We’re always on the look out for new talent…

We are a dynamic forward thinking agency. We always look to push the boundaries of all things creative and digital. Our company strap line is “Enjoy life – do great work” and we firmly believe in this, we work extremely hard, but we also have a lot fun in the process !

 

SEO Digital Marketing Manager

Department: Digital Marketing
Reporting to: Client Services Director
Headquarters: Knutsford, Cheshire (remote working is currently an option).
Package: £25,000 – £30,000 a year

We are seeking a talented, organised and energetic SEO focused Digital Marketing Manager to join our growing Cheshire based digital team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working across both technical and non technical SEO campaigns, ideally within an agency environment.

To be considered for the vacancy you’ll need to have a solid base of SEO experience and be confident working across multiple clients and within both B2B and B2C markets. You will need to have a track record of implementing successful SEO strategies and campaigns, which have led to a positive impact in website rankings, traffic and value for clients. You will also be able to work as part of a team on website builds and migrations always ensuring best SEO practice is followed.

You must be able to proactively work on your own initiative, supporting the wider digital marketing and development team. As a part of the role, you will be expected to continually evaluate the market regarding search best practice and be able to adapt the SEO strategy against the changing landscape.

We want to build a team of people who can all contribute different thoughts and perspectives to our work; different voices and ideas make our company (and our work) the best it can be. We particularly encourage applications from women, non-binary people, disabled people, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, as we feel these groups of people are underrepresented throughout our industry.

The role:

The role will cover a variety of tasks with a particular focus on strategic SEO Marketing. You’ll be responsible for supporting the Head of Digital Marketing as well as the Account Management teams in the development and delivery of results-orientated SEO campaigns.

Tasks will include:

  • Creating successful SEO strategies through in depth research and insights
  • Implementing and monitoring SEO best practice on client’s websites
  • Manage existing clients and help build new business by contributing to proposals and pitches
  • Set up conversion goals as required to ensure campaigns have clearly defined conversion metrics.
  • Create SEO strategies for site migrations.
  • Carry out technical SEO reviews / audits
  • Plan and assist with implementation of link building campaigns through outreach of content
  • Collaborate with the wider digital marketing team
  • Using HubSpot Digital Marketing platform
  • Regular reviews and reporting for client portfolio
  • Regular client-facing meetings

Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience in SEO strategy implementation
  • Google Analytics experience to a high standard
  • Google Tag Manager experience to a high standard
  • Knowledge of various tools including
  • Google My Business
  • Google Search Console
  • Google Data Studio
  • Keyword planner
  • SEMrush
  • MOZ
  • Majestics SEO
  • Ahrefs
  • Screaming Frog
  • Experience of search engine optimisation, including technical on-page, content and link building campaigns
  • Proven track record of delivering improvements in SEO
  • Experience in producing digital marketing reports, tracking KPIs and feeding back to the team / the client
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • A keen interest in the latest digital practices and technologies
  • The ability to work as part of a team, good communication skills and the critical ability to know when to ask for help and guidance
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and self-motivated as well as motivating others

Beneficial

  • Google Analytics certification (if not held/transferred it will be a requirement that you gain within your probationary period)
  • Google AdWords certification with Search Advertising (if not held/transferred it will be a requirement that you gain within your probationary period)
  • Experience using Google Data Studio
  • Email marketing experience (Mailchimp, Dotmailer, Getresponse etc.)
  • WordPress and Magento experience is preferable but not essential
  • Experience writing and optimising content for websites
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS

We’re looking for a true SEO marketer, a candidate who can offer research, insight and bring creativity to campaigns that also deliver ROI. If you’re looking for a professional and progressive business who invest in their team and nurture their talent then this role should be top of your list.

A bit about us: 

Here at Ultimate, we are an independent and award-winning agency with a long track record of producing exceptional solutions for clients. We are lucky enough to work with some of the UK’s largest companies, as well as dynamic growing businesses across a range of sectors, applying a unique blend of creative and strategic thinking.  With an exciting, thriving and professional culture, our team really lives by our ethos:  “Enjoy life. Do great work”.

Salary:                          Salary is guided by your current experience

Contracted Hours:         37.5 hours per week

Hours of work:              Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm. Please note that flexibility is occasionally required in these hours in order to allow the company to provide exceptional service and meet client expectations!

Duration:                       Permanent

Location:                       Knutsford, Cheshire (flexible remote working is a possibility).

 

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UX Designer

Salary Banding
Mid £22,000-£25,000
Senior £26,000-£32,000
Type Permanent, full-time
Location Knutsford, Cheshire

As a UX designer at Ultimate you’ll work with a project team to get under the skin of our clients needs, research, define the objectives and design user-led digital experiences which get results.

You’ll be involved in workshops, user-flows, ideation, sketching and wireframing, through to the delivery and implementation of high fidelity designs. You’ll be confident in presenting your ideas and direction both internally and to clients.

We want to build a team of people who can all contribute different thoughts and perspectives to our work; different voices and ideas make our company (and our work) the best it can be. We particularly encourage applications from women, non-binary people, disabled people, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, as we feel these groups of people are underrepresented throughout our industry.

Responsibilities

Creativity


You’ll generate innovative, user focussed concepts which push boundaries in experience design. Your passion and motivation will push you to never settle on idea number 1 (without trying more ideas first!).

Commercial thinking

You’ll understand the clients needs, and work within a defined budget to exceed their expectations within the timeframe.

Support and collaboration

You’ll build and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally – taking a collaborative approach with everything you do.

Communication

You’ll know that the journey is as important as the destination, and you’ll be confident in presenting your work, ideas and direction clearly, concisely and enthusiastically. You’ll not only welcome feedback but actively seek it.

Skills and experience

We’re looking for an all rounder, someone who has skills and experience in all areas of UX, from research through to UI design. However, we understand that experience isn’t everything, so to give you an idea of what we are looking for, here are a few key areas you’ll cover
• Create impactful, high quality design based on strategy and user research
• Work with developers and other designers to come up solutions that balance user and commercial needs
• Understands and has experience working with different research methods, can choose the most effective methods and then reflect this in the design direction
• Understands the role of the brand within UX, and has worked with guidelines or design systems to create experiences that reflect and shape the brand
• Can plan and facilitate workshops, whether internally or externally

Ulti-perks

It’s not all about us; when you’re part of our team, you’ll get:
• 20 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing every year up to 25 days
• Flexible working hours
• £500 a year towards your learning and development
• NHS Cash Plan (cash back on things like eyecare, dental, physio)
• Employee assistance programme (such as mental wellbeing, legal information and bereavement counselling)
• Free, independent financial advice
• Company pension
• Death in service cover
• Shopping and lifestyle discount package
• Technology purchase scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Fully paid company socials

The studio

Like many others, at the moment we are currently operating remotely.  When it is safe to return, our bright and vibrant offices in Knutsford will be back open, to collaborate, work, and play on the Nintendo Switch™!

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Full Stack Developer

We’re hiring for a dedicated Full Stack Developer – take a look at the details of the position below:

Background.
We’re looking for a great Full Stack developer to join our amazing team in Cheshire. If this sounds like you, this is your opportunity to become a key part of our creative, hard-working and successful agency.

You’ll have the chance to thrive in a varied, exciting role, which spans all aspects of digital development, with the opportunity to support a huge diversity of clients – from market-leading household names to smaller niche organisations.

In this role you’d be working closely with the digital development team, as well as reporting to our Head of Development. Your role would encompass developing diverse, digital projects from concept to completion, as well as supporting your wider team on more complex projects. This role would ideally suit an individual who can think both logically and creatively, in order to produce high-quality work that stands the test of time.

As well as working with your own team, you’d be collaborating with our in-house Design and Account Management teams, to foster our ethos of mutual support and learning. If you’re inspired by the latest technologies and a challenge sparks your interest, this role will be perfect for you.

As a Full Stack Developer, day-to-day duties of this role typically include: 

  • Creating logical, but cutting-edge solutions for a varied range of client briefs, and delivering world-class digital websites (take a look at some of the websites we’ve built here!)
  • Assisting your colleagues, both in Development and wider teams, with client pitches, where you’ll help by solving client requirements with digital solutions
  • Being involved with internal and external meetings, sharing ideas, solutions and concepts with clients and co-workers alike
  • Collaborating with our in-house Design team to combine your digital skills with creative designs and formats, to produce original, unique websites with excellent functionality
  • See development as a hobby rather than a job and show a keen interest in (and awareness of) developments and advances in digital industries which touch upon your work
  • Contributing to the progression, adaptability and success of the business

It’s important to us that our candidates are able to thrive in this role. So, if you’d like to be considered for this Full Stack Developer vacancy, ideally you’ll already have the following experience knowledge, skills and attributes:

  • Proven experience of working within an agency, or an inhouse team. With a history or portfolio of work that demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of WordPress and Laravel development
  • Working knowledge of PHP, MySQL, WordPress is essential, and bonus points for working knowledge of Laravel & version control (Git)
  • We build WordPress sites from the ground up. You will need to have the ability and understanding to be able to plan and build your own custom post types, flexible template components and bespoke WordPress plug-ins. A good knowledge of utilising WordPress’ hooks, actions and filters is a must.
  • With our projects, we ae often digitising business processes. Which often includes integrating 3rd party systems into our website builds. You will have a proven experience of working with APIs and integrating with other digital platforms.
  • As an Agency we are often working to tight deadlines so you will need to possess great time management skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills are key, and we’d love it if you had proofreading and English language skills to help with your work, as well as having an eye for detail
  • Most importantly, you’ll have a real enthusiasm and passion for digital development and a commitment to delivering outstanding results for clients!

If this all still sounds like you – we’d love to hear from you!?

And in return? 

We believe in investing in our people. You’ll become a vital and integral part of an already-successful and fast-growing agency, proud to have an amazing, close-knit culture. In addition, one of our key focusses is continuous improvement – which means that you’ll be given the training, varied challenges and opportunities for growth that will help develop your skills and career.

A bit about us: 

Here at Ultimate, we are an independent and award-winning agency with a long track record of producing exceptional solutions for clients. We are lucky enough to work with some of the UK’s largest companies, as well as dynamic growing businesses across a range of sectors, applying a unique blend of creative and strategic thinking.  With an exciting, thriving and professional culture, our team really lives by our ethos:  “Enjoy life. Do great work”

 

Salary:                          Salary is guided by your current experience

Benefits:                       Flexible working and agile working hours (ideal for those with childcare or other commitments), pension, life insurance plan, NHS Healthcare cash plan & a versatile and exciting company rewards scheme

Contracted Hours:         37.5 hours per week

Hours of work:              Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm. Please note that flexibility is occasionally required in these hours in order to allow the company to provide exceptional service and meet client expectations!

Duration:                       Permanent

Location:                       Knutsford, Cheshire

 

Equal Opportunities Employer Statement: 

Ultimate Creative Communications is committed to the creation of a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. All applicants for this or any other position with us will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity or expression, religion, or any other identity they may have.

 

 

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Account Manager

We’re looking for an organised, motivated and enthusiastic Account Manager to join our team, you will become a part of a highly motivated, energetic and forward thinking agency. You will thrive in a varied and exciting role working across all aspects of Brand, Design and Digital projects. You will work with a fantastic variety of clients ranging from market leading household names to smaller niche organisations.

You will report to the Account Director and become an integral part of the Client Services team. You will need to have at least three years’ experience working with an integrated marketing agency and have a successful record working with a wide range of clients. You will need to be highly motivated, an effective communicator, and have the ability to establish and build relationships with clients.

As part of the role you work closely with both of our in-house design and development teams. We want you to be inspired by the latest technologies, motivated by cutting edge design and be really motivated by a challenge!

Duties will include:

  • Management of several existing clients in B2C and B2B sectors.
  • Liaising with clients to understand their marketing needs and presenting relevant solutions.
  • Management of campaigns from brief to execution. These will include both digital and traditional creative projects
  • Providing quality briefs to the in-house creative and digital teams and overseeing the completion of work.
  • Assisting with new business pitches, writing proposals and agreeing supplier quotations.
  • Managing monthly sales forecasts, administration of own purchase orders and invoices.
  • Various other office duties.

Ultimate are an independent and award-winning agency with a long track record of producing exceptional solutions for clients. Ultimate work with some of the UK’s largest companies as well as dynamic growing businesses across a range of sectors, applying a unique blend of creative and strategic thinking.  With a fun yet professional culture, the team really live by our ethos “Enjoy life. Do great work”

In return;

You’ll join an already successful and growing agency that has an amazing culture, and you will be given the training and varied challenges that will help develop your skills and career.

Salary:                           £ Dependant on current experience

Benefits:                        Employee benefits package Includes – Company Pension, Death in Service and NHS Healthcare cash plan

Contracted Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm. Flexibility will be required to meet business and customer needs

Duration:                        Permanent

Location:                        Knutsford, Cheshire


Our Equal Opportunities Employer Statement:

Ultimate Creative Communications is committed to the creation of a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. All applicants for this or any other position with us will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity or expression, religion, or any other identity they may have.

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Join us…

If you have game changing talent complete with no ego and want to add to our friendly and passionate team, then send a covering letter and work samples through to info@ultimate-uk.com