SEO Executive

Hiring People
£25k - 30k per year
12 Jun 2018
10 Jul 2018
Hiring People
Contract Type
Full Time

SEO Executive

SEO executive required for a one of the UK’s biggest online gift retailers.

Who are they looking for?

An experienced and enthusiastic digital marketing professional who can contribute to the companies ongoing SEO success.

As an Senior SEO Executive, you will work within the SEO team driving traffic, revenue and profit.

With at least 3 years digital marketing experience you be familiar with search engine algorithms, white-hat optimisation methods and be comfortable around technical SEO issues.

This is a unique opportunity to work within an organisation where SEO is taken seriously. You won’t have to jump through hoops to implement changes and will certainly see the impact of your work on the business.

You will be encouraged to stay at the forefront of the SEO industry. The company will encourage you to study SEO developments, hypothesise SEO experiments and continually develop your skillset.

You’ll have the scope to develop your skills and role in the direction you see fit. They’ll give you access to an industry leading technical training resource as well as allotted time to study.

Required Skills

Excellent knowledge in all aspects of SEO – You will know all about the fundamentals of SEO, including but not limited to; website crawlability, indexation, keyword research, analytics and on-page optimisation.

Knowledge of search engine algorithms – We’ll expect you to know all about Google and the signals that influence how they rank websites. You will also have a strong knowledge of search engine algorithm updates and the impact these can have on a website.

Comfortable with code – Whilst you don’t require the coding skills of a developer, you will understand HTML and the workings of JavaScript. Bonus points for any experience with CSS, jQuery, PHP and Wordpress.

Analytical - Highly experienced using Google Analytics and Search Console. You will use your strong Excel skills to analyse data for reporting and draw out insights.

Excellent knowledge of SEO tools – You will be comfortable using standard SEO software packages such as Screaming Frog, Ahrefs, SEM Rush, Search Metrics, Pi Datametrics and know how to get value from them.

Understand the importance of UX – Your background will include some elements of UX Optimisation and CRO. You will understand the importance of UX in SEO and can demonstrate previous experience with this.

Link building – You should understand the influence links have on SEO and why. You’ll have audited hundreds of links and know the differences between a good and bad link. You will have experience creating and delivering link building campaigns.

Problem Solving – With a high level of attention-to-detail, you are adept at investigating complex problems and presenting reasoned solutions.

Writing for the web – Following thorough keyword research you can craft compelling, perfectly optimised copy.

Desirable Skills

  • The ability to format and understand server log files
  • Any experience with PHP, Wordpress or any other web technologies
  • Web design
  • Digital PR / Outreach
  • Structured Data / Schema
  • Run own blog / website in spare time

Required Experience

  • At least 3 years in an SEO / digital marketing environment, ideally from an in-house or agency background.

Key Responsibilities:

On-Page Optimisation – You will conduct keyword research for new and existing pages and apply changes to ensure our pages are fully optimised.

Content Marketing / Link Building – You will get involved in creative content marketing projects, researching and contributing ideas, developing content and then sourcing outreach opportunities.

Research and Development - SEO and the web are continually evolving industries and we aim to stay at the forefront of emerging technologies and trends. You will spend time researching the latest SEO developments and searching for opportunities to bring additional value to Find Me a Gift.

Conversion Rate Optimisation – We run a sophisticated AB Testing program and you will be expected to investigate and contribute ideas for tests, work with our testing software and analyse test data.

Audits / Risk Assessments – You will regularly audit ourselves and other websites trying to find opportunities for growth and identify potential risks.

Analytics / Reporting – You will monitor and report on various metrics. You will search for insights within our analytics and look for ways to improve our data reporting.

Investigations – You will investigate and troubleshoot SEO issues then recommend and implement solutions.

Other responsibilities

  • To assist the business wherever the need is greatest, particularly in the lead up to Christmas. 


  • Competitive Salary
  • 21 days holidays per annum, after 2 years continuous employment increasing to 22 days, after 5 years increasing to 25 days (plus bank holidays). 
  • Pension
  • Regular company social events
  • Staff discount
  • Lunch time BBQ's in the summer

About Us

"Set up in 2000 from a bedroom, we are a privately owned Limited company with a current annual turnover of over £13 million. We achieve strong year on year growth by providing a first-class customer experience, a great range of new products and continuous improvement across all areas of the business."

How to Apply

If you have the required skills and experience please attach an up to date copy of your CV and covering letter to the link provided and the hiring company will be in direct contact.

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