Job Description

The job in a nutshell 

As a Senior Change & Implementation Manager you’ll be planning and leading a key transformational project across the Travelodge Estate. You’ll be working collaboratively with the Project team and Operations to lead the governance, approach and delivery of the change programme using change methodologies and lessons learnt.

In addition you’ll use systematic root cause approaches to inform the continuous improvement of working practices, as well as support the development, improvement and communication of the hotel operating model.

What you’ll be doing

  • Leading the Programme of activity and governance to ensure they are delivered on time, to budget and of agreed quality to realise benefits

  • Develop and lead the cross functional plan for implementations, and drive the execution of the plan to time and budget

  • Deliver Change into the Organisation through the application of ‘best in class’ project and change management

  • Track progress developing and implementing visual management to support a focus on key metrics for all stakeholders and early warnings of issues or improvements

  • Effectively manage stakeholders in the interests of Project delivery to ensure alignment with project objectives and solutions

  • Continuously review and improve the approach to the implementation of standard work and process improvement across the estate, working to make things as simple as possible for the hotel teams

  • Coordinate cross functional teams that gather data to evaluate current processes and identify improvement strategies

  • Work collaboratively with the Central Operations team to support it achieving its objectives

  • Leading a small team of Implementation Managers

What we’ll expect from you

To succeed in the role you’ll have previous Programme & Project Management and Business Change experience, ideally in the hospitality or retail sector, and be able to engage and manage senior stakeholders.

In addition you’ll need to demonstrate:

  • Experience of facilitating groups

  • Experience of leading and managing projects

  • Being self-motivated and driven and your ability to work collaboratively with others. 

  • Decision making based on analytical insight and experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. You’ll be comfortable working with and presenting to all levels

  • Good communication skills, with a can-do approach. 

  • Excel & Power point to an advanced level would be desirable

  • Experience of using continuous improvement tools & methodology in the service sector would be advantageous

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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