Our market-leading network of manufacturing 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 manufacturing 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 Executive Search and Recruitment

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

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HSE Talent Development

Acre Frameworks sets the benchmark for competency assessment in the HSE profession. We help HSE leaders improve the performance of their manufacturing health and safety 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 Professionals

Our manufacturing 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 manufacturing health and safety projects, develop their teams or provide cover for vacant positions.

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Meet the Team


  • Acre Frameworks - Client Testimonials

    Clients from REM, Selfridges, Lloyd's Register and Vodafone discuss the impact that Acre's talent development solutions have had on their HSE teams.

    Various Clients

    Acre Frameworks
  • Richard Evans - International Tin Association (ITA) - Testimonial

    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.

    Richard Evans, ITSCI Implementation Manager

    International Tin Association (ITA)
  • Head of Health Safety & Security - ZSL - Testimonial

    ​​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.

    Head of Health Safety & Security

    Zoological Society of London
  • Crystal Danbury - Openreach - Testimonial

    Anna’s coaching has been absolutely key in me securing my last two executive positions. It helped me align key personal requirements with key career aspirations. This gave me some much needed clarity as a working mother.

    It also pushed me professionally and as a result, I’ve seen my performance, the perception of me and my team, move forward in a big way.

    Crystal Danbury, Safety Director

  • 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

  • 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.

    Michael Cooke, Senior VP of HSE & Sustainability

  • 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.

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

    The Co-Op

Featured Content

  • 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.

    1 in 3 young workers turn down jobs if a business reveals weak ESG ratings
  • 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?

    Becoming a Coach
  • 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.

    Utilising the Skillsets in Your Workplace
  • 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.

    Funding for pioneering nature projects to identify carbon capture
  • 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.

    Are you mindful when unwrapping a bar of chocolate?

Service Overview

Health and Safety Recruitment | Manufacturing 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.

Our Services:

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 manufacturing health and safety recruitment but work across all industry sectors from construction companies, to financial institutions and technology businesses.

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 manufacturing health and safety projects. We can also support our clients with consultancy assignments via our Acre Bench, a group of best-in-class manufacturing health and safety and sustainability interim consultants and freelancers.

An Evolving Profession:

Over the years, we have seen the manufacturing 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 manufacturing 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:

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