present well in a multi-cultural, multi-level environment.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • An understanding of and ability/willingness to promote connections between Knowledge Management, training and business development.
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet and presentation skills.
  • Strong legal research and excellent legal drafting skills.

There is significant opportunity for the right candidate to shape this role; as such you will need to be a self-starter who is able to demonstrate a proactive and positive attitude to their work.

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