Information Specialist – Information and Research Centre

Full-time, 2 year contract.

1. Job Purpose

The Information and Research Centre supports the Firm in research, business development,
knowledge & innovation and in learning & development. The Information Specialist will be part
of the IRC team and will contribute to all the services currently offered by the IRC. He/she will
work with a Senior Manager and Manager in the Information and Research Centre

2. Duties & Responsibilities

As an integrated member of the Information and Research Centre team, duties will include
the following:

• Assist with research and information enquiries
• Produce weekly alerts covering industry and specialist areas
• Track industry, government and regulatory developments
• Manage Knowledge databases
• Acquire, manage and distribute print and electronic collections
• Maintain relevant intranet pages and portals

3. Competencies

The following specific competencies would be expected

• Understanding of the provision and use of information within commercial organisations.
• Ability to deliver Information and Reference Services within a professional services firm.
• Familiarity with technologies used to create, manage, store, disseminate and share information. 
• Advanced Internet Searching Skills.
• Awareness of the application of Social Media to enhance knowledge sharing and collaboration.

4. Ideal Candidate Profile

• Pro-active, flexible and adaptable.
• Motivated to learn and quick to understand new processes.
• Possesses a ‘can-do’ attitude and an appreciation of the time pressures involved in responding to client needs.
• Highly organised with a track record of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Able to multi-task, think creatively and work well under pressure.
• Professional and efficient with an innate sense of discretion and confidentiality.
• Third level qualification with relevant courses in Information Studies completed as part of 
a BA, BSocSc or Masters in Library and Information Studies programme.

Closing date: 18th July

 Candidates to send applications to ifsireland.recruitment AT 



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