SEO Specialist


At Perlego, we’re working to make education material accessible to all. In this digital age, we believe that anyone should be able to learn anything at any time. Knowledge should be more accessible, not locked behind sky-high price tags and tuition fees.

We want to change that and make learning accessible to all, and help the environment along the way. Billed by the media as the “Spotify for Textbooks”, Perlego is a learning eBook subscription that gives students and professionals unlimited access to over 250,000 titles, for less than the price of a single book.

With a European expansion underway, a brand new office space and our latest funding round closed, we’re growing fast! 

We are a happy team of 46 people, with 21 nationalities, and 1 office dog. We’re very proud of our 4.8-star rating on Glassdoor and 97% of the team saying they’d recommend to a friend. We’re a tight-knit bunch who love to learn, enjoy weekly team breakfasts and have regular team-building trips some of which have included trips to a French chateau – a far cry from our Chancery Lane based WeWork home.



We offer a fantastic workplace at the heart of Central London. We offer a competitive salary, a personal development budget, flexible work hours and the opportunity to design the way millions of students will read and learn. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support.

Holiday 🌴 

  • 30 days (incl. Bank holidays) 
  • Plus a bonus week over Christmas 

Flexible Working 🏡

  • Up to 2 days working from home if outside M25 or 1 Day a week working from home if inside the M25 

Development 🏋🏽‍♂️

  • Training allowance of £500 per person year
  •  Access to 250,000+ books 

Community 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

  • Breakfast together on Monday
  • Lunch every other Friday
  • Regular social activities, previous highlights have included white Water Rafting, Chateau in France

Health & Wellbeing 🏃🏽‍♀️

  • Subsidy towards your gym / sport membership


Job Description

We’re looking for a talented, self starting SEO Specialist to join our expanding growth team. SEO is a huge focus for Perlego as we look to build scalability, cost-efficiency and defensibility into our growth model. As such, candidates will be supported fully by management to implement their strategy and get changes into development.

Reporting to the VP of Growth, the successful applicant will be our first internal SEO hire, meaning that the role comes with a large degree of ownership and will be formative in the long-term direction we take to realise our growth targets. 

We are looking for a truly exceptional candidate who has relevant experience, up-to-date knowledge and the assertiveness to drive forward their strategy.

What value you’ll add

  • You’ll be responsible for setting the SEO strategy across all aspects of the discipline including: technical SEO, content strategy, backlink building, etc.
  • Research keywords and content topics that provide opportunities for higher yield of organic traffic, using these to inform content and marketing direction in support of improved SERPs.
  • Guide the content team on how to create original content that aligns with the SEO strategy. Expose and deliver value from that content.
  • Quickly gain a strong understanding of our tech-stack in order to better inform technical SEO tasks.
  • Work closely with development teams to support them in understanding and implementing relevant changes.
  • Monitor and report on daily SEO metrics to understand performance and inform tactics. Communicate the impact of tactics to the wider team.
  • Gain a robust understanding of the competitor and industry landscape in order to identify the best opportunities for organic growth.
  • You’ll take ownership of outcomes, working independently and as part of a team.


What you'll need to succeed


  • 3+ years of experience successfully setting and implementing SEO strategies.
  • Excellent understanding of ranking factors and algorithms
  • Know your preferred SEO toolkit like the back of your hand: Screaming Frog, Search Console, Google Analytics, Moz, etc.
  • Up to date with all of the latest updates, thoughts and changes in SEO
  • Strong understanding of the implications of specific technical stacks/tactics on ranking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Ideal candidates will also have:

  • Experience as part of a company who successfully shifted their growth focus from paid to organic traffic.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and experience in a startup environment
  • Native/Fluent in English + Multilingual (with a preference for other major european languages)
  • Have a general interest in education, reading and always learning new things!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

1 Waterhouse Square

138 Holborn
EC1N 2SW London Directions

Perks and benefits

  • A competitive salary 💸

  • 30 days holiday (incl. UK bank holidays) + a week off over Christmas 🌴

  • A generous annual training budget for you to spend on your personal development 📚

  • Monday breakfast + Bi-weekly Friday lunches 🍱

  • Regular team socials and activities 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

  • A beautiful heritage WeWork office in Chancery Lane, with Leather Lane market right next door 🏰

  • Flexible working - up to 2 days a week for anyone living outside the M25 and 1 day a week for anyone living in London 🏡

  • Cycle to work scheme 🚲

  • 3% contribution to your pension on top of your annual salary 💰

  • Unlimited access to a library of 250,000 ebooks 📚

Why you should join

One of the best things about working at Perlego is that we all have an appreciation for what each other is doing - in fact, we’ve got an appreciation station to prove it. We’re a young, ambitious team, who put a lot of energy into everything we do, including celebrating the small wins along with the big ones. 

We have regular team events (karaoke, drinks, Friday food, and an annual getaway to name a few) and we make sure to have a monthly meeting - beers and snacks included - to give all areas of the team an update on what we’re all working on. We even have our very own office dog on standby for emergency shredding needs (and photo ops). 

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