Office Administrator

Midsummer Energy

Milton, Cambridge
£25,000 - £30,000 depending on experience and qualifications

Paid • Full Time • Permanent [email protected]

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

We're looking for an administrator to join our team to keep the office running smoothly. If you're organised, good at working on your own initiative, and are interested in a role in a growing company that is working towards a future powered by renewable energy, we'd love to hear from you!

The Role

You will be responsible for helping the finances, accounting and general administration of a rapidly growing company run smoothly. The work will include all facets of administration - everything from invoicing customers and administering credit accounts, paying salaries and managing PAYE and VAT returns, maintaining HR and import documentation to ensuring the rent is paid and office supplies are well-stocked.

Dealing with customers is an important part of the work too, so friendly, open and confident communication skills are essential. 

About Us

We're primarily a distributor of components of renewable energy systems - from solar panels to batteries and heat pumps. We're unusual in offering software alongside that too.

Midsummer is a fast-growing company selling a range of renewable energy products, primarily to installation companies, from our offices in Cambridge and Dublin. We sell solar pv systems, battery storage, electric vehicle chargers, heat pumps and a variety of other associated products, and were recognised as the UK's best renewables distributor for 2020.

Founded in 2005, we’re now on our 6th warehouse, process around 15,000 orders a year and have a team of 46 people across the UK and Ireland offices. In addition to our growing gang of friendly staff and a lean, efficient operation, we have a suite of web tools that make design and ordering extremely easy. In fact, the software itself ( is also something we promote and sell internationally too.

As an organisation, we have a strong environmental ethos and a passion for promoting the uptake of renewables, and our team share a belief in an open and honest approach to business. Find out more about our story, purpose and how we make sustainability, integrity and innovation central to what we do here.

Unusually for a distributor, we have an in-house team of developers and have built our own software Easy-PV, our online PV tool suite. It's both a sales channel and helpful tool for our customers, but is invaluable for our own team too.

What it offers:

  • A varied daily work life, and the chance to contribute to the growth of a company with a positive impact
  • £25-30K depending on experience and qualifications
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • A friendly and dynamic office environment

About you

You'll be committed to a sustainable future and passionate about clean energy, and want to work for a company that makes a difference.

You'll be someone who can organise their time well, can see what needs to be done and gets it done. You'll be good at ensuring the details don't get missed as well as seeing the big picture. You'll have strong computer and numerical skills and be comfortable with basic accounting.

You'll have a natural, friendly, and professional manner with customers, both on the phone and over email.

Prior experience of administration or office management would be an advantage, and in particular experience of VAT returns, international transactions and imports administration would be valuable, as would HR and payroll experience. 

Flexibility, initiative,and an ability to learn new skills quickly are important too though, so those with less experience may also be considered. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

Please email a CV and cover letter marked for the attention of Lowri Goodyer to [email protected].