Company details

Risilience is seeking to employ two new climate and nature risk analyst to join us in our mission to help businesses manage their exposure and response to the dual nature-climate crisis – the two biggest systemic threats facing the economy.

We have developed a unique modelling and analytics platform, founded on more than a decade of influential frameworks pioneered by Risilience’s founders at the Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. The outputs of our models help corporations assess and navigate the risks and opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon, nature-positive economy.

Our software platform along with our advisory services helps companies produce climate- and nature-related analytics to navigate their pathway to net zero and sustainable business practices.

The Risilience client base comprises a growing list of globally recognised brands, including Nestlé, Burberry, and Reckitt. The pedigree of our solutions is supported by our deep academic and science-based roots and the close ties we maintain to the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies.

This role will be part of the environmental analytics team based in our Cambridge office. While we do support flexible/hybrid working and can look at applicants based outside the Cambridge area, the applicant will be expected to work from the Cambridge office most of the time.

In this role you will help us to develop our suite of environmental and risk models. As a key member of the modelling team, you will wrangle complex datasets, conduct analytics and build rigorous models to help quantify the probability, consequences, and financial impacts of nature and climate risk scenarios. Your work will generate new insights through the visualization and representation of outputs to solve challenges related to the quantification of environmental risks to business. You will be part of a talented team of modellers, economists, data scientists, and software engineers, as well as contributing to the development of the wider company and client base.

Essential Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, natural sciences, economics, mathematics, physics or a related quantitative discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience with a programming language such as Python (preferred) or another language.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including the ability to learn new topics and develop innovative solutions.
  • An ability to source information; organize and interpret datasets; and present results visually.
  • An interest in climate change and/or nature risks and how these may impact business.

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of and/or expertise in relevant topics related to climate change and nature risk, such as physical risk science, economics and finance, technology, etc.
  • Experience using and interpreting graphical information systems (GIS).
  • Relevant experience in predictive model development.


Our business received Series B funding at the start of 2023 and is growing rapidly.

  • Salary: £30K – £42K Depending on Experience
  • Annual Bonus
  • Company Pension
  • Flexible working
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 25 days holiday allowance (option to purchase 5 more)

Diversity and Inclusion 

Risilience is committed to a proactive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity. Entry into employment is determined by personal merit and by the application of criteria required for the post.  No applicant for an appointment or member of staff will be treated less favorably than another on the grounds of sex (including gender reassignment), marital or parental status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, disability (including HIV status), sexual orientation, religion, age or socio-economic factors.

Information if you have a Disability 

Risilience welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and is committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process. Adjustments will be made, wherever reasonable to do so, to enable applicants to compete to the best of their ability and, if successful, to assist them during their employment.

We encourage applicants to declare their disabilities in order that any special arrangements, particularly for the selection process, can be accommodated. Applicants or employees can declare a disability at any time.

Right to work 

You must have full permission to live and work in the UK without time limit, restriction or sponsorship.

Closing Date 

The closing date for all applications is 31 May 2024.