SEO Manager

£41,832 - £56,093 per annum, pro rata.**

Digital Marketing

Bristol, Charlbury, US, Philippines & Remote

Total remuneration package: £41,832 - £56,093 per annum, pro rata.**

All salaries listed on our roles are based on UK salary bands, however if you’d like more information on the bands for your country give us a shout.

SEO Manager

A bit about Torchbox

We’re the digital marketing specialists for many of the biggest charities in the UK; we build digital products for international NGOs, governments and universities; and we created Wagtail CMS, used by Google, NASA, the NHS and thousands more. Our team of 120+ people is UK-focused but with a significant presence in Manila and a network of remote staff all working together to drive real change for society and the planet.

We are employee-owned, which means 100% of our business is owned by our employees (we call ourselves co-owners). We share everything from our financial performance and profit to decisions about the appropriateness of future clients. Everyone is included, everyone has a voice, and everyone belongs. 

It’s an excellent time to join us.

What we’re looking for

Torchbox is looking for an SEO Manager to join our Digital Marketing team. You’ll get the chance to design, develop and deliver SEO strategy for our clients in the non-profit, health, culture, and education sectors. Your work will span technical audits, content strategy, link building, keyword research and much, much more. Ultimately, you’ll take responsibility for helping our clients get found, and stay found—these currently include NHS.UK, Crisis, Prostate Cancer UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity,, the Royal Society, Girlguiding, Chatham House and many more. 

The right person for this role will already have the following skills:

  • You’ll know keyword strategy inside out. You’ll know how to track rankings over time and you’ll be able to identify and optimise the right content for those keywords.

  • Be content-focused. How can our clients think outside the box with regard to content, to bring in new, engaged audiences? How can they make their existing content better for SEO?

  • Have excellent, proven technical SEO skills. You’ll understand when to use a robots.txt file over a noindex directive, and you’ll know the value of a properly configured XML sitemap. You’ll have experience identifying issues with how Google crawls a site, and you’ll know how to fix problems when they arise. Google Search Console will never be far from your mind. 

  • Know how to identify organic opportunities. Knowledge graph results, featured snippets, structured data markup and image search will all be part of your workflow process.

  • Understand the value of links. Whether you focus on going after broken links and unlinked mentions, or favour dedicated outreach campaigns, you’ll know how to grow the number of high quality incoming links that our clients receive

  • Be familiar with a range of industry-standard SEO tools. We use a range of tools including Moz, Ahrefs and Screaming Frog, but you’ll no doubt have a favourite tool. 

  • Know your black hat SEO from your white hat SEO. We do digital for good at Torchbox, and that applies to our SEO work too. 

  • Ideally have a strong working knowledge of Google Analytics. Ranking #1 is great, but we care about what happens after the click.

  • Be confident managing client accounts independently, following a roadmap of work and delivering to deadlines.

  • Build trusting, supportive relationships with our clients and stakeholders across organisations.

  • The ability to retain and grow your client accounts

  • Able to contribute to new business pitches and proposals. 

  • Provide mentoring and support to SEO Executives. You’ll be able to delegate work and provide constructive feedback. You’ll actively share knowledge with other members of the team

  • Be transparent with our clients about the delivery of work. This involves monthly calls to showcase deliverables and results, written updates via a ticketing system and all-round good communication skills.

Aside from the hard skills outlined above you’ll:

  • Love learning and sharing. Our SEO team is built on continual knowledge sharing and skilling up, and the right person for this role will be driven by a desire to continue this tradition. 

  • Be confident presenting findings to clients, inputting to client pitches and explaining complex information in a simple way.

  • Be self-motivated. You’ll have a lot of autonomy in your role, so you’ll need to be able to manage your own workload and get work done independently. 

  • Know exactly where to look, and who to follow, for the latest SEO trends, developments and best practices.

What we offer

  • Become a co-owner of Torchbox, shape and share in our success 

  • Work with awesome clients doing awesome work

  • Competitive salary + annual review + bonuses

  • Training and conference budget to discover new ideas

  • Fully remote, hybrid, office full-time, whatever works for you

  • Paid time off to volunteer for causes that matter to you 

  • Health schemes and access to mental health support

  • Ethical pension scheme, with a 5% contribution from Torchbox

  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme (UK only)

  • Wellness programme and cycle-to-work scheme, alongside other lovely things that are good for you and the environment

  • Some pretty epic socials (virtual and in-person), bi-weekly veggie team lunch (in Bristol or Charlbury) and a bunch of other cool stuff we’d love to tell you about

  • 27 days holiday, plus public holidays

The money bit

We always promise to be transparent by including our salaries on our job adverts. 

* * This is made up of a base salary £32,400 - £44,485 and a profit share of £9,432 - £11,607 of which £3,600 is tax free! The profit share is prorated and paid quarterly . The profit share can be higher or lower based on company performance.

Everyone is welcome

We’re committed to being an inclusive employer, from recruitment through to everyday life.

If you need help or have questions - give us a shout - [email protected] +44 (0) 1608 811 870

Serious benefits

  • Performance and ownership bonuses
  • Trips, including bi-annual skiing!
  • Unlimited personal development budget
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Flexibility to make working life work for you
  • Be an owner, not just an employee
  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme (UK only)
  • Buy and Sell holiday scheme, purchase up to 2 weeks extra
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 2 paid Civic Days per year, to support your community

Open to all

We welcome neurodivergent individuals and applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds that are under-represented groups in the creative and technology industries.

If you need any help completing the application form then please email [email protected] or if you would prefer to apply by phone then give us a call on +44 (0) 1608 811 870

No agencies please.

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