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HCM Configuration Analyst (12 month FTC)

Contract type: Fixed Term

Category: HR Including all specialist functions

Location: Dunstable

We've got an incredible opportunity for a talented HCM Configuration Analyst to join our People transformation team on a 12 month FTC. You'll be at the forefront of the project, implementing our brand...

Role: HCM Configuration Analyst (12 month FTC)
Function: HR
Location: Dunstable, we have a fantastic hybrid working environment, you’ll need to be in the office at least 2 days per week but the rest of your week can be flexible to what works best for you and your role
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000+ up to 10% Bonus, Pension, BUPA Healthcare  


We’re looking for a HCM Configuration Analyst to support with the implementation of our brand-new People System that's set to impact over 35,000 colleagues nationwide.

As a HCM Configuration Analyst, you'll play a key role in our people transformation team. You'll be the mastermind behind configuring and customising our cutting-edge People System, ensuring it meets the unique needs of our organisation. It's your chance to make a real impact, revolutionising the way we manage and empower our incredible workforce.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Ensuring People System requirements setup and configuration is aligned to Whitbread business requirements
  • Contributing to security set up and maintenance
  • Understanding business requirements and building new reports and dashboards
  • Understanding the requirements for master data management and creating new forms in the people system
  • Setting up People hierarchy/org structure and process of future changes
  • Creating the process to manage People System change across the organisation
  • Partnering with key stakeholders and third parties for relevant topics such as:
    • Alignment on product defects
    • New functionalities / enhancements
    • Major Release Management (including regression testing)
    • Manage the need for 3rd Party Advisory Services
  • Day to day support once the system is embedded


What you’ll need:

  • You will need to have previous HCM configuration experience
  • Ceridian Dayforce configuration experience is advantageous
  • Understanding of core HR systems
  • Knowledge of HR functional areas, policy and legislation
  • Flexible and adaptable outlook
  • Ability to seek out opportunities for improvement
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Good system skills – troubleshooting, analysis, configurations
  • Knowledge of tenant management and security set up


We’re 1,200 hotels and restaurants in the UK, Germany and the UAE, but we’re more than that. We’re the 35,000 people supporting our brands every day. The ones sourcing the nation’s favourite breakfast, plating up family favourites, and the great night’s sleep guaranteed people. We’re also always preparing for new openings, looking ahead and revamping our online presence. We do it for our guests, and it’s the details that keep them returning time and time again. We could be at the end of their road, their trusty choice for business trips, or we could be the place they associate with big celebrations up and down the country. We’re a constant in a changing world, and we’d love you to join us. Bring your energy, ideas and sense of fun, we’re waiting and so are our brands.


In return, we will offer you:

  • An annual Whitbread performance incentive worth up to 10% of base salary
  • An optional contributory pension matched up to 10%
  • BUPA healthcare
  • Up to 60% discount on Premier Inn stays and a regular 25% discount in our Restaurant brands
  • Access to Whitbread’s Save As You Earn scheme, with a fantastic 20% discount on Whitbread shares
  • Recognition for service anniversaries, starting from 1 year
  • Access to a range of discounts from everyday brands
  • Charity donations through our Give and Match and Raise and Match schemes
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development
  • Hybrid working and a genuine flexible working policy



We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation that values diversity and welcome your application whatever your background or situation.

Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and non-binary or those who use a different LGBTQ+ term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

Job ref: 806802-1629
Advertised: 18 May 2023

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