SEO Director

Job Title: SEO Director

Hours: 9am – 5:30pm Mon-Fri (flexible working with core hours 10am-4:30pm)

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

Holiday: 25 days per annum + bank holidays (pro-rata)

Healthcare: BUPA cover for employees and dependants

Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire, (London Zone 9, Metropolitan Line) HP5 1PS (currently remote working)

**** Will consider candidates working remotely on a temporary contract ****

About upriseUP


upriseUP is an award-winning digital media agency, relentless in the pursuit of exceptional performance for socially positive organisations. We get up in the morning to make a difference, question mediocrity and never settle.


upriseUP focuses on continuously improving performance. We use data throughout; testing, learning and detailing success. This is the passion and focus that drives our culture.


We are based in the Chilterns, an area of outstanding beauty. We are also 10 minutes from the tube in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. With Covid19 we are all currently working remotely, but our drive remains the same – good digital is needed now more than ever.

Position Overview


We are on the hunt for a talented SEO Director; tuned in to the latest algorithm developments, analytically minded, and able to lead a brilliant team’s delivery across Technical SEO, Content and Digital PR.


Reporting to the Media Director, the successful candidate will be looking to push for the exceptional, particularly on behalf of socially positive organisations.



The key areas of responsibility will include:


  • Set strategic direction for team that covers all major SEO disciplines
  • Leadership of the SEO team, including: Training, Mentoring, Support, Resource & Project Management
  • Oversee the delivery of day-to-day SEO development
  • Ensuring clear value reporting on SEO activities
  • Keeping on top of the latest Google algorithm development
  • Demonstrating thought leadership to the outside world, both to clients and other agencies
  • Supporting the New Business process

Experience And Skills Required


  • Superb proven skills and demonstrable knowledge of SEO, across: Strategy, Technical, Content Creation, Digital PR
  • Agency experience leading an SEO team
  • A scientific testing approach with strong data analysis
  • High competent in a range of tools, including: Google Analytics, Search Console, Screaming Frog and AHREFs a distinct advantage – if not, then similar
  • Able to take a lead role in developing our SEO services and client base
  • Able to demonstrate good client communication and management skills
  • Good understanding of site architecture
  • Clear on the technologies behind websites, best practice UX and the components which contribute towards effective landing pages
  • Experience promoting content and websites through social media
  • Working knowledge of PPC search
  • Numerate with a good eye for detail

Our Values


  • Champion heart-felt camaraderie
  • Bravely grab the standard, and run
  • Relentlessly pursue continuous improvement
  • Lead the charge for effective, transparent data
  • Make the world better

Why work for upriseUP?


Bupa health insurance for permanent employees and subscription to Headspace

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Be a part of a dynamic team in a fantastic, relaxing office environment (Xbox & Movies)

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Flexi-time working hours

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Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter staff away trips

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One day per month dedicated training time

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Quick career progression in a rapidly expanding agency

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Be part of an ever changing and evolving industry

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Pension & yearly bonus schemes

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Gain experience from a whole range of different fields from PPC, SEO to web design and social media

If you are interested, please get in touch at with a copy of your CV and a covering letter.


We are looking to fill this position ASAP, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch!


No agencies please (without invitation).


Unfortunately, we are unable to reply to all applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion however we will retain your details on file.

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