SEO Executive - Technical

We’re looking for a technical SEO to join our team to help define and execute our client’s SEO strategies. We’re responsible for looking after our group businesses web presence and software as well as having clients of our own within and around the Manchester area.

Working alongside content marketing teams you will be responsible for delivering workflow on a portfolio of internal and external clients in a timely manner, whilst adhering to our high quality standards. We are looking for someone that can hit the ground running in some.

Harper James team is made up of developers, designers, mobile specific devs and UX specialists. Operating as a stand-alone team in the business gives us a great deal of autonomy and we’re looking for someone who feels comfortable in this environment. As a smaller team with big aspirations, we’re in a great position to trial new technology and move forward at a pace.

We offer a competitive salary and a great flexible benefits package, pension and healthcare. We believe in providing more than just salary and benefits. We’ll give you time and support, in order to develop your career. If we sound like the kind of place for you then we would love to hear from you.

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The SEO Executive duties :

  • Conduct on-page / technical SEO audits to find and remove any impediments to SEO performance on client’s websites
  • Conduct off-page content and link profile analysis on our clients and their competitor’s websites to discover vertical trends and determine weaknesses and opportunities for our clients
  • Constantly monitor client’s SEO performance, and reporting findings back to the MD for further work
  • Assist the MD and team with technical queries, understanding SEO performance and contributing to monthly SEO reports
  • Attend and contribute to internal strategy meetings to help define the most relevant and effective strategies and best SEO practice for all clients
  • Keep up to date with industry techniques for SEO and content marketing

The SEO Executive will have:

  • SEO programming experience within a previous role ideally 2 years or more (essential)
  • Ability to manage own workload to ensure that individual, team and company targets are achieved (essential)
  • Substantial knowledge of tasks such as keyword research, meta data recommendations and competitor audits.
  • Experience of SEO Tools e.g. Search Console, Majestic SEO/SEMrush/Open Explorer, Screaming Frog, Linkdex, Searchmetrics.
  • Strong quantitative & analytical skills.
  • Confident communication skills, with the ability to present ideas to key stakeholders.
  • A strong work ethic and the will to strive within a fast-paced environment.

What benefits are on offer?

  • Award-winning training and education centre with three full-time teachers who help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn
  • On-site gym with steam room – we also have weekly classes such as Boot Camp and Yoga – there is something for everyone
  • Birthdays off as a paid holiday
  • UKFest – our incredible festival with live bands, free food and drink for the entire company, friends and family. The event is described as a mini-Glastonbury with over 1000 attending in 2016
  • Private BUPA healthcare cover after a years’ service
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years’ service
  • Pension Scheme with significantly higher matched contributions

We also offer these if you’re interested:

  • Regular cinema nights and LAN parties
  • Friends and family open days where people related to the company come over to eat and drink with us at Christmas
  • Referral scheme in which you can earn up to £500 for referring superstars to join the business
  • Family days out to Chester Zoo
  • An extra weeks holiday the year you get married
  • Crèche on site – somewhere to play when your kids come to visit

We’ve got loads more too:

  • Bar! Free drinks on a Friday to end the week
  • Onsite parking
  • Sports clubs such as running, football & netball
  • Table tennis and pool tables – things can get competitive
  • Console gaming area and arcade machines
  • Regular pub quizzes with our very own quiz master - friends and family are also welcome
  • Fresh fruit delivered to the office
  • Team building experiences climbing Snowdon

Performance Incentives

  • We’re big believers in rewarding commitment, so you get £1000 after 5 years with us and an amazing £10,000 bonus after 10 years in the family
  • We offer reward trips to amazing places such as Vegas or skiing in Switzerland!
  • Top performers achieve VIP parking

Coming soon

  • Future plans to have a dog kennels for all you dog lovers
  • Share Scheme for the entire business to make people feel rewarded and connected