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Workforce Planning Analyst
Travelodge Support Office Thame

Central Operations
Job Description

The job in a nutshell

At Travelodge, we need to have the right people, in the right place, at the right time in order to consistently deliver a great experience to our customers and achieve our commercial KPIs.

We have a contract requirement for 4 months to support the build and implementation of a workforce blueprint to give our hotels an optimum mix of full and part time teams. Also, to produce base rotas for our hotel teams. The role would involve complex analysis and model building, whilst also collaborating and consulting effectively across head office and hotel operations teams

Some travel required. Start asap.

What you’ll be doing:

Workforce modelling

We are constantly looking to simplify processes as a method of keeping costs low in our hotel operations. A key part of this role is being able to model ‘what if?’ scenarios.  This will be measured by providing timely and accurate data to enable our stakeholders to make decisions.

Blueprint Design

We have developed a ‘team blueprint’ for our hotels. As we refine and update our processes and learn optimum shift patterns in our hotels, the blueprint requires further development.  This will require you to create a re-designed blueprint for all 570 hotels which is future proofed to allow for further changes.

Stakeholder management
Take part in the working group for blueprint implementation across the estate and provide regular updates to key stakeholders.

Tracking and reporting 

Work in collaboration with The workforce Planning Manager and People team to produce dashboard reporting 

Provides reports and data accurately and in a timely way

What we’ll expect from you

  • Excellent skills in Excel and VBA

  • Strong modelling and analysis experience.

  • Able to demonstrate some knowledge of workforce modelling, preferably in a multi-site environment where workforce demands are variable (based on seasonal or customer demands)

  • Some project management and project reporting experience

At Travelodge, we believe that behaviours are just as important as the activities you carry out. The ones we look for in every colleague are:

I care about people

  • I treat everyone in a way I would like to be treated

  • I am easy to work with

  • I have a can do attitude

  • I care about the impact my work has on others

I pay attention to detail 

  • I do the little things that make a difference to our customers 

  • I work to brand standards

  • I treat Travelodge time, equipment and stock as if it were my own

I drive for results

  • I hit targets in my role and work at the right pace

  • I take ownership of problems and try to fix them fast

  • I look for ways to avoid future problems

  • I look for ways to promote Travelodge

What you can expect from us 


At Travelodge, we are warm, straightforward and optimistic. We have a big footprint in the UK, but still a small company feel and you can expect quality and value to be built in to everything we do. You’ll have the support of a close network of colleagues and managers, and every day is different here! We want you to bring your personality to work and we love our diversity.

Reward and recognition 

It’s not just our customers we want to wake up with a smile on their face. As well as a competitive salary, being part of our hotel support centre means great holiday entitlements, pension contribution deals, being part of our bonus scheme, and a Thanks Card giving generous room and food discounts as well as friends and family rates.

Career and development 

We want you to develop further with us at Travelodge and we’ll provide you a development plan to help you reach your goals.   You can expect to have a full induction and training relevant to your role. We advertise all our vacancies internally, so you’ll have the opportunity to really develop your career with Travelodge.

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