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SEO Content Officer

Communications & Marketing

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/07/2021)
Closing Date:  Thursday 19 December 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1208619CD

This is an exciting time to be joining the University of Southampton as we continue in our mission to change the world for the better. We are a place of opportunity and inspiration that attracts the most talented staff and students from the UK and across the world.

About the role 

This is a hugely exciting opportunity for an engaged and user-focused SEO specialist to join our pioneering digital transformation programme which is about to enter a new phase. You’ll be joining a large agile multi-disciplinary and co-located team dedicated to developing a new user-centred information and support services for many of our users groups - from applying to a course, to finding research collaborations and much more. This project is fast-paced and hugely ambitious. We need someone to be in the driving seat of SEO Content to create the right environment for our products to be found and for other experts to be supported.

What you'll do 

  • Work collaboratively with our Technical SEO specialist to inform changes to products and to ensure SEO best practice is implemented.
  • Lead a collaborative, dynamic keyword research, planning and implementation process. 
  • Work closely with the Content Designers, Product and Delivery Managers to create digital services that work for our users. 

What you'll bring 

  • Demonstrable experience of of delivering SEO projects to meet objectives, on time and on budget, ideally using agile methodologies and user centred design thinking.
  • Strong planning and analytics skills - both at a high level and also able to get into the details to make things happen when needed.  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines - from technical to content and other UX experts and contribute to the delivery of each project. 

This is an exciting time for the University of Southampton and we would love you to join us! To read more about the project and its ethos, visit our blog.

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance, flexi-time and flexible working. For more information on our benefits, please click here: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/hr/ 

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1208619CD on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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