Finders Research Programme

About Finders International

Finders International is a firm of professional probate genealogists, often known as ‘Heir Hunters’, who trace missing and unknown beneficiaries to unclaimed estates, property and assets worldwide. We provide a comprehensive range of services to support solicitors, local authorities, executors, banks and trustees. We are committed to providing a no-nonsense, fast, friendly service whilst ensuring that the highest professional standards are maintained.

Finders Research Programme positions are available within our Private Client, Public Domain and Public Sector teams.

During the Finders Research Programme, you will support the research team within your allocated department, as directed by your Line Manager or Senior Management, in a timely and professional manner. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person with a high level of drive and enthusiasm, who is willing to learn.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To ensure that an effective and efficient administrative service is provided to the team
  • To research records, both in-house and externally as referred to you by case managers
  • To assist and support case managers with general administrative tasks
  • To pick up and take post when required
  • To ensure that the preparation of marketing packs is on-going
  • To prepare and serve refreshments such as tea and coffee for staff and guests
  • To undertake training and development as specified by your Line Manager
  • To ensure that your workstation is kept clean and tidy
  • To undertake any other additional duties appropriate to the post as requested by your Line Manager or case managers

Skills, Knowledge, Education & Experience

  • Research skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Methodical approach
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Good administration skills
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable, flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team
  • Ability to deal with members of the public in a courteous manner
  • Autonomous working


The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder’s specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.