Website & SEO Manager /Digital Marketing Manager/SEO Specialist

England,West Midlands,Coventry
£30000 - £35000 per annum
31 May 2018
25 Jun 2018
Job Discipline
Marketing (General)
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Website & SEO Manager

Location: Coventry


Salary: £30-35k per annum

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Closing date: Monday 25th June 2018

At Arden University, their vision is to make education more accessible, engaging and beneficial to people everywhere.

Arden University is undergoing an exciting phase of rapid expansion and significant transformation, developing new programmes, driving an industry-leading learner experience and rolling out their innovative ‘compressed-blended’ full time degrees at several new campus locations across the UK and internationally.

The Role:

This is a broad and exciting role for an innovative marketing manager with experience of CRO, UX and website management along with SEO experience to deliver significant gains in website performance and organic search. The ideal candidate will be confident in optimising SEO and website journeys for key audiences ensuring both are effectively integrated with campaigns and in line with objectives. As a relatively new brand, there is huge potential for this role to make a real impact on the organisation.

Current knowledge of SEO, UX and CRO practices is vital. Alongside an analytical mind-set and a passion for continuous improvement – consistently identifying and delivering increases in performance.

An excellent ability to work across teams such as web, content, PR and brand, the candidate will own the SEO strategy and the website strategy using tools, insight and a test and learn approach. This role sits within the Marketing team, reporting to the Head of Digital Marketing and includes line management of the Website and Design Coordinator. This person will also work closely with their internal dedicated Web Developer.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To manage SEO strategy including technical and structural optimisation, content generation and external link building. Working closely with content, PR and brand teams to deliver gains in organic traffic and conversion in line with KPI targets.
  • To lead on website performance, tackling the barriers to conversion and enhancing the user journey, while ensuring the brand guidelines are reflected.
  • Ownership of website development roadmap ensuring continuous improvement and innovation while effectively managing risk of site changes
  • Delivery of highly engaging, interactive and conversion focused web platform
  • Oversee performance of external listing sites, maximising Arden University’s visibility and integrated alongside campaigns as a key part of the user journey
  • Owning and reporting KPIs to senior management
  • Working closely with internal teams and external agencies to ensure an integrated approach and consistent experience for their prospective students
  • Line management of Website and Design Coordinator
  • Adhoc tasks may be required to support other areas of the Marketing Team



  • Thrives in a dynamic environment (E)
  • Strong desire to get things done (E)
  • Ability to play variety of team roles (D)
  • Positive mind-set to engage others (E)




  • Organized and able to prioritise (E)
  • Excellent communication skill-set and attention to detail (E)
  • Line management (E)
  • Creative and analytical thinker (E)


  • 5 years + experience  (E)
  • Excellent understanding of SEO (E)
  • Knowledge of CRO and UX practices (E)
  • Strategic website management with understanding of customer journeys (D)
  • Technical website capability (D)
  • English or Marketing degree (D)
  • Experience with Google analytics, CRM systems and Excel (D)
  • Awareness of other digital marketing channels – social, PPC, video
  • Has worked in the education arena (D)

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      Candidates with experience of; SEO Senior Manager, SEO Account Manager, Marketing Executive, Digital Marketing Advisor, Digital Marketing Consultant, Marketing Analyst, Digital Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Administrator, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Manager, Marketing Coordinator,  Digital Marketing Analyst, Senior Marketing Executive, Digital Marketing Officer, SEO will also be considered for this role.

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