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Talent Manager- Secondment - 12 months

Contract type: Secondment

Category: HR Including all specialist functions

Location: Dunstable

Whitbread’s commitment to innovation means evolving our Talent and Performance cycles is essential.

After all, we’ve got big growth plans and our Talent’s going to help get us there. As our Talent Manager, you will actively engage in the initiatives we have, delivering programs that identify, nurture, and develop top talent within our business and you’ll play a crucial role in contributing to early careers programs, ensuring a robust pipeline of skilled professionals.

Your influence extends to creating new People Systems, where your talent acquisition insights and input contribute to the design of cutting-edge frameworks that will enhance our overall performance. This role is not just about managing talent; it’s about being a driving force behind the dynamic progress of our FTSE100 business, making a tangible impact on our success.

Grade: B17

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Secondment – 12 months

Location: Whitbread Court, Dunstable, LU5 5XE. (3 days minimum at our Whitbread Campus)

Start Date: May 2024

Why You’ll Love It Here

  • Healthcare: Family BUPA healthcare
  • Discounts: Up to 60% discount on Premier Inn stays and 25% discount on our Restaurant brands
  • Pension: up to 10% matched pension

What You’ll Do

  • Project manage the delivery of the Annual Talent and Performance Cycle end to end
  • Develop simple and effective processes and tools that drive one common process and the right outcomes.
  • Continually listen and take feedback to ensure the tools and processes are fit to meet the needs of the business.
  • Support the Head of Talent in writing papers that highlight the talent plans and outputs to present at PLC Board, with relevant insights developed and shared with People Team CoEs and People Partners


What We Need

  • Ideally experience in large multi-site / scaled organisations within a Talent Team.
  • Understanding of Talent, Performance and D&I, including familiarity with the latest research and thinking
  • Project Management skills, able to successfully manage a project end to end.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, on a variety of levels
  • Strong analytical skills, able to draw insight from data and create a compelling business case.

Be part of our Talent team at Whitbread

At Whitbread, we understand that the growth and success of our people is fundamental to the overall success of our business. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone can continually learn, develop, and excel in their roles and their career. The Talent team, part of the broader People Team function, takes the reins of talent management in salaried roles, including our Support Centre, navigating the diverse landscapes of our massive business to make sure that everyone can reach their full potential and thrive!

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 welcomes your application whatever your background or situation.

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

Job ref: 827719-2028
Advertised: 16 Feb 2024

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