Title:  Head of Paid Media – London – 2 Days a week

Location: London – 2 days a week

Salary £60-£80k plus benefits package

** Must have the necessary right to live and work in the UK**

I’m looking for a Head of Paid to join a well-established performance marketing agency, they have been going for the last 20 years and have built a great stable of eCommerce, sports & media clients all focused on digital or growth. This role will be based in the Media Management team. This role will manage a team of 8-15, hands on performance Marketers.

The role is very broad and will give a lot of day to day variety. The role does require hands on Paid Media experience, ideally PPC, Paid Social and exposure to a few other channels but the majority of the role will be focused on running the team and working with the account managers to report back on campaigns and advise on new strategies for clients across, eCommerce, Retail, Sports & Entertainment.

This role is paying between £60-£80k depending on experience and the benefits package is above average with a few luxuries

This really is an opportunity that won’t be around long!  

You will join an already established Paid Media team of around 25 strong and report into the Director of Media Performance. There are plans to grow the Paid Media team by an extra 4 people in the coming months and some additional changes in the wider team. They are looking for candidates to be part of an incredible and growing team with big ambitions!

This role is client-facing and will be working with a range of clients covering in the majority Lead Gen and Brand Build, the role requires experience across Search, Paid Social and other channels. This selection of clients all have six-figure monthly budgets and often operate on a UK or global basis, so there is plenty of opportunity to experiment with campaigns across different regions. This role is the first step to strategic management but will remain hands on in the most part, they have a hands-on ethos so everyone in the business still hands right up to the directors.

All of the assigned clients have a Growth mindset so they will be constantly pushing for a greater ROI, building strong trustworthy relationships with the clients and act as a consultant and prepared to push back when needed.

This role primarily focuses on PPC & Paid Social they have additional training available (if you need it). They are happy to cross-train to other areas of marketing or creativity in the long term, they believe learning never stops so aim to provide learning opportunities constantly, this leaves your career progression completely in your hands.  

The agency works with eCommerce in majority but they do have some insurance & tech clients so previous experience with both sectors would be advantageous. The most important thing for this agency is you and your personality. Skills can be taught but ambition and drive can’t; as long as you have heaps of that then this could be the perfect move for you.


  • To work closely with clients to ensure a full understanding of their business, digital needs, and priorities
  • To work closely with suppliers to ensure above the line media is planned and executed and ensuring clients are at the forefront of industry developments.
  • Ensure all activity meets or exceeds the client’s performance expectations
  • To manage budgets in line with strategy and ensure that monthly spend is on target
  • Highly organised individual managing a number of different clients and campaigns at any one time
  • Clearly briefing and managing operational executives to ensure that work is delivered to an exceptional standard, on target and on time
  • Quality control of work conducted by junior and more operational members of the team
  • To work with Account Director and Business Director across a range of tasks to further the scale, capabilities, Experience
  • A few years managing paid media accounts working towards client’s goals on a DR or performance basis
  • Experience with Digital Brand campaigns with Above the Line planning being a big bonus!
  • Ability to compile media plans across multiple Digital channels
  • Comfortable preparing and presenting client presentations and QBR’s



  • Experience running and optimising media campaigns – e.g PPC, Paid Social, Display, Video
  • Experience using analytical tools such as Google Analytics


Want to Apply? Here’s how: 

You can share your Linkedin profile or email me a CV – it doesn’t have to be up to date, we can work on that once you decide you want to take this forward.

Or, for a chat and more information please contact me on:

Max Tullis-Turner
Practice Lead, Digital
Blue Pelican
01892 507130

To learn more about this role, please apply or contact Max directly on max.tullis-turner@bluepelican.com

How to apply

If this position is of interest please send us your CV here, or you can call Max Tullis-Turner direct on to discuss this and other vacancies that may suit.

Max Tullis-Turner

Email: max.tullis-turner@bluepelican.com