What are your ambitions? ​

If you’re ambitious to be both commercially successful, but also to create an inspiring legacy; you’re in the right place.

Perhaps that’s not a place you thought a career in recruitment could take you - to a place where you can prosper and drive real, meaningful change - but at Acre, that’s our purpose. We are the only consultancy globally who can fill world-changing, business-critical positions. We are a trusted partner with over 18 years’ experience and an expansive global network, and can give you and your ambitions a platform to succeed.

We don't mind sharing our ambitions. We want brighter futures for all; our clients, our candidates, society and the environment. We want a world that’s safe, ethical, inclusive and sustainable.

From time to time, people hear that and say “That sounds like a nice ambition.” But what we do and what we stand for isn’t nice; it’s urgent and it’s important. We live our ambitions by specialising in finding the people who will go on to empower their organisations to meet net zero, cut carbon emissions, finance essential projects and build a brighter future for us all.

So, do our ambitions align? Let’s create change, together.

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A Business with Purpose

Purpose is positioned on the same pedestal as profit at Acre. 

We are not only ambitious for our business, but for our clients’ businesses, and for a sustainable future. Our approach is centred around realising our ambitions with energy, momentum and pride. Our success is proof that we can take pride in focusing on our impact on the world, and that the profits will still naturally follow.

We know that isn’t the outlook of a typical recruitment business; but that’s not what we are. 

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Values Driven

We never forget about our values.

Rather than being up on a wall or printed in a handbook, our values are in our DNA. Front and centre of everything we do, you’ll feel them in the air in our offices, you’ll find them present in our conversations and at the core of our communications.

Wherever you are in the world, whichever team or office you’re in, you’ll find integrity, courage, innovation and collaboration.

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Exciting Growth

We're doubling in size - but what does that mean for you?

As the business expands, more opportunity is created for Acre’s team members to transform and develop their careers.

We have a clear progression structure, a performance team to support you, and a spirit of joint endeavor which acknowledged your contibution to our growth.

20% of Acre's share equity is set aside for its team members and allocated annually based on individual contribution.

Meet the Team

What Our Team Say

  • Internal Recruitment - Ian Povey-Hall Quote

    ​I joined Acre from one of London’s leading buy side search firms seeking to combine a passion for financial markets with sustainability. Since joining I have been able to double my annual billings, build an international client base, develop my management capabilities and become a Director leading a team of consultants.

    Ian - Director, Sustainable Finance & Impact Investing

    Acre
  • Internal Recruitment - Richard Kent Quote

    Before being approached about working at Acre, I’d never considered that I could combine my experience as a recruiter with my interests in sustainability. It’s great that I can spend my working day making the world a better place.

    Richard - Senior Research Consultant

    Acre
  • Internal Recruitment - Paula Lee Quote

    Integrity, one of Acre's four values, is the value that resonates most with me. I believe Acre treats people like people and not just names on an organogram, which is a nice change from other recruitment companies I’ve worked for.

    Paula - Terms & Process Manager

    Acre
  • Internal Recruitment - Andy Cartland Quote

    As a business we work hard to foster a culture that allows people to bring their whole selves to work; we know that it creates a kinder, fun, and more engaging place to be. We should all be in an environment where we can express ourselves and celebrate who we are.​As someone who suffered anxiety when I was about 15 through to my 30s, I know how hard it is to be productive if your wellbeing is suffering. I want to role model that it’s beneficial to talk about how you are feeling, and you can be comfortable to do so here.

    Andy - Founder

    Acre
  • Internal Recruitment - Rachel Frost Quote

    ​Something that makes Acre a special place to be is that I would always be up for grabbing a coffee and catch up with absolutely anyone in the business. It doesn’t matter that we’re spread across different corners of the globe and have tripled in size since I’ve been here; that still remains. There’s something about sharing the same values as your colleagues, new or old, that keeps that magical quality alive at Acre.

    Rachel - Global Head of Marketing

    Acre
  • Internal Recruitment - Catherine Harris Quote

    Acre has very generously allowed me to use company time to volunteer at the Future-Fit foundation for three years now. It's enriching for me and it's enriching for Acre and, of course it's supporting an organisation with an incredibly good cause. I'll never forget when I first asked Richard Wright (Acre’s CEO) if he was happy for me to take part - he didn’t even hesitate. I think it was a proud moment for him, and I know for me with nearly 3 years now as a Trustee – it’s something I’m very proud of too!

    Catherine - Director, Sustainable Business, North America

    Acre

Featured Content

  • Faces of Acre: Dedication to Sustainability

    ​In our latest Faces of Acre instalment, we sat down with Harco Leertouwer, our Managing Director Europe, to discuss his lifelong dedication to sustainability. Following on from Harco’s recent interview on the Zuidas Today Talk Show, we wanted to find out more about where his passion for sustainability came from, why he has embedded it in every aspect of his life and how his role at Acre reflects his values.  

    Faces of Acre: Dedication to Sustainability
  • Faces of Acre: The Value of the Alliance

    In our latest Faces of Acre instalment, we sat down with Anna Keen, Acre’s Performance Director and founder of our Learning and Development business, Acre Frameworks, to discuss the Alliance process which is conducted as part of the development of Acre employees. Anna discussed the value of the Alliance process, her passion for developing people and why the alliance is such an importance part of the development of people and success of Acre.  

    Faces of Acre: The Value of the Alliance
  • Faces of Acre: The Future-Fit Foundation

    In our latest Faces of Acre instalment, we sat down with Catherine Harris, Director of Sustainable Business in our New York office, to discuss her pro bono work as a board member for the Future-Fit Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to develop the tools companies and investors need to make better decisions in pursuit of a flourishing future.

    Catherine shared with us the work she takes part in for the Future-Fit Foundation, the incredible projects that Future-Fit are working on, and why giving back means so much.

    Faces of Acre: The Future-Fit Foundation
  • Faces of Acre: Working to protect our oceans

    ​Jack, a Principal Consultant in our Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing team, has had a passion for marine conservation since childhood, and has done incredible work to contribute to the protection of our oceans. 

    The question was asked: ‘How can Jack’s role at Acre align with that?’ The solution: Jack now works pro-bono as a Business Developer for the marine conservation charity Sea Shepherd, as part of his working day at Acre.

    We asked Jack, how does your work with Sea Shepherd align with the work you do at Acre?  

    Faces of Acre: Working to protect our oceans
  • Faces of Acre: Bringing your whole self to work

    Meet five Acre team members, Andy, Camilla, Chloe, Deborah and Camilla, who dive into their experience of being able to bring their whole self to work, why it's important to them and how it benefits them both in their role and day-to-day work life. 

    Faces of Acre: Bringing your whole self to work
  • Accursed Mountains Fundraising Climb

    The Acre Foundation is Acre's charitable arm, with a focus on making an impact on people, communities and the environment. In October 2019, 12 Acre employees travelled to Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro, to trek The Accursed Mountain range to raise money for Ocean Generation (formerly, Plastic Oceans UK). This video captures the team throughout their 4-day journey.

    Accursed Mountains Fundraising Climb

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Why Join Acre?

YOU’LL BE SET UP FOR SUCCESS

We want to set you up for success and pro-actively invest in mechanisms, be those in-house support functions or technology solutions, which all have the same goal: To support you to be more efficient, leaving you more time to do what you do best.

Some of the ways we’ll support you:

Virtual Assistant Access

Our trusted VAs relieve the admin burden of the recruitment process and streamline everyday tasks like booking interviews, scheduling pre and post interview calls, and coordinating diaries with your clients and candidates.

Extensive Marketing Support

Our marketing team are on hand to support you to produce best in class proposals, credible and eye-catching search documents and partner with you to build your brand. Our investment in marketing and brand building also takes the pain out of business development, making sure our clients know who you are and how to find you when they need you.

Operations, Technology & Finance

Our central support function has got you taken care of. Tech headaches? Invoices to send? New tools needed to support you? Consider it done.

Research Support

Our experienced team of global research consultants take the stress out of tricky searches, armed with the tools, knowledge and expertise to find the candidates you need.

YOU WILL DEVELOP

We know that as people, we’re better when we’re constantly learning and developing, so we make sure that there’s an in-house team of committed performance coaches on hand to support you. That applies to whatever team you’re on, or function you’re in. We don’t just train people to be good at recruitment, nor do we believe that there’s a cookie-cutter approach to success. We’ll meet you where you’re at, as a human, offering you a holistic approach to reaching your goals.

YOU’LL BE TRUSTED

How you work and where you work from is flexible. We trust you to know where you’ll be most productive - whether that’s in the office or at home - and to work out your own arrangements with your manager.

YOU’LL BE A PERSON, NOT A NUMBER

We take a long-term approach to supporting our teams’ future career paths at Acre and beyond. We’ll also invest heavily in your wellbeing; whether that’s initiatives to support physical health, providing access to an Employee Assistance Scheme, or our pro-active approach to de-stigmatising issues surrounding mental and emotional health.

YOU’RE A VALUED PARTNER HERE

As the only search firm in the world with the depth of experience to tackle some of the planet’s biggest issues, we operate as a trusted advisor to our clients, not just a recruiter. The value you’ll add to our clients runs much deeper than getting a person in a seat. You’ll be supporting real, meaningful change being made in the world by asking your clients ‘What impact do you need us to support you with making?’

Our team is built on passion and integrity, not KPIs, and we understand that the value you’ll add goes far beyond numbers.

A GOOD REPUTATION

You’ll benefit from 18 years’ and counting spent in our marketplace doing a good job, which helps our business to thrive and our clients to keep coming back. We’ve always understood the importance of delivering an excellent service, which we do by placing integrity, innovation, collaboration and courage at the core of everything we do; this gives us a 4.8/5 star rating on Feefo to utilise too.

YOU’LL GROW WITH US

There’s never been a more exciting time to be here. We’re seeing exponential growth, which means new offices across the globe, a 50% increase in headcount, and our sales have doubled over the past year. What this means to you is that the potential to be successful here is endless; we need great people to be part of the growing business we’re building, and have EMI on offer to thank you for that. 20% of our business equity is in the hands of our team.

YOU’LL DO SOME GOOD

A common thing to hear from those who join Acre is, ‘I just didn’t know that I could put my skills to good use, have a real impact, and be commercially successful at the same time.’

Bring your purpose to work, and help us to build a sustainable future, together.