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Would you like to work with a revolutionary agency that is gearing up for the second machine age? We have a great culture and a diverse range of talent.
We believe in the power of specialist teams – we hire individuals who are passionate about their specialism – whether it’s SEO, PPC, content marketing, social PR or design. Instead of generalists, who know a bit of everything, we want T-shaped people – that means you have a broad and confident understanding of each digital marketing channel, but you are superb at one of them, and you have a yearning to be the best at that one thing.
We have seen significant growth over the past decade and this is set to continue. We achieved Elite Agency status in The Drum Digital Census 2014 and Ranked 2nd in the Wirehive 2014.
Fancy joining us?
We’re always on the lookout for new talent to join our team. If you would like to work for an ambitious, thought-leading company and feel that you bring something extra special to the party, please state your case and send your CV on a speculative basis to.
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Vertical Leap is a great place to work
Vertical Leap is pretty darn great. Our CEO Matt and the team of directors have worked hard to craft a culture that nurtures talent, encourages positivity and makes being at work both fun and rewarding.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a wonderful location to work. In our office above Action Stations, beautiful exposed brick work and high ceilings make for a light and edgy workspace – often compared to a New York loft. Everyone sits in an open space and we are often joined by our furriest staff member, Ozzie.
Three strategically placed Sonos docks keep the music playing and we all get to change the playlist. We also have a Games Room with an Xbox – which only ever has FIFA on it.
Being five minutes’ walk from Gunwharf Quays means we are perfectly located for lunchtime trips to Pret, Pizza Express and Nando’s. It’s also ideal for a rendezvous in Gunwharf’s many bars for the quarterly First Friday drinks – funded by the company.
Meanwhile, our London office can be found in an ideal central location, but most importantly it has a great selection of coffee shops within walking distance. Working in such a vibrant and creative area is a real plus, with plenty to do during lunchtimes or after work.
Our London space reflects the same style and ethos that is so important to the company. Many staff enjoy splitting their time between the two locations, getting the best of both worlds.
“The general atmosphere in the office is always one that is relaxed and fun but has an overarching sense of professional focus.
“It’s easy to get up in the morning and come to work, regardless of how difficult a day you have ahead of you, because you know you have an elite group of people who are always there to help and contribute.”
Dave Colgate, Senior SEO Specialist
A focus on development
We have a strong focus on individual development. You will be encouraged to push themselves and learn new things. We use Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) throughout the company.
We also host guest speakers at our VLU events – Vertical Leap University. This offers knowledge on a range of interesting topics related to our work.
A culture that recognises the importance of growth, respect and trust plays a central role in making Vertical Leap a great place to work. SEO campaign delivery manager Dave agrees that the impact of this culture is integral on how we work and interact:
Celebration is a big part of the culture here too – whether it is a virtual thumbs up from a colleague through our internal objectives and recognition platform – or that of the edible kind. You can rely on cake in the office; as birthdays, work anniversaries and more are always accompanied by some kind of baked good or sweet treat.
As well as fun for its own sake, we also enjoy activities with a soul. Recent charity activities have included two team members abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, a charity bake off competition and a 20 mile trek across Dartmoor for Mind.
We have also been involved in a local Greenhouse project, with staff taking time out their Saturdays to don gardening gloves and help in a community garden.
For those seeking even more perks, our hard work and loyalty is rewarded with plenty of holiday days – 22-25 a year depending on length of service, plus we even get an extra day off for our birthday! Long-standing employees get the option of private healthcare or a private pension too.
With a summer and Christmas party, and the odd staff-bonding trip to the Tenth Hole or Pizza Express on the company’s wallet, there are some excellent benefits to working at Vertical Leap – in addition to the unique culture, great training opportunities and fantastic work space.