Our market-leading network of built environment EHS professionals is the largest in the marketplace, helping us identify candidates who can make an immediate impact on EHS agendas in mid to executive level roles. Our consultants, specialists in the built environment, health and safety recruitment field, are trusted by leading corporates, NGOs, non-profits and consultancies to build impactful teams and drive cultural change.
EHS Executive Search and Recruitment
We’re constantly searching for the best built environment health and safety professionals for projects and organizations, augmenting our already impressive network with leaders who can drive cultural change. Our expert, experienced built environment EHS recruitment consultants, backed by an in-house research team, have a strong track record of placing senior built environment health and safety executives at world-leading organizations.
EHS Talent Development
Acre Frameworks sets the benchmark for competency assessment in the EHS profession. We help EHS leaders improve the performance of their built environment health and safety teams and individuals through robust behavioural assessments which identify skill gaps and provide objective data to backup hiring decisions.
Contract and Interim
Our built environment 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 built environment EHS projects, develop their teams or provide cover for vacant positions.
Clients from REM, Selfridges, Lloyd's Register and Vodafone discuss the impact that Acre's talent development solutions have had on their EHS teams.
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.
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 Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) profession and confirms Acre’s place as a market leader. The feedback from assessing the entire Lendlease EHS team has allowed us to refocus, engage, and develop our people to drive our organizational goal of creating an incident and injury-free workplace. Utilising Acre's assessment service as part of their recruitment offering supported us to make informed hiring decisions and to seamlessly transition new staff from recruitment into development.
The whole team found our Acre Frameworks development program very useful and many of the ‘areas of improvement’ identified in the report are now making their way into our appraisal process. The comparison against the different groups i.e. leadership and foundations 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, in comparing our team to the industry norm groups. We think we are a high performing team but comparing it to the wider industry has helped confirm where we can improve.
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.
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Operating globally from our offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, we live by our values, and we are driven by our shared vision; brighter futures for all.
This is what drives us – the knowledge that we are providing organisations with outstanding talent, with the right skills to make the biggest impact in progressive organisations, across sustainability & CSR, climate change, corporate affairs & communications, ESG, impact investing, EHS and energy & clean technology.
Health & Safety Business Partner
Up to £65,000 + Benefits
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Health, Safety and Risk Manager
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Health and Safety Recruitment | Built Environment Recruitment Service Overview
Acre has recruited in the field of environment, health and safety 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 EHS roles and have global capabilities with offices in New York, London and Amsterdam.
We recruit at management to executive level and operate globally, working with large corporates but also with other organization types such as consultancies and multi-stakeholder initiatives concerned with improving EHS standards for workers in the developing world. Our Executive Search offering is trusted by world-leading organizations to place leaders in roles that drive forward their agendas.
We have a strong focus on built environment EHS recruitment but work across all industry sectors from manufacturers, to financial institutions and technology companies.
In addition to our permanent and executive search recruitment capabilities, we have a growing contract and interim EHS recruitment team, who work globally to source experienced professionals, often for large infrastructure and built environment EHS projects. We can also support our clients with consultancy assignments via our Acre Bench, a group of best-in-class built environment EHS and sustainability interim consultants and freelancers.
An Evolving Profession:
Over the years, we have seen the built environment EHS 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 built environment 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 EHS 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.
The EHS roles we recruit for are in disciplines such as: