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Think you have what it takes to work in the UK’s most exciting energy supplier (who have THE cutest office dog)?  Review the available roles below and get in touch!

Head of Financial Operations

Job Description

  • Want to work for a green, disruptive and ethical energy supplier?
  • Interested in using your analytical and strategic brain to help deliver profits back the customer?
  • Want an opportunity to learn and grow with a fast-paced, development-oriented company?

Then joining People’s Energy may be for you…

 

Who are People’s Energy?

People’s Energy is a new green and ethical gas and electricity supply company, based in Musselburgh near Edinburgh. We launched on 1 August 2017, and are growing rapidly. We have an ambitious goal: We want to put 1 million people in charge of their own energy.

People’s Energy differs significantly from existing energy suppliers. We want to bring trust back into the energy market and offer a simple and fair solution for all customers. We give 75% of the profits back to customers, promise full transparency, and we will involve customers in key decisions. The electricity we sell is 100% renewable.

So far, we have had a great interest in what we are offering, with lots of people telling us that they have been waiting for someone to offer something that was truly different. Our rapid growth means that we are dealing with ever bigger volumes of customer numbers and data. This is where you come in – we need a person who is intelligent, enjoys analysing how the different timings, customer numbers and volumes can impact the business, making sense of them and working with your finance colleagues to make recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer and the Director group.

 

Your new role

The overall objectives for the role of the Head of Financial Operations are:

  • Ensuring we have updated financial models at all times, so we are able to determine and further model our financial position at any point in time
  • Monitoring of policy/regulation changes that affect prices and business model
  • Monitoring competitor moves that can have an impact on price and our competitiveness/tariffs
  • Monitor our cash position, modelling a set of scenarios based on changes in the market, customer acquisition etc.
  • Ongoing monitoring and provide timely recommendations for tariff changes, in line with market changes and financial forecasts
  • Recommend wholesale trading strategy (in line with tariff/funding position) and review ongoing performance, ensuring safeguards are in place around trades and collateral levels
  • Implementation and ongoing monitoring of the debt management process
  • Identification, grading and mitigation of financial risks
  • Delivery of weekly monitoring and recommendation reports
  • Delivery of weekly cash flow reports
  • Management of Wholesale Trading Assistant

You will play a key role in living out the People’s Energy core values: Customers and our colleagues matter hugely to us, and so does the planet. We expect all team members to demonstrate these values every day.

 

What you will need to succeed?

You should have experience in the energy industry, ideally for at least two years. In addition, you have experience of analysing and modelling complex data sets. You will be an advanced user of various computing software, primarily Microsoft Excel, whilst knowledge and experience of SQL databases are also advantageous. You are a strong problem solver who uses logic and lateral thinking to see patterns and spot trends that are not immediately obvious. You know how to simplify the complex, make clear recommendations and communicate simply but accurately to others. You have a strong attention to detail, while also demonstrating an ability to adopt a broader perspective. You know how to prioritise and structure your workload, and you are a strong team player who is supportive of others and willing to get stuck in and help others out. You demonstrate a strong work ethic and tenacity when faced with obstacles. Customers matter to you, and you have a clear desire to have a positive impact and create change in society. Finally, you will need, as a minimum, to have a formal accountancy qualification (e.g. ACCA, CA, ACA, CIMA).

 

What you will earn, and other benefits

Your salary will be determined in collaboration with you, depending on your previous experience. In addition, the role will give you the following added benefits:

  • Ongoing energy industry training and career development: We are very committed to the talent in our organisation and provide development opportunities around the technical components of the role. You will also have access to 1:1 development coaching from one of our Directors. Being a new company, you will have opportunities to learn about and get involved in different areas of the business. This will give you more options in your future career.
  • After successful completion of a probationary period, you can opt to join a pension scheme which currently is structured for a 3% employee contribution and an employer’s pension contribution of 5%.
  • Holiday entitlement: 25 holidays + 8 public holidays.  This is the perfect opportunity for a dedicated and passionate person with a strong intellect and an analytical and enquiring mindset.

If you are looking to fast-track your career with an energy provider that truly does care about the customer and their employees, then this role is worth serious consideration!

 

Please send your application to peopleteam@peoplesenergy.co.uk.

Head of Financial Control

Tasks:

  • Monitoring of Cashflow/updating for actuals
  • Identification, grading and mitigation of financial risks
  • Liaising with Financial Advisors over Accounting / Tax matters
  • Company Secretarial filings
  • Responsible for PAYE/VAT/CT filings with HMRC
  • Implementation of a strong control environment
  • Management of ongoing payments to key bodies and suppliers. Delegate this to relevant resource and provide instrumentation to monitor.
  • Management of payroll activities (delivered through others) to ensure timely payment of all staff and effective communication to staff
  • Management of pension provision, including timely communication to staff
  • Delivery of monthly group management accounts and appropriate analysis to a timetable
  • Management of Finance and Payroll Assistants

 

Skills:

  • Excellent use of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience of Sage
  • Attention to detail

Experience:

  • Industry experience desirable
  • Fully qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA/CA)
  • Minimum five years’ experience working in industry at a level above basic finance assistant

Please send your application to peopleteam@peoplesenergy.co.uk.

Financial Control Assistant

Job Description

  • Want to work for a green, disruptive and ethical energy supplier?
  • Interested in using your analytical and strategic brain to help deliver profits back the customer?
  • Want an opportunity to learn and grow with a fast-paced, development-oriented company?

Then joining People’s Energy may be for you…

Who are People’s Energy?

People’s Energy is a new green and ethical gas and electricity supply company, based in Musselburgh near Edinburgh. We launched on 1 August 2017, and are growing rapidly. We have an ambitious goal: We want to put 1 million people in charge of their own energy.

People’s Energy differs significantly from existing energy suppliers. We want to bring trust back into the energy market and offer a simple and fair solution for all customers. We give 75% of the profits back to customers, promise full transparency, and we will involve customers in key decisions. The electricity we sell is 100% renewable.

So far, we have had a great interest in what we are offering, with lots of people telling us that they have been waiting for someone to offer something that was truly different. Our rapid growth means that we are dealing with ever bigger volumes of customer numbers and data.

Your new role

The overall objectives for the role of the Financial Control Assistant are:

  • Ensuring all suppliers are paid on time and entered on to Sage
  • To ensure that supplier records are reconciled
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Posting of month end journals
  • Maintenance of fixed asset register
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • Finance administration (e.g. completing bank forms)

 

What you will need to succeed?

  • Good use of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Sage Accounting
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks quickly and with a high degree of accuracy

 

What experience do you require?

  • Industry experience desirable
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a bookkeeping/finance assistant role

 

What you will earn, and other benefits

 

Your salary will be determined in collaboration with you, depending on your previous experience. In addition, the role will give you the following added benefits:

  • Ongoing energy industry training and career development: We are very committed to the talent in our organisation and provide development opportunities around the technical components of the role. You will also have access to 1:1 development coaching from one of our Directors. Being a new company, you will have opportunities to learn about and get involved in different areas of the business. This will give you more options in your future career.
  • After successful completion of a probationary period, you can opt to join a pension scheme which currently is structured for a 3% employee contribution and an employer’s pension contribution of 5%.
  • Holiday entitlement: 25 holidays + 8 public holidays.

This is the perfect opportunity for a dedicated and passionate person with a strong intellect and an analytical and enquiring mindset. If you are looking to fast-track your career with an energy provider that truly does care about the customer and their employees, then this role is worth serious consideration!

Please send your application to peopleteam@peoplesenergy.co.uk.

Energy Cost Analyst

 Job Description

  • Want to work for a green, disruptive and ethical energy supplier?
  • Interested in using your analytical and strategic brain to help deliver profits back to the customer?
  • Want an opportunity to learn and grow with a fast-paced, development-oriented company?

Then joining People’s Energy may be for you…

 

Who are People’s Energy?

People’s Energy is a new green and ethical gas and electricity supply company, based in Musselburgh near Edinburgh.
We launched on 1 August 2017 and are growing rapidly. We have an ambitious goal:
We want to put 1 million people in charge of their own energy
People’s Energy differs significantly from existing energy suppliers.  We want to bring trust back into the energy market and offer a simple and fair solution for all customers.  We give 75% of the profits back to customers, promise full transparency, and we will involve customers in key decisions.  The electricity we sell is 100% renewable.

 

So far we have had a great interest in what we are offering, with lots of people telling us that they have been waiting for someone to offer something that was truly different.

 

Our rapid growth means that we are dealing with ever bigger volumes of customer numbers and data. This is where you come in – we need a person who is intelligent, enjoys analysing how the different timings, customer numbers and volumes can impact the business, making sense of them and working with your finance colleagues to make recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer.

 

 Your new role

The overall objectives for the role of the Energy Cost Analyst are:

  • Ensure we have updated cost model at all times, so we are able to determine and further model our financial position at any point in time
  • Monitoring of Policy/regulation changes that affect prices and business model
  • Modelling a set of scenarios based on changes in the market, customer acquisition etc.

You will play a key role in living out the People’s Energy core values: Customers and our colleagues matter hugely to us, and so does the planet. We expect all team members to demonstrate these values every day.

 

What will you need to succeed?

You must have experience in the energy industry, ideally for at least two years.  This should include an understanding of the different costs within the energy retail industry (e.g. BSUoS, TNUoS, Contract for differences etc).
In addition, you have experience in analysing and modelling complex data sets.
You will be an advanced user of various computing software, primarily Microsoft Excel, whilst knowledge and experience of SQL databases would be advantageous.

You are a strong problem solver who uses logic and lateral thinking to see patterns and spot trends that are not immediately obvious. You know how to simplify the complex, make clear recommendations and communicate simply but accurately to others. You have a strong attention to detail, while also demonstrating an ability to adopt a broader perspective.

You know how to prioritise and structure your workload, and you are a strong team player who is supportive of others and willing to get stuck in and help others out. You demonstrate a strong work ethic and tenacity when faced with obstacles. Customers matter to you, and you have a clear desire to have a positive impact and create change in society.

 

What you will earn, and other benefits

Your salary will be determined in collaboration with you, depending on your previous experience. In addition, the role will give you the following added benefits:

  • Ongoing energy industry training and career development. We are very committed to the talent in our organisation and provide development opportunities around the technical components of the role. You will also have access to 1:1 development coaching from one of our Directors. Being a new company, you will have opportunities to learn about and get involved in different areas of the business. This will give you more options in your future career.
  • After successful completion of a probationary period, you can opt to join a pension scheme which currently is structured for a 3% employee contribution and an employer’s pension contribution of 5%.
  • Holiday entitlement: 25 holidays + 8 public holidays.

This is the perfect opportunity for a dedicated and passionate person with a strong intellect and an analytical and enquiring mindset.

If you are looking to fast-track your career with an energy provider that truly does care about the customer and their employees, then this role is worth serious consideration!

Please send your application to peopleteam@peoplesenergy.co.uk.

Membership Support Consultant

We are all about People. In fact, it’s in our name. What about you?

People’s Energy is a rapidly growing gas and electricity supplier based in Musselburgh. In operation, for over a year we have grown from a team of 2 to over 40 people all working together in our bright open plan offices. We also have over 16,000 lovely customers, with more signing up every day! We believe that energy should be fair, so we give back 75% of our profits to our members, work with energy poverty charities and plan on giving our members ownership of the company. (Check out Peoplesenergy.co.uk for more info.)

Now, this is where you come in.

We are looking for all types of people to join our team. Particularly, a great opportunity for graduates wanting to work in an evolving industry.

 

  • If you are a quick learner and interested in the energy market. Then we want you.
  • If you enjoy helping people and managing their accounts; we want you.
  • If you like working for an ethical and fair employer. That’s right, we want you.
  • If you like to be part of a fun, proactive team. You guessed it, we want you.

 

We need fun, enthusiastic, ‘people’s people’ to manage our member accounts and provide amazing member service. As the business is growing, progression is fast. With the opportunity to develop in other areas of the business.

Customer service experience within a contact centre environment is desirable, as is knowledge of the energy market. But you will be given full training, so you have all the tools you need to own every query you receive from start to finish. Basic computer skills are essential. This is a real opportunity for you to learn lots of new skills and to be involved in building a company that offers something very different to people. It is a very exciting road ahead for us, and for you too, should you wish to join us!

What we offer:

Currently, your work hours are 9am-5pm Monday – Friday. But as we grow they will include some evening work (until 8 pm), also some Saturday hours. We are a ‘Living Wage’ accredited employer.

Temporary and permanent positions available.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits: 25 holidays + 8 public holidays, pension scheme, 1:1 development training, anti-corporate environment (you can wear jeans!) and the biggest benefit – Albus, our office dog.

Salary: Based on experience

Please send your application to peopleteam@peoplesenergy.co.uk.

IT and Facilities Support

Fancy a new challenge?? We are looking for a passionate problem solver to join our rapidly growing team on a part time basis with additional ad hoc hours as required.

 

For this post you should have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience in a forward-facing support role and a positive proactive manner
  • Ability to work effectively with people of differing IT abilities
  • Experience of Windows 10 and Office365
  • Self-reliance in researching issues and resolutions
  • A healthy interest in security measures to help protect data and IT assets
  • Ability to configure networks
  • Ability to complete API and file transfer between servers
  • Experience in maintaining remote servers

 

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Providing 1st line support to our business users for general office IT issues (internet not working, headset not working, need to be set up for call listening, VPN not working etc.)
  • Facilitate the smooth and prompt resolution of hardware, software, network and printer issues
  • Ordering equipment and liaising with suppliers, maintain stocks of spares including PCs, headsets, furniture etc.
  • Helping with the onboarding and offboarding of staff members
  • Contributing continual improvements to our IT processes
  • Creating guides and documentation to enable users in the business to self-help where possible
  • Documenting access to systems and cloud web accounts for all employees including a record of allocated hardware
  • Office moves and layout restructures
  • Maintenance and implementation of IT infrastructure
  • Manage and maintain remote servers and complete backups and security reviews

Salary will be dependent on experience.

 

Please send your application to peopleteam@peoplesenergy.co.uk.

Success Support

The purpose of this role is to carry out tasks across all areas of the Success Team duties: Billing, Industry Operations, Settlements, Registrations & Metering. You will be responsible for working processes across all the above areas, and you need to be on hand to support and upskill the Membership Support Team when they need information.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Management of the day to day tasks required in the Success Team.
  • End to end processing of data and exceptions through to successful resolution.
  • Understanding the reasons for industry exception failures and identifying solutions.
  • Processing Data Flows and managing accounts through every aspect of their journey from account creation to supply loss.
  • Flexible working between various work streams.
  • Resolving normal and complex enquires.
  • Call handling with other energy suppliers and 3rd parties.
  • Supporting other departments in the business, working as one team and promoting collaboration.
  • Helping to drive business change improvements, propose new ideas and improve processes, to help improve members’ experience and increase company performance and reputation.

Additional Duties:

  • Adapting to change, moving easily between processes and learning new work processes quickly and willingly.
  • Helping to develop & implement work guides for people within the Success Team and in other teams (particularly Membership Support Team)
  • Support & train others, both colleagues within & out with the team
  • Liaising with customers on any exceptions and/or technical issues as required
  • Actively living the values of ‘Human-to-Human’, ‘We’re on it’, ‘Naked’ and ‘It’s yours’ and challenging behaviours in others when these are not aligned with our values

What we offer:

Currently, your work hours are 9am-5pm Monday – Friday. But as we grow they will include some evening work (until 8 pm), also some Saturday hours.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits: 25 holidays + 8 public holidays, pension scheme, 1:1 development training, anti-corporate environment (you can wear jeans!) and the biggest benefit – Albus, our office dog.

Salary: Based on experience. We are a ‘Living Wage’ accredited employer.

Please send your application to peopleteam@peoplesenergy.co.uk.