Our market-leading network of quality management HSE professionals is the largest in the marketplace, helping us identify candidates who can make an immediate impact on HSE agendas in mid to executive level roles. Our consultants, specialists in the quality management health and safety Recruitment field, are trusted by leading corporates, NGOs, non-profits and consultancies to build impactful teams and drive cultural change.
HSE Executive Search and Recruitment
We’re constantly searching for the best quality management health and safety professionals for projects and organisations, augmenting our already impressive network with leaders who can drive cultural change. Our expert, experienced quality management health and safety recruitment consultants, backed by an in-house research team, have a strong track record of placing senior quality management health and safety executives at world-leading organisations.
HSE Talent Development
Acre Frameworks sets the benchmark for competency assessment in the HSE profession. We help HSE leaders improve the performance of their quality management health and safety teams and individuals through robust behavioural assessments which identify skill gaps and provide objective data to backup hiring decisions.
Contract & Interim HSE Professionals
Our quality management health and safety recruitment team can also provide rapid access to highly experienced professionals for contract and interim roles to help forward-thinking businesses expedite their quality management health and safety projects, develop their teams or provide cover for vacant positions.
Acre's Greg Brittian took the time to understand my career aspirations, didn't forget me as the years passed, and gave me the opportunity to achieve my goals. Greg invested in me over the long term and I don't think this is common in industry today. It was a win-win.
Clients from REM, Selfridges, Lloyd's Register and Vodafone discuss the impact that Acre's talent development solutions have had on their HSE teams.
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of working with the extremely talented Kendelle Tekstar from Acre Frameworks. I participated in some self-discovery around my non-technical competencies, with the aim of influencing and improving my thinking and behaviour, as part of my continued professional development.
The whole process was very insightful and most certainly thought-provoking. I have come away with a much improved self-awareness and a discovery of self-development. I am just trying to be the best that I can by taking responsibility for self leadership. This positive process has highlighted areas which I was previously blinded to and where I now hope to address this and unlock the further potential for growth.
Frameworks is the kind of innovative and bold move we have come to expect from Acre. This initiative leads the way in driving a much-needed change in the Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) profession and confirms Acre’s place as a market leader. The feedback from assessing the entire Lendlease HSE team has allowed us to refocus, engage, and develop our people to drive our organisational goal of creating an incident and injury-free workplace. Utilising Acre's assessment service as part of their recruitment offering supported us to make informed hiring decisions and to seamlessly transition new staff from recruitment into development.
Anna’s coaching has been absolutely key in me securing my last two executive positions. It helped me align key personal requirements with key career aspirations. This gave me some much needed clarity as a working mother.
It also pushed me professionally and as a result, I’ve seen my performance, the perception of me and my team, move forward in a big way.
To help us to invest in the success of our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) team, we engaged Acre Frameworks to identify group strengths and development needs.
To ensure that we were able to put their recommendations into action, we also decided to include personal coaching sessions for each team member. The sessions with our coach have provided each team member with the ability to receive professional and independent development guidance based upon their discussions and Frameworks assessment. It has been so well received that we are excited to continue the coaching going forward.
With their commitment to facilitate the Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) industry's transition towards a more progressive approach through Acre Frameworks, Acre was uniquely positioned to partner with us on our project to put HSE & Sustainability at the heart of our business.
We had incredibly positive feedback on the Development and Assessment Centre (DAC) that Acre Frameworks designed for us, attended by our top HSE & Sustainability leaders across the globe. Bespoke training and development plans were rolled out globally based on outcomes from the DAC with support from Acre, which once again received very positive feedback.
Following our Risk, Health, Safety & Environment (RHSE) team’s experience with an Acre Frameworks coaching and development programme, we enlisted Acre's recruitment function to support us with two key hires. After working with other specialist recruiters to no avail, Acre took over the process and helped us get back on the right track.
Their approach was enhanced by the inclusion of their Acre Frameworks assessments as part of the recruitment process. Ultimately, this gave us the confidence that our selected candidates were both technical experts and the right people for the job from a cultural perspective, resulting in two first-class hires. Moving forward, I wouldn’t look beyond Acre for our RHSE team’s growth and development.
Find Your Next Challenge
Acre operate globally from our offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to fill a comprehensive range of jobs across Sustainability, Corporate Affairs, ESG, Impact Investing, Health and Safety, Environment and Energy. We work to fill senior, influential positions, as well as a range of high impact mid-level roles.
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Case Study: Hiring x6 Health & Safety Business Partners for Keepmoat Homes
Keepmoat Homes is a £600m British house-building business, headquartered in Doncaster. The organisation focuses on developing affordable, sustainable homes across the UK, with 75% of Keepmoat’s customers being first time buyers.
Acre were tasked with building a team of six Regional Health & Safety Business Partners to enable a cultural transformation of Keepmoat’s Health & Safety function.
What We're Learning: Navigating a Pandemic Through the Lens of an HSE Leader
Over the course of April, Acre convened a number of virtual round-tables to discuss business continuity and effective Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) leadership during the COVID-19 outbreak.
It takes more than technical expertise to succeed in purposeful roles, but there's a shortage of individuals with the skills to effectively drive change and deliver business outcomes.
Acre Frameworks is a ground-breaking talent assessment and development solution designed to tackle this skill gap head-on.
Case Study: Hiring the Chief Safety Officer at the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety
The Accord is a ground-breaking agreement between over 200 global retail brands and the world’s two largest trade unions, with the aim of improving the safety conditions of c.3 million garment workers in Bangladesh. With a limited time frame to launch, Acre was retained to hire the first two employees – the Executive Director and Chief Safety Inspector, both rare profiles, yet vital to the success of the initiative.
Acre Frameworks - Client Testimonials
Acre Frameworks' clients from REM, Selfridges, Lloyd's Register and Vodafone discuss the benefits of using the development tool within their HSE team.
Take a Tour of our Global Impact
Ingrained in Acre’s DNA is a strong sense of purpose – we aspire to catalyse social and environmental improvements through our activities.
In 2020, we celebrated the opening of our Amsterdam office, augmenting our existing presence in London and New York. An enhanced presence in Europe represents an opportunity to increase our global impact.
We upskill health, safety and sustainability professionals across the globe with the non-technical skills essential to be effective in their role through leadership assessments, coaching and training.
The 25 up-and-coming H&S professionals who attended our Acre Inspire+ event were challenged to flesh out their personal motivations for a career in health and safety and practice their storytelling skills. They communicated their purpose to others in order to engage with people in more meaningful ways, to build closer relationships and to influence more effectively.
Health and Safety Recruitment | Quality Management Recruitment Service Overview
Acre has recruited in the field of health, safety and environment for over 10 years and we have seen the market and skill set develop dramatically over this time. We have been fortunate to work on many of the world’s most impactful HSE roles and have global capabilities with offices in London, New York and Amsterdam.
We recruit at management to executive level and operate globally, working with large corporates but also with other organisation types such as consultancies and multi-stakeholder initiatives concerned with improving HSE standards for workers in the developing world. Our Executive Search offering is trusted by world-leading organisations to place leaders in roles that drive forward their agendas.
We have a strong focus on quality management health and safety recruitment but work across all industry sectors from manufacturers, to financial institutions and technology companies.
In addition to our permanent and executive search recruitment capabilities, we have a growing contract and interim HSE recruitment team, who work globally to source experienced professionals, often for large infrastructure and quality management health and safety projects. We can also support our clients with consultancy assignments via our Acre Bench, a group of best-in-class quality management health and safety and sustainability interim consultants and freelancers.
An Evolving Profession:
Over the years, we have seen the quality management health and safety profession evolve from being primarily a technical function, to one which is far more relevant to the broader commercial aspirations of business. As such, the competencies required, particularly at leadership and executive level, have developed a great deal. Modern quality management health and safety leaders are likely to be highly effective change managers, innovative and will have the ability to develop high performing teams, often with a global perspective.
Supporting the Transition:
Acre is supportive of this transition, and has developed a unique tool to assess the leadership and business competencies of HSE professionals, Acre Frameworks which has been developed in conjunction with many of the world’s leading HSE professionals. Beyond assessing these capabilities, our Frameworks team are able to support development through coaching and training at individual and team level.
The HSE roles we recruit for are in disciplines such as: