Chief Scientific Officer


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This is an exciting opportunity to become the Chief Scientific Officer at an innovative new company working with communities & organisations seeking to understand, adapt, articulate, & ultimately prosper in a low carbon future.

BeZero’s work is research-led & product-based drawing on the team’s multi-disciplinary backgrounds across finance, economics, policy, & training.

We have two core offerings:

  1. Decarbonisation

BeZero designs & implements decarbonisation strategies via our proprietary 3Cs framework.

Collect: calculate & publish the CO2-equivalent footprint of your organisation, and/or products.

Cut: create a bespoke carbon footprint management plan to drive behavioural & operational change, including costed static & dynamic reduction strategies.

Communicate: deliver a BeZero Carbon report featuring easily digestible datasets, insights, & recommendations; create a bespoke modular-based climate action training courses to arm you with the tools to articulate your decarbonisation story.

2. Natural Capital consultancy

BeZero provides Natural Capital advisory services to companies, investors and conservation groups. This includes delivery of bespoke natural capital impacts and dependencies analysis (e.g. biodiversity, carbon, ecology) and socio-economic cost-benefit analysis.


Role – Chief Scientific Officer

Pensionable Salary – £30,000 per annum paid on the last day of each month with the opportunity to participate in attractive revenue-based variable compensation, reviewed annually.

Equity – Generous option scheme available for early employees, based on experience.

Minimum Weekly Working Hours Mon-Fri – 40

Start Date – Immediate

Place of Work – Flexible with a minimum of 2 days spent in working with BeZero Team in the office (preferably 3 days) unless otherwise approved by line manager

Probationary Period – Your employment will be subject an initial 3 month probationary period

Reporting – You will report directly into your line manager (the Chief Research Officer) and your role will form part of the Executive Committee.

Main responsibilities

The successful candidate will be appointed as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer.

As CSO you will lead the scientific aspect of BeZero’s core offering, helping validate and develop our 3C’s of decarbonisation and broader natural capital work frameworks.

Using your prior scientific experience you will be expected to apply your knowledge across the company in developing and enhancing our service to clients and broadening our external engagement.

You will be encouraged to remain at the forefront and contribute to the latest research and innovation in the ecological aspects of decarbonisation and broader natural capital.

The CSO will form part of BeZero’s senior leadership committee, which is responsible for setting the firm’s strategic focus and goals.

Your Training

We are happy to consider any on the job training that may further advance the candidates ability to fulfil the full scope of this role. This would be in discussion with the line manager and in consideration of the time and resources required.


Although not required, it would be preferred if candidates have a PhD in Ecology or similar and a few years experience in some form of environmental services and Natural Capital assessment. We are happy for corporate experience to supplant the need for extensive academic experience and visa versa.


  • 20 days elective holiday plus 8 bank holidays a year
  • 5 days Rewilding Leave allowance
  • Company laptop
  • Opportunity to work in fast growing start-up business
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company social events including meals
  • Revenue share opportunity in future growth
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