Our market-leading network of health and safety professionals is the largest in the marketplace. We work with candidates who can make an immediate impact on HSE agendas in mid to executive level roles. Our consultants, specialists in the health and safety recruitment field, are trusted by leading corporates, NGOs, non-profits and consultancies to build impactful teams and drive cultural change.

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HSE Recruitment &

Executive Search

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

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Talent Development

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

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Contract & Interim

HSE Recruitment

Our contract and interim recruitment service, staffed by specialist recruiters, supports businesses to expedite their health and safety projects, develop their teams or provide cover for vacant HSE positions. We provide rapid access to a large network of HSE interim and contract professionals and can get you the support you need quickly.

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Meet the Team

Testimonials

  • Paul Stoelker - ISS - Testimonial

    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.

    Paul Stoelker, Head of Health & Safety

    ISS
  • Tony Leach - Keepmoat Homes - Testimonial

    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

    Tony Leach, Group SHEQ Director

    Keepmoat Homes
  • Jeff Roycroft - Thai Union Group - Testimonial

    ​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.

    Thai Union Group

    Jeff Roycroft, HSE Director - Europe

    Thai Union Group
  • Stephanie Camm, Head of Health & Safety

    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.

    Stephanie Camm, Head of Health & Safety, Unite Students

  • HSE Director - Laing O'Rourke - Testimonial

    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.

    Laing O’Rourke

    Health, Safety and Environment Director

    Laing O’Rourke
  • Nick Martens - Keepmoat Homes - Testimonial

    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.

    Keepmoat Homes

    Nick Martens, Director of Health, Safety & Sustainability

    Keepmoat Homes
  • Karl Huntzicker - Salesforce - Testimonial

    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.

    Karl Huntzicker, Global Director of Health & Safety

    Salesforce
  • Michael Cooke - ABB - Testimonial

    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.

    ABB

    Michael Cooke, Senior VP of HSE & Sustainability

    ABB
  • Lauren Green - The Co-Op Property - Testimonial

    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.

    The Co-Op

    Lauren Green - Head of Risk, Health, Safety & Environment - Property

    The Co-Op

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

    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.

    Acre Frameworks

Service Overview

Acre has been a leader in the field of health and safety recruitment for over 10 years. We have seen the HSE recruitment 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, supported by our global teams in offices in London, New York and Amsterdam.

Our Health and Safety Recruitment Services:

We recruit at management to executive level, and operate globally often working with large corporates, but also with other organisation types such as consultancies and multi-stake-holder initiatives concerned with improving health and safety 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 health and safety recruitment within the construction, built environment and manufacturing sectors, but work across all industry sectors from financial institutions and technology companies.

The HSE roles we recruit for are in disciplines such as:

Health and Safety Contract & Interim Recruitment:

In addition to permanent recruitment capabilities (including executive search) we have a growing HSE Contract and Interim recruitment team, who work globally to source experienced professionals, often for large infrastructure projects. We can also support our clients with consultancy assignments via our Acre Bench, a group of best-in-class HSE and sustainability interim consultants and freelancers.

An Evolving Profession:

Over the years we have seen the health and safety profession evolve from being primarily a technical function, to one which is far more relevant to the broader commercial aspirations of a business. As such, the competencies required, particularly at leadership and executive level, have developed a great deal. Modern HSE 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. Our Acre Frameworks leadership assessment and development tool guides our recruitment processes, and helps our clients to make an informed choice when it comes to new hires and their non-technical abilities.

Supporting the Transition:

Acre is supportive of this transition within health and safety, which is why Acre Frameworks 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 both an individual and team level.

Contact Us​:

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