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HSE Executive Search and Recruitment

We’re constantly searching for the best construction health and safety professionals for projects and organisations, augmenting our already impressive network with leaders who can drive cultural change. Our expert, experienced construction health and safety recruitment consultants, backed by an in-house research team, have a strong track record of placing senior construction health and safety executives at world-leading organisations.

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HSE Talent Development

Acre Frameworks sets the benchmark for competency assessment in the HSE profession. We help HSE leaders improve the performance of their construction health and safety teams and individuals through robust behavioural assessments which identify skill gaps and provide objective data to backup hiring decisions.

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Contract and Interim

HSE Professionals

Our construction 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 construction health and safety projects, develop their teams or provide cover for vacant positions.

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  • Tony Leach - Keepmoat

    The feedback provided from the assessment process run by Acre Frameworks has enabled Keepmoat to fully analyse and understand the development needs of its senior SHEQ team. This is invaluable to Keepmoat as although the managers have the right technical skills, there is a need for them to have stronger management and leadership skills as their roles evolve in a growing business.

    Keepmoat Homes

    Director of Health, Safety and Sustainability

    Keepmoat Homes
  • ISG

    ​​"Great agency who really appreciate the human factor when jobs are available, and finding the correct fit for the employer. Highly respectful towards the candidates, and always keep you informed. Transparency and professionalism were all the way embedded in every action and arrangement. Really, really grateful for the hours of professionalism committed by the recruiter."


    Vikki Ilieva, Lead Health and Safety Manager

  • 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.

    Various Clients

    Acre Frameworks
  • Head of Health Safety & Security at Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

    ​​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 & improving my thinking & 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 too and where I now hope to address this and unlock the further potential for growth.

    Head of Health Safety & Security

    Zoological Society of London
  • Laing O'Rourke

    Laing O’Rourke have a vision for doing safety differently and this requires that not only do we approach the subject with a different mindset but that we consider the sort of attributes and characteristics that our people require to be successful in this new paradigm. Acre Frameworks gives us the insight required to allow both the organisation and, more importantly, the individual to focus on areas of strength and opportunity allowing both to excel in these areas of new challenge.

    Health, Safety and Environment Director

    Laing O'Rourke
  • Martin Coyd - Lendlease

    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 and Safety profession and confirms Acre’s place as market leader. The feedback from assessing the entire Lend Lease Health and Safety 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 this tool as part of their recruitment offering, Acre support us in making informed hiring decisions and seamlessly transition new staff from recruitment into development.


    Director of Environment, Health & Safety - Europe

  • Simon Walker

    The whole team found the process very useful and many of the ‘areas of improvement’ identified in the report are now making their way in to our appraisal process. The comparison against the different groups i.e. leadership and fundamentals was particularly useful in helping the team progress to the next role. I personally have found this to be really useful, firstly in identifying skills matrixes across the team but secondly comparing our team to the industry norm groups. We think we are a high performing team but comparing it to industry has helped confirm where we can improve.

    Mount Anvil

    Director of Environment, Health & Safety

    Mount Anvil
  • Nick Martens, Head of HSE

    A pleasure to work with and a great outcome.

    Acre distinguished themselves in their value proposition which is why we appointed them. What set them apart further was their delivery of an ambitious and complex project comprising the selection and recruitment of multiple senior people. Our partners Johnny and Anna were extremely professional and capable in their fields of expertise and I would highly recommend them and their colleagues to anyone considering sourcing top talent.

    Keepmoat Homes

    Director of Health, Safety and Sustainability

    Keepmoat Homes
  • ABB Testimonial

    With their commitment to facilitate the 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 Sustainability and HSE at the heart of our business.

    We had incredibly positive feedback on the Development and Assessment Centre (DAC) 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.


    Senior VP of HSE & Sustainability


Featured Content

  • 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.

    Case Study: Hiring x6 Health & Safety Business Partners for Keepmoat Homes
  • 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.

    What We're Learning: Navigating a Pandemic Through the Lens of an HSE Leader
  • Acre Frameworks

    ​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 profiling and development solution designed to tackle this skill gap head-on.

    Acre Frameworks
  • 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.

    Acre Frameworks - Client Testimonials
  • 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 though our activities.

    In 2020 we celebrate 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. 

    Take a Tour of our Global Impact
  • Acre Frameworks

    We enable HSE leaders to improve the performance of their teams and the individuals within them through robust behavioural assessment and data driven development solutions.

    Acre Frameworks
  • Acre Inspire+

    The 25 up-and-coming H&S professionals who attended our recent Acre Inspire+ event were challenged to flesh out their personal motivations for a career in health and safety and practice storytelling skills. They communicated their purpose to others, to engage with people in more meaningful ways, build closer relationships, influence more effectively.

    Acre Inspire+

Service Overview

Construction Health and Safety 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.

Our Services:

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 construction 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 construction health and safety projects. We can also support our clients with consultancy assignments via our Acre Bench, a group of best-in-class construction health and safety and sustainability interim consultants and freelancers.

An Evolving Profession:

Over the years, we have seen the construction 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 construction 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:

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Get in touch today to discuss our Health and Safety recruitment and HSE recruitment services within Construction.