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SEO Lead

Marketing / PR | London, United Kingdom | Full Time

Job Description

SEO Lead

Are you ambitious, hungry and keen to begin a new chapter in your career? We are looking for an SEO Lead to join our energetic and ambitious team in London.

About Us

PeoplePerHour is the UK’s leading freelance marketplace. Founded in 2007, our vibrant community has over 2m users across 150+ countries, and we have paid out in excess of £100m to freelancers.

 We are a purpose-driven business. Everything we do stems from our desire to empower people worldwide to live their work dream, building their business from the ground up and becoming financially and professionally independent. PeoplePerHour is an invaluable resource for small businesses in the UK and outside, giving them access to expert freelance talent on-demand. So they can stay lean and flexible while growing.

We work tirelessly to improve our community; not one day is the same and we grab opportunities with both hands and go after it fast.

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Future Plans

Ten years into our journey it still feels as if it’s day one. The freelance economy is still at its infancy. And we believe it will fundamentally change the way companies – large and small – work and think about the way they find and use talent. That is why we are reinvesting organic profits into breaking out into new sectors & segments. Our newly launched product,, is the enterprise solution to manage their temporary and permanent workforce in a more efficient and cost-effective way.

The way we do things at PeoplePerHour

We cannot revolutionize the job space without first starting a revolution ourselves – internally! We are PeoplePerHour. We encourage all people around the world to live their work dream and achieve autonomy! And we are the first to champion it!

We seek our team members to have an explosive career path and progression and we have set up specific evolution steps to make sure we achieve it – together.

Our teams are small, empowered and autonomous. We allow teams to define the methodology desired and used. From Scrum to Kanban, as well as other practices such as test-driven methodologies and pair programming, you will be the one defining it and you will be the one guiding us towards it! 

Joining PeoplePerHour, you will find great colleagues to assist you technically and psychologically to achieve your goals! Our environment enhances knowledge, friendliness, and excellence - even if it means spending a bit more time to achieve perfection!

We believe our product needs input from every source, so we encourage open expression, ideation, and participation in order to achieve great user experience in our product. We encourage everybody to play a part in changing the way people and businesses work across the world.

Finally, we always give back. We encourage open source contribution and provide the time to achieve it. What comes around goes around…

Our Tools

We constantly use bleeding edge technology and at the same time, we endorse experimentation.

  • We design in Sketch, we prototype in InVision and we A/B test frequently

  • We test, iterate and phase our releases, reducing our time to market

  • We design to an atomic methodology

  • Our web service is ReactJS using Redux and NodeJS. Our mobile app is ReactNative

  • Our data science team are paving the way to the future, uncovering insights and trends in our rich data

About the role

As our SEO LEad, you'll be responsible for driving and optimising our website to increase our organic traffic. SEO is a crucial part of our business, and you will therefore play a key role in ensuring the continued success of the business.

We are looking for problem solvers that are hard working and have the ability to be agile.

What you will focus on

  • Develop, implement and deliver world-class organic search campaigns

  • Measure campaigns effectivity, providing detailed analysis, reporting and inform follow up strategies

  • Ensure our website is technically optimised and fit for purpose

  • Performing keyword research and analysis

  • Use tools to spot trends and opportunities, suggesting content ideas where possible and working closely with the content and PR team to ensure optimum results

  • Leading change and testing plans to continuously improve SEO performance

  • Keeping up-to-date on the latest industry trends, best practices, strategies and industry standards across the search industry.

  • Effectively report back on the work you are completing

About you

Ideally, you'll have:

  • Ideally,5+ years experience in an SEO focussed role

  • Track record of success developing and running off-page optimization projects, including link building

  • Experience using industry tools for auditing, rankings, research including Google Keyword Planner, Google Trends, Google Search Console, Google / Adobe Analytics, Pi Datametrics, SEO Monitor, Majestic and AHREFs

  • Demonstrable experience of mobile SEO across multiple markets/regions

  • Confident carrying out technical SEO audits

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong business writing skills and the ability to produce high-quality reports

  • The ability to work as part of a team and as an individual

  • Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks

  • A demonstrable track record of providing ROI through SEO strategy


A few of the many perks of joining the PeoplePerHour team:

  • We pay a competitive base with yearly pay reviews and equity

  • Get some well-deserved rest with 25 days holiday & bank holidays

  • We will let you select your perfect work set-up

What should you do next?

If you feel this is the right role for you, please submit your CV.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PeoplePerHour is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion