Our market-leading network of Construction 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 Construction 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 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.
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.
Contract and Interim
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laing O’Rourke have a vision for doing safety differently and this requires that we not only 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.
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.
The whole team found our Acre Frameworks development programme very useful and many of the ‘areas of improvement’ identified in the report are now making their way into our appraisal process. The comparison against the different groups i.e. leadership and foundations 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, in comparing our team to the industry norm groups. We think we are a high performing team but comparing it to the wider industry has helped confirm where we can improve.
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, assessment 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.
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.
Find Your Next Challenge
Acre operate globally from our offices in London, New York and Amsterdam, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: