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Vacancy - General Financial / Secretariat Support

Energiesprong is a Dutch developed approach to delivering net zero energy retrofit and new build housing. Performance (comfort, maintenance and energy costs) is guaranteed long-term, costs are financed from maintenance and energy savings and industrialisation of offsite approaches reduces costs and minimises disruption.  

Energiesprong UK is an independent market development team (MDT), not for profit and 100% publicly funded. Our mission is to build a volume market for retrofit and new build using the Energiesprong approach. We are non-commercial and don’t sell anything. Our long term funding currently includes EU grants,including the current Mustbe0 project funded by Interreg NWE, and the Mayor of London’s Retrofit Accelerator programme, matched by social landlords and other funding. We have recently submitted significant applications for capital and revenue funding to increase delivery, develop the supply chain, reduce costs and grow our movement.

Energiesprong UK works closely with MDTs in Netherlands, France and Germany, through our MUSTBE0 EU Interreg project.  There are also market development teams in New York and California.

Social housing is our launching market and current focus. 30 demonstration net-zero Energiesprong home retrofits have been completed in the UK so far, 50 by December 2019, ~200 by Dec 2020, stc. and we have commitments for a further 1,000+. Our first new build project is underway in Scotland. There are 28 million homes in the UK and they all must be net zero before 2050. ~11 million UK homes are suitable for the Energiesprong approach now, increasing as a new high-tech industry develops and continuously innovates.

Job Description

We envisage the general financial and secretariat support to include arrange of planned and responsive activities including, but not exclusively:

  • Develop payments process
  • Process payments for sign off and make payments once authorised
  • Set up online banking and agree how this will be operated
  • Day to day management of accounting system
  • Procure & manage accountancy services (payroll, VAT, filing annual returns)
  • Secure a suitable cash flow facility (£250k)
  • Raising invoices
  • Log all payments against cash flow forecast and provide reports on position each month
  • Log individual consultant’s payments against budget and include in report / feedback if any concerns (over / under by 10%)
  • Re-profile cash flow each month
  • Check expenses claims
  • Financial report for grant claims including using EMS (online system for the Mustbe0 project)
  • Manage insurance, registered address, contracts for offices etc
  • Support with organisation of events, mailshots, registrations, room bookings etc


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


  • 1-2 days per week flexible(anticipated 2 days initially to set up and 1 day moving forward except in claim period).  
  • Expected to work flexibly
  • Contracting preferred but employment possible

How to apply

Please submit a proposal addressing our requirements described in this specification. Include:

  • Your CV with relevant qualifications and experience
  • Your cover letter including initial ideas on how you would secure a suitable cash flow facility (£250k)
  • Your offer with your daily rate

You may clarify our requirements with us over the phone to support the development of your submission. 

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Send your submissions to:

Emily Braham ( and Stéphanie Ah Tchou (