Join our team

Would you like to work with a revolutionary agency that’s a cross between a traditional search/digital agency and a software service? We have a unique culture capable of supporting 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 media 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.

Always striving to better ourselves

One of our company values is to ‘always try to improve’, whether that’s our own skills or the services we offer to our customers. We run a range of training schemes for our employees, from the Vertical Leap University through to Ten-Minute Tips. Find out more

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 info(at)vertical-leap(dot)uk.

Current positions available:

Business development manager+


We require a Business Development Manager for the generation and development of both inbound and outbound new business opportunities for SEO, PPC, content marketing, Social Media and design

The successful candidate will be consummate and credible sales professional selling sophisticated on-line marketing services to Marketing Directors and Managing Directors.

The role is focussed purely on new business and is suited to people who are ‘sales hungry’ and who can exploit their exceptional sales skills with effective and successful results.

Reporting to:  Sales Director

External relationships:  SME clients to director level on both marketing and technical teams

Internal relationships: Senior Management, Account Management team, Delivery teams, Marketing, Finance and Administration

Salary: competitive plus uncapped commission

Hours:  40 per week

Location: Portsmouth or London

Main duties of the post:

You will develop new business relationships, generate and negotiate new income for Vertical Leap to an agreed monthly target of invoiced revenue

Presenting the services to potential clients through direct communication in face to face meetings, telephone calls and emails

Responsible for your own lead generation and appointment setting

Actively and successfully manage the sales process: lead generation; credentials pitch; asking questions; solution pitch; negotiation; close; handover to the delivery management team

Possess drive, motivation and acute attention to detail in ensuring all sales opportunities are captured and explored

You will have individual responsibility for new business, and are expected to self-manage, however, you will be part of a growing team of people with the same job title. Support is available by the sales director for complex large pitches and strategies

As a representative of Vertical Leap at industry events and tradeshows, your professional manner and polished appearance will aid your intention of gaining new business leads and contacts

Managing and maintaining a pipeline and ensuring all sales administration is current our in house CRM software

Create and be accountable for all client proposals, contracts and any further documentation, following our procedures

A thorough understanding of clients marketing objectives including their Return On Investment (ROI) objectives

Responding to tenders and requests for information in a timely manner

You will effectively interact with other departments including the account management and technical team when handing over campaigns ensuring you fully and correctly brief in all aspects of the sale.

Please apply in confidence to Matt Hopkins at mhopkins(at)vertical-leap(dot)uk

SEO specialist – campaign delivery manager+

Ref: 150205SEOCDM

An ideal position for a cool, calm and collected individual who thrives on being at the centre of a fast moving and varied business.

The role: Managing a portfolio of new and existing search engine marketing campaigns that are based on annual contracts and ensuring that they are delivered to a very high standard, this is a varied, absorbing and rewarding position. Essentially, you would be managing the technicians making the actual optimisation changes, but you’ll also be liaising with Campaign Account Managers and occasionally direct with clients.

About you: You’ll be strong in project management and be adept at juggling a large number of tasks at once. Your communications skills will be excellent, both in a client-facing capacity and in written English. You’ll have a firm technical understanding of the Internet, its various technologies and especially HTML.

This position also includes the following core responsibilities:

  • Manage organic optimisation projects from strategy through implementation with no hand-holding.
  • Coordinate all campaign activities relating to SEO with our technical team including SEO, Off-Page Optimisers, and Web Developers.
  • Analyse customer Web sites and provide well-defined strategies for search engine improvement.
  • Leverage skills in search engine writing to improve effectiveness of site content.
  • Monitor search engine results, analyse key Web site metrics, and provide recommendations and strategies for continued improvement.
  • Provide guidance and thought leadership to a growing team of passionate search engine marketers.
  • Monitor algorithmic changes in the search engines to determine when and how to adapt our proven delivery methodology.
  • Manage day-to-day client relationships through face-to-face meetings, frequent conference calls, and presentations.
  • Exceed client expectations and performance goals on a daily basis.

Additional Required Experience:

  • Must have proven experience delivering results through ethical search engine optimisation techniques.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven environment.
  • Strong understanding of search engine-friendly Web site design and ability to make critical design and technical recommendations to Web developers.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Sense of humour.

Please apply in confidence to Matt Hopkins at mhopkins(at)vertical-leap(dot)uk

PPC specialist – campaign delivery manager+

Ref: 150205PPCCDM

We are looking for bright, ambitious PPC specialists to manage the delivery of pay per click marketing campaigns.  You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of new and existing campaigns and in ensuring that they are delivered to the highest standard.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Manage PPC projects from strategy through implementation.
  • Coordinate campaign activities relating to PPC with the landing page design team.
  • Monitor results, analyse key Web site metrics, and provide recommendations and strategies for continued improvement.
  • Manage day-to-day client relationships.
  • Exceed client expectations and performance goals on a daily basis.


Person specification:

  • 2-4 years agency (multi-campaign) PPC/Adwords experience.
  • Google Adwords Certification – required.  Other platforms (e.g. Microsoft adCenter) a plus.
  • Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • A good understanding of internet technology especially HTML.
  • Sense of humour.

Please apply in confidence to Matt Hopkins at mhopkins(at)vertical-leap(dot)uk

Web Developer (PHP/WordPress)+

Ref: 151007WPWD

Vertical Leap, one of the UK’s top digital marketing agencies seeks a bright and ambitious web developer to work on a selection of new services as well as supporting existing services.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Design and implement websites from initial concept, site architecture, and user interface to finished deliverable
  • Code and implement WordPress sites from Photoshop/Sketch layout through html/CSS to a custom theme, functions, and plugins (if required – ideally functionality to should be created natively)
  • Design and implement new features, enhancements, and content of existing websites
  • Create and update re-usable code libraries to streamline WordPress development cycle
  • Facilitate client WordPress training, site documentation and maintenance
  • Work with API’s from a number of different sources to integrate 3rd party applications into WordPress based websites

Skills required:

  • 3+ years’ experience working in web development (or equivalent academic training)
  • Strong knowledge of WordPress
  • Strong knowledge of current web development languages (including HTML5, CSS3, PHP/MySQL)
  • Familiarity with web standards and usability
  • User of social media / can utilise development information portals
  • Flexibility and eagerness to identify, learn, and use new and changing technologies
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time Attention to detail

Any exposure to the following is advantageous:

  • Familiarity with video for web a plus
  • Familiarity with ASP .net, Javascript/VBScript, web server configurations (Windows and Linux) a plus
  • Experience with dynamic, geo-related, data-driven and/or e-commerce sites a plusMotion graphics and/or 3D skills a big plus


  • Fun, collaborative culture
  • 22-25 days holiday per year
  • 5-10 days training per year
  • Self-scheduled working hours – any 8 hour period between 7am and 7pm
  • Value on leadership and autonomy
  • Fantastic office located inside Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard

Please apply in confidence to Matt Hopkins at mhopkins(at)vertical-leap(dot)uk