Compliance Manager

Location: London-based

Start date: ASAP

About us:

BeZero Carbon is a global ratings agency for the Voluntary Carbon Market. Our ratings allow all market participants to price and manage risk. BeZero’s ratings and research tools support buyers, intermediaries, investors, and carbon project developers.

Founded in April 2020, our 100-strong team combines climatic and earth sciences, sell-side financial research, earth observation, machine learning, data and technology, engineering, and public policy expertise. We work from six continents.

Job Description:

BeZero, as a ratings agency for the Voluntary Carbon Market, must maintain a strong policy, procedure, compliance and control environment to safeguard the integrity of our work and our reputation in the market.

This role will be hands-on and instrumental in building our compliance function and ensuring BeZero complies with regulatory and ethical standards applicable to capital markets ratings agencies. We’re looking for someone who is analytical, ethical and comfortable tackling challenging situations in a straightforward, collaborative manner. You’ll have excellent organisational skills and enjoy working in the detail, leveraging colleagues and external resources to deliver results.


  • Own, review and update company policies
  • Work with professional advisors to produce and review policies and other relevant documents
  • Define procedures, processes and controls to implement policies
  • Design and maintain the control environment
  • Conduct audits to ensure compliance
  • Investigate, diagnose and resolve issues
  • Drive learning and development to support adoption of policies and procedures
  • Stay informed about any relevant changes in the market that impact BeZero compliance
  • Report performance to senior management

Our ideal candidate will…

  • …have experience in compliance within a financial services business
  • …understand the function and activities of ratings agencies
  • …be detail oriented, methodical and diligent

Please know that even if you don’t have experience in all the areas above but think you could do a great job and are excited about building a great company culture, bringing transparency to the voluntary carbon market, and being part of a fast-growing team, we would love to hear from you!

What we’ll offer:

  • Ownership of Compliance across a high growth business
  • Competitive remuneration and opportunity for equity in a rapidly growing VC-backed start-up through share options
  • Ability to learn and develop alongside a range of sector specialists from the scientific, economic and business community
  • Opportunity to work in a cross-cutting role, interacting with lots of different parts of the business
  • Central London office space (Old Street), with some flexibility to work from home 1-2 days a week, as well as regular social events including weekly team lunches
  • Competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday, extra half day leave on your birthday, extra holiday between Christmas and New Year, life insurance, critical illness cover, income protection, private medical insurance, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan, cycle to work, workplace nursery, monthly wellbeing budget and more

Our interview process:

  • Initial screening interview (15 mins)
  • Second interview(s) + skills test
  • Final interview with senior management
  • Reference checks + offer

We value diversity at BeZero Carbon. We need a team that brings different perspectives and backgrounds together to build the tools needed to make the voluntary carbon market transparent. We are therefore committed to not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, age, or disability.