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HSE Recruitment &

Executive Search

We’re constantly searching for the best talent in health, safety and environment, augmenting our already impressive network with leaders who can drive cultural change. Our expert and experienced 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 sets the benchmark for competency assessment in the HSE profession. We help HSE 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 and Interim

HSE Recruitment

We help innovative corporates and forward-thinking businesses expedite their HSE projects, develop their teams or provide cover for vacant positions, by providing rapid access to a large network of HSE interim and contract professionals.

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Meet The Team

What Our Clients Say...

  • Feefo

    Excellent, intelligent, helpful recruiters, with a very thorough understanding of their job market and the skills of those looking for new positions.

    Environmental Manager

    Balfour Beatty
  • 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."

    ISG

    Vikki Ilieva, Lead Health and Safety Manager

    ISG
  • Feefo

    ​"I find the Acre team to be thoroughly professional and innovative in both the recruitment and talent development markets. Acre Frameworks and the Advisory Panel is a vital and effective resource in developing good H&S leaders and individuals, as well as helping to change the UK public's perception of the H&S sector. I love working with Acre because I know it is mutually beneficial and they share our ethical and professional values."

    Feefo

    Trusted Customer

    Feefo
  • International Tin Association (ITA)

    ​"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."

    International Tin Association (ITA)

    Richard Evans

    International Tin Association (ITA)
  • Trusted Customer - Chloe B

    ​"Very attentive, good communication and Chloe Barnett was amazing."

    Feefo

    Trusted Customer

    Feefo
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Lendlease

    Director of Environment, Health & Safety - Europe

    Lendlease
  • 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
  • Co-Op

    Following our RHSE team’s experience with Acre Frameworks Coaching and Development programme, we enlisted their recruitment function to support with two key hires into the team. 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 the Frameworks assessment 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-Operative

    Head of Risk, Health, Safety & Environment - Property

    The Co-Operative

Featured Content

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Case Study: Hiring the Chief Safety Officer at the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety
  • 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

HSE Recruitment Service Overview

Acre has been a leader in the field of Health and Safety recruitment 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 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.

We have a strong focus on health and safety recruitment within the construction sector, but work across all industry sectors from manufacturers, to financial institutions and technology companies.

In addition to permanent recruitment capabilities (including executive search) we have a growing EHS contract and interim 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 EHS 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 business. As such, the competencies required, particularly at leadership and executive level, have developed a great deal. Modern EHS 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 EHS professionals. Beyond assessing these capabilities, our Frameworks team are able to support development through coaching and training at individual and team level.​