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CLOSED – SEO Manager

About the role

Simplyhealth is a 150-year-old business with an amazing heritage and history of changing healthcare in the UK. We’re continually modernising, as reflected by the recent award to B-Corp status; something that is very important to our customers and to our people.We have 2 million customers across our Health and Dental products and with an ever-increasing strain on the NHS, and a cost-of-living crisis, the products that Simplyhealth offer are needed more than ever before. But Simplyhealth have bigger ambitions than that. We’re on a mission to improve access to healthcare for everyone in the UK to help people live their best lives.

As SEO Manager, you’ll join our Marketing team where you’ll be accountable for the creation, execution and evolution of the SEO strategy across our Simplyhealth and Denplan portfolios, accountable for the delivery of SEO traffic and rankings across all websites.

As a key member of our Growth Marketing team, you’ll lead on the strategy, planning, optimisation & performance measurement across our B2C and B2B SEO channel. You’ll be our ‘go-to’ person who inspires and motivates the team and the rest of the business on everything SEO, including up-to-date trends and tech and how these can benefit Simplyhealth.


Key responsibilities:

  • Own the planning and execution of the SEO strategy to increase organic traffic and search engine rankings across Simplyhealth Consumer (B2C), Simplyhealth Corporate Voluntary (B2C), Simplyhealth Corporate (B2B) and Denplan (B2B and B2C).
  • Conduct keyword research and analysis to identify high-value opportunities
  • Optimise website structure and content to improve search engine visibility
  • Investigate and identify technical issues and opportunities to increase organic performance, collaborating with cross-functional teams, including content managers and web developers, to ensure resolutions implemented in a timely and satisfactory fashion
  • Lead outreach efforts for building strong backlink profiles across web properties
  • Work with the Digital Analytics Manager to monitor and analyse website performance metrics to measure the effectiveness of SEO efforts
  • Support the Ecommerce team with ongoing content and user journey experimentation and testing and be proactive in bringing best-in-class conversion rate optimisations tactics to the business.
  • Working with the Product Marketing team and the Clinical team to better understand the relevance of our products and services within target markets to identify promotional opportunities
  • Ensuring that customer communications and interactions with us across all channels are clear and consistent, reflecting the brand and product proposition as well as being compliant with relevant regulatory requirements through a managed sign off process
  • Collaborate closely with the rest of the marketing department on campaign alignment, and to share SEO best practices for content creation and execution

We’re interested in what you do and how you do things, not when and where you do them. Our ‘smart working’ approach gives you the best of all worlds – working from home, in our modern offices in Hampshire or on the move. This means depending on your role, there will be opportunities to flex when and where you spend your time to perform at your very best. For many of us this means day to day work can be handled remotely, but there will also be times when we need to come together in the office to collaborate, attend training sessions, induction, briefings and more. You might know it as flexible or hybrid working, for us it’s just another day living our best lives!


About You:

As SEO Manager you’ll have strong knowledge of both the technical and content aspects of SEO, together with the requirements to establish a successful offsite outreach and content programme.

You’ll have experience of defining and implementing SEO strategies across a variety of products where you’ll have been responsible for delivery against established KPIs.

We’d also love you to be data-driven and inquisitive in nature, with a performance led approach. You’ll have a willingness to undertake new challenges, be flexible, and work across marketing functions with a strong commitment to delivering growth targets, innovation, and marketing best practice.

Your relationship building and influencing skills will enable you to seek opportunities to collaborate across the Marketing, Digital, Product and Customer Service teams to drive acquisition and retention opportunities.


Key skills/experience required:

  • Proven hands-on experience as an SEO Manager or similar role
  • Demonstratable experience of creating, executing, and evolving a top-level SEO strategy for a reputable brand within a competitive industry
  • Excellent knowledge of content optimisation requirements and keyword research
  • Strong understanding of technical SEO, including experience with website structure, crawling and indexing, and on-page optimisation
  •  Proven experience leading outreach efforts for building strong backlink profiles across web properties
  • Excellent understanding of SEO tools, such as Screaming Frog, Ahrefs, Semrush, and Google Search Console
  • Excellent understanding of Analytics tools, such as Adobe Analytics and Google Analytics


In Return:

As well as a competitive salary, our benefits package includes a discretionary annual bonus, generous pension, 36 days holiday (with the option to buy and sell a further 5 days), a flexible benefits pot (which you can choose to use against some great benefits such as critical illness, private medical insurance, shopping vouchers, pet insurance and more), a Simplyhealth Cash plan or Dental plan, an employee wellbeing programme and shopping discounts.

By joining us on our journey to becoming the biggest brand in healthcare behind the NHS, you’ll get to bring your knowledge and all round ‘let’s do this’ attitude. You can be yourself whilst making a difference to our customers. You’ll be encouraged to work at pace and not be afraid to try new things. You can fail fast, learn quickly and be the best version of you. We want you to ask questions and challenge what’s gone before so you can continually push yourself to find new and better ways to improve access to healthcare for all in the UK. Not bad for a day’s work!


Your Recruitment Journey:

At Simplyhealth we’re focused on providing an application, assessment and onboarding journey that is fair, consistent, diverse and inclusive for all, allowing us to hire top talent based on the skills and behaviours pivotal to your and our success.

We use a number of techniques to help us select successful candidates, these form part of each review and will vary according to the role. We provide details in advance to help you prepare, these may include but are not limited to:

  • Pre-set video interview
  • Verbal and numerical aptitude test
  • Competency style interview
  • Role Play
  • Presentation
  • Working styles questionnaire

If successful, we’ll contact you to tell you the great news of your offer and welcome to Simplyhealth, followed by details of your conditional offer of employment. The offer will be subject to our pre-employment checks, completed by our 3rd party partner Experian, which include a basic disclosure and barring service (DBS) and credit check.

Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team if you have any questions;


Simplyhealth is a healthcare company, offering cash plans, dental plans, private medical insurance, and self funded health plans.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 1,001-5,000
Year Founded: 1872

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