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Want to be a Verve Search SEO Jedi? Must Like Sci-Fi, Chocolate and Stand Up Comedy

In that order. Ok, so technically you don’t actually need to be a Sci-Fi, chocolate and comedy fan to work here. But, we are looking for a Senior SEO/SEO Super Hero (the right person is more important than the title! And we might be looking for YOU!

Verve Search Are Recruiting for a Head of SEO at their London SEO Agency

Why work for Verve?
Not despite of, but because we are a small agency you will be exposed to the SEO industry at a top level and really get a chance to make your mark. We are a close-knit team and want you to be part of the development of our agency, not only from an SEO point of view, but also in the strategic business decisions moving forward.  We value and encourage all of our staff to bring their ideas to the table.

As of November 2011 Verve Search is also officially an award winning agency, as we WON “Best SEO Campaign” at the UK Search Awards. Winning an award like this is an immence privilege for a small (but up and coming) agency like us. At the same award cermony our CEO Lisa Myers also won “Search Personality of the Year“.

At Verve Search we make a point out of raising our employee’s profiles, as we believe a positive personal profile equals a positive company reputation. Lisa Myers, the CEO/Director of Verve Search is heavily involved in the SEO industry and speaks regularly at Search and Social Media conferences in the UK and worldwide, thus attending conferences (such as SES, SMX, A4U etc) is a regular event in the calendar for  ALL our employees.

Verve Search also encourages blogging and twittering as part of the working day and regularly contributes to industry press, both on and offline. In the past year Verve Search employees have contributed to several SEO best practise reports and white-papers (including eConsultancy SEO BP report 2011 and B2B Marketing’s SEO BP Guide 2010).

At Verve we are flexible, no ’2 page application’ for a holiday, or a long email to excuse the fact that you need to visit the dentist. Verve is built on trust and if we hire you, we trust you. In addition to 28 days holiday you also get 1 duvet day and your birthday off. (duvet day = when you just drank too much at Aunt Edna’s party).

Job Description & Details
Job Title: Senior SEO
Salary: Right number for the right person
Extras: Company Bonus Scheme + possibility of earning shares in the company

Minimum’ish Requirements

You don’t need a degree but it would be a benefit if you have the following:

-    Proof of success in the SERPs (previous work)
–    People management and training experience
–    Min 2 years in Search
–    Knowledge in: HTML, WordPress and Excel (don’t underestimate the power of Excel).
–    Knowledge of SEO tools like: Linkdex, Raven Tools, SEOmoz etc
–    Excellent communication and organisational skills

+ A sense of humour is a MUST!

Key Responsibilities:

Management of Team: Day to day management of workload including weekly workload meetings and updates, making sure project timelines is being held by employees.

Client Services: Account management, including liaising and meeting with clients.

New Business: Being involved in proposals and pitch process including attending meetings and speaking engagements on behalf of Verve Search.

SEO Services: Keywords and competitor research, Technical, On Page and Off Page Optimisation. Also universal search optimisation including; Google Places, Google Products and Video SEO.

PPC Management: PPC set up including ad writing, keyword research and bidding strategy. Monthly management and reporting.

Social media: Developing Social media strategies, actioning strategies and social networking.

Google Analytics and Monthly reporting: Setting up and implementation of tracking codes including e commerce and conversion tracking. Assisting with monthly reporting and analysis of web traffic metrics for all clients.

Sharing the Awesomeness: Blogging, twittering and general evangelising the Verve Search gospel.

If Verve Search sounds like the kind of place you want to work, please apply by sending your CV along with an email (we prefer casual to serious/formal) to: jobs[AT]

NB! WARNGING: NO Agencies PLEASE, IF YOU ARE AN AGENCY AND YOU CALL OR EMAIL US DESPITE OF THIS MESSAGE, WE are likely to spread the word that you need to go to Specsavers (that is not a paid mention).

Note: you MUST be able to work in the UK (i.e. have a Visa if you are outside the EU/EEA) + you need to be FLUENT in English

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