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Search Marketing Manager
employment type: FULL TIME
job location: Inspire Glasgow, Glasgow, G41 1EJ
range: £29,000 to £36,000 / YEAR
Can an employee work remotely 100% of the time and therefore can work from home?: Yes
job description:

Do you love understanding “who is eating whose lunch” in the online search world, then know how to redress the balance? 

Do you love seeing a client’s online presence absolutely fly? 

The short spiel version of your role as Search Marketing Manager is to help our clients thrive, this will include the following: 

  • Manage Our Clients

  • Manage Your Team 

  • Create, Evolve, Report On The Search Plan 

  • Contribute To Our Leadership Team 

  • Drive Our Business Forward 


As one of our leadership team you MUST have: 

  • A strong moral compass and high standards of ethical behaviour in line with our current values 

  • A burning desire to grow and invest in your own development and learning 

  • An ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

  • A passion for building on a great team, and mentoring them to support their growth and that of our business 

  • Experience of leading or contributing to pitches for Organic Search projects 

  • Capability to identify and develop new revenue streams 


You’ll have the opportunity to work with some great clients across the public, private, corporate, and third sector clients, on all things search. 

No two days are ever the same. 

Ultimately, you will accountable for managing and growing the profitability of the search team. 

If you are committed to developing yourself, your team and countless clients’ businesses through world class search and digital marketing then please APPLY NOW

experience requirements:

You will have the opportunity to work with some great clients, and will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Playing nicely with the other cool kids (Working with external agencies and the internal marketing departments of our clients) 

  • Managing and directing an agency search team 

  • Managing profitability and team budgets 

  • Using data analytics to identify points of difference between different online entities 

  • Overseeing all search projects from concept to delivery 

  • Reviewing your search teams work and providing guidance where appropriate 

  • Organic SEO experience: local, map, knowledge graph, onsite (technical + content), offsite 

  • Paid SEO experience: cross platform 

  • Planning, delivery, pricing and management of Client Search Packages 

  • An analytical approach to problem solving to improve processes and identify blockages 

  • Creation, Development and Reporting on our own digital marketing plan

education requirements:

A degree in a related subject would be preferred but not essential for the right candidate 


Any on the job training and qualifications in SEMRush or similar is essential

occupational category:

13-1161.01 Search Marketing Strategists


We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Managing the search team 

  • Playing a key role in developing client tenders and pitching new project ideas to potential clients 

  • Developing a strategy to grow the Search team 

  • Be escalation point for all client issues 

  • Guiding, evaluating, and redirecting creative development as required 

  • Supporting marketing and development teams creatively 

  • Managing the Search team, incl leading, mentoring, and taking accountability for their development of designs for clients 


We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following: 

  • Excellent grasp of numbers be that: capacity planning; revenue/cost projections against plan 

  • Creation, Development and Reporting on our own digital marketing plan 

  • Helping us grow (We grow when our people grow) 

  • Managing relationship with existing clients, and cultivating new ones 

  • Playing nicely with the other cool kids (Working with external agencies and the internal marketing departments of our clients) 

  • Using data analytics to identify points of difference between different online entities 

  • Creating and managing your team’s budget 

work hours:

32-40 hours per week 

job benefits:

People Growth and development are a key part of our business and we believe that it’s the only way for our business to remain competitive and thrive, as a result this role will include support and independent external mentoring. 
We invest in our teams, every employee has a personal development budget, as well as regular internal events, team away days and the opportunity to attend industry events (covid permitting). 

  • CPD Friday’s - at least 2 Friday afternoons per month to spend on Continuous Professional Development 

  • Salary up to £36,000, based on experience 

  • Company pension scheme 

  • 30 days paid holiday per year incl 9 bank holidays (pro-rata) 

  • Fun, challenging projects for interesting, creative clients 

  • We are a social bunch so expect to enjoy Takeaway Fridays and have 2 fully paid team away outings per annum (we recently went to Glasgow stayed in a nice hotel and did the Sub Crawl, Escape Rooms and fine dining) 

  • In the last year we've grown and plan to double in size so you'll have the chance to shape how we grow this year and beyond 

  • We invest in our team and aim to provide anything you need to expand and nurture your skills including training, equipment and training 

  • Free coffee, tea, fruit and snacks 

  • Leave a legacy: You'll have direct influence on the success of many clients online presence

incentive compensation:

We offer a performance based profit sharing scheme to employees who stay beyond 2 years. 

However part of this role is for you to be instrumental in writing both your own and your team member’s future benefit package. 

additional info:


  • Integrity 

  • Honesty 

  • Trust 

  • Fairness 

  • Respect  

We’ve maintained our Perth & Glasgow offices during the pandemic, however all our team are now working remotely till the pandemic passes. 

Inspire Digital Agency is one of Scotland’s top digital agencies with a head office in Perth, a design and project hub in Glasgow and satellite offices in Fife, Edinburgh, Stirling, Kilmarnock, and West Lothian.  We are a team of designers, developers, and digital marketers and we are looking for ambitious people to join our growing team. 
The role will require some attendance at either of our offices in Perth or Glasgow, for the right candidate we are flexible in balancing this with working from home. However what is important is that you are able to effectively and efficiently service the needs of our clients and our business. 

As part of your application please include examples of your achievements. 

If you believe your skills and experience fit and you would like to move forward, please click on "apply" and follow the next steps of the recruitment process. This will include a list of questions and a couple of assessments which should not take you longer than 20 minutes to complete.

We are an equal opportunity employer and they value diversity in the company. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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