​With two decades of sustainability recruitment experience, we have an extensive track record of finding talented people and developing their skills to make a true impact in aspirational organisations.

We are one of the leading sustainability recruitment agencies in the world, and our network is unrivalled; we’ve successfully placed more sustainability candidates in positions across the world than any other recruitment agency.

What is the circular economy?

The circular economy operates on a completely different framework to the traditional linear economy. Where the linear economy takes materials from the earth and creates waste, the circular economy model avoids waste being produced in the first place.

A circular economy focuses on reusing and reappropriating products.

Products are recycled and reused when they are no longer suitable for the purpose that they were initially created for, and everything used in the circular economy has a longer life cycle than products in a linear economy that champions single use products.

A circular economy focuses on practices such as sharing, leasing, refurbishing, recycling and reusing materials so they can be used as long as possible.

Why is the circular economy important?

Instead of a linear economy, a circular economy can directly help tackle climate change and biodiversity, while also addressing important social needs.

A circular economy allows us to cut greenhouse gases, waste and pollution while also allowing us to grow prosperity, jobs and resilience.

Circular economy jobs and transforming our linear economy to a circular one can help mitigate the effects of climate change and stop overproduction.

Circular economy jobs are therefore essential to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

What type of circular economy jobs can you find with Acre?

We connect circular economy professionals who want to make a real change with progressive and inspirational organisations that aim to create social value or climate-conscious solutions.

For two decades, we’ve been hiring ambitious and driven professionals in a variety of different roles within a wide range of sectors, including:

Sustainable Finance
Impact Investing
Climate Change
Energy & Clean Technology

What kind of skills are needed for circular economy roles?

The level of technical expertise will vary in each circular economy role, and this is dependent on the candidate themselves, the role and the company too.

We are living in a moment of flux and, more and more, businesses are now looking to align themselves with at circular economic model.

For this reason, circular economy professionals are increasingly in high demand.

On a daily basis, we help organisations solve social, economic and environmental problems. With that, we look beyond technical skills to better understand the soft skills needed to drive meaningful change and create a measurable impact.

We develop and assess candidates against our bespoke competency framework, which is built from data of over 2,000 driven individuals.

This allows us to really understand and conceptualise what “good” leadership in the workplace really looks like.

Are there any circular economy jobs available now?

At Acre, we connect driven professionals with sustainable businesses; from those organisations who are just beginning their transition to a sustainable future, and those who are well on their way to crafting a legacy.

Whether your business is looking to fill or create circular economy jobs, our sustainability recruitment team can help.

We will work with you to understand your ambitions, challenges and goals so we can find the right fit for you.

Click here to find more information about our sustainability recruitment team, and if your business is interested in creating new circular economy opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What are some useful resources for circular economy professionals to have?

If you’re interested in learning more about the circular economy or you're thinking of starting a career in the circular economy, you can read our white paper on the circular economy here.