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Reward Manager (Operations)

Contract type: Permanent

Category: HR Including all specialist functions

Location: Dunstable

We work hard to be the best, so it’s vital we attract and keep the best with the right Reward packages.

Join us at Whitbread as the Reward Manager for our UK Operations. You'll be a vital force in collaborating with senior Operational and HR leaders across Premier Inn and Restaurants to shape and deliver the reward agenda for our 35,000+ team members and hotel/restaurant managers.

You'll be at the helm of pivotal reward activities, from ensuring our reward frameworks are applied consistently through to  managing our prestigious annual reward and recognition programme. Your influence will extend across our vast operation, driving the annual pay review and incentive process for thousands of dedicated team members and managers. 

Salary: £70,000 - £80,000

Location: Whitbread Court, Dunstable, LU5 5XE. Hybrid working


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
  • Bonus: Up to 30% company performance related bonus
  • Company Car or allowance: £5,650 or drive one of our diverse fleet of vehicles.

What you’ll do

  • Partner with senior Operational and HR leaders to define and deliver the operations reward agenda and roadmap.
  • Lead the design and delivery of the annual reward and recognition programme, working in collaboration with our Operations Directors and Regional Managers.
  • Oversee daily reward activities like job evaluation and salary benchmarking, ensuring alignment with frameworks.
  • Manage key Reward projects across the UK, including the annual pay and incentive cycle for all operations teams.
  • Manage a small team (Advisor and Reward Partner).
  • Develop innovative reward initiatives that support the delivery of our operational goals.

 What we need

  • Reward Management experience in a multi-site and high volume employee-based organisation.
  • A track record of designing and implementing reward initiatives at scale.
  • Strong business partnering skills with senior stakeholders.
  • A thorough understanding of the reward package and how to drive business performance.
  • Experience  managing a small team.

Be part of the People team at Whitbread

People are at the core of our business. Making memorable experiences for guests takes skill, understanding and adaptability, all skills that our people bring. It’s thanks to them that we’re where we are, and we want that to continue. Bringing the right people into the business, and supporting their development is in the hands of the HR team. Getting it right means creating an environment where everyone can thrive, individuals, teams, our guests and our brands.

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: 833514-1629
Advertised: 25 Jun 2024

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