Operations Assistant

Midsummer Energy

Milton, Cambridge
£22,000 - £26,000 depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

We're expanding fast. We send several lorry loads of kit out the door every day that will be installed the next day on properties up and down the country, reducing their carbon footprint.

We need someone to help ensure the packing, the picking and the deliveries go smoothly and the shelves are restocked for the next morning so we are ready to start again!

If you're hard working, organised, good at getting things done, thrive in a fast-paced environment and don't mind mucking in doing hard physical labour in the warehouse when it gets hectic, we'd love to hear from you.

The Role

If you like some variety, and prefer not to sit on a chair all day staring at a screen, this could be for you. The role will be split equally between the warehouse and the office so you'll get a good mix of physical and cerebral activity.

In the warehouse you will assist managing inbound stock, ensuring that we have the right things on the right shelves at the right time, and checking in deliveries to make sure they are what we are expecting. When it gets busy you will help with outbound orders too, ensuring that kits are picked and packed correctly and that all the paperwork is in order.

In the office you will work under the Operations Director, assisting with purchasing and stock control, liaising with suppliers and couriers, and dealing with customer returns and any problems that crop up. You may be given a particular focus to assist with operations for our new department supplying renewable heat products. 

This is a full time role at our premises in Milton near Cambridge. 

About Us

We're a distributor of components of renewable energy systems - from solar panels to
batteries and heat pumps. We're working to empower a low-carbon future through the products
that we sell.

We are a fast-growing company - founded in 2005 from the spare room of a narrowboat, we've grown through 6 ever-larger warehouses and recently opened a subsidiary in Dublin. Our team of around 50 staff process around 15,000 orders a year for solar pv systems, battery storage, electric vehicle chargers and heat pumps. We were proud to be named the UK's best renewables distributor in 2020.

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.

What you'll get

  • A friendly and fast-paced work environment alongside a great team
  • £22k-£26k depending on experience. The Company also operates a profit-share scheme for long serving employees, which can add significantly to basic salary.
  • Enrolment in the company pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • A varied daily work life, and insight into all the workings of a small business

The ideal candidate

You enjoy a challenge, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You have impeccable attention to detail, and enjoy a role that's often physically demanding. 

You enjoy a dynamic work atmosphere, and have a friendly and easy-going manner with co-workers and customers. You're happy to get involved with whatever needs doing, and eager to be part of helping a small company grow.

Experience in operations, customer service, retail or warehouse work would be an advantage - but it is far from essential, and recent graduates who want to begin a career in renewables would be equally welcome to apply. As long as you are hard working, work well on your own initiative, and have a smile on your face even at the end of a long hard day we'd love to hear from you!

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