Head of SEO & Content

Salary £75k – £85k + up to 10% bonus + health insurance + 28 days holiday

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to become an integral part of the senior management team in a successful, growing agency that prides itself on offering high quality, results-driven SEO, digital PR, PPC and related services to its diverse client base.

You will drive business growth and have overall responsibility for delivering, growing and reporting on the overall success of our clients’ SEO and content campaigns as well as leading the team to ensure excellent service quality, delivery and continued growth. Central to this, will be a strong focus on the team’s and clients’ happiness, development and retention.

We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience of delivering great results within organic search – a confident and analytical individual who is a natural communicator. A deep understanding of the complexities of SEO and how it fits into the overall marketing and digital mix are also essential.

Key responsibilities:


  • Line manage senior members of the team providing clear direction in all matters relating to SEO and content
  • Provide leadership, and support the development of the wider SEO and content team


  • Oversee the delivery of SEO process & strategy 
  • Improve efficiencies and capabilities of the SEO team


  • Be at the forefront of the SEO industry and share knowledge, insight and ideas across the team and wider agency
  • Lead on the use of tools, systems and processes throughout the team

 Account Direction/Management

  • Support account managers to deliver excellent service and great results 
  • Work with account managers to retain clients, grow accounts and generate upsell opportunities
  • Own the relationship of key SEO clients and oversee other accounts
  • Lead new business pitches for sizeable accounts


  • Report monthly on the performance of the SEO business unit to senior management team; identifying any skills gaps or recruitment needs
  • Drive continuous improvement and efficiency in terms of processes and workflows
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness and contribute to financial targets 

New Business

  • Handle all SEO and content new business enquiries
  • Generate new business opportunities through networking

About you:

  • Strong knowledge of technical and on-page SEO
  • Have a flair for account management
  • Solid understanding of digital PR and PPC
  • Strong people skills
  • Prior experience being a Head of SEO for a similar sized agency
  • Be confident supporting the agency’s marketing efforts e.g. delivering webinars and providing thought leadership pieces for our blog
  • Be willing to travel to our Rickmansworth office at least once a month

Why Distinctly

There are some great perks including: agency bonus, 28 days’ holiday, private health insurance, allocated training budget and focus on continuous personal development, sensible work/life balance, as well as a friendly, fun and sociable team (to name but a few).

We are a flexible working employer and do our best to facilitate any requests regarding working pattern and location. We welcome home working from the moment you start working with us and you will be supplied the relevant home working equipment. 

We have offices in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and Old Street, London. The ideal person will be within commutable distance of either location and would ideally be in one of the offices at least 3 days at the start reducing to 2 days per week. 

To find out more about working Distinctly, please have a read through our team handbook

Salary: £75k – £85k + up to 10% bonus

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