Acre are challenging and evolving the typical recruitment business model, through a number of initiatives like the Acre Bench and Feefo (an online third-party customer feedback system). This innovation, transparency and positive disruption was the reason behind our recent win of Recruitment Agency of the Year (< 100 employees) at the 2014 Recruiter Awards for Excellence.
Our team is made up of high performers, passionate about both sustainability and people. Acre’s Directors have an extensive range of skills and experience, from internet and retail start-ups to board roles within some of the world’s largest recruitment firms. Together we strive to make Acre the recognised market leader in sustainability recruitment.
We offer a highly competitive salary and commission package. We also offer exceptional performers a long-term stake in our business in the form of share options. We run a number of incentives throughout the year – these include European breaks and nights out at top restaurants.
In addition to our people, an important factor contributing to our success, is the Acre brand. We have worked hard to position ourselves as the leader in sustainability recruitment and we regularly publish thought leadership in the form of renowned surveys and research to share best practices providing a platform for discussion and bench marking for the sustainability community.
We’ve placed over 1000 people in roles – more than any other sustainability recruiter - at 30% of the FTSE100. All our consultants are assigned to a specific team and industry sector - we know that success comes from focus and understanding a market inside-out.
Ethos & Values
Our values are at the heart of everything we do. They influence how we work on a day-to-day basis and is a critical element of our corporate strategy. Read more about how we live our values here.
We love to celebrate our success both as individuals and as a team. Internal communication is key; we provide regular updates on Acre’s performance and strategy, and as a result of our achievements, are rewarded with great social events. Previous events include: a celebratory trip to Paris and a night out bowling. Each business year celebrated with an eagerly anticipated awards ceremony.
Our aim is to create networks that promote positive environmental and social impact. We are signatories of the UN Global Compact, produce an annual Sustainability Report and boast an award winning sustainability project, the Acre Foundation.
We strive to put our corporate sustainability principles into practice with our charitable arm, the award-winning Acre Foundation. Coordinated by staff members, regular staff volunteering days, mentoring opportunities for disadvantaged job seekers and a lively programme of fundraising events are organised. This includes initiatives like the "Great Acre Bake Off" or the "24 Peaks Fundraising Challenge" in aid of GOSH.
We are committed to the career development of all our team and focus on creating career opportunities at Acre. Our growth model is one of low staff turnover, and we expect our staff to attain excellence with the support of our management team. As a meritocracy, our culture is to promote from within. We’re expanding quickly and there are plenty of opportunities for you to transform and grow your career.
Training & Development
We support formal training utilising both our internal resources and external training providers. Our surveys, white papers and industry news updates allow us to engage with our market on a consultative level and to remain at the forefront of our rapidly evolving sector. Acre’s support enables several of our employees to study for MScs.
Members of our team regularly host and attend events and conferences providing opportunities to learn from, engage and network with professionals in the sustainability and recruitment market
We’re based in newly refurbished and spacious offices on High Holborn, Central London with easy access to major tube lines, great coffee shops and fantastic bars and restaurants.
We’ve invested in a state-of-the-art thin client IT set-up and superfast broadband. Our system is quick, reliable and smart. We make the most of technology and have invested in a wide range of tools to provide rapid, real-time information throughout the day for our consultants.
A refreshed team is a productive team so we keep our fridges stocked with a range of fruit juices, smoothies and carbonated drinks accessible anytime you need to quench your thirst. We also provide a hearty breakfast on Monday mornings to energise our team for the week ahead and provide regular soothing massages at our offices.
If you are interested in joining the internal team at Acre, view our current vacancies here.