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May 10, 2023

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Vacancy - Financial Support

We are looking for an experienced finance and administration person to support the Energiesprong team.  

We work with a variety of stakeholders and funders on some of the innovative Net Zero retrofit projects happening in the UK today, and we need to ensure we are maintaining great systems and reporting.  


This role will work primarily with the Directors of the company to support the day-to-day finance needs of the business, with the potential for the role to expand in time.


> Key tasks

  • Process payments for sign off and prepare payment runs for authorisation in online
  • Day to day management of accounting system and liaison with our accountants
  • Raising invoices
  • Log all payments against the cashflow forecast and provide reports on position each month, including actual vs forecast analysis on key income and cost lines
  • Re-profile cashflow each month
  • Check expenses claims
  • Financial reporting for grant claims including using EMS (online system for the Mustbe0 project)
  • Support with ad hoc administrative tasks  such as meeting room bookings


> Capabilities

The successful candidate’s characteristics will be:

·      Highly organised

·      Methodical

·      Accurate administrator with financial acumen

·      Driven and self-motivated

·      Flexible and understanding of the needs of small teams


> Terms

·      Location: Home/own office based, with some travel to London for monthly team meetings

·      Terms: 1 - 2 days/week. Contracted.  Attractive.


> To apply: Please send a CV with a covering note and proposed daily rate to



Energiesprong is an approach to delivering net zero energy retrofit of homes at scale, financed by savings and with performance guaranteed.  

Dutch for ‘Energy Leap’, it was developed by the Dutch Government with their housing and construction industries between 2010 and 2017.  The Netherlands has the same carbon reduction targets as those set by the UK Climate Change Act, requiring a zero-emission building stock by 2050.  They realised that a radically different approach to the measure by measure, grant funded norm was needed. Delivery rates had to go up, and costs had to come down to enable financing without public subsidy.

The key principles of the Energiesprong approach are:

  • net zero in one go: whole house, super-efficient thermal wrap with renewable energy generation, storage and heating; 
  • guaranteed actual performance: annual net zero energy, comfort every day and affordable bills; 
  • offsite manufacturing: industrialisation for quality, cost reduction and minimal onsite disruption; 
  • retrofit cost financed by guaranteed long term energy and maintenance savings;  
  • affordable, grid friendly electrification: 90% carbon reduction now, zero carbon as the grid decarbonises. 


Energiesprong UK is an independent, 100% publicly funded not for profit organisation.  Our mission is to adapt the Dutch approach for the UK and develop a volume market that can deliver net zero energy retrofit and new build, at scale without public subsidy. We support landlords, supply chain, Governments and opinion formers and work closely with our sister Energiesprong teams in NL, FR, DE & IT. 

Interreg North West Europe project, MUSTBE0, will fund this role as it supports the delivery of one of the investments associated with the project.  The MUSTBE0 project is demonstrating how the Energiesprong net zero model can be scaled for low-rise apartments.

Demonstration retrofit projects with 5 landlords have been completed and we are now scaling up delivery working with our partners the Mayor of London and Turner &Townsend on the Retrofit Accelerator for Homes Innovation Partnership designed to standardise approaches, aggregate design and drive supply chain innovation and cost reduction as volume grows.  

Our strategy is: to stimulate demand, support the supply chain, develop funding and finance for market growth, and influence supporting and enabling policy and regulation. Social housing is the launching market, to build volume and proven self-financing net zero products that can then be marketed to private tenures in future.  

Our current projects and funders include:MUSTBE0 (Interreg North-West Europe) Retrofit Accelerator for Homes(Mayor of London & ERDF), LB Sutton Whole House Retrofit (DESNZ), National Net Zero Retrofit Accelerator (DESNZ), Zero Energy Buildings Catalyst (Devon County Council & ERDF), Plymouth Energy Community Homes (various), Heat Pump Ready Wave 2 (DESNZ).