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SEO Manager - London

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Technology. Award-winning customer service. Bleeding-edge data ability.

Simply Business is a new type of insurance company, using all of the above to create the best possible insurance experience for small businesses and self-employed people.

We love working here, and have even taken the number one spot in the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2015 and 16 lists; we’ve stopped entering now to focus on a few bigger projects, but you get the idea. It’s a great place to work.

There are currently over 400,000 active Simply Business insurance policies in the UK alone. And we have offices in London, Northampton and Boston, USA.

Talking of offices, ours are bright, airy and geared up for really smart working. We’re flexible, with plenty of remote workers coming in and out, and we believe work and life should be hand in hand, rather than a juggling act. So no need to worry about school pick-ups, or a horrible commute.

Our people are our most important asset, so we focus on building a working life that helps us thrive, not stick. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.

The role

The role of the SEO team is to deliver value and growth to the business by implementing strategies that allow us to rank highly via SEO commercial queries and in relevant content areas, generating brand awareness through our Knowledge Centre.

As an SEO Manager you will:

Optimise our content and landing pages to maintain our current strong rankings whilst looking for initiatives that can drive further incremental growth.

You will be the main champion for all things SEO across the business, working closely with marketing, content and development teams to ensure we maintain the highest standards of SEO best practices.

Responsibilities include:

  • managing the overall SEO strategy for Simply Business websites and prioritising initiatives in line with business objectives
  • reviewing technical SEO issues and specifying requirements to optimise web pages
  • conducting keyword research to guide content teams and product teams in identifying content areas that can deliver maximum commercial opportunity
  • optimising website content and landing pages for both maximum ranking and on-site conversion
  • directing off-page optimisation projects (e.g. link-building)
  • collecting data and reporting on traffic, rankings and other SEO aspects and how they complement our internal KPIs for business performance
  • managing the SEO team of one direct report (SEO Executive) as well as third party agency management to ensure resources are deployed to deliver on both our short-term and strategic goals
  • working with content, social media, PPC and development teams to optimise campaigns
  • working with the US team as they develop their platform to ensure that SEO considerations are central to how they scale the business

What we are looking for:

  • demonstrable experience of effectively improving SEO performance across a number of brands
  • clear ability to create, plan and execute an SEO strategy
  • clear understanding of the key areas that drive SEO and what search engines are likely to value (and disapprove of) about SEO strategies
  • experience of product delivery
  • extensive experience working with developers and delivery teams as well as senior stakeholders
  • commercially astute - you have the ability to tackle key priorities
  • competent using analytical tools to identify commercial opportunities
  • significant knowledge of technical SEO and a proven ability to demonstrate IA requirements to drive this
  • someone who can be a great colleague! We are a fun, happy team, so join in, be one of us!
  • previous experience working at Google would be a plus as would be experience of team management and working in a fast paced environment

What are the benefits?

There’s all the serious (but important) stuff we call ‘core benefits’. On top of that, you can pick and choose from the more exciting options we offer – whether it’s a full gym membership or gym subsidy, comprehensive private health cover, extra holiday, or a National Trust pass.

The ‘core’ stuff

Some of these will kick in once you’re confirmed in post, but here’s the summary:

  • a salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day
  • generous annual leave
  • life cover (financial cover for your family, should the worst happen)
  • a cash plan to reimburse your everyday medical expenses
  • an extra day off if you get married or move house
  • a stakeholder pension (employer-matched at 5%)

The fun stuff

Passed probation? Time to pick and mix from things like:

  • a full gym membership
  • private medical insurance
  • cinema passes
  • up to 5 extra days annual leave
  • shopping vouchers
  • dental and/or travel insurance

But there’s so much more to Simply Business than insurance and memberships. We also commit to flexible working options, smart working (our offices are kitted out for you to work when and how you choose), cycle to work, childcare vouchers, and season ticket loan schemes, and we have a handy online form to put in any training or conference requests.

Best of all, though, are the groups, clubs, and adventures that come with the Simply Business territory. Forget a simple Give As You Earn scheme (although we’ve got that too) – we trek the Sahara for charity, take you on weekends away, throw epic summer parties, and meet up for book groups, public speaking coaching, yoga, cheeky manicures, beer brewing, and lots, lots more.


Bank, London

The Simply Business culture is truly unique. And you sort of have to come and spend time with us to appreciate it. So get that application in and we’ll take it from there.

How to Apply

If you are interested in working for us, then please email your application to careers@simplybusiness.co.uk, or uscareers@simplybusiness.com for roles based in the US, quoting the specific job role in the subject line.

Note for recruitment agencies We have an internal team in place for our recruitment needs, so we tend not to use recruitment agencies. If we do not have signed terms of agreement with your company, then we advise against you sending us any speculative candidate profiles. They will not be subject to any terms and conditions, regardless of whether we progress with the candidate.