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SEO Specialist

Employer
World Vision UK
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
8 Mar 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

SEO Specialist

£27,158 pa + good range of benefits. Salary is negotiable for exceptional and highly skilled candidates.

Contract: Permanent - 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes (currently working from home)

World Vision is an international children's charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we've helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 70 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God's unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Job Purpose

Looking to develop in your career as a digital specialist AND make a difference?

World Vision is launching a new website to better deliver its organisational priorities. This will be fast, mobile-first and build on digital best practices. Website content curation is moving from a centralised web team supporting the organisation, to one where the wider organisation increasingly takesownership of creating, updating and maintaining day-to-day content. The SEO Specialist's role is to support this strategic change - by implementing technical SEO and supporting teams as they learn to use the CMS and build digital capability. A better online user experience that inspires our audiences means World Vision can reach more of the world's most vulnerable children.

You will have experience of on-page and off-page SEO, including technical search engine optimisation tactics, crawl budgets, indexability issues, and be capable of identifying ranking issues, such as indexation, site speed, architecture, redirects, structured markup etc. You therefore need to be adept at working autonomously and taking initiative. You will closely collaborate with our SEO agency and website development team to implement on-page and technical SEO recommendations. This includes supporting the technical SEO roadmap and strategy, and ensuring recommendations from technical reports and site audits are implemented (e.g. link building recommendations, fixing internal broken links, external spam links etc.).

You'll also be confident using web content management systems, with experience in creating or editing web pages that follow digital best practices, knowledge of HTML and CSS, and be comfortable using Google Analytics and Google Console.

By reviewing and editing web pages, you will support teams, ensuring they follow digital best practices. You will also provide training and coaching, building their capability to create webpages in the CMS and implement on-page SEO. This means you will have excellent interpersonal, relationship building and stakeholder management skills, with strong communication skills and an eye for detail. For non-CMS users, you will create and update pages on their behalf.

So, if you're a digital specialist looking for an exciting new challenge that will deliver real transformation for a vital cause - this could be the role for you!

In addition to the salary indicated, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement, flexible working, including some home working long term and free parking.

Applicants do not need to have a Christian faith, but must be willing to work within a Christian framework and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

Please click the link provided to view the full job description.

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: 8th March 2021

Interview Dates: W/C 15th March 2021

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of our Christian organisation. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background, which connects the entire World Vision family. As such, World Vision is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice can be viewed on our website.

No agencies please.
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