SEO Executive

Circa £45,000 plus great benefits (Work Level 6A)
12-month secondment/FTC
Manchester city centre (hybrid working)

We’re looking for an SEO Executive to join us in Manchester on a 12-month fixed-term contract to help drive increased traffic to our Co-op Funeralcare website. We’ll look to you to provide data-driven insights that’ll help to define our SEO strategy, as well as pro-actively find opportunities to optimise our pages. In this role you’ll work in a hybrid way – splitting your time between home and the office (find out more about our hybrid working policy at

What you’ll do

  • Closely monitor the online performance of our Co-op Funeralcare website, and identify potential optimisation opportunities
  • Carry-out in-depth analyses of our competitors’ online performance and share your findings with colleagues
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues across Co-op Funeralcare
  • Build a solid understanding of our online customer journey; using this to influence SEO decision-making end to end

This role would suit people who have

  • Experience in an SEO Assistant or SEO Executive role
  • Experience using tools such as Google Analytics, Microsoft Excel, Looker Studio, and Ahrefs
  • Strong commercial awareness, with the ability to turn data into meaningful insights aligned to business objectives
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to provide actionable, data-driven insights that support decision-making
  • Good communication skills and relationship-building skills, with the ability to translate technical language for a non-technical audience

Why Co-op?

If you’ve got the skills and experience we’re looking for, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services). You’ll also get:

  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
  • Coaching and training to support your career development
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • YuLife – an app that rewards you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

Building an inclusive work environment

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities.

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We’re also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we’ll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We’ll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at

You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme and all our commitments to diversity and inclusion at

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