Impression • London, United Kingdom

Senior SEO Strategist

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

About Impression

We are Digital Growth Specialists helping ambitious global brands push boundaries. We define and deliver integrated digital strategies that transform our clients from market players to market leaders. As we embark on our 8th year of accelerated growth we’re looking for experienced Senior SEO Strategist to drive the agency forward.

Our agency wouldn’t be what it is today without our incredible people. Our diverse team encompasses expertise across the digital landscape which enables us to accelerate change and results, driving business growth faster. Our collaborative, creative and inclusive culture helps build our reputation as a leading digital employer and we are committed to nurturing and developing people to their full potential.

Recognising that we are a part of something much bigger, we’re on a mission to use business as a force for good. We’re actively committed to creating a positive impact for our people, planet and community.

What makes us different?

We are proud to be listed on the “Flexa 100” Most Flexible Companies to work for and to be officially recognised as a Great Place to Work®. Alongside our amazing culture, here's what else makes us standout as a great employer:

  • Competitive salary – verified by an external salary benchmarking company £41k-£49k DOE
  • Flexible working options - as per ways of working charter
  • Private medical insurance with access to EAP
  • Enhanced sick pay - 8 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay in 12 month period
  • Access to HelloSelf, a virtual therapy platform
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holiday
  • Life leave – when something unexpected happens in your life and you need some paid leave
  • Pregnancy loss and parental bereavement leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Opportunity to save on and spread the cost of new tech through Techscheme
  • Budget for books, tools and software
  • Tea and coffee, drinks fridge and fruit deliveries
  • A full social calendar with a budget per person and 1 social event per month
  • Summer and Christmas party (off-site)
  • Chance to attend national and international conferences
  • Top Apple equipment to use at work
  • Savings on bikes and accessories through Cyclescheme
  • Perkbox membership
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • The usual agency stuff – office dogs, drinks fridge, ping pong and foosball

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We're listening and we're learning.

We’re committed to embracing diversity and promoting equal opportunities, both within our teams and through the services we provide. But we know we still have work to do. Improving fairness – in our agency and our industry – is something we’re passionate about, and we’re committed to having the conversations, making the changes and helping other businesses to do the same.

We pledge to promote equal opportunities and, as per the Equality Act 2010, will not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of: gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, disability, caring responsibilities or beliefs. We’ll also make every effort to represent different genders, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds and sexualities at the events, panels and discussions we run.

Agencies

Strictly no recruitment agencies.

The Role

Are you an experienced SEO with proven team leadership skills? Thanks to some exciting client wins and some big growth plans for the year to come, we're looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic and hardworking Senior SEO Strategist to join our team, and help support the continued development and growth of Impression’s SEO offering.

This is an excellent opportunity to carve out a name for yourself at an award-winning digital marketing agency while working with like-minded and experienced search engine specialists.

The Senior SEO Strategist role sits within the SEO department and is responsible for devising and executing strategies for more complex/higher value accounts across Impression’s client portfolio while also managing a small team of direct reports.

Responsibilities:

- Effectively manage a portfolio of key SEO clients, utilising the wider team to deliver high-quality strategies across multiple markets that deliver tangible results and ROI

- Work collaboratively with other channel owners within the business to deliver integrated strategies and identify opportunities to expand the scope of existing projects

- Report into our SEO Leads or Head of SEO to help manage client performance, resourcing, process improvement, new business pitches and training

- Direct line management of a small team, including Strategists, Executives and Analysts, while also indirectly overseeing other teams across the department.

- Establish yourself as a thought leader both within the agency and externally. This will include developing training materials and educating our existing team. This will extend to supporting Impression’s marketing efforts though tactics such as blogging and white paper creation

Requirements

We're looking for someone with an in-depth strategic understanding of SEO across all its facets, a team player and someone who is constantly pushing the boundaries of best practice. Given the senior nature of this role, we are looking for candidates with established team leadership and stakeholder management experience.

Whilst we typically expect candidates to have a minimum of 4-6 years experience in an SEO-specific role for this application, successful candidates will be chosen based on skill and track record.

Candidates must have:

- Have demonstrable experience in creating and managing successful SEO campaigns across national and international markets, particularly for more complex or higher value businesses/accounts

- Strong commercial awareness, using performance and activity reporting to demonstrate tangible ROI for clients while working within each client’s business model

- Excellent stakeholder management experience and the ability to build strong and lasting relationships with clients

- Have experience communicating SEO strategy to senior business stakeholders within a diverse range of verticals

- Have a developed understanding of the role organic search can play within broader digital strategy

- Demonstrate the highest standards of line management, being a champion for your team, encouraging growth and inspiring those around you

- Experience managing delivery teams and delegating work effectively

Not ticking all the boxes? Don't worry, here at Impression we promote a culture of learning and development so we'll help you out! There is research to suggest that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for roles in which they don’t meet 100% of the requirements but at Impression we want to ensure everyone is encouraged to apply with us. Equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to Impression’s recruitment process and we are committed to ensuring your experience with us is equal, fair and non-discriminatory.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Enhanced Sick Pay with access to free therapy appointments via HelloSelf
Private medical insurance
28 Days Holiday
Life Leave - discretionary leave for Moving House, a New Pet or supporting `family or friends with a difficult situation.

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Impression provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Impression is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Impression

Company employees

102

Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)

32:42:5

Office locations

UK

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
What employees are saying

"I joined this summer after graduating from university, and everyone is very positive about working here. Everyone has been friendly and helpful since I started. The company really cares about how their people feel and give new starters the flexibility to learn at their own pace. I really believe that Impression is a great company trying to work as ethically as possible. Furthermore, since I began working here, the Head of People has already hosted a number of events to get our input on benefits, and has altered working hours. It's been very positive!"

Anonymous Impression Employee

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