Since 2003, we’ve been connecting talented candidates who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organisations to ensure that their people get home safe and well, every day.
Not only can our specialist health and safety recruitment team find the best candidates for your HSE jobs, but we’ll also develop and nurture your existing teams to ensure they have the skills required for your business to prosper and progress.
We find and develop the current and future leaders that your business needs to build a safer, more sustainable future.
Our dedicated health and safety recruitment service includes:
HSE Recruitment &
For two decades, we’ve been in touch with the very best candidates in the health and safety recruitment market, which means we can meet your ambitions by being a trusted partner for finding and developing the talent your business needs to make a lasting impact on your business, and society as a whole.
Our experienced health and safety recruitment consultants, backed by our in-house talent development team, have an unparalleled track record of placing senior HSE executives at world-leading organisations.
Health & Safety Leadership Development
Acre Frameworks, our in-house talent development consultancy, is the market-leader in learning and development services for the health, safety and sustainability professionals.
Our coaches take the time to understand your business and your HSE teams, creating tailored development programmes and delivering engaging learning experiences. We work with progressive organisations to create high-performing teams who will drive safe, sustainable change.
Contract & Interim
You need the right people, at the right time, to make a difference in the right places. Our global network of health and safety professionals means we’re always in touch with market-leading HSE leaders, and we can quickly find the right people to achieve your HSE ambitions.
Our health and safety contract and interim recruitment service, staffed by specialist HSE recruiters, supports businesses to expedite their health and safety projects, develop their HSE teams or provide cover for vacant HSE jobs.
Meet the Team
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Great candidates and honest open communication.
Ben Flint and the Team at Acre have managed to fill some crucial roles for us during the pandemic with excellent candidates. This has not been an easy process and I appreciate the dedication.
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.
I secured my dream job through Acre, who supported me throughout the entire process from the first interview to negotiating my contract.
I was particularly impressed with the Leadership Competency assessment ahead of the final interview, and I was similarly impressed with the post-offer coaching sessions.
This involved helping me learn from experiences in previous roles and how to lever this learning to formulate a clear strategy for starting my new role.
Acre offers an incredible range of services, all of which I have found hugely beneficial personally in my career, and to the organisation I work for.
I have worked with Acre for two years and have found their recruitment, Frameworks Discovery sessions, group coaching and one to one coaching sessions have all had a profound impact and positive effect on our H&S team.
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.
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.
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
Operating globally from our offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, we live by our values, and we are driven by our shared vision; brighter futures for all.
This is what drives us – the knowledge that we are providing organisations with outstanding talent, with the right skills to make the biggest impact in progressive organisations, across sustainability, climate change, corporate affairs & communications, corporate responsibility,ESG, impact investing, health & safety, environment and energy & clean technology.
1 in 3 young workers turn down jobs if a business reveals weak ESG ratings
Millennials and younger workers are already considered a force to be reckoned with, so it may come as a little surprise that they are turning down jobs with companies that lag behind when it comes to valuing ESG factors.
According to a new study by professional services firm KPMG, businesses lacking robust environmental, social and governance credentials are not appealing to younger prospective candidates who are searching for a more environmentally friendly and purpose-driven role.
Becoming a Coach
Hi! I’m Ana, and I’m a Coach at Acre Frameworks. I’m the newest team member, although I’ve been part of Acre for almost 2 years. I wanted to share my story about why I became a Coach, as it’s not exactly a typical profession that’s talked about at university career days.
I was interested in human behaviour from a young age – I was an observant child (according to my family), and I always asked ‘why.’ For example, why people were motivated to do what they do, what made them tick, and the reasons behind their decision-making was always fascinating to me. But how could I forge a career out of my interests?
Utilising the Skillsets in Your Workplace
The BBC recently published an article on age discrimination in the workplace entitled "Over-50s at work: 'You feel your usefulness has passed'’. Although I’m not in that age bracket, I’m certainly not in the first flush of youth, either! It made me reflect on the skills and experience I’ve gained not only through the kind of jobs I’ve had throughout my career but also what I’ve learned from other people – whether they are a line manager, inspirational CEO, or colleague who’s had a different experience to me.
Funding for pioneering nature projects to identify carbon capture
Natural England has announced a £4.3 million funding package to trial carbon capturing and benefit a handful of projects across England.
CO2 can be removed from the atmosphere using nature-based solutions, which will not only tackle challenges affecting people and nature but also prevent emissions from agricultural land and degraded natural sites.
Are you mindful when unwrapping a bar of chocolate?
Are you mindful when unwrapping a bar of chocolate during your favourite Christmas movie?
This question is slightly misleading - I’m not interrogating consumption levels, but rather focusing on the packaging wrapped around your moments of indulgence. While the rustling sound of unwrapping a chocolate bar is satisfying to the senses, the negative impact packaging waste inflicts on the planet is catastrophic.
Health & Safety Recruitment Overview
Health and Safety Recruitment | HSE Recruitment Service Overview
We find impactful HSE professionals to make your business ready for tomorrow.
The unique challenges faced by today’s health and safety profession include disruptive technology and data, a changing workforce demographic, a growing focus on wellbeing, as well as health and safety professionals challenging the validity of the theories and approaches that the profession was built on.
So, more and more, organisations are requiring progressive HSE leaders to disrupt traditional thinking and deliver measurable impact at every level of an organisation.
At Acre and Acre Frameworks, this is our core expertise; finding great leaders to drive the future of your business. With a deep understanding of your health and safety ambitions, we find and develop the health and safety talent your business needs to build resilience, adapt and get people home safe and well, every day.
What areas of health and safety recruitment does Acre operate in?
We have a strong focus on health and safety recruitment within the construction, built environment and manufacturing sectors, but work across all industry sectors from financial institutions and technology companies.
Built Environment HSE Recruitment
We provide a specialist health and safety recruitment service within the built environment landscape, supporting ambitious companies focused on sustainable urban planning and development, architecture, civil engineering and more. If you’re struggling to find the right people to drive change in your built environment jobs, get in touch today.
Browse our latest built environment health and safety jobs here.
Construction Health and Safety Recruitment
The construction industry is more than aware of the urgency to build more robust sustainability foundations into its operations to lessen its environmental impact. Our market-leading network of sustainable construction HSE professionals is the largest in the health and safety marketplace, which helps us identify candidates for construction health and safety jobs who can make an immediate impact in mid-to-senior level roles.
Browse our latest sustainable construction HSE jobs here.
Manufacturing HSE Recruitment
We have a highly experienced manufacturing health and safety recruitment team who have a proven track record of finding esteemed manufacturing HSE and risk professionals across the full sector landscape, from heavy industries to specialist or delicate operations.
Browse our latest manufacturing jobs here.
Driving impactful environmental change starts with cultural change. Our environmental HSE recruitment consultants are trusted by leading corporates, NGOs, non-profits and consultancies to build high performing health, safety and environment teams and to place well-established professionals into a range of environmental jobs.
If your business is ambitious to drive meaningful environmental change, get in touch with our specialist HSE recruitment team today.
Browse our latest environmental jobs here.
Quality Management Recruitment
We know how important it is for organisations to ensure that they’re meeting HSE requirements and continuously improving their processes. Our HSE recruitment consultants have filled an extensive range of quality management jobs with organisations of all sizes to ensure that our clients have the right people in their business to conduct quality management reviews, analyse data, perform internal audits and more.
If you’re looking for an HSEQ Director or a SHEQ Manager to join your business and drive change from day one, we’d be happy to help.
Browse our latest quality management jobs here.
Does Acre provide health and safety contract and interim recruitment services?
In addition to our permanent HSE recruitment and executive search capabilities, we have a rapidly growing HSE contract and interim recruitment team, who work globally to source experienced HSE professionals. Whether you’re looking for someone with BREAAM/LEED expertise or someone with a thorough understanding of the construction HSE recruitment landscape, we have the largest network of HSE contract and interim specialists across the globe who are ready to assist.
What soft skills does Acre look for in a health and safety professional?
We know that it takes more than technical expertise to succeed in health and safety jobs, but recognise that there is a shortage of individuals with the non-technical skills required to drive change and deliver desired business outcomes. Our HSE recruitment and talent development solutions are designed to tackle this skill gap head-on.
We co-created a market-leading competency framework in collaboration with 100+ industry leaders to determine the key skills required for current and future HSE leaders to disrupt traditional thinking and deliver measurable impact.
Available at two levels, our framework assesses against the following competencies:
For junior to pre-management level professionals
Flexible to Change
Planning & Organising
For management to executive level professionals
Driving Change Through Others
Innovation & Courage
Leads High Performing Teams
Legacy & Impact
Strategy Development & Delivery
Find out more about our HSE leadership assessments here.
Why choose Acre to be your HSE recruitment and talent development partner?
We work with your people – the leaders of today and tomorrow – taking the time to understand the skills your business needs to achieve your ambitions and create impact.
And, with our permanent and contract and interim health and safety recruitment capabilities, we can advise on talent solutions that are designed to deliver this change.
We believe that a continuous approach to development leads to different types of actions;
resulting in more thoughtful and impactful behaviours. That’s why our HSE learning programmes include time between sessions to put theory into practice, providing an opportunity to reflect, think and take meaningful action.
Our experts take the time to understand your business and your HSE teams, creating tailored health and safety leadership development programmes and delivering engaging learning experiences through health and safety leadership assessments, coaching and training.
Get in touch today to discuss our health and safety recruitment and HSE recruitment services. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below:
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