Genealogical Researcher

Job Details
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Department: State Trustees Limited
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: STL 4
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/TS/1680610E
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $67,965.00 - $81,573.00
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Genealogical Researcher Position Description.pdf (PDF, 157KB)
Job Specification

Genealogical Researcher Position Description.pdf (PDF, 157KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Talent Acquisitions Team

Position Details

  • Footscray or Dandenong location with combined work from home and office arrangement
  • Salary $67,965 plus super and benefits
  • Applications close 4 December 2022


About State Trustees

We are the public trustee of Victoria with a strategic vision to support Victorians in protecting and growing their legacy and financial wellbeing. With a sense of community, we offer critical financial and legal products and services including Will Writing, Powers of Attorney, Executor Services, Trustee Services and Personal Financial Administration.

About the Role

The Genealogical Services team provides support to internal teams by identifying and locating beneficiaries for deceased estates. This includes maintaining a Genealogy caseload of requests in which you will prepare and lodge certificate applications, investigate entitlements both locally and overseas and liaise with clients directly.

Skills and Experience 

To be successful you will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in probate genealogy, professional research or similar legal field
  • Knowledge of Victorian legislation relating to intestacy and privacy laws
  • Basic computer literacy including competent use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to prepare commercial standard correspondence
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills

Further study in family history, law or research related field will be highly regarded.

If you find researching family trees interesting then you should consider applying for this rare opportunity in which to join an exciting and passionate environment, working within our Genealogical Services team.

Employee Benefits

Our people's wellbeing is important, and we are proud to offer the following benefits:

  • Career development
  • Health and well-being programs
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Education assistance
  • Purchased leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Reward and recognition program
  • Free Will preparation
  • Retailer discounts
  • Charitable workplace giving
  • Employee social club

Most importantly, you will be part of an organisation that works collaboratively to improve the lives of Victorians.


Our Culture

For our clients, our people and the Victorian community, we demonstrate Care, Unity, Passion – we are here, we work together and we bring our best.


How to Apply

If you're keen to join our journey, click the Apply button to commence the application process. Make sure you include a cover letter and resume.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to fairness, diversity and respect. As such, we will respond to requests for reasonable adjustments from applicants with disabilities. 

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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