Job Description

About us 

Travelodge is a great place to work. We’re all proud of our strong growth, vision, ambition and team.  We understand that the heart of our success comes from our people. We work very hard to ensure Travelodge is a friendly, fun, challenging, progressive and supportive place to be.

The job in a nutshell

The role of the Talent Development Partner is to work closely with our People Business Partners and our Hotel Operations leadership team to develop and embed our people development programmes in our hotels.

The role is key to driving operational change and building management capability through the development of our people from Team Member through to District Manager and head office roles.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop, embed and evolve Travelodge’s talent agenda in our hotels by designing content and defining the delivery approach for levy and non-levy funded talent development programmes (we call our internal programmes Aspire).

  • Ensure that our wellbeing and inclusion strategy is fully integrated into talent development programmes in our hotels.

  • Use and adopt latest methods and thinking in learning to ensure effective and future focused programme delivery.

  • Build strong internal stakeholder relationships, through engaging with all levels in our head office and with our Hotel Operations leadership team and Hotel Managers in hotels across the UK (this will involve extensive travel).

  • Build strong external partner relationships to continuously evolve and evaluate our externally supported programmes.

  • Prepare and deliver progress reports, ensuring all development programmes are delivered on time and within budget

  • Manage the administration of levy funded talent development programmes 

What we’ll expect from you

  • A hands on approach as you will be a point of contact and subject matter expert in all aspects of our talent development programmes in our hotels.

  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written

  • Able to interpret data in order to recommend talent development interventions.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of apprenticeships and other forms of non-levy talent development programmes

  • CIPD qualification preferred (not essential)

  • Stakeholder management skills with evidence of having supported business change through talent development.

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 into 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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